Work for BVA

BVA is run by a small team of around 35 people based at our headquarters in London. We're passionate about supporting our members and making a positive difference to animal health and welfare.

Current vacancies

Media Officer (four days a week)

British Veterinary Association

London W1

We are looking for a dynamic Media Officer to play a key role in delivering our communications strategies to ensure that we champion the veterinary profession and represent the views of our members effectively. BVA has two Media Officers who play a key role in the wider media and public affairs team, working alongside the policy, digital and marketing teams as well as BVA’s Officers.

You will need to have previous experience of working in media relations, with a good knowledge and understanding of the UK media landscape, excellent communication skills, with the ability to adapt styles to target different media and audiences, and the confidence to work flexibly in a small, busy team while establishing effective cross-organisation relationships.

This role includes developing and delivering end-to-end media campaigns for a portfolio of issues, supporting BVA spokespeople, building and maintaining relationships with journalists, supporting social media activity and general press office duties such as handling incoming media enquiries, distributing the daily news round-up (shared duty with one team member) and taking part in the team Out of Hours rota.

Please look at the role profile for more information. The starting salary for this role is £26,618 for a four-day week (£33,272 FTE) plus a generous benefits package. Days worked must include Friday, and our preference is for the non-working day to fall in the first half of the week (Monday – Wednesday).

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter, explaining why you are interested in the role, evidencing how you would make an impact and giving an indication of your current salary, to Anita Maddox at [email protected]

You can find out further information about the role in our role profile

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 17 May. First interviews will be held on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 May 2021.

No agencies please.

EMS placements

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are unable to offer EMS placements. We are continuously reviewing the situation and will update this page as soon as are able to start accepting applications.