Press and Public Affairs Manager

The King’s Fund

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    £ 43,356 - £47,379
  • Closing Date
    30 June 2020
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Help us to shape health and social care policy

The King’s Fund is a leading charity that helps to shape policy and transform services to improve health and social care in England. 

Press and Public Affairs Manager (part time/job share)
Salary: £ 43,356 - £47,379 per annum (pro rata)
Contract type:  2 to 2.5 days per week (negotiable), 12-month fixed-term contract 
Location: Central London

The Press and Public Affairs Manager (0.4 full-time equivalent) role is an opportunity to join our dynamic and fast-paced team working on issues at the top of the political agenda.

The King’s Fund has a strong presence in the media, a respected voice in parliament, and extensive connections across the health and social care sectors. We are looking for a Press and Public Affairs Manager to help give our work even more impact.

The role will focus on working with journalists to secure high levels of media coverage for our work. The post holder will also lead strategic communications planning for specific projects and work regularly with parliament and national stakeholders.

We are seeking candidates with a proven track-record in delivering first-class media relations who have good knowledge of public policy and parliament, and the ability to analyse and articulate complex policy issues. In return, we are offering the opportunity to work on some of the biggest policy issues facing the country, working alongside leading experts in a friendly and supportive charity.

The post is being offered as either a job share or a part time role. We expect it to be on the basis of 2–2.5 days a week, but there is scope to negotiate the exact contracted hours. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the postholder will initially be working remotely. IT equipment to allow remote working will be provided by The King’s Fund. Once The King’s Fund office fully reopens, the postholder will be expected to spend some contracted hours in the London office.

Here at the Fund, we actively encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including those from an ethnic minority background, people with disabilities and those who have caring responsibilities. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge as we recognise that diversity makes us stronger. If you are successful, you’ll be joining an organisation committed to improvement and progress with a wide-ranging and active diversity and inclusion programme which includes reverse mentoring, research on race inequalities in the NHS and participation in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

If you’d like to have a chat about this role, please contact Andrew McCracken, Head of Press and Public Affairs at a.mccracken@kingsfund.org.uk.

For further information and an application form, please visit our website at
www.kingsfund.org.uk/jobs or email: recruitment@kingsfund.org.uk.

CVs will not be accepted as applications. Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form.

We welcome applications to undertake this role on a secondment basis.  Please specify in your supporting statement if this is your intention.

No agencies please.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Tuesday 30 June 2020 at noon.  Late applications will not be considered.

We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview. Please note that we are unable to offer feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.  

Interviews will be held week commencing 6 July (role available to commence from early August).

The King’s Fund is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities, and appointments will be determined solely on merit.? Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities.?
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