Media Office: Media Officer

Applications for this job are now closed

The media office is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter, who is keen to develop their media relations experience in a dynamic and vibrant organisation.
UNISON Centre, London NW1
Starting salary
£41,199 per annum including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
22 January 2018
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
Fixed Term Maternity Cover for up to 12 months (subject to one months notice)

About this job

This is a challenging, creative and busy role, where no one day is the same as the next. One day you might be planning the launch of a film to highlight the growing social care crisis, and the next you could be briefing the general secretary for a round of media interviews, and finding case studies for a production company looking for working families who are struggling to get by.

You’ll be a real people person with an excellent contacts book. You know instantly what makes a story (and what doesn’t), and how to devise campaigns that keep UNISON and the nurses, teaching assistants, care workers and other public servants who belong to it in the headlines – for all the right reasons.

You will have crisp writing skills, be full of enthusiasm, possess excellent attention to detail, be persuasive, able to work quickly but accurately, have the ability to multi-task, and be an all-round ideas person.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the general application form and monitoring forms (under “Resources”) and see job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Please note that only the General Application form will be accepted.

Completed application forms should be emailed to, quoting ref: CCP/48T.  Alternatively you can send a copy by post to Charlotte Jeffries, Media Office, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY.

All applications must be received by 5pm on Monday 22 January 2018.

It is proposed to hold interviews on 01 February 2018.


UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ approximately 1,200 staff, with around 370 at our national centre in Euston in central London and the remainder in our 12 regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.