Location: Moorfields, London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35
Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum (inc London weighting)
Do you want to join an award-winning media team? Do you want to give a voice to people in crisis? We are looking for an outstanding individual with excellent media experience to join us and help take our engagement and influencing to the next level.
What you will be doing
In the UK and overseas, our staff and volunteers respond to some of the most defining issues of our time. These range from the health and social care needs of an ageing population; domestic terror attacks and emergencies; the refugee crisis and global emergencies from natural disasters, protracted conflict and chronic hunger.
As PR Officer you will provide dedicated media support on all aspects our UK and international work, working with the PR manager to develop public relations plans that are informed by a robust understanding of the organisation's priority external audiences.
Utilising advanced journalistic and creative skills and experience to build relations with new audiences, you will work on British Red Cross appeals, advocacy campaigns and day-to-day engagement activity including media, advocacy, social media and marketing initiatives.
Meet the team
The PR Officer will report to and work closely with the PR manager.
They will also work with the rest of the media team and digital, fundraising and beneficiary communications, as well as the wider communications and engagement directorate and other departments to ensure an integrated communications offer to the rest of the organisation.
What we are looking for
To succeed in this role you'll have a sound knowledge of UK media with a strong understanding of what makes a good story and how to deliver campaigns.
With significant experience working with the media either as a journalist, working in PR or media relations, you will have an understanding of the way digital media is affecting the news environment.
You should also have experience of working with journalists, responding to queries and pitching story ideas as well as experience of briefing and advising media spokespeople for interviews.
If you are a talented and committed PR professional who can deliver strong and impactful communications activity, we would very much like to hear from you.
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 21st of February 2019 with interviews to follow.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
· 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
· Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
· Up to 6% contributory pension
· Flexible working policy
A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross helps anyone, anywhere in the UK to get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK and around the world. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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