Communications Assistant (fixed term)

Job Profile


Job Title: Communications Assistant

Place of Work: St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Reports to: Senior Communications Manager


Line Manages: N/A

Working Hours: Full Time, for a fixed-term contract of six months


Salary: £17,000 (pro-rata)


Job Purpose:


To provide support to the Senior Communications Manager and the Digital 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 Accountabilities:


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


Application process

Please send CV and covering letter to by 9 am, 30 July. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible after this date.

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