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PR Officer

British Heart Foundation
London (Greater)
£28,000 - £30,500 p/a + benefits
Closing date
25 Jul 2021

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Fundraising, Marketing, PR & Communications, Community Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising
Health & Medical
Full Time
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The opportunity

Are you an experienced Media officer? Do you have strong PR skills as well as knowledge of current fundraising landscape?

If so, you could be the PR Officer we are looking for!

About the role

As our PR Officer for Fundraising, you’ll work across key Fundraising PR projects and will help to create and deliver external communications that inspire people to support the charity in these areas.

You’ll help deliver campaigns that will emotionally and creatively communicate the need for people to shop, donate, volunteer or sign up for BHF events and challenges – all of which will help fund lifesaving research.

Working closely with the Senior Media Officer and Media Manager you'll deliver engaging and innovative national campaigns including BHF's Heart Hero Awards, Heart Month, and the BHF's running and cycling events.

About you

Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, you’ll be talented at finding creative ways to tell stories and bringing these to life using case studies and statistics.

With a solid understanding of current fundraising issues you’ll have experience in working on a variety of campaigns. You'll be a self-starter with the ability to grow strong relationships with colleagues across the fundraising directorate quickly. You’ll understand the power of PR and have first-hand experience of placing a variety of stories in national, consumer and broadcast press.

As an enthusiastic media professional, you’ll also have superb interpersonal and management skills coupled with strong press office experience. With previous experience of working in a media or communications environment you’ll be able to write fluently and persuasively for a range of audiences.

You'll have excellent time management skills able to juggle a variety of tasks whilst working under pressure to deliver a first class service.

Please note this 9 month fixed term contract. 

About us 

When people affected by heart and circulatory diseases are in need, they turn to us. With our research we give people hope. With our expert advice and training, we give people knowledge and support. And with our campaigning we help build a healthier world for everyone.

Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

Please note this role is being advertised as PR Officer, but internally is known as Media Officer. 

Interview process 

Interviews will be held  over MS Teams.

Early applications are encouraged as we will review applications and interview throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

The BHF is currently following Government guidelines regarding working from home. Although the role is based in London, the expectation is that once restrictions are eased, we will follow a blended approach between office and home working.

How to apply 

To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role’s criteria.  

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. Diversity and Inclusion forms a main pillar in our People Experience Strategy. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work, so we can beat heartbreak for everyone.  

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.


Find Us
0207 554 0000
Greater London House
180 Hampstead Road
Mornington Cresent
United Kingdom
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