Salary: £32,635 per annum plus benefits

Location: London Canary Wharf/hybrid

Contract: Permanent/full time

The MHRA is transforming. Through enabling innovation, making the right judgments of the benefits and risks of medical products and forging the right partnerships in the UK and internationally, it aims to deliver world class regulation and improved outcomes for UK patients.

We are currently looking for an experienced news and media specialist to join our communications and engagement group.

Within a week of working here, your day could look like this: taking a call from a national print journalist about Covid-19 vaccines; liaising with the in-house expert to put together press lines; writing a news release and producing a video for social media about faulty diabetes home testing kits.The next day, you could be organising a press conference on clinical trials.

From medicine recalls to faulty pacemakers, you will be dealing with some of the most exciting health stories in the media. You will work with the media to help inform patients, the public and our stakeholders about the regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research.

The successful candidate will implement, deliver and evaluate news and issues management strategies that supports the business priorities and culture change set out in the Agency's delivery plan and play an active part in the communications account management work.

You will anticipate and monitor key news and media issues in a timely manner and provide news and issues management communications advice to all agency staff as well as write, edit and publish content to style for our websites, using a content management system.

In addition, you will produce high-quality handling plans that include reactive lines to take, press notices, potential risks, core scripts, briefings and Q&As and considers the use of shareable social media content, ensuring work aligns and integrates with strategic communications priorities and narratives and develop, build and nurture professional relationships with journalists and social media contacts, responding quickly and accurately to breaking or negative news stories to limit potentially damaging coverage and drive the Agency's reputation, evaluating outcomes and results.

To apply please visit this link.

Closing date: Monday 11 July 2022.

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