Communications Officer

at Royal College of Nursing

London • 2w ago

Jan 2, 2018

At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with around 435,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We’re number 15 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Two Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2017 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Communications Officer
RCN London Region Office, 17.5 hours per week, Permanent Contract.

The Communications Officer will work to ensure our members and other important audiences in the London Region are informed about and engaged with the RCN’s work. Our audiences include RCN members, the media, politicians and the wider public.

Supporting the Communications Manager in the London region, you will focus on the delivery and development of member, internal and stakeholder communications, services and products. Our aim is to position the RCN as the authoritative voice of nursing through locally promoting our activities, campaigns and achievements.

There is excellent potential to develop your skills as the duties range from sourcing, writing and editing content for member communications through to assisting in the research, writing and distribution of news releases and internal briefings. You will also proactively identify new opportunities for the RCN to support the interests of our members and nursing.

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days pro rata.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

You will already have experience in a communications role including knowledge of PR and marketing activities. A self-starter, you will have an eye for detail and an interest in healthcare, news and current affairs.

You will also have excellent research and writing skills and be able to present often complex information in way that meets the needs of the audience. You will also be able to look at data and spot a story or trend that can be used in the media or to inform internal and external operations.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.