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Public Relations Specialist

NFP People
£43483.99 Per Annum
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Public Relations Specialist

We are seeking a highly competent and professional Public Relations specialist in this full-time role.

The charity is an international movement, an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

Position: IHQ Public Relations Specialist

Location: London

Salary: £43,483.99 per annum

Contract: Permanent, full-time, 35 hours per week

Benefits: Contributory Pension Scheme, 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays, Generous Travel Allowance.

Closing Date: 15/03/2024

About the Role

We are looking for a Public Relations Specialist to promote the work and mission of the organisation at home and overseas and to seek thought leadership and profiling opportunities for The General and other International Leaders.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Public Relations planning: In conjunction with the Head of Communications, develop a PR plan to include strategy, goals, budget, and tactics to achieve high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online media across international, national and local media to meet the purpose of the role (above).
  • Manage the Annual Public Relations calendar.
  • Lead on Public Relations campaigns.
  • Seek opportunities for ‘thought leadership’ (especially on Linked In), to showcase the international work of The Salvation Army.
  • Develop issue-led media hooks capitalising on issues that can provide a platform for social media engagement.
  • Media Relations: Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts, managing all media inquiries and interview requests.
  • Draft press releases, by-line articles and keynote presentations.
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with stakeholders, journalists and overseas colleagues.
  • Draft various types of written content (including but not limited to International News Bulletins, News Releases, and copy) and update reports and some digital platforms in a timely manner.
  • Provide PR support with podcasts.

About You

This will be an exciting, exacting and sometimes demanding role, requiring experience and a highly organised, professional approach. You will have experience in a professional-related working environment or have relevant experience in a professional public relations role, most likely in-house. You will be possessed of excellent media relations skills and experience.

You will have:

  • Possess a degree in Public Relations or equivalent in related subject.
  • Have significant experience in an in-house Public Relations role at a mid-seniority level
  • Be able to demonstrate relevant professional membership and show evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Be possessed of the gravitas necessary to advise C-suite level colleagues
  • Excellent written and spoken English (there will be a skills test as part of the recruitment process)

The charity is a close-knit and expanding communications team working in an international context with a global audience. Some international travel may be required.

If you are a humanitarian at heart, motivated to work for and with the leader of a global Christian church and charity, we are keen to hear from you.

If you feel you have the necessary experience and would like to join the team, apply today! You will be redirected to the charity’s website where you will need to complete their online application process, please note CVs will not be accepted.

Other roles you may have experience with could include PR, Public Relations, PR Officer, Public Relations Officer, PR Assistant, Public Relations Assistant, PR Manager, Public Relations Manager, Brand, Media, External Relations.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


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