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Communications Officer

Reference
5269
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Charity
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
£27,000 - £29,000
Expiry Date
22/10/2017
Based in Edinburgh, but some travel required and flexibility available.

Job Description

We are looking for a driven, experienced and creative communications professional with a passion for delivering excellent media coverage and social media content.

The Communications Officer will have a strong news sense, and will and be able to find and develop stories on our fundraising, services and campaigns.

The successful candidate will know how to successfully work with colleagues internally and externally to maintain strong relationships, while influencing effectively to get the best result for Macmillan and people with cancer. We need someone who is calm in a crisis, who is fantastic at prioritising the most important and urgent work and who has a strong radar for reputational risk.

In this role developing and maintaining good relationships with key media contacts is essential, as is having a good awareness of how to meet the needs of different media. The right candidate will have good planning skills and will always be willing to learn and try new approaches. They must also be ready to support the Communications Co-ordinator to produce marketing materials for Macmillan’s services as required.

If you fit the bill, then you’ll probably see your reward in all you can achieve within the role. But we also offer a range of benefits including private medical insurance, life assurance, pension, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave and interest-free loans for season ticket and gym membership 

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Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.

We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths so we seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse nature of our society. 

We will support you throughout the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Equality Act. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you require support.