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Deputy Head of Media
Title: Deputy Head of Media
Category: Other
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £57,471.00 - £62,211.00
Salary per: annum
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Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Wednesday 06 February 2019 at 23:59 GMT

Interview date: City Hall week commencing 11 March 2019

Grade 11

Salary: £57,471 - £62,211 plus on-call allowance of £6,274 per annum

This job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989

Do you want the chance to get involved in some of the biggest issues affecting the capital?

BAME Recruitment is delighted to partner with the Greater London Authority on the recruitment of a Deputy Head of Media. This is a pivotal role working at City Hall as part of the Mayor of London’s busy press team where no two days are the same.

Providing the expertise that shapes their communications policy, you will be an excellent communicator with a significant track record of success in coordinating and delivering media and public relations services in a high-profile organisation, or in a political or highly complex environment.

They’re looking for excellent writing and people skills, proven experience dealing with a wide range of different media and advising senior figures in a fast-paced, demanding press office environment. You must have the ability to think on your feet, respond quickly to media enquiries from across the globe, generate great coverage through creative ideas and demonstrate sound knowledge of PR techniques, including use of digital and social media.

This role involves co-ordinating the work of various press desks, ensuring deadlines are met and an effective dialogue with media. Proven leadership skills and a successful record of motivating a team are essential. It’s an active role that will involve accompanying the Mayor to events, writing and editing articles, briefings and statements on his behalf, as well as being part of a 24-hour, seven day a week on-call rota.

For further information please read the full Applicant Pack on the website here.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is an equal opportunities employer committed to creating a genuinely inclusive workplace, where they embrace the differences of all their colleagues, celebrate diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. The GLA expects candidates to be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to, and achievement in, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and the GLA strives to ensure their workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. They welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. They are committed to being an inclusive employer and they are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. They would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, they offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

Your CV and a covering letter combined should not exceed 5 sides in total. In your covering letter please explain why you are suitable for the role by addressing the Technical requirements / experience / qualifications as outlined in the person specification.

Application closing date: Wednesday 06 February 2019

Interview date: City Hall week commencing 11 March 2019
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