Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
Location: London, Westminster
We are looking for an experienced press officer who has a rich knowledge of politics & business, to join our Westminster Office Media team. The successful candidate will be proactive at creating media coverage across national and regional media. A central focus of the role will be to work effectively with FSB’s regional field teams to achieve a strong regional media profile. They will also play a key role in other communications including digital and publications.
This is a busy and pivotal role in a high-profile business organisation, requiring effective proactive and reactive media work. You will be responsible for writing newsworthy and effective press releases, producing briefings, arranging interviews and placing articles.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a busy press office environment, or alternatively a proven track record in journalism. They will have experience of writing press releases and selling in stories to the media. An understanding of social media channels is essential as well as the ability to analyse data effectively. They will also have excellent communications skills and the ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders.
As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
FSB is the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Our lobbying arm starts with the work of our team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues. Further to this, our expert teams in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast work with governments, elected members and decision-makers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Established over 45 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making organisation that’s run by members, for members. In addition to our lobbying work, members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support.
All applicants must be able to provide at interview stage their highest education certificates as listed on their CV and verification of their eligibility to work in the UK
The policy of FSB is that all job applicants and employees shall be given equal opportunities in all the areas of employment. This means that job applicants and employees will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, colour, race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs or disability. Neither will they be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be relevant to the job
All applications to be received by 18 October 2019, any applications received after this date will be held on file and reviewed if the first round of applicants are unsuccessful.
Applicants are advised to apply early, we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email.
To apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter to HR.Recruitment@fsb.org.uk.