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Media Officer
External Relations
To build a fair education for all, we need to unlock the potential in all children – not just some. Together, we’re making it happen. Every day, our work takes us closer to a better future. But we need to do more. It’s a big challenge – and we need your help to take it on.

As the Media officer, you will work as part of the wider External Relations Team, which is responsible for managing the external influence of the charity. You will position Teach First as a leading voice on education issues, raise awareness of the issues in education we care about, the policy ideas that could solve them - all while encouraging more people to start a career in teaching through our programme. 
  • Do you have experience of working in a busy press office, a track record in delivering media coverage to meet campaign aims and an eye for a story?
  • Can you build relationships with journalists and stakeholders to support and promote our work?
  • Do you understand the political and policy climate and how media can support campaigns to further the organisation’s aims?
  • Do you have a proactive attitude and determination to end inequality in education?
  • Do you have experience in building and using audience insight to inform press campaigns?
  • Do you have experience of successfully using social media to support media and communications campaigns?
Yes to the above? Then we want to hear from you. You might be our next Media officer.

Please note, first-round interviews will be held on Monday 16th December and second-round interviews on Wednesday 18th December.

Take a look at the job description and then complete an application on our careers website. Make sure you’ve got your CV and cover letter showing how you meet our essentials ready to upload.

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Permanent employee
Full Time
Roles based in London will also receive £3,000 London Weighting Allowance. Please note Salary, London Weighting Allowance and Annual Leave entitlement will be pro rata for part time and fixed term positions.

Teach First’s core benefits include 27 days holiday per annum (3 of which must be taken during the one-week holiday shutdown period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day), participation in the pension scheme via Salary Exchange (with an employer contribution of up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare. Through our flexible benefits platform access to interest free travel season ticket loan, subsidised dental membership, health screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, Give As You Earn and the option to buy/sell annual leave.
We aim to update candidates on whether or not we’ll take their application forward within 10 working days of the closing date. We will not review any applications received after the closing date. Interviews will be held on Monday 16th December.
09 Dec 2019
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In order to monitor the fairness of our recruitment process and the diversity of applications, we ask that all applicants provide the following information. In line with our commitment to blind recruitment this information will only be viewed by the Human Resources team for monitoring and evaluation purposes, and will not form part of the selection process. You have the option to ‘prefer not to say’ throughout.

All applicants will be asked to disclose any unspent convictions during their application and in addition some roles may require that the successful applicant and Teach First make a joint application to the Disclosure and Barring Service for a basic, enhanced or enhanced with List 99 check. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily bar you from working with us and each case will be looked at on individual basis. Copies of our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders are available on request and further information can be found with the job description for the role.
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