Strategic communication

Communications Officer: World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, Westminster, London (hybrid working) – Deadline 29th July

By 18/07/2022

Communications Officer, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

Location: Westminster, Greater London – Hybrid working is supported
Salary: £28,000-30,000
Contract Type: Full-time, initial 2yr contract
Closing date: Friday 29 July 2022

We are looking for a dynamic individual keen to build their communication skills as a member of a global organisation focused on impact within the healthcare space.

You will have the opportunity to shape and contribute to all aspects of our communications strategy, from content development to campaign creation, events planning to media outreach. This is an ideal position for a self-starter seeking to be part of a small, fast-paced team with opportunities to gain experience and responsibility.


5 billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed. Can you help a growing organisation address a neglected area of global health care?

Surgery and anaesthesia have a fundamental and growing impact on global health outcomes. Surgical intervention could address at least 30% of the global burden of disease, and yet the poorest 33% of people receive just 3.5% of all surgery. Post-operative mortality rates 1,000 times higher than in some high-income countries can be found in parts of the world where surgery and anaesthesia have been neglected, and in some countries as many as 90% of anaesthetic departments do not have the equipment to provide a safe anaesthetic for a child.

With 132 Member Societies made up of anaesthesiologists in over 140 countries, the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) is uniquely placed to influence these inequalities and to help ensure universal access to safe surgery and safe anaesthesia. It aims to achieve this through its 4 programmes:

  • Advocacy
  • Education & Training
  • Working Together
  • Safety & Quality

All of which are allied with and supported by developing a well-functioning Federation.

This role will contribute to the delivery of our objectives by helping to implement advocacy and communications strategies.

The role reports to the Advocacy & Communications Manager and will liaise regularly with the rest of the small staff team in the Secretariat in London. The Secretariat works with and supports a much larger team of expert volunteers around the world. Relationships with member societies and our Board and Council will also be important, and an ability to interact across a range of stakeholders is essential.

Purpose of the role

This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of our communications and advocacy strategy. The incumbent will strengthen the WFSA by:

  • Supporting the Advocacy & Communications Manager in the delivery of all aspects of our communications and advocacy strategy;
  • Developing ideas and creating content for our website, social platforms, and other outlets;
  • Helping to manage and expand our social media presence;
  • Developing materials for our fundraising and marketing activities;
  • Event coordination (this may include some international travel to support events).

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