Communications Officer

London (Central), London (Greater)
£24,700 per annum
25 Apr 2014
11 May 2014
Full Time
Contract Type

We’re the independent regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain. It’s our remit to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of people who use pharmacy services, by upholding standards and by maintaining public trust in these services in England, Scotland and Wales.

We are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who will be involved in various aspects of communications and publicity work at GPhC. 

Reporting to the Media & Public Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for developing and perpetuating regular news updates for both GPhC staff and Council Members, as well as handling more elementary calls from journalists from where you will liaise with colleagues to provide timely responses.  You will also be involved in monitoring relevant parliamentary and media activities as well as being expected to contribute to public affairs research work linked to parliamentary debates and GPhC meetings with ministers and MPs.

You will have real experience of working in a media and/or public affairs environment within a Communications team, having also acquired working knowledge of media processes and tools of the UK political system.  You will have excellent writing skills as you will be expected to summarise publications and debates effectively, as well as scripting and editing content for digital media platforms.  Sound interpersonal skills are of course essential.

In return, you can expect a rewarding work environment plus a benefits package that includes 25 days’ holiday (excluding bank holidays), interest-free season ticket loan and eligibility to join the NHS Pension Scheme (after completion of three months’ service).

If you feel you have the experience and skills for this role, please send your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for this post to:

For a full Job Description view the attachment document at the bottom of this page. 

The closing date for this role is 11th May 2014.  Interviews will be held on 20th and 21st May 2014.

“The General Pharmaceutical Council is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.”