About this job
UNISON is one of the UK’s largest trade unions, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors.
We are recruiting for the post of Press and Media Organiser to play a key role in delivering UNISON’s visibility and communications strategies to ensure UNISON can champion represent the views of our members effectively.
The post is based in our Eastern Region working out of our regional centre in Chelmsford.
The Press and Media Organiser plays a key role, working alongside the Regional Management Team you will help support regional organising staff and UNISON branches across the East of England, helping to develop and promote UNISON’s campaigns and provide press and broadcasting media support to staff and branches
We are looking for an individual with previous experience of working in media relations (both traditional and social media) with good knowledge and understanding of the media environment, excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt styles to suit different media and audiences, and the confidence to work flexibly in a small, busy team.
The role will include general media office duties (handling media enquiries, drafting material for a wide range of outlets), building and maintaining relationships with journalists, liaising with the national press office, managing social media outputs, and supporting and briefing UNISON spokespeople.
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 applications should be returned to Amanda Tickner, Head of Corporate Services, UNISON Eastern, Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1NH quoting the reference number R1/83 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed application forms must be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 25th July 2018
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14th August in Chelmsford.
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.