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The Royal British Legion – Senior Public Relations Officer 

***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***

Application closing date: 25/02/2020 

Location: London 

Salary: £40,533 per annum (£36,081 per annum plus £4,452 London weighting) 

About The Royal British Legion

The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

  • A desire to provide a great customer service and support
  • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
  • Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so then we would like to hear from you ….

The Role

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Public Relations officer to join The Royal British Legion’s national media team has become available. You will play a leading role in running PR operations for one of the UK’s largest charities, working on high profile campaigns and events. These include the upcoming commemorations for VE Day and VJ Day 75, the Invictus Games and the Poppy Appeal. Last year, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day the Legion’s PR team was at the heart of international events, hosting the UK’s leading media outlets on board a ship which took 250 veterans back to Normandy. The work of the Legion’s PR team extends year-round and includes delivering creative campaigns to tell the stories of people we help, driving awareness of our political campaigning activity, developing stories and content for use across the organisation, working with high-profile ambassadors and engaging with national media during key events. The successful candidate will have a relevant degree or equivalent work experience, and will have extensive experience of media relations, public relations or journalism within a high-profile national organisation. You will have experience in devising, leading and delivering PR plans and campaigns using a variety of tactics and techniques, and will have worked with journalists at the national and regional level in securing significant media coverage. Experience of managing staff is desirable but not essential.

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 apply a strategic approach to your work to deliver against wider organisational objectives. You will also be capable of working in a fast-paced environment, managing a heavy workload with flexibility and have a positive approach to problem solving. In return we offer excellent career progression including in-house and industry training, the opportunity to create and manage PR campaigns from start to finish as well as coaching from senior members of the department.

The Legion is the nation’s largest Armed Forces charity providing services and support to all those currently serving in the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families. As the champion of Remembrance, the Legion also holds a lead role in the nation’s commemorative activity.

Download the job description here.

To find out more about working for The Royal British Legion, click here. To find out more about this role and to apply, visit the Jobs Portal, or contact jobs@britishlegion.org.uk

Closing date for this role is: Tuesday 25 February 2020

 

 

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