JOB VACANCY: We Own It – Press and Communications Officer (p/t)

Do you have excellent communication skills and a passion for public services?

Public ownership – of water, railways, NHS, energy and other key services – is on the political agenda like never before. Now’s the opportunity to galvanise support.

We’re looking for a Press and Communications Officer to proactively ramp up public ownership in the media. You’ll create and build relationships with journalists, increasing our profile on TV, radio, in the papers and on social media.

You’ll work in solidarity with campaigns around the country, locally and nationally to build demand for change.

We’re proud to say that our supporters have crowdfunded this new press role!

Read more about the role here: https://weownit.org.uk/sites/default/files/attachments/Press%20and%20Communications%20Officer_0.pdf

Role summary: 1 year contract with possibility of a permanent role

Job location (usual place of work): We Own It, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE

Pay rate: £23,460 pro rata (£18,768 for 4 days a week)

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Press and Communications Officer

Applications close on date: 28th October 2018

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Fixed term

To apply, please contact: Please apply by email to Cat at cat@weownit.org.uk. The application should include:

• A covering letter explaining why you’re interested in the role and how you meet the person
specification, giving examples where possible (and saying where you saw the role advertised)
• Your CV
• A piece of writing you’re proud of
• The names and contact details of two referees
Please also state where you saw the position advertised
We encourage applications from women; black, asian and minority ethnic people; people who identify as
having a disability; people from the LGBT+ community; people from working class backgrounds.