Press Officer

Environment Agency ( 1 jobs)

  • UK, Central London,
    Ergon House
  • from £23 to £28 per day
  • Contract , 5 months
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Industry: Government
  • Discipline: Public Sector,Communications,Sales & Marketing
  • Languages: English

We are looking for a Senior Press Officer to join the national media team.

As part of the role you will:

• Lead on media enquiries ranging from national broadcasters and newspapers to technical enquiries from trade publications.

• Produce briefings and Q&As to prepare senior leaders for high-profile and challenging media interviews.

• Plan and implement communication strategies - including social media - to promote the positive work that the Environment Agency does.

• Provide advice and guidance to senior leaders and colleagues about the management of media queries and emerging issues

• Work closely with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) press office on shared communication priorities. This will include writing submissions and recommendations to Ministers.

The Environment Agency`s work is often in the public eye. Our media activity ranges from promoting a £2.5 billion investment in new flood defences around the country, to high-profile prosecutions for serious pollution incidents and work to improve thousands of kilometres of rivers for people and wildlife.

We are looking for a talented and motivated Senior Communications Officer to join our media team. You will have senior-level experience in a busy press office role and excellent news judgment. A proven track record of delivering effective communications and providing expert media handling advice will be essential.

You will also be able to juggle priorities and work to tight deadlines in a fast-moving, constantly-changing environment.

Previous experience in government communications roles is desirable but not essential.

The Maximum Hourly Pay Rate: £28.92 Umbrella / £23.14 PAYE


CV Submission Deadline: Tuesday 25/04/17 @ 14:30pm.

Environment Agency
  • Quote ref: 2891/21900
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