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Media Adviser

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Job Introduction

Package: £22,400 - £27,200 + £3,936 London Weighting Allowance for eligible London postcodes + up to 10% bonus!

Working Pattern: Part time, 30 hours per week over 4 days

Location: Hybrid (London)

Contract: Permanent

Our Corporate Affairs department is looking to recruit a Media Adviser to join their dedicated team. As a Media Adviser you will work alongside a supportive team in delivering an exciting and diverse programme of media relations activity to raise the profile of MPS, and champion the interests of doctors and other healthcare professionals.

Due to MPS’s global membership you will have ample opportunity to work with a range of media in many countries including the UK, Ireland and Malaysia. You will also provide advice and support to healthcare professionals facing media scrutiny and reputational damage, working alongside medicolegal experts and lawyers.

Role Responsibility

  • Develop and implement effective media campaigns which will consistently deliver a strong media profile for MPS in key markets.
  • Actively identify and act upon opportunities for MPS to promote itself, the benefits of membership and our expertise across a range of media and social platforms in key markets.
  • Recommend the most effective way to handle potentially negative stories about MPS to help mitigate reputational damage.
  • Forge and develop good working relationships with a range of journalists.
  • Advise spokespeople and senior colleagues on media approaches and brief spokespeople ahead of media interviews.
  • Provide, as part of media team, a media support service to MPS members facing reputational damage relating to a case or claim, including advising on approach, drafting statements, working with medicolegal colleagues and lawyers, and addressing inaccuracies.
  • Write and edit a range of impactful media material for publication in a broad range of media outlets and social platforms.
  • Co-ordinate the placement of regular high-quality articles and features in the trade press; including pitching ideas, writing and reviewing copy.
  • Collaborate with a range of colleagues across the business to ensure media campaigns are coordinated and impactful.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need detailed knowledge of media relations through experience in a busy press office environment, the ability to develop and deliver high impact, integrated media campaigns and strong writing skills in order to produce and edit a range of written material. You will be a confident self-starter who can engage with colleagues at all levels, proactively drive campaigns as well as react to a busy health news agenda. You’ll have demonstratable experience in securing impactful trade and national media coverage.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and we encourage you to apply even if you feel you do not match 100% of the technical requirements. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and strive to create a work environment which ensures everyone can be heard. 

Package Description

  • Up to 10% discretionary annual bonus
  • 11% pension contribution (3% from you, 8% from us optional additional matched 3% contributions, e.g. 6% from you, 11% from us)
  • 25 days annual leave plus flexible bank holidays (option to buy/sell 5 days)
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • 6x salary death in service
  • Paid volunteering day
  • A personal GP service enabling you to get a video consultation with an NHS-registered, private GP
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of shopping discounts from major high-street retailers

About the Company

The Medical Protection Society Ltd (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for Doctors, Dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of almost 300,000 members around the world.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, meaning member’s subscriptions are either invested into bettering the organisation, colleagues and products, or kept safe should members require support for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We also actively campaign for regulatory and legal reforms that benefit members and the wider healthcare professions.

To do this, we need colleagues who are trusted and supported to deliver their best work, whether that be through leadership development, fully funded training courses or peer-to-peer support. We want colleagues to feel empowered to deliver positive change, display ambition to push themselves and be determined when faced with a challenge, whilst ensuring members best interests are at the core.

Medical Protection Society

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