Media & Campaigns Officer

Salary: £37,270 per annum

Location: Hybrid – London, UK. This role requires you to be in the office a minimum of one day per week, with the rest from home if you wish, though office-based working may be more frequent during the probationary period.

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week), Monday – Friday

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 2nd July 2024

 

About us

Dignity in Dying – We are a not-for-profit membership organisation campaigning for greater choice and control at the end of life across the British Isles. We advocate enabling terminally ill, mentally competent adults to request the option of an assisted death within strict legal safeguards, and for universal access to good quality end-of-life care.

Compassion in Dying – We are a national registered charity working to amplify people’s voices, shift attitudes and drive changes to the healthcare system so people’s end-of-life decisions are heard, understood and respected when it matters most. We support people to start honest conversations about death and dying, and record and revisit their wishes whenever they want to.

 

About the role

As we move closer towards assisted dying legislation across the British Isles, this role presents an exciting opportunity to be part of a high-profile, fast-paced campaign that will provide plenty of challenges and opportunities for personal development.

Using strong creative, communication and interpersonal skills, the Media and Campaigns Officer will play a crucial role in the delivery of our media strategy. They will work closely with the Senior Media and Campaigns Officer and wider Communications and Campaigns teams to ensure the press office runs smoothly and in concert with the organisation’s wider strategy.

This role includes delivering media objectives; managing, supporting and recruiting personal stories and patrons; monitoring and disseminating relevant media coverage; identifying reactive media opportunities; proactively securing media coverage; producing and distributing engaging press materials; and maintaining relationships with key journalists.

The role will also work across the campaign’s sister charity, Compassion in Dying. Both organisations share an aim of improving dying in the UK by putting people in charge of decisions about the end of their life. The charity’s profile and influence has grown hugely in recent years, with its wealth of expertise and thought leadership recognised across the end-of-life and wider healthcare sector.

Working closely with colleagues in the Information Line and Policy & Research teams, key responsibilities will include securing opportunities within the media to amplify the voices of dying people and those close to them; supporting those individuals to share their experiences; keeping abreast of relevant coverage within mainstream media and healthcare trade press; using the media to raise awareness of the importance of and ways to plan ahead for the end of life; and seeking media opportunities to share our research and insight, shift attitudes and push for the changes needed so that everyone can have a good death, whatever that means to them.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, intuitive and creative individual with strong media-handling experience. We are seeking a team-player who is passionate about the values and mission of both organisations, enjoys working on a high-profile issue in a fast-paced work environment, and is seeking to become more actively involved in campaigning.

 

Please view the full Job Description and Person Specification here or download below.

 

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV, cover letter and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below to tia.bush@dignityindying.org.uk.

Application deadline: 12 noon on Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Interviews: Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July 2024

 

     

 

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