Press Officer

Posted 05 Jul 2022

Medical Protection Society

London (Hybrid) (Editorial or Writing)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Editorial or WritingRecruiter Reference:mps/TP/5037/1107
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£28,000 - £34,000 (plus £4,920 London weighting)

Are you a media expert looking to progress your career within a diverse, topical health focused market? Our Corporate Affairs department are looking to recruit a Press Officer to join their team on a permanent basis.

As a Press Officer you will work in a small and passionate team delivering a programme of media relations activity to raise the profile of MPS, and champion members’ interests. You will also provide advice and support to healthcare professionals facing media scrutiny and reputational damage.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to work within a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Due to MPS’s global membership you will have ample opportunity to work with a range of media in markets including the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Asia.

Package Description
  • 12% company pension contribution (3% from the individual)
  • Annual bonus scheme up to 10% 
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health Care Cash Plan
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 flexible bank holidays
  • Option to buy and sell holidays
  • 6x salary death in service
  • 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 
Main Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement effective media campaigns which will consistently deliver a strong media profile for MPS 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
  • Provide, as part of media team, a media support service to MPS members facing reputational damage relating to a case or claim
  • Write and edit a range of impactful media material for publication in a broad range of media outlets and channels
The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in media relations and processes and, having worked in busy press office environments, will be a adept at working under pressure and to tight deadlines. 

A natural self-starter, you engage with colleagues to proactively drive campaigns as well as react to breaking news. 

You are able to develop and deliver high impact, integrated media campaigns and strong writing skills in order to produce and edit a range of written material. 

A unique part of this role will be providing a support service to MPS members facing reputational damage and, due to this, you will need to be empathetic and member focused. 

About The Company

Medical Protection Society (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, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.

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. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

We continue to invest in our team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service for members. This was recognised in 2016 when we were awarded an Investors in People Silver award.

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