Communications Officer (Press & PR)

5 days left

London (Greater)
£27 -29K
31 Aug 2016
30 Sep 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Description: Communications Officer (Press & PR)
Permanent contract: £27 -29K

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and confident Communications Officer (Press & PR) to join our busy team of three and help deliver the best profile raising results through a range of media initiatives, campaigns and channels.

About the role
This role offers a fantastic opportunity to help deliver national media coverage and co-ordinate regional media activity. You will use a whole range of media skills and channels to generate proactive media coverage, spotting opportunities as well as working on reactive stories. The role is fast paced and demanding, working across a range of media from trade to consumer, national and regional. The issues and initiatives we work on are diverse ranging from supporting hard to reach young people turning their lives around to launching a new ship. So you will need a broad range of skills and a sound understanding of Media and PR.

About you
You will have two years’ experience, preferably in the charity sector with lots of drive and enthusiasm to make a difference and work with us to raise our profile through a range of channels including social media.

You will be proactive, with experience of media release writing and a good understanding of media along with great writing skills, an eye for detail, as well as a nose for a great story or opportunity and how to turn that in to reality. Ideally you will have a PR qualification but this is not essential.

About us
We are a leading charity for youth development and lifelong learning, supporting young people and professional seafarers. This role supports both with a strong communications element focused on youth. Sea Cadets helps young people find friendship, confidence and a new sense of direction. As the governing body of the Sea Cadets our aim is to help them see the future they want – and make that future happen. You will also be working with the much loved maritime charity, Marine Society long established in helping seafarers through education.

We offer a salary between £27 -29k pa, dependent on experience and the opportunity to join MSSC voluntary contributory pension and private medical insurance schemes. Plus we support continuous professional development with a range of opportunities for you to hone your skills.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Senior Communications Officer on 020 7654 7006 or email:

A job description and person specification are available from Applications should include a completed application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, also both available from the site.
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Please note that the successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal record check - now called Disclosure and Barring Service