Vacancy : Press and Public Affairs Manager
The European Movement UK is looking for an experienced and passionate Press and Public Affairs Manager to join our team and to manage our high profile campaigns.
About the European Movement UK
The European Movement UK is a cross-party organisation working to benefit the UK through a stronger trade and cultural relationship with the EU. We are powered by more than 12,000 members, some 160,000 supporters, 120+ local groups, and our strong networks in Westminster and communities throughout the UK.
Post-Brexit our organisation is growing fast, and building bridges with the rest of Europe is more important than ever. The hard Brexit deal negotiated at the end of 2020 was bad for the UK economy: our role is to give a voice to farmers, fishers, small business owners and teachers whose livelihoods are on the line. As the government negotiates new trade deals around the world, we will play a critical role in protecting the standards we currently enjoy – from environmental and food welfare standards, to workers’ rights.
At this pivotal time, we are looking for a Press and Public Affairs Manager to build our profile and influence in the media and Westminster. We’re looking for an experienced and hard-working media professional, with excellent political judgment and an eye for a good story. You will have a great track record of generating column inches and building profile through the media, and know how to secure political support for a campaign. Our ideal candidate will be a confident communicator who thrives in a busy, fast-paced campaign environment, and who can juggle planned and reactive activity effectively.
About the role
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, the Press and Public Affairs Manager will lead the European Movement UK's press and public affairs strategy, contributing to strategic objectives that include:
- Position the European Movement as the authoritative, cross-party, pro-European voice in British politics.
- Shape the public narrative about the social and economic impact of leaving the EU on families and communities across the UK, and effectively counter attempts to obscure the impact of leaving the EU behind COVID-19.
- Give a voice to people and communities negatively affected by our departure from the EU, making their experience urgent and important in public debate.
For more information about the role's key responsibilities, the key competencies, and required experience please read the role profile document below linked at the bottom of this page.
||£32,000 - £35,000
||Full time (35 hours per week)
||Flexible. This role can be home based or based at our London office in Chancery Lane. You will be required to attend regular team meetings at the London office.
|Deadline for applications
||5pm on Wednesday 30 June 2021
||Weeks beginning 5 July and 12 July 2021 (exact days to be confirmed)
Apply for the role
- Read the Role Profile and Person Specification Document
- Click on the link below to access the application system
- Read the "How to Apply" page on the application system
- Complete the application form
DIRECT APPLICATIONS ONLY PLEASE
Prospective enquiries from agencies, and applications made through agencies, will not be considered