Apply for a 9 - 12 month placement with FPH’s Policy & Communications Team

We are looking to recruit up to 2 public health trainees to support FPH’s Senior Media and Comms Officer in delivering impactful, strategic-led comms. From writing blogs to developing campaign messaging, getting involved in social media, and pitching stories to the media, this placement will give you a unique opportunity to develop new skills while ticking off many of the communications and stakeholder engagement competencies in the curriculum. The competencies you can hope to achieve include:

  • Policy and Strategy development and implementation
  • Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health
  • Health Improvement, Determinants of Health, and Health Communication

You will play a key role in helping to deliver the comms tactics outlined in our organisational comms strategy as well as the tactics in our policy-led Brexit and Public Health Funding campaigns. And we’d love to work with you to shape a bespoke role that will allow you to get your teeth stuck into a project that will inspire and excite you while learning and achieving a huge amount.  

Rachel Thomson has two months left on the Project Scheme and has given the following testimonial about her time with the Policy & Comms Team:

“The team has been so supportive of my learning needs, as well as just being a lovely group of people. Haidee and I have had really clear discussions about the areas of communications and writing skills where I wanted to gain experience, and had a flexible approach to re-shuffling my work plan activities to be sure we'd hit our agreed learning outcomes. I’m based in Scotland so I've been able to work remotely the majority of the time, which has made it much easier to juggle alongside my other commitments.

“Overall it's been excellent for building my confidence and my familiarity with social media and online comms, as well as my understanding of policy work at a national level, and I would highly recommend it to interested registrars.”

Please click here to read the full placement description, which includes a breakdown of all the learning outcomes you could achieve, and to apply for the position, click here. 

If you’ve got any questions, please contact Haidee O’Donnell, senior media and comms officer at FPH, via email: