Email: jonathan@therightethos.co.uk | Tel: 01227 639768

Email: jonathan@therightethos.co.uk
Tel: 01227 639768

Communications & Campaigns Manager – Alcohol Health Alliance

Location: London and home working

Salary expectation: £36,000

Application deadline: Sun 4th September

This is a full-time role
4 years fixed term contract

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an active and high profile public health advocacy alliance. The Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA) is a partnership of over 60 organisations working together to reduce alcohol harms and advocate for evidence-based alcohol policy.

You will help us to make sure that the issue of alcohol harm and the work of the AHA have a high profile. You will design and deliver communications and influencing campaigns, highlighting the need for better alcohol policy amongst the media, stakeholders and the public.

You will be an energetic self-starter who is passionate about improving people’s health. You will be able to manage the overall communications strategy and delivering day-to-day communications and campaigns. You will have experience of running a press office function and delivering communications to a wide range of audiences. You will be used to working with a wide range of other professionals including academics, clinicians, senior leaders in charities and health organisations and people with lived experience.

Main responsibilities

  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of the AHA communications strategy
  • Providing a press office function, writing press statements and acting as the main point of contact with journalists.
  • Managing AHA’s web presence including social media channels and website.
  • Proactively identifying opportunities for media coverage and building relationships with journalists and other key stakeholders.
  • Supporting people with lived experience to tell their stories in the media.
  • Overseeing the delivery of on and off-line influencing campaigns, using supporter engagement, lived experience campaigning and digital activism to make the case for evidence-based alcohol policy.
  • Coordinating and developing communications and engagement with AHA members, including overseeing the production and dissemination of newsletters and campaign emails.
  • Managing and coordinating the day-to-day operation of the AHA alongside the IAS Head of Policy, including overseeing the AHA and the IAS/AHA officers.
  • Leading the design of AHA reports, publications, banners etc. ensuring that projects follow brand guidelines.

Experience

You will have

  • experience of working in a communications role in a policy context that demands a high level of political understanding and sensitivity
  • experience of managing a press office function, coordinating media, social media and communications activity, including securing press coverage
  • experience of website management
  • a demonstrable interest in health and/or public health
  • the ability to develop clear lines-to-take and advise senior colleagues on complex issues
  • experience of e-campaigning tactics and tools, such as email broadcast platforms, campaign performance monitoring, email to target campaigns, supporter segmentation
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce excellent copy for a range of purposes
  • experience of working with people with lived experience to tell their stories.

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working

About the AHA and the RCP

The Alcohol Health Alliance UK is a partnership of over 60 organisations working together to reduce alcohol harms and advocate for evidence-based alcohol policy. It is one of the largest public health alliances, with members including charities, medical royal colleges, alcohol health campaigners and patient representatives. The chair is Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, a leading professor of hepatology, director of the Liverpool Centre for Alcohol Research, and a former president of the Royal College of Physicians.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is a patient-centred and clinically led membership organisation for physicians, with 40,000 members worldwide. The RCP works to ensure that physicians are trained to provide high-quality care, and promotes evidence-based policies to government to encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce illness. By working in partnership with other health organisations, we present a powerful and unified voice to improve health and healthcare.

Our values

We are committed to taking carelearning, and being collaborative. These values drive the way we behave, how we interact with each other, and how we work together to achieve our vision and improve patient care.

We value taking care

This means we behave respectfully towards people, whatever their role, position, gender or background. It means we act as representatives of the RCP, and take decisions in the interests of the organisation as a whole.

We value learning

This means we continuously improve through active learning and honest reflection, so that we grow personally and as an organisation, while striving for excellence. We support learning and development opportunities.

We value being collaborative

This means we work together towards the RCP’s vision in a collaborative and professional way, understanding that individuals bring different strengths and approaches to our work. We value diversity and each other’s contributions.

For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification. If you would like to talk to us about it, please email Jennifer Keen, head of policy at the Institute of Alcohol Studies, jkeen@ias.org.uk.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@rcp.ac.uk.

For more information about the role, please see the job description and person specification.

 

The RCP positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

The RCP is all about our people – our members, our staff, our volunteers and leaders. We educate, influence and collaborate to improve health and healthcare for everyone and know we can only do this by being inclusive, encouraging and celebrating diverse perspectives. That’s why welcoming and having people who represent the 21st-century medical workforce and the diverse population of patients we serve is so important to us

 

Deadline: Sun 4th September