Date Added: 29 November 2017
: 7 January 2018
Job Title: Media Officer
Working For: Teach First
Salary: £29,000 + excellent benefits (roles in London will receive £3,000 LWA)
Full Time: Permanent.
Why Teach First?
Here at Teach First we believe how much you achieve in life should not be determined by how much your parents earn. Yet in the UK, it too often is. We believe in the power of education to change this. We are an education charity working with others to give every child the right to a decent education.
What will you be doing?
You will play a key role in raising awareness of educational disadvantage and Teach First’s role in addressing it. You will develop and implement strategies to raise awareness of our work, position Teach First as a leading voice on education issues and help influence policy and public attitudes. This role will include developing and implementing media strategies, media messaging and statements while building and maintaining stakeholder relationships.
What makes you the ideal candidate?
Firstly, commitment to delivering results and chasing opportunities and setting ambitious targets. We are also looking for experience in the following areas:
Communication & Influencing - Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, across a variety of audiences as well as communicating complex policy issues through the media and identifying and responding to external events to secure media coverage
Collaboration - Commitment to working in a collaborative way and across a variety of communication channels
Relationship Management - Experience of reputation and/or crisis management and dealing with hostile stakeholders
Media - Developing and delivering proactive stories and securing significant coverage
A strong news sense, and an understanding of the political and policy landscape
What will you get?
The opportunity to learn from a skilled and dedicated team and develop your skillset
An agile working environment
A range of benefits that Teach First has to offer including medical insurance, agile working, cycle to work schemes and much more…
Closing Date: 7 January 2018
Interviews will take place in January 2018 with a start date in February 2018.
To apply for a vacancy at Teach First you are required to complete an online application form. Please have your CV and covering letter ready to upload. If you are an internal candidate, please apply via your HR Self Service menu. See www.teachfirst.org.uk/careers/vacancies.