Could you work in our press office?

We are recruiting a new press and communications officer to join our busy team.

You'll join us at an important time. The UK is forming a new relationship with Europe and we continue our campaigns on people, trade and infrastructure that would improve the business environment here at home.

Our media team is small, but we punch way above our weight. You will play an important role in shaping a national voice for our business communities across broadcast, print and digital media. This will create lots of opportunities to make an impact in this exciting role.

We are also a relatively new team and so you will have a rare opportunity to help put in place the systems and processes that create a great press office.

A typical day will involve drafting press lines and speaking to journalists, reacting to national political developments and building stories on issues affecting our business communities. You'll produce comms packages to promote our industry-leading research and help develop media strategies for our national conference and high-profile awards events.

You will also see your work make a big impact. Watching a release you've written earn national coverage or seeing a colleague use the line you briefed in a broadcast interview provides a buzz that never quite wears off. This has been one of the most enjoyable parts of the job for me so far.

The pace is fast, and you will contribute to our brilliant team quickly, but for the right candidate it will be really rewarding role. There are plenty of opportunities to develop your skills across a wide range of comms work. In my relatively short time at BCC, I have worked on everything from our general election response to video production and media strategy.

In return we can offer the chance to work with a bright, dedicated and welcoming team. You’ll have the opportunity to develop relationships with national journalists and business leaders from across the UK. You will also have access to an unrivalled banquet of staff snacks to keep you going!

The ideal candidate will have a background in media and be a strong creative writer who can turn a phrase quickly. You'll have worked in a corporate or political setting and will have an understanding of the business environment in the UK and across the world.

So if you're looking for a stimulating press office role and this sounds like you, come and join us.

For full details and to apply here.

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