***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
£28,000 per annum
37.5 per week (plus out of hours cover)
Central Office, with flexibility to work remotely
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Public Relations Officer (12-month fixed term contract) to join the PR and Public Affairs Team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, starting from May 2021.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. In 2019 SSAFA helped more than 85,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.
About the role
We are looking for a proactive self-starter to work in a busy press office environment supporting the PR team in delivering SSAFA’s PR strategy, with a particular focus on raising our profile, improving understanding of our work and building relationships with key stakeholders both regionally and nationally.
The role will need to develop strong, collaborative relationships across the organisation, including with the volunteer network through branches, divisions and service committees. Successful applicants will build on their existing relationships with media and grow relationships within the third, military and social care sectors.
To be successful within this role you will need: A relevant degree/qualification or equivalent experience working in a busy press office or PR department, demonstrable experience of delivering consumer-facing campaigns, excellent communications skills and a proven ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders. You will also need to have proven experience using media monitoring services whilst supporting projects with minimal supervision.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.
For further information
If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Victoria Randall on 020 7463 9258 for an informal discussion.
To apply, visit SSAFA’s website
Closing date: Midnight on 22 March 2021
Interviews: will be w/c 29 March
If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the selection process.
SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.
If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV. Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission. Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/hr-privacy-notice