Press Officer

Based – The Fire Protection Association, London Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds 

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and proactive Press Officer to work within a market that is currently experiencing heightened awareness and to further develop the Fire Protection Association’s (FPA) profile as an authority on all fire safety related issues and legislation. The FPA is looking for a savvy press hound with cutting edge communications, social media and writing skills, along with an energetic attitude and aptitude to engage with and manage all internal and external stakeholders of the FPA. 

The FPA is a not-for-profit organisation that works to identify and draw attention to the dangers of fire and how these can be kept to a minimum. Due to the FPA’s trusted and independent status it has attained an unrivalled reputation for quality of work and expertise in all aspects of fire including research, consultancy, training, membership, risk surveying and auditing.  The FPA actively campaigns and lobbies for improved fire safety within industry and government and is seen as a go-to authority for expert, impartial advice. 

We are now looking for an experienced Press Officer to join our marketing team to develop stronger and more proactive media relations. We have several highly regarded industry specialists within the organisation, many experienced at public speaking and media relations, so we need to focus these resources and build new ones giving the FPA more opportunities to spread fire safety messages and thought leadership.

Within the next 12-months the FPA will be launching some exiting new ventures, including the development of further market leading testing facilities. This will provide a platform to engage with further audiences and confirm the FPA’s expert and impartial standing within the market.

The Press Officer will be an integral part of the marketing team. Your input will be used not only within the media environment, but across all content produced, including journals, newsletters, speeches and social media.

To be considered you will be an experienced Press Officer, working in-house or within a PR agency and be used to dealing with issue-based content. You must be a strong communicator, with exceptional verbal, written and social media skills and be able to build strong and trustworthy relationships with both internal staff and the media.

If you feel you could really help the FPA sustain its authoritative position and help spread fire safety messages to a wider audience, we would love to hear from you. In return you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package which includes an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and complimentary gym membership. 

This job is offered as part-time, hours can be negotiated to suit the applicant and the FPA.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a covering letter to jgriffin@thefpa.co.uk

Closing date Friday 25th October 2019