COVID-19 response

Supporting jobs in the communication industry

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government Communication Service has established an advisory panel of leaders from across the communications industry to provide expert challenge, advice and support for the Government’s COVID-19 communication activities.

The panel will provide unified strategic leadership for the profession and offer practical support for communications specialists impacted by COVID-19.

We know there are communications specialists whose jobs will already have been affected by COVID-19. If you have communications skills and expertise to offer, please register your interest below.

Interested in Government Communications?
Register here.

How to apply:

  1. Register your interest in short term, interim roles in the Government Communication Service by completing the form below.
  2. Have a look at the latest permanent vacancies on our jobs page
Which skills are we looking for?

We are particularly interested in hearing from communication professionals who want to impact lives through their work, and are available immediately on a temporary basis. We are looking for:

  • people with digital skills who can support the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) with analysis, fighting mis-/dis-information and amplifying the Government response through social media
  • people with experience in analytics tools like Brandwatch, Spike/Newswhip, and Tweetdeck monitoring
  • people who understand how social media platforms work
  • press / media relations officers with some of the skills listed above (and a keenness to learn)
  • people who are good at insight & evaluation especially with evaluating and analysing data experience or polling and focus group analysis (experience with tools like Mosaic is useful)
  • media grid planners
  • marketing or campaign specialists
Register now

To find out more about communications roles in government please consult the GCS Career Framework.