Digital Communications Assistant (intern)

Posted on: Friday 19 November 2021

Closing: Thursday 2 December 2021 17:00

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Pharmaceutical physicians have been spearheading the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these doctors are members of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM), a small charity and membership body based in North London. Our small, vibrant and professional staff team work to support our members in all aspects of medicines research and development, through education, training, networking and public engagement activities.

FPM and our members share a key goal – to advance the science and practice of pharmaceutical medicine in order to improve the health of patients around the world. Find out more: www.fpm.org.uk

The Digital Communications Assistant position is part of our new internship programme – FPM Develop – and we are looking for someone who will embrace this opportunity to develop a wide range of professional expertise in digital communications and website management. FPM Develop will support you to gain key skills and knowledge, alongside a strong understanding of the membership and health charity sector.

Location: Islington, North London (with hybrid working offered)

Hours: Part time (21-28 hours per week)

Term: 9 Month contract

Salary: £11.05 per hour (London Living Wage)

About the Digital Communications Assistant

This role will support FPM’s corporate communications via digital channels. You will mainly be helping in the production of email campaigns, website updates and maintenance, and social media. You will have responsibility for:

  • Preparing social media posts, including text, design and scheduling, as directed, and create social graphics from Canva templates and monitoring social media activity.
  • Gathering information for the monthly FPM Bulletin and other email campaigns to members, and designing, testing and sending email campaigns and maintaining accurate audience lists.
  • Using the WordPress content management system to upload content to the FPM website, including proofreading and checking for brand consistency.

This post is a great opportunity for someone in the early stages of their career, who is interested in developing their digital skills and has some ideas to contribute. We are looking for a bright, dynamic self-starter who is organised and can communicate well.

About FPM Develop

FPM Develop is our new internship programme launched in 2021. The programme aims to give young people in the early stages of their careers an opportunity to learn new skills in the dynamic and challenging workplace of a professional membership body, and discover the exciting world of pharmaceutical medicine.

As an FPM Develop intern, you will receive a structured workplan that will support your development and will be closely supported by a line manager who will oversee your work. Your line manager will work with you to set regular performance objectives, so that you know you are on track. Our interns will receive training and support specific to their role and will also have opportunities to learn and support other activities taking place within the organisation.

Towards the end of the internship, FPM can provide you with advice and guidance for the next stage of your career journey. You will also have the opportunity to feedback how you have developed and what you have learnt in a blog or short presentation.

Pay and conditions

Interns receive the London living wage of £11.05 per hour. The duration of the internship will be 9 months and there may be the possibility of a contract extension, or permanent position offered, subject to satisfactory performance. FPM offers a fantastic benefits package, including flexible working, generous annual leave, cycle to work scheme, leave for voluntary work, birthday leave and more.

FPM Develop supports our commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. We actively seek to recruit people regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

How to apply

Please submit your CV along with a covering letter of no more than 300 words explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the role to recruitment@fpm.org.uk. CVs in isolation cannot be accepted.

Closing date: 17:00 on Thursday 2 December 2021

Interviews: Thursday 9 December 2021

About Us

FPM is a professional membership organisation, registered charity and standard-setting body, with 1,500 members. All our members are medically qualified and are either pharmaceutical physicians or have a professional interest in the specialty. We are based in modern offices in Islington with 11 staff who manage our membership, education, training, policy and revalidation services.

FPM was founded 30 years ago with a mission to advance the science and practice of pharmaceutical medicine by working to develop and maintain competence, ethics and integrity and the highest professional standards in the specialty. FPM seeks, through its activities, to bring about an improvement in the health of the public.

FPM sets standards of practice in pharmaceutical medicine through the Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training (PMST) programme, completion of which enables pharmaceutical physicians to join the General Medical Council’s (GMC) specialist register, and by setting exams in pharmaceutical medicine and human pharmacology. We also offer educational and training events throughout the year to enable continuous learning for all our members.

An important function of FPM is operating as a designated body which supports over 600 members through the appraisal and revalidation processes.

FPM is recognised as an authoritative voice on pharmaceutical medical issues. We frequently respond to external consultations from governmental and regulatory authorities. We promote high ethical standards amongst our members and amongst the profession at large. We work closely with the Royal Colleges of Physicians, other medical royal colleges and many other organisations to advocate on behalf of our members and the specialty.

With global recognition for our high educational standards and with over 20% of our members working outside the UK, we see our future expanding internationally, growing our services to meet the needs of the global pharmaceutical industry and patients worldwide.