***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
Application closing date 30/07/2017
Salary £26,853 per annum plus £4,452 London weighting plus £3,147 Market Supplement
Package Benefits: Employee Assistance Helpline, Life Assurance. Voluntary Benefits: Childcare Vouchers, Group Pension Plan
Job category/type Marketing & Communications
An exciting opportunity for an experienced public relations officer to join The Royal British Legion’s national media team has become available.
You will be joining us at our busiest time of year to help run PR operations for one of the UK’s largest charity campaigns, the Poppy Appeal, and for the Remembrance period. However the work of the PR team extends year round including delivering creative campaigns to tell the stories of people we help, driving awareness of our political campaigning activity, managing relationships with our high profile supporters, and engaging media at national commemorative events.
The successful candidate will have a relevant degree or equivalent work experience, and will have experience of media relations, public relations or journalism within a high-profile national organisation. You will have experience in developing and delivering PR plans and campaigns, and will have worked with journalists at the national or regional level in securing significant media coverage.
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to engage and interest journalists, to draw up creative media plans, to communicate with a range of audiences and to manage events. You will also be able to manage a heavy workload with flexibility and have a positive approach to problem solving.