PR Officer

City of London, London
22 Aug 2017
05 Sep 2017
British Red Cross
Communications & PR
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

PR Officer
Location: Moorgate, London
Contract type: 12 months FTC
Hours per week: 35
Salary: Circa GBP 29,000 per annum (including ILW)

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Public Relations Officer to work as part of the media team to provide the organisation with specialist experiential, public-facing campaigns and coverage driving events as a central part of the team's overall public relations responsibilities.

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We mobilise human kindness to support people at the most vulnerable moments of their lives.

In the UK and overseas, our staff and volunteers respond to many of the defining issues of our time. These range from the health and social care needs of an aging population; domestic terror attacks and major fire incidents; the refugee crisis in Europe; right through to issues of protracted conflict and chronic hunger driving migration across the world.

Our reshaped Communications and Engagement Directorate is charged with giving voice to people in crisis. We are looking for outstanding advocates, communicators and creatives to join us and help take our engagement and influencing to the next level.

This year the British Red Cross has raised millions for those affected by the terror attacks in the UK as well as the tragic fire in London. The One Love Manchester benefit concert which we co-produced with Ariana Grande has been BBC's most-watched live event of 2017 to date. Our brand relevance is at an all-time high and our national and regional media coverage is currently leading the third sector.

Do you have the media skills and experience to help us build on this great work?

If you are a talented and committed communications professional who can help us to inspire human kindness when crisis strikes, we would very much like to hear from you.

Join us and become part of our global humanitarian movement.

About the role
The PR Officer provides support on all aspects of public engagement and will work with the PR Manager in facilitating the development of public relations plans that are informed by a robust understanding of the organisation's priority external audiences. The post will work on British Red Cross appeals, advocacy campaigns and day-to-day engagement activity including media, advocacy, social media and marketing initiatives.

About 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.

The role of PR Officer sits within the communications and engagement directorate. The communications and engagement directorate tells the stories about who we are, what we do, what we believe, and the difference we make to people's lives - so that both externally and internally people act, behave, or make decisions in a way that results in a positive change for people in crisis.

About the person
With an understanding of the way digital media is affecting the news environment and working knowledge of UK media, candidates should have:

  • Significant experience of managing and delivering engaging and impactful events.
  • Experience of devising and implementing campaigns with tangible outcomes.
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Experience of event organisation.
  • Experience of pitch writing and development of campaign plans and evaluations.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 5th of September with interviews to follow.

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

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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