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Public Affairs and PR Manager

Public Affairs and PR Manager

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow


Circa £40,000

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is a worldwide community of inspiring health professionals working together to advance the profession and improve patient care. Together we’re a force for good, determined to make a positive difference, and passionate about speaking up for the profession.

Our community is made up of the expertise and experience of our 15,000+ outstanding, hardworking members, supported by over 100 College staff. Together, our clinicians, all of whom give their time freely to the work of the College, and staff are committed to providing an innovative, relevant and inspiring programme of activity across the College, with the ultimate aim of enhancing patient safety.

With care and compassion at our core, our work is guided by our values of inclusivity, integrity, community, innovation, and inspiring, and we are committed to living these values and behaviours through the way we work and interact with each other. The College promotes an agile, flexible workforce and while this is a full‐time post, applications from individuals seeking part‐time, job‐ share, or flexible working arrangements are welcome.

The College is now looking to appoint a new Public Affairs and PR Manager who will be responsible for the planning, development, implementation and execution of the College’s strategic position in speaking up for the profession among our 15,000 strong membership community and external stakeholders.

This involves the delivery of both proactive and reactive corporate communications and campaign activity across a range of channels to meet target audiences and influencers. The post holder will be required to participate in regular contact with the President, Honorary Secretary, and other senior clinicians and staff working across the College to ensure consistency of messaging, efficiency of responses to policy and media work, and accurate reporting and updates.

The ideal candidate will come from a background in public relations, communications or related subject and should have at least 3 years’ experience in this field. They will have a track record and evidence of executing successful public relations campaigns and a strong understanding of the atmosphere surrounding local/national politics with an advantage of healthcare settings being highly desirable. While this role is apolitical, the right candidate should be familiar with and hold relationships with local and national media outlets and government officials.

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Call Kate Kennedy or Donogh O’Brien on 0141 212 7555 for a confidential discussion.

To apply please upload your CV and covering letter / supporting statement.  Applicants will be shortlisted for interview by matching the details given in their CV and covering letter / supporting statement against the job description. We would therefore ask applicants to provide clear evidence to show how your experience, skills and knowledge match those requirements as well as why you are interested in the role.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th January 2022