The Senior Media Lead is an exciting and outward facing role in which you will be the first point of contact for all media enquiries, helping to build the profile of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health externally and manage its reputation.
Providing strategic advice to the President and other senior RCPCH Officers on all aspects of media relations, you will also support The College in managing the press office. You will play a key role in leading, developing and implementing co-ordinated media and campaign plans to promote the diverse work of the College and help it achieve its core organisational goal of influencing child health in the UK and internationally.
Qualified in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations (or with equivalent professional experience perhaps gained in a press office or in the charity sector) you should have a background of liaising with the press, parliamentarians, members of the public and agencies and have excellent knowledge of the current media landscape, including a good command of social media.
Reporting to the Head of Media and Campaigns, you will independently write impactful and creative press materials such as comment pieces, press releases, blogs and quotes based on the College’s child health priority areas and key lines, on behalf of senior RCPCH members.
With the ability to deal with a wide range of people you will lead and manage the organisation of press conferences, photo calls, launches and other media-focused activities, whilst working closely with colleagues to lead, develop and deliver the media aspects of RCPCH campaigns on key College priority areas.
Using your strong communication and report writing abilities, you will lead the collation of media coverage summaries following every report launch and campaign, and be responsible for submitting data for the quarterly KPI reports, demonstrating the breadth and depth of the RCPCH’s media presence and how it relates to The College’s core priorities.
The role requires (as part of a team) an effective out of hours media response service including evenings and weekends, along with some travel throughout the UK including occasional overnight stays.
The Policy and External Affairs Division actively promotes the membership, stakeholders and the public awareness of the RCPCH and core child health priorities.
The RCPCH sets and maintains standards for the education and training of all doctors working in paediatrics and child health in the UK. We advocate on child health issues at home and internationally. Additionally, through a variety of activities, the College influences the quality of medical practice for children in hospital and in the community.
The College has more than 19,000 members and fellows and employs around 160 staff, most of whom work in our London office in Holborn. We have smaller offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.