CAMRA Job Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in working for CAMRA.
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.
Communications Assistant (fixed term)
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)
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.
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
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
Knowledge of the beer and pub industry
Experience of working within a membership or not-for-profit organisation
Interest in real ale and pubs
Please send CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm, 20 July. Interviews will be held on 24 & 25 July at CAMRA's office in St Albans, with successful candidates invited to attend by Monday 23 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.