Public Relations Officer
Job title: Public Relations Officer
Directorate: Marketing and Remembrance
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £36,666 (£29,067 per annum plus £4,452 London weighting, and £3,147 Market Supplement).
About The Royal British Legion
The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.
Our Values and Behaviours
Does the following describe you?
- A desire to provide a great customer service and support
- Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
- Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
- Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
- An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others
If so then we would like to hear from you ….
An exciting opportunity for an experienced public relations officer to join The Royal British Legion’s national media team has become available.
You will help run PR operations for one of the UK’s largest charities, working on some of the biggest national campaigns including the Poppy Appeal, as well as during the wider Remembrance period. The work of the PR team extends year round including delivering creative campaigns to tell the stories of people we help, driving awareness of our political campaigning activity, managing relationships with our high profile supporters, and engaging media at national commemorative events.
You will be able to engage with senior journalists, draw up exciting and creative media plans, and communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences. You will also be able to effectively plan, organise and manage events. You will be capable of managing a heavy workload with flexibility and have a positive approach to problem solving.
The successful candidate will have a relevant degree or equivalent work experience, and will have experience of media relations, public relations or journalism within a high-profile national organisation. You will have experience in developing and delivering PR plans and campaigns, and will have worked with journalists at the national or regional level in securing significant media coverage.
In return we offer excellent career progression including in-house and industry training, the opportunity to create and manage PR campaigns from start to finish and coaching from senior members of the department.
The Legion is the nation’s largest Armed Forces charity providing support and advice to all those currently serving in the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families. As the national custodian of Remembrance the Legion also holds a lead role in the nation’s commemorative activity.
How to Apply
Please apply clicking ‘Apply Online’
Closing date for this role is 16th January 2019.