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Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Based: York or London

Posted: Thu 1 Aug 2019
Closing Date: Wed 28 Aug 2019
Employer: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Job Category: Media relations roles
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Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Public Relations

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Senior Media Officer x2

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Based: York or London

Posted: Thu 1 Aug 2019
Closing Date: Wed 28 Aug 2019
Employer: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Job Category: Media relations roles
Other media roles
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: Public Relations

Job Description

Job title: Senior Media Officer
Salary: £28,683 per annum (£33,683 if London based)
Hours: 35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility
Location: York or London
Term: Permanent

About the role:

Millions of people in the UK are living in poverty JRF’s mission is to work with others to solve it. JRF’s strategy is designed to build public and political will for the need for change and demand for solutions; to develop credible solutions with those who have the power to effect change, and to hold governments and others to account for their impact on poverty.

We are recruiting two senior media officers. This is a rare opportunity to join our small but high-performing team.

We are looking for people with a flair for telling compelling stories about poverty, so that public and political will can be built to fix it. Your experience could come from working in news journalism, features or documentaries, public affairs and campaigns, or from previous work in a fast-paced in-house press office or PR agency.

The working hours are full time, but we welcome and encourage applications from candidates with flexible working arrangements, including but not restricted to, part time, home working, compressed hours, job shares.

About you:

Whatever your background, we are looking for people with the skills, enthusiasm and drive to amplify the voices of our policy experts and experts by lived experience. Whether it is preparing someone with experience of poverty for their first broadcast interview, writing a fast comment in response to breaking news, or refining key messages from academic research, we need strong communicators who can adapt to different audiences and make the most of our insights about how to frame poverty in a way that motivates people to solve it.

About us:

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

Contact Details

How to apply:

Please download and complete the simple application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form and email to recruitment@jrf.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28 August 2019.

Interviews will take place week commencing 2 September 2019.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. Black, Asian minority ethnic groups and those with a declared disability are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. We shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process.

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc.

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Danny Wright, Head of News and Planning – daniel.wright@jrf.org.uk

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Wednesday 28th August 2019.

Employer Information

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (view profile)
The Homestead, 40 Water End,
York,
YO30 6WP
United Kingdom

Phone: 01904 615935