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PR & Communications Officer

Job Type:
Part Time
Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine
16 hours per week
£29,000 per annum, pro rata
Closing Date:
12 noon on Tuesday 21st August 2018

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation concerned principally with the education, training and assessment of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and Doctors who are involved in the surgical care of patients.  Founded in 1505, the College currently has a membership approaching 25,000 in approximately 100 countries throughout the world.

About the Role

The role of the PR & Communications Officer is to manage the delivery and development of the Faculty’s PR, Communications and Public Affairs strategy providing information and advice to the FSEM UK Head of Faculty, President, Executive Team and Council in all related tasks. The focus will be upon cementing and developing an authoritative presence for the FSEM (UK), involving both planning and executing the PR and Communications strategy; to deliver outgoing programmes to specific audiences and ensuring a timely and appropriate response to incoming enquiries. The role involves writing for the media, the website, government consultations, speeches and blogs, managing social media and management of the website.

Experience/Qualifications/Key Skills

This is a superb opportunity for an individual who is educated to degree level or has demonstrable relevant experience. To be considered for this role experience of answering enquiries from the media, MPs and others is essential as is experience of writing press statements, drafting policy documents, website and intranet content, articles and other material for publication to deadlines. Experience of working in a similar role within a PR/Communications department is essential as is experience of arranging press conferences and events. Working knowledge of all formats of social media including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter is also essential.

Membership or Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations or a similar body is desirable as is experience of working in an environment with both executive and non-executive officers. Experience of working in a membership environment would be advantageous.

Please note that we do not accept CVs and agencies need not apply.

Contact Information

E-mail: recruitment@rcsed.ac.uk

Human Resources, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW

Interview Details

Interviews will take place in September.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has a long and distinguished history, and is committed to providing a first class service to all its stakeholders. The College values the talents and abilities of its employees and seeks to foster an open, co-operative, friendly and dynamic environment in which employees and the College alike can thrive.

The College is also committed to recruiting the person who is most suited to the particular post, based solely on the applicant's abilities, qualifications, experience and merit as measured against the job description and person specification. The College is committed to the principles of equal opportunities and declares its opposition to any form of less favorable treatment, whether through direct or indirect discrimination accorded to employees or job applicants.

The College will take all reasonable steps to employ, train and promote employees without regard to age, disability, gender re-assignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity. The College provides for fair treatment of employees based on merit, and complies to all applicable employment laws.

If you have any queries please email recruitment@rcsed.ac.uk 


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