Location: Central London
Salary: £38,286 per annum
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Contractual status: Permanent
This is a new and exciting opportunity to join The Royal College of Radiologists’ (RCR) Communications Team. Our vision is to be a leading and expert voice of radiology and oncology in the media and among politicians and policy-makers. As the Public Affairs Officer you will be instrumental in raising the profile and issues of the RCR and our beneficiaries among parliamentarians, civil servants and key stakeholders. You will lead on the planning and delivery of all public affairs activity under the direction of the Communications Manager, and provide timely and strategic public affairs advice to the RCR’s senior leadership team as necessary.
Internally, you will work closely with the RCR’s elected Officers, senior managers, and media and policy colleagues to understand the issues and challenges faced at the frontline, and to optimise communication of the RCR’s policy aims to a political audience.
The successful candidate will have sound knowledge of political and parliamentary processes and procedure; possessing a good grasp of the political environment. You will also have excellent communications skills, with experience of influencing and working collaboratively with stakeholders.
This is a varied and stimulating role for a talented individual who is keen to use their skills and experience to help bring about improvements in diagnosis and improvements to cancer care. If this sounds like the opportunity for you then please view the Public Affairs Officer candidate pack for more information on the role, the RCR and for instructions on how to apply.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 9 December 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend first stage interviews on Monday 14 December with final stage interviews taking place on Monday 21 December 2020.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the interviews for this role will be held remotely via video conference. As part of our emergency response to Covid-19 it is likely the successful candidate will work remotely for a period of time before we complete a phased return back to the office.