Sense has an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our Communications team in King's Cross, London. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time
Location: Kings Cross, London
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £25,975 - £29,204
About the role
The Communications Officer will play a key part in helping to raise the profile of Sense and the people we support, securing high profile media coverage to support key functions of the charity, including fundraising, operations and trading. The role is also responsible for managing the press office, monitoring and evaluating coverage, and working with colleagues across the organisation to generate stories and deliver coverage and compelling digital content.
You will be a creative individual with PR experience, either in-house or agency.You will have a great knowledge of the media landscape and an interest in policy and disability issues. Above all, you will have a positive, can-do attitude, and a hunger for securing quality press coverage.
You will be able to work well both independently and as part of a team and be able to work to deadlines whilst maintaining a strong attention to detail. It'd be great if you had a commitment to working in the charity sector and developing an understanding of disability issues, and how people with sensory impairments interact with digital media.
For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.
We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Closing date: Monday 8 April 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 16 April 2019
To start: To be discussed at interview
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to the Sense website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.
We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.
Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.
No agencies please.
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