Press Officer

EasyWeb NFP
26 Mar 2019
15 Apr 2019
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Press Officer 

Position: Press Officer 
Location: Central London, WC1N 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £Competitive 
Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, generous pension scheme, flexible working, discounted season ticket loan and many more! 

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 15 April 2019 

About the role: 

Do you want to tell the stories of the families that come to our client? Are you a brilliant communications professional who can deliver national media coverage and who is looking for an exciting next step? Do you want to work for a high-profile and well-loved brand? Then this is a great opportunity to join a leading children’s charity, generating high profile and positive PR to raise money to help seriously ill children. 

Our client is looking for a dynamic Press Officer to be part of a busy and ambitious Communications team. The role will take a lead in developing new relationships in print, digital and broadcast media and will work to create new and innovative ways to generate stories and deliver forward-thinking media and communications coverage for the charity. 

About the Team: 

The Communications team is a high achieving, fast-paced team. Reporting to a Senior Press Officer, you will be part of a team of six, comprising of a four-strong press office function, a Family and Hospital Liaison Manager and Internal Comms Manager. 

About you: 

- Proven experience in delivering high profile and effective proactive PR campaigns, and of responding to reactive media enquiries 
- In-depth knowledge of PR strategy and tactics 
- Experience of working with senior external stakeholders or donors 
- Experience in using social media to engage key stakeholders 
- Ability to manage competing priorities and ability to work in a busy team to tight deadlines 
- Experience of fundraising PR particularly of high value corporate partnerships and red-carpet special events is desirable 

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the ‘Application and Interview FAQs’ on the career section of our website before you apply. 

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies in the future. 

About the charity: 

Every day brings new challenges at our client. Every day, 618 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, the Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Their staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you. 

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - they offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan. 

You may have experience of the following: Press Officer, Communications Officer, Communications Executive, Journalist, PR Officer, PR Executive, Public Relations, PR Campaigns, Journalism, Communications, Marcoms, Copy Writer, Media Relations, Corporate Partnerships, PR Specialist, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc.

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