SSAFA – Head of PR


Circa £50,000 per annum
37.5 per week
London, EC3R 8AD

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Head of PR in the Marketing and Communications department at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity.

About the role

We are seeking a passionate and creative Head of PR to lead an enthusiastic PR team who have produced some outstanding results in a crowded sector.

We are looking for a senior level, commercially minded PR and Communications professional to shape and mould our PR and external affairs strategy. It is an exciting time to join our organisation as we embark on the next chapter in our organisational development. PR and external affairs will pay a critical part in this and the successful candidate will be a critical part of the Marketing and Communications team.


To carry out this role successfully you will have experience in

  • Developing and delivering PR and external affairs strategies to deliver corporate strategic objectives
  • Achieving outstanding results in delivering impactful and creative PR and external affairs that drive profile and improve understanding of an organisation
  • Managing crisis communications, including media training of senior staff
  • Ensuring that the PR strategy delivers support where needed to the branch network, including liaison with regional and local media outlets.
  • Managing a busy and varied press office with multiple stakeholders
  • Managing external agencies to support the internal team

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Justine Baynes, Director of Marketing & Communications, on 020 7463 9211 for an informal discussion.

Download the job description and apply via our website.

Closing date: Midnight on 25 June 2017

Interviews: 4 July 2017

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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