Communications And Media Officer

British Dressage

Location: West Midlands
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Closing Date: Monday, February 28th 2022

Job Type: Editorial / Events / Journalism / Operations / Social Media

Job Description

British Dressage is the National Governing Body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of dressage in the UK. There has never been a more exciting time to join the team at BD and be part of the fastest growing equestrian discipline. Following the success of Tokyo 2020, the sport is enjoying a public profile like never before, with over 17,500 members taking part in 2,500 days of affiliated dressage competition every year. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join British Dressage (BD) in the key role of Communications and Media Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing an effective communications and media function for the organisation, as well as creating and delivering all associated content and output.

The Communications and Media Officer will work closely with the marketing team and other BD departments across a range of communication channels to ensure our stakeholder groups are engaged, informed and connected to the organisation. The role also includes managing the media and utilising opportunities to maximise coverage for our sport and tell the stories of those involved.

  • We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic, and dynamic team player, with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, who is equally adept at working independently using their own initiative.
  • You will need to be proactive and highly motivated, with a good knowledge of dressage and an understanding of equestrian sport.
  • You should be experienced in writing compelling copy for a variety of stakeholder groups, with high standards of literacy and proof-reading, including creating content for the main social media channels.  
  • You will need be comfortable in a public facing role and confident in handling high pressure, sensitive situations, including crisis management.   

British Dressage has ambitious plans for the future, and you will play a central part in delivering our key messages in line with our strategic and operational plans, as well as providing communications support across the organisation.

This will be a full-time role based at our head office in Meriden, West Midlands, with an opportunity to work from home as part of our hybrid working policy. This busy and varied position requires a flexible approach to working, with some evening and weekend work, including occasional overnight stays away from home to support our high-profile championships and major events.

Candidates will be required to have a full driving license and have access to their own car for travel. As you have the option of hybrid working, a suitable home working environment and good internet access is essential. For more information, including a full job description, please visit our official website: www.britishdressage.co.uk

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role by email to jobs@britishdressage.co.uk.

Salary: c. £28-32,000, depending on experience

Closing date for applications is Monday 28 February

Interviews will take place w/c Monday 7 March

BD is an equal opportunities employer where we value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.

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