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Head of Media

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  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Media & Journalism
  • London, +1


  • Leading and organising a busy media relations team in a high-profile organisation, ideally at a national level
  • Developing, delivering and evaluating strategies aimed at influencing and managing media coverage
  • Providing advice at a senior level on how media issues should be managed
  • Building credibility and effective working relationships with journalists.
  • And, as this is a media relations role, it goes without saying that we need someone who has highly developed communications skills. You should have the ability to write compelling messages and copy for a range of media content.


  • As our Head of Media, you’ll lead our excellent media relations team based in London and Manchester. You’ll provide effective advice to the organisation on how we can influence and manage media coverage about the GMC’s work. You’ll maintain and grow effective relationships within the media. In everything you do, you’ll demonstrate an inclusive approach to leadership and be a positive role model for the GMC’s values of excellence, fairness and collaboration.


Is this a remote or office-based role?

This is a hybrid role between home working and office working, with a minimum of 1 day a week required in the office. Meetings may need to be attended in person in both London and Manchester.

What benefits are offered with this position?

Benefits include 30 days holiday (with the option to buy and sell more), a generous employer pension contribution of 15%, access to learning and development opportunities, hybrid and flexible working options, private medical insurance, and bike lockers and shower facilities.

What are the essential skills and experience needed for this role?

The essential skills and experience needed for this role include leading and organising a busy media relations team, developing and evaluating strategies for influencing and managing media coverage, providing senior level advice on media issues, and building effective relationships with journalists. Highly developed communications skills are also required.

How should applicants apply for this role?

Applicants should provide a CV and covering letter addressing how they meet the essential skills and experience outlined in the job description. They should also include a paragraph outlining their reasons for applying for the role. The covering letter should be no more than two sides of A4, but can be longer if necessary.

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Mission & Purpose

The General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator of doctors in the UK. We are committed to protecting patients. We promote good medical practice and high standards of medical education and training. We register and license doctors to practise medicine in the UK to make sure that all doctors have the right knowledge, skills and experience to provide safe, high quality care to patients. Where any doctor fails to meet our standards, we act to protect future patients from harm. We are a registered charity in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750).