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Press Officer 6 Month FTC Maternity Cover

Press Officer 6 Month FTC Maternity Cover

Location: Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex

Salary:  £25,034 - £26,496 per annum

Closing Date: 20 March 2015

The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our purpose as the RSPCA is to end cruelty and promote kindness to animals and to alleviate their suffering.

Would you relish the opportunity to work in one of the country’s busiest press offices to further animal welfare?

Key responsibilities will include:

Responding to press queries relating to the work, policies and campaigns of the Society.
Writing news releases, statements, Q&As and other relevant documents.
Promoting RSPCA campaigns to the press.
Acting as RSPCA  spokesperson on general animal welfare issues.

You should have:

GCSE English or equivalent, NCTJ desirable.
Good working knowledge of Word and keyboard skills.
Previous experience working as a journalist,  combined with the ability to build good working relationships both within and outside of the organisation.
Ability to deliver to deadlines, working off your own initiative.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 20 March, 2015.

For an application form please visit the careers section on our website at or write to us on a postcard, quoting reference PR/29 to Klare Kennett, Head of Press, RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham,  West Sussex, RH13 9RS

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

The RSPCA offers excellent benefits, including private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers, employee assistance programme and a subsidised staff restaurant.

registered in England and Wales, number 219099

We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.


How to apply..

1. Download a detailed job description and application form from the downloads area below.

2. Please send your completed application to the address on the application form quoting the reference number on the front of the envelope.

3. Completed application forms only will be accepted, which must be received by the closing date.

4. Please note that as a charity, in order to contain costs, we are unable to acknowledge individual applications.

5. If you have not received a letter within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.