External Communications Assistant
About the Role
As an External Communications Assistant at St John Ambulance, you will support the External Communications and Engagement team to enable it to function efficiently and effectively. This involves maintaining administration systems as well as being the first point of contact for media enquiries. The External Communications Assistant supports the execution of St John Ambulance campaigns and positions stories positively with the media. This involves writing media releases, developing content for social media, copy, creative briefs for suppliers, setting up interviews and carrying out other broader minor external communications related tasks.
You will be engaging and passionate about the delivery of quality external communications to enable our organisation to function effectively, you will have some experience in copywriting and editing as well as having provided support in a communications environment.
St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. Much of our front-line delivery is provided by our dedicated and highly-trained volunteers.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people, many of them under 18, also learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.
Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat, the communities we serve, and our own people.
We are a team of over 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid, training and campaigning.
Your wellbeing is very important to us, we, therefore, provide a variety of confidential services to help manage your money, health and mental wellbeing which you can start using from the moment you join.
You will receive; Competitive salary, fantastic pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, health and wellbeing portal, access to discounts portal including gym discounts, high street stores and restaurants and access to our confidential assistance programme.
Interview Date: 06/03/2019
Application Review Date: 22/02/2019
We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role
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