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£48,144 per annum excluding London weighting of £5,017
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Congress House, London WC1B 3LS
Full-time, permanent (happy to talk flexible working)
About this Role

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.

Can you inspire others to help us change the world of work for good?

The TUC is looking for a press officer to raise the profile of the TUC and our campaign priorities in the national media.

This is a senior position in the TUC, with significant responsibility, and would suit someone who brings a wealth of experience of media relations.

You’ll be joining a media team that secures huge media coverage every year, and supports our general secretary Frances O’Grady to demand change for working people and put them at the heart of the political debate.

As we come through this crisis, unions will be out there fighting for jobs and equality. Join us.

What experience, skills, knowledge and understanding do you need?

  • You’ll be interested in world of work
  • Your writing will be good
  • You’ll be able to spot a news angle and respond within minutes to breaking events

If this is you, then take a look at our job description and person specification.

TUC staff enjoy a good benefits package including final salary pension scheme and other benefits. The TUC values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and from within and outside of the trade union movement.

Further information

We welcome applications from any candidate but are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, who are underrepresented at this grade in the TUC. If this is you and you’re interested in the post, we invite you to join an online lunchtime briefing on 14 July 2020 about the post, to hear about the TUC and ask questions of the recruiting manager. If you’d like to attend the briefing, please email . You don’t need to attend the briefing session to apply.

Download the applications pack from the links below. The closing date for completed applications for this post is 12 noon on Monday 20 July 2020. The TUC removes candidate names and institutions attended from all applications before shortlisting. This is a two stage interview process, with all interviews held online. The first stage interview will be on 10/11 August 2020.

If you haven’t heard from us within one week of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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