Senior Communications & Media Officer (London)
£27,408 per annum (pro rata for part time hours) plus an additional London weighting of £3,995
Part time hours are 22.5 hours per week – we are happy to talk flexible working
Base: Bethnal Green, London
About the role
An exciting opportunity for you to take a leading role in the London Communications team. As the Senior Communications & Media Officer, you’ll work closely with colleagues in London including the London Director, and alongside the national communications and policy teams to deliver high quality content to achieve our aims.
This is a rewarding job in which you will work closely with internal and external partners, communicating via all Sustrans communications channels, social media and directly with media organisations across London, as well as other relevant agencies.
You will be the communications lead, developing inspirational stories to showcase our work and deliver our communications plan, creating content for Sustrans website, publications and newsletters, preparing spokespeople with well-researched media briefings, pitching press releases to London and trade press, responding to media enquiries and overseeing social media for the Sustrans in London.
This role will require travel and work at locations as necessary to undertake projects on behalf of Sustrans. Candidates will be based within close distance to our Bethnal Green office, with some hybrid home working available.
You will have extensive experience working in a communications environment, with the ability to write engaging content for publications, press releases and websites.
Your communication skills, both oral and written, should be exemplary; allowing you to interact at all levels and build strong and effective relationships with ease.
You should be skilled in the use of Social Media in a professional context, with a good understanding of the business communications environment, including media, digital and marketing.
You will be proactive in your approach, utilise your existing networks and be confident in formulating opinions. You will make decisions on good media stories; and be able to justify these to senior people if challenged.
Sustrans is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer, and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.
What we offer
In return we can offer ongoing working from home (or a nearby Sustrans office when it’s safe to do so) and a truly flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.
26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
Staff volunteer days
24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes
Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
Bike, computer and season ticket loans
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday – Friday)
Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 28th November.
Interviews will take place via MS Teams on the 7th & 8th December
Our vision and mission have never been more relevant.
Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.
We are working together to make a real difference – creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.
Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.
We are proud of our employee net promoter score, being in the top 20% of all employers across all sectors in the UK, due to our energised, friendly and motivated workforce.
Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!