Y Gymdeithas MS

Press and Communications Officer

MS Society
£13,263 - £15,197 per annum (FTE £26,526 - £30,395) plus excellent benefits
Office-based in Cardiff, Wales with flexibility to work remotely
Closing Date:
Job Term:
Fixed Term
Part time

Type: Part-time (17.5 hours per week), fixed-term contract up to 31 December 2022
Salary: £13,263 - £15,197 per annum (FTE £26,526 - £30,395) plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band D1
Department: MS Cymru team

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

This is a brilliant opportunity to join our hardworking, creative and supportive MS Cymru team.

You’ll be communicating with both Welsh and English speaking audiences, and you must be a fluent Welsh speaker.

We’re looking for a tenacious, proactive Press and Communications Officer to join our team and help us meet our ambitious goals.

Crucially, you’ll promote and deliver media coverage/strategies to promote our work with a particular emphasis on promoting our fundraising, campaigning and service activity.

You’ll also be our point of contact for media enquiries we receive. And you’ll support the development and delivery of our digital communications, ensuring we have a strong and representative social media presence.

The chosen candidate will have relevant experience (such as a press office, PR agency or journalism), and be comfortable managing competing priorities as part of a busy team. You’ll have excellent writing and communications skills and a positive attitude.

We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.

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How to apply

  • In order to apply for this role, please submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the job description.

    The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

    The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make.

    Completed applications are to be emailed to jobs@mssociety.org.uk

    Please contact the HR Team via jobs@mssociety.org.uk if you require any reasonable adjustments to apply for this role or would like to discuss the role in confidence.

    We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity. We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application. The form can be downloaded from here: https://www.mssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-10/MS-Society-equality-and-diversity-form.doc

    As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.

    We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

    Closing date: 9am on Friday 28 January 2022

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