Job: Assistant Communications Officer x2 - Commonwealth Secretariat

£28,500 pa gross

Based in Pall Mall, London SW1

2 year fixed-term contract.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through our Young Professionals Programme (YPP). The YPP creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to our core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.

The Assistant Communications Officer role sits within the Communications Division and is focused on providing it with technical and administrative support.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional journalistic, media or political experience. A master’s degree is desirable but not essential. You will have worked in a recognised national broadcast, print or digital newsroom for a minimum of two years

We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 52 independent sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable and people-centred development through professional advice, transfer of best practice and the enhancement of skills and knowledge. Here you will be making a valued contribution to the wellbeing of 2.4 billion citizens, 60% of whom are under 30 years of age.

If you are keen to gain excellent experience with us, and can thrive in our multi-cultural environment, we look forward to hearing from you.

To be considered for this role you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the time applications close.

The closing date is 1 August 201