Press Officer - Mayor of London

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Salary: £44,388 per annum

Grade: 8

Contract type: Permanent

Reference: GLA1077

Interview date: week commencing 22 March 2021

Application closing date: Sunday 7 March 2021 at 23:59 GMT

Do you want the chance to get involved in some of the biggest issues affecting the capital?  

This is a pivotal role working as part of the Mayor of London’s busy press team where no two days are the same. Providing the expertise that helps shape our communications policy, you will be a strong communicator with a significant track record of success in delivering media and public relations services in a high-profile organisation, a political or highly complex environment.  

You will need to have excellent writing and people skills, proven experience dealing with a wide range of different media and advising senior figures in a fast-paced, demanding press office environment. You must have the ability to think on your feet, respond quickly to media enquiries from across the globe, generate great coverage through creative ideas and demonstrate sound knowledge of PR techniques, including use of digital and social media.  

This role involves creating high quality media and communications, ensuring deadlines are met and an effective dialogue with media. It’s an active role that will involve accompanying the Mayor to events, writing and editing articles, briefings and statements on his behalf, as well as being part of a 24-hour, seven day a week on-call rota.  

This job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989  

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA1077  

Application closing date: Sunday 7 March 2021 at 23:59 GMT 

Interviews will take place: via MS Team on Week Commencing 22nd March 2021

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