Media and Public Affairs Manager

FIA Foundation
£40,000 - £50,000
Generous benefits including: 25 days' paid holiday, plus 8 UK public holidays. Private Medical insurance. Paid travel to work.
Closing date: 21 April 2017
Job Type: Paid
Location: Central London
Road traffic crashes & air pollution are major global public health, development and equity issues. The FIA Foundation is at the forefront of international action to tackle them, our charitable work encompassing advocacy and practical research.

About the role:  The newly-created post of Media and Public Affairs Manager, based full-time at the FIA Foundation’s secretariat in central London, is a pivotal campaigning role. You will shape our messages, focus our arguments, raise our profile and promote our agenda. Working as part of our small, integrated programmes, advocacy and communications team, and reporting to our Executive Director, you will coordinate media and public affairs delivery of the Foundation’s road safety, environmental and sustainable mobility programmes and activities, including:

  • acting as main media liaison for the Foundation, dealing with media enquiries; communicating Foundation and partner projects and activities to media;
  • helping strengthen relationships with policymakers, and with our international coalitions and networks, to effectively advocate;
  • assisting the Executive Director in his media and public affairs roles, providing briefings, speeches, advice; drafting reports, letters and articles;
  • providing a research function on public affairs developments that affect the Foundation’s work;
  • managing our social media strategy, and contributing to the Foundation’s online presence, publications and communications; and
  • devising, organising and supporting Foundation and partner advocacy events and activities.

About you:  A confident and highly motivated self-starter, you should have significant experience in a busy media relations/public affairs/campaigns environment and a proven flair for writing sharp, engaging, attention-grabbing prose. You are a fast learner, and two of the things you’ve learnt are how to build relationships and sell in stories and features. You’ll be proactive and creative in securing coverage for issues which often go underreported by traditional news media. Strong analytical, communication, presentation and writing skills demonstrating close attention to detail are a must as are excellent social skills, diplomacy and personal presentation. Foreign languages would be an asset. So would willingness to travel the world (when necessary) and work beyond the 9 to 5. Experience of issues around public health/sustainable mobility and/or international development is desirable but not essential. You hold a graduate or post-graduate qualification.

About us:  The FIA Foundation is a UK registered international charity with a reputation for innovative global road safety philanthropy; practical environmental research and interventions to improve air quality and tackle climate change; and high impact strategic advocacy: we led the successful campaign to include road safety in the Sustainable Development Goals. Our aim is to ensure ‘Safe, Clean, Fair and Green’ mobility for all, playing our part to ensure a sustainable future.

Region: London and the southeast
Location: Central London
Sector: Advocacy Campaigning Communications Media Monitoring, evaluation and learning Projects and programmes

Application notes

Send your CV by email or by post to Jane Pearce, Director of Governance and Personnel, FIA Foundation, 60 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DS.

Email:  j.pearce@fiafoundation.org

Organisation Website: www.fiafoundation.org

Phone: 0207 930 3882

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