CAMRA Job Opportunities

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The Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, volunteer-led not for profit consumer group with 190,200 members. We are a powerful champion for beer drinkers and pub-goers on issues as diverse as tax on beer, competition in the beer and pub industry and protecting the future of pubs as essential community amenities and part of the British way of life. We have thousands of volunteers within 200 local branches who work tirelessly to further our aims. Our dedicated volunteers run 200 beer festivals every year, including our flagship event, the Great British Beer Festival in London and we publish various leading books about beer and pubs including the market-leading Good Beer Guide.

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Communications Assistant

Permanent

Full Time

Closing Date: 11 Dec 2017

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire – 18 minutes by train from London, St Pancras

Salary: £17,000 - £19,000 (DOE)

Benefits: Contributory pension scheme, 24 days annual leave plus statutory days, additional Christmas closure days and employee assistance programme.

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About CAMRA:

CAMRA is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 180,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community. We are a volunteer-led organisation, with a small, enthusiastic and committed staff team of almost 50 people working at our head office in St. Albans where this role will be based.

  • We are independent and our policies and campaigning objectives are set by our membership.
  • CAMRA's decision-making process is wholly independent of any commercial companies or other organisations.
  • We are not-for-profit and all proceeds are put back into achieving our campaigning objectives.
  • We are consumers. We have no commercial interests in pub or brewery ownership or management.
  • We are non-party political.

Job Details:
To provide support to the Communications Manager, as well as to support wider communication activity within the Communications Team, including the production of What's Brewing and BEER magazine.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Handling and directing press enquiries

  • Responding to requests for information or support from volunteer press officers and members

  • Compiling press coverage summaries and distributing to stakeholders

  • Managing media/interview schedule for CAMRA spokespeople

  • Producing regular updates and briefings for volunteer press officers and senior campaign members

  • Compiling and distributing regional press coverage reports

  • Proofreading Communication Team output including press releases, digital content and What's Brewing and BEER

  • Supporting communication content generation and administration across all channels, including digital

  • Supporting WB and BEER production including administration of ‘Festivals' and ‘What's On' collation process

  • Provide administrative support for Communications Team, including support for National Director with responsibility for Communications

  • Maintain CAMRA's digital asset libraries

  • Carrying out picture research


Person Specification:

Essential Criteria:

 
  • Journalism, PR or related qualification

  • A high degree of literacy with excellent writing skills

  • Confident, with excellent communication skills

  • Experience of writing press releases and other communication copy

  • Great attention to detail, accurate and strong proofreading skills

  • Demonstrable organisational skills with ability to manage workloads

  • Familiarity with common social media tools and content management systems

  • Good team player with initiative and ability to self-motivate

 

Preferred Criteria:

 
  • Knowledge of the beer and pub industry

  • Experience of working within a membership or not-for-profit organisation

  • Interest in real ale and pubs


Notes:

How to apply:

Please send CV and covering letter to tom.stainer@camra.org.uk by 5pm, 11 December. Interviews will be held 19 December at CAMRA's office in St Albans, with successful candidates invited to attend by end of week commencing 11 December.

There may be a practical skills test as part of the interview process.