Communications Assistant

Private Secretary’s Office
Royal Communications
Buckingham Palace
Fixed Term Contract
April 2018
April 2019
£22,000 per annum, pro rata
37.5 per hour

It's developing your skills on a worldwide platform.

This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.

The Royal Communications team promotes the work, role, relevance and value of the Royal Family to a worldwide audience.

Joining this fast-paced and dynamic team, you'll assist senior colleagues with both proactive and reactive communications. You'll organise coverage of set-piece Palace engagements including investitures and garden parties, and provide support as required for off-site engagements.

You'll also play a role in producing content for a variety of platforms. From press announcements and media briefing notes, to social media updates and feature articles; you'll develop your skills as you take on each new challenge.

Although based primarily at Buckingham Palace, you'll also travel in the UK or overseas to support important visits and engagements.

The reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all that you do.

Whether covering a state visit, award ceremony or Royal engagement, you'll make sure our communications consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences. 

This is an entry level position for someone with energy, enthusiasm and potential. Educated to degree level with a demonstrable interest in a media relations career, you possess good news sense, and keep up-to-date with current affairs and emerging communication ideas.

Articulate, engaging and accurate writing skills will be vital, together with confidence in copywriting and editing content for different audiences.

Your excellent interpersonal skills will also be important, enabling you to develop relationships with a wide range of people, both internal and external.

It's a busy and fast-paced environment. You'll need to be well organised with good initiative, able to think on your feet and prioritise in order to meet tight deadlines.

With good judgement, sensitivity and a willingness to help others, you'll quickly grow to become a trusted and indispensable member of the team.

At your best working as part of a team, you'll be eager to learn from your colleagues whilst also proactively contributing towards new ideas and creative content.

This is your opportunity to develop your career and deliver the exceptional.

In return you will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday per annum (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility to increase contributions or draw down as salary) and support for your continued professional development.

February 2018
Vacancy Closing Date: 24/01/2018, 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.