Veterinary Communications Officer

29129.00 - 29703.00 GBP Annual + GBP29129 - GBP29703/annum
19 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Veterinary Communications Officer
Pets and people at the heart of what we do.
Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you're contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet?
Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be a part of our amazing team?
If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK's leading veterinary charity we exist to treat the sick and injured pets of people in need, and every member of our team is essential in fulfilling this mission.
About the Veterinary Communications Officer Role:
We are looking to recruit a Veterinary Communications Officer to join our Veterinary Policy and Campaigns team. They will support the delivery of a wide range of evidence-based pet wellbeing communications, campaigns and educational initiatives, including the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report, through media work and creation of digital, video and print content. They will also work closely with internal stakeholders to provide veterinary expertise across the charity.
This role has responsibility to:
* Support the delivery of a variety of evidence-based pet wellbeing communications and campaigns through different communication channels working closely with internal and external stakeholders.
* Work with the team to develop and produce the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Reports
* Support the organisation's public affairs and collaborative work with the veterinary profession and other animal welfare organisations, using veterinary expertise to inform colleagues and provide evidence-based reports, digital content and case studies
* Work closely with the PR team on veterinary issues and pet wellbeing campaigns with media involvement to deliver media coverage
* Support the Marketing and Retail departments when communicating veterinary messaging to the public and supporters to ensure accuracy and credibility.
About you:
The successful candidate will be MRCVS or RVN and possess a real passion for improving pet wellbeing. A skilled copywriter and communicator, they will have a good understanding of veterinary clinical and husbandry issues, as well as with excellent literacy and MS office skills.
We also offer great benefits which include:
* Excellent career opportunities & development
* 35hr working week
* 25 days holiday per year
* Paid statutory holidays
* Life assurance 4 x annual salary
* Contributory pension scheme
* Childcare vouchers
About PDSA:
As the UK's leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, we strive to improve pets' lives - through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.
We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues - we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet
PDSA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
The organisation is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Appropriate background checks will be carried out where necessary dependant on the role applied for.
The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates