Temporary Senior Communications Officer

Salary: £59,756 pa + benefits

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Communications Officer, to work within the Communications Division for six months.

The Communications Division is primarily responsible for raising the public profile of the Commonwealth in line with the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan. Our principle audiences are member governments, accredited Commonwealth organisations, partner organisations, civil society groups, young people, and the general public. The Communications Division does this through strategic communications, including proactive media outreach, and a range of public relations activities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s strategic communications strategy, which involves proactive media outreach and a range of public affairs activities.

To be considered, you will need a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent – preferably in communications, journalism, media studies, international affairs or any other appropriate field and at least six years of experience as a reporter or correspondent in a media organisation or working in external communications. Competency in audio-visual or print journalism is also a requirement.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons below.

The closing date is 30 August 2019, at 17:00 BST

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