Strategic Communications Officer
Your new company You will be working for a social welfare charity based all over the country but this position is based in London. Your new role You will be working with the Strategic communications team to enhance and protect this charity's reputation and stature within the sector. Your main role will be to proactively and reactively gain positive Press and PR coverage for the charities through building relationship with key journalists and media outlets. This role is an integrated communications position and you will also be expected to help to develop and maintain a strong presence through over digital channels and social media. What you'll need to succeed * At least two years of experience of working in a PR agency, in-house communications, or Press Office function * Enthusiasm for current news issues and the media, with a positive self-starter attitude to building relationships in the media and with excellent written skills and the ability to influence and convince others * Highly organised - with an ability to think on your feet and work at pace - while being a supportive team player who shows interest in others and develops a range of contacts outside your own team to get the job done * Ideally experience within the third sector or wider public sector * An understanding of complex organisations and managing senior stakeholders What you'll get in return - Generous annual leave and company pension scheme - Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals - Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave - Season ticket and cycle to work loans - Paid volunteering leave A competitive salary and the opportunity to work with a well known brand and organisation that supports under privileged communities What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.