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Public Relations Officer

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A public relations (PR) officer is responsible for building and maintaining good relations between an organisation and their clients or the public. They may work in-house or for a consultancy. Other job titles include public affairs, press, communications or media officers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Outside the public sector there are no set salary scales. Starting salaries may start at £18,000 to £20,000, rising to between £24,000 and £30,000 a year. This can rise with experience to over £40,000 a year. A director or head of corporate affairs can earn up to £100,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2830
2.4 %
RISE
2023
2898
  United Kingdom
2018
44359
2.8 %
RISE
2023
45610

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

CAM Foundation
Tel: 01628 427120
E-mail: cam@cim.co.uk
Website: http://www.camfoundation.com/
Twitter: @CAMFoundation
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCAMFoundation

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Tel: 020 7631 6900
Website: http://www.cipr.co.uk/
Twitter: @CIPR_UK
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CIPR.UK

Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA)
Tel: 020 7233 6026
Website: http://www.prca.org.uk
Twitter: @PRCA_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PRCAuk

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