The Communications team is here to increase understanding of the role and membership of the House; promote the impact and outcomes of its work; demonstrate its relevance to UK citizens; ensure that the House is open and accountable to the public; and deliver the best possible internal communications to members and staff. It provides an enquiry service for members of the public, promotes the work of the House to the press and media, runs marketing activities and outreach events, produces publications, manages web and social media content, and communicates with the staff and members of the House. Lords staff are strictly impartial, supporting the work of the entire House, and all its members.
Our team of Media and Communications Officers play a key role in delivering the House of Lords’ communications objectives and developing public understanding of our role and our work. Each of them is responsible for leading communications with the media and other external stakeholders for a number of the House’s influential select committees, developing integrated communications plans to support inquiries and other campaigns and responding to incoming media inquiries on a wide range of issues relevant to the House.
The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:
A track record of proactive and reactive media planning and delivery, working with national, regional and international media and dealing with complex issues for a high-profile organisation;
Ability to contribute to the delivery of external communication strategies, particularly in the area of media relations;
Experience of stakeholder mapping and developing integrated communications strategies that reach audiences through a range of channels;
Experience of acting as a media spokesperson for a high-profile organisation dealing with challenging issues, anticipating risks and taking steps to mitigate them;
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