At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.
We're number 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Best Companies accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.
Are you an exceptional public affairs professional with proven ability to deliver strategies that shape opinion-formers' thinking? Are you ready to join a dedicated team campaigning on issues of concern to nurses, health care support workers and patients, shaping health and social care policies and promoting excellence in nursing practice?
As our Public Affairs Officer, you'll use your knowledge, experience and creative thinking to influence parliamentarians, policy makers and the public on behalf of our members and raise the profile of the Royal College of Nursing.
Proactive and collaborative in your approach, you will have regular contact with MSP's and parliamentary researchers, working to build positive relationships and helping to focus attention on the issues that matter to nursing teams.
Using your extensive communication skills you will develop and deliver multi-media campaigns to raise awareness of these issues and engage our members, stakeholders, the media and the public, ensuring the voice of nursing is included in coverage of health and social care issues.
You will be part of the team providing out of hours media cover and some evening work/travel may also be required.
What we offer you
We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.
Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.
We're looking for a public affairs and media specialist who understands how to influence decision-makers and the public. For this role you will have a high level of political awareness, experience of Scottish Parliament processes and procedures and be able to provide tactical insight into how parliament operates and the opportunities and risks this presents.
Working well under pressure, you will understand Scotland's news agenda and be able to demonstrate success in working with traditional and social media.
Educated to degree level (or equivalent), a great team player and highly skilled communicator, you should be able to demonstrate the ability to build productive working relationships and write persuasively for a variety of audiences.
Knowledge of the health and social care sector in Scotland and the challenges that affect our members would be beneficial.
To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.
For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Carol Harris, Communications & Public Affairs Manager on 0131 662 6175.
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