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Salary: £33,000 - £35,000 per annum based on experience
Location: London/Hybrid working
Hours: 35 hours per week, full-time permanent role
We’re seeking a highly motivated Media and Communications Officer, with experience of devising and delivering impactful external communication campaigns to engage our members and all those with an interest in architecture.
Why Join us?
The RIBA offers an amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 26.5 days plus bank holidays, paid closure of 3 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year and a half-day for Christmas Shopping plus a season ticket loan. For more details on our benefits click here
About the Role
As our Media and Communications Officer, you will join a team that manages and builds the reputation of the RIBA, architects, and architecture. You will work on high profile and impactful external communication campaigns and partnerships for a diverse range of programmes and activity. From drafting punchy responses to political developments to developing proactive campaigns to promote the value of using a Chartered Architect – you will be crafting the tactics and key messaging for our website, social media, press releases and stakeholders, and ensuring the news lands with our audiences around the world. You will also monitor and evaluate the impact of our work, and share insights and intelligence with the team, our trustees, and partners.
What are we looking for?
- With experience of delivering effective proactive external communication campaigns, you will be able to spot opportunities in the news agenda for promoting our work and help us to grow and diversify our audiences.
- A creative and credible individual, you’ll work closely with colleagues, as well as our external partners, which will require relationship building and stakeholder management.
- You will be able to prioritise and manage your own workload, have excellent verbal communication skills, and have the ability to distil detailed information to write accurate and engaging copy and statements.
- You would ideally have a strong interest and/or understanding of architecture, the creative industries, or the built environment.
If you are looking for a media role to further develop your skills and experience with a highly-regarded organisation – this is the role for you. Please submit a covering letter that should include your notice period and a summary to describe your experience and how it fits the requirements of the job description. Please use less than 400 words to complete this.
If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and covering letter that should include your notice period and a summary to describe your experience and how it fits the requirements of the job description. Please use less than 400 words to complete this. Please note, we will not be accepting applications that do not complete the requirement of a covering letter. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application.
Closing date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Interview date: Friday 2 December or Monday 5 December
Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to respond to everyone, however, should you be shortlisted for interview we will be in touch. We may also close an advert earlier then the date above if we receive enough quality applications.
Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. We are unable to proceed with any candidates who cannot show the relevant documentation so please only apply if you meet these criteria. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.
The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to building an authentic and diverse environment where all are encouraged to be themselves. We champion work/life balance and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation. We value applications from all sections of society and appreciate divergent experience, therefore if you are excited about the role and working with us, yet your past experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.
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