The Poppy Factory – PR & Media Manager (Richmond)



Full Time:   37.5 hours
The Poppy Factory, Richmond
Salary: circa £37,000 per annum, commensurate with experience

Since 2010 The Poppy Factory employability service has facilitated over 950 job starts for Veterans (our clients) who experience some form of disability or health challenge in relation to work. Demand for our service has grown significantly; we are ambitious about supporting many more wounded; injured or sick veterans into meaningful and sustainable work and are now entering a further period of growth.

The Poppy Factory has an exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic PR & Media Manager with great news sense and networking ability to join our expanding Communications team. This new role provides a fantastic opportunity to take a leading role in creating, shaping and delivering The Poppy Factory’s PR and Media strategy, helping us to build our brand, work with high profile individuals and achieve our strategic objectives.

The ideal candidate will be a confident communicator, adept at networking and passionate about supporting wounded, injured and sick veterans to achieve their potential. The ability to develop and maintain relationships with national and local journalists will be a key asset in creating a positive image and raising awareness of The Poppy Factory’s work.

This is a new role and you will be joining at an exciting time as we embark on the next chapter in our development.

The key purpose of this role is to develop and implement a national PR & Media strategy, delivering high quality proactive and reactive communications to promote The Poppy Factory’s activities. Working in partnership with the Fundraising and Employability teams as well as colleagues within the Communications team, the PR & Media Manager will develop, deliver and evaluate integrated campaigns.


The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer.  We provide competitive terms and conditions of employment including:

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance
  • Funding available for training and development as appropriate.

How to apply

For the full job description and more information about the role, please [Link] download the application pack.

To apply for this position please prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Joanna Jacobson, Head of Communications.

The deadline for completed applications is midnight on 15th May.  Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place in week commencing 21st and 28th May.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Joanna Jacobson on 020 8939 1879.

Apply for the role of PR & Media Manager

Follow this link to the application pack.

No agencies please

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Poppy Factory is committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion.  Our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your application whether you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

We are a family friendly employer and happy to discuss flexible working.

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