Senior Press Officer

We currently have a job vacancy for a Senior Press Officer.

Salary: £41,000
Location: London/Home-based
Contract: Full Time
Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 28 August 2022

A role offering an exciting opportunity to help develop the media office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Working as a key member of the communications team, you will provide front-line responses to national and international media outlets. The role requires the ability to respond accurately at pace to communicate the Bishops’ position on a range of subjects and issues.

As part of a small cohesive team you will continuously develop knowledge and capability. No two days will be the same, so if you’re open to challenge and want to work in a fast-paced environment where outcome and achievement is our primary focus, we would like to hear from you.

Key Accountabilities

  • To develop consistent lines of communication across a range of print, radio and TV media outlets;
  • To develop awareness and understanding of the Catholic Church in England and Wales;
  • To provide first line media response to press enquiries;
  • To draft press releases in collaboration with subject matter experts across CaTEW;
  • To develop specific lines of communication with colleagues in other outward-facing CaTEW teams;
  • To arrange interviews with internal and external people;
  • Support crisis management strategies and planning;
  • Develop strategic partnerships;
  • To provide support to diocesan communications teams as required;
  • To present a strong and consistent Bishops’ Conference identity;
  • To ensure that digital communications accurately reflect the mission and values of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Apply

Applicants must confirm their right to work in the UK and forward a full CV and covering letter illustrating their skills and motivation for this role to: HR@cbcew.org.uk

For further information please contact: HR@cbcew.org.uk