Muscular Dystrophy UK
This is a great opportunity to support the work of colleagues across the charity through delivering national, regional and trade media coverage. The role will lead and coordinate media interest in the charity and our work, ensuring regular contact with target media and ensure fast response to all media requests.
You will take ownership of the execution of issue-led media campaigns, raising awareness of disability and relevant health issues and promoting Muscular Dystrophy UK s lobbying, fundraising and influencing work.
The successful candidate should have:
Experience working in a busy national press office, preferably in the third sector, or as a journalist
Proven success in securing national and regional media coverage, across print, broadcast and online, on an issues based subject
Experience of working with case studies of vulnerable people and preparing them for use in the media
Expectations in the role
To maintain and develop the organisation s key messaging from the whole charity, ensuring up-to-date facts and positions are available for sharing with journalists and external audiences
Work with the team members in the charity s key functions – Campaigns, Care and Support, Research and Fundraising – to secure consistent national and regional media coverage for the charity s campaigns and policy work
Launch and deliver press for the national and regional campaigns produced by the Campaigns and Outreach teams, including parliamentary activity in all four UK nations, on health and care issues affecting our supporters
Please download the job description to see full role responsibilities.
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to fight muscle-wasting conditions. We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 110,000 children and adults in the UK.
We appreciate the range of skills and experience our staff have to offer. In return for your enthusiasm and commitment we commit to actively developing and supporting you. We also offer a range of benefits including pension, life assurance, ride to work scheme, health cash plan, and an employee assistance programme.
This role is based from our office in Southwark, London with a great deal of flexibility for home working.
In order to apply, please click on the Apply Now button and send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you are best suited for the role.
Unfortunately, due to resource capacity, we will only contact candidates that are shortlisted for interview. Therefore if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please note your application has been unsuccessful.