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PR and Media Officer

Public Relations and Media

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £30,058 to £35,443 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 05 June 2022
Reference:  0422-171-R

Full time, Permanent

Royal Holloway, University of London, is seeking a PR and Media Officer to play a key role in enhancing the university’s reputation through creative, engaging and timely communications. This is a varied role which will see you proactively identifying opportunities to showcase the university’s leading research through global media coverage, building media relationships and planning and executing creative PR campaigns as part of a wider marketing communications team.  

Working with the PR and Media team, you will manage and develop the university’s research social media channel and help to produce engaging content for use in PR as well as across the university’s owned channels. The PR and Media Officer will also deliver an effective response service to a wide range of reactive media enquiries.

Creative, proactive and an excellent communicator, you will be skilled at taking complex ideas and turning them into engaging media stories. The ability to manage opportunities from idea, through development to conclusion is essential, as is the ability to recognise how stories can be creatively crafted for different channels and audiences. Strong organisational skills, an ability to manage your time effectively and work to tight deadlines, are essential for this role. 

Experience within Higher Education is not necessary, however you should have previous media and PR experience gained from working in a reactive and proactive press office or PR agency environment. You should also have the ability to navigate large organisations and confidently build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

This is a full time permanent post available from June 2022. The university has adopted hybrid working and so some remote working would be possible for this role. 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the university is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0422-171-R

Closing Date:   23:59, 5 June 2022

Interview Date:  16 and 17 June 2022

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.



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