The Royal British Legion

Junior Public Relations Officer

London (Central), London (Greater)
£28,901.40 (£24,449.40 per annum plus £4,452 London weighting)
02 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Job title: Junior Public Relations Officer

Region: London

Directorate: Marketing and Remembrance

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: £28,901.40 (£24,449.40 per annum plus £4,452 London weighting)


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 ….

The Role

An exciting opportunity for a Junior 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 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.

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree or equivalent work experience, and knowledge of media relations, public relations, journalism and the charity sector. You will have experience in providing administrative and logistical support as part of a team where good communication and co-ordination was essential. You will be capable of handling incoming enquiries to the press office and ensuring they are dealt with quickly and professionally.

You will have the opportunity to develop and maintain good relations with representatives of all types of media while presenting a positive, professional and contemporary face of the Legion. The role will also involve assisting with media campaigns contributing original ideas, drafting press materials and analysing media coverage. We are looking for someone who can take an innovative and fresh approach, is capable of managing a heavy workload and has a positive attitude to problem solving.

In return we offer excellent career progression including in-house and industry training, as well as the opportunity to work on 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.

We are also recruiting a Junior Public Relations Officer, please visit The Royal British Legion’s website for more information.

How to Apply

Please apply clicking ‘Apply Online’

Closing date for this role is 16th January 2019.


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