Greater London
£28,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


The Brent Centre for Young People (BCYP) exists to improve young people’s lives so they can manage their challenges now and become happy and healthy adults. Our trained therapists are specialists in the provision of effective mental health treatment of young people who need it most.

Currently, the BCYP is the leading mental health charity for young people in North West London, supporting over 700 young people a year with a wide range of issues. We offer specialised treatment in the areas of suicide prevention, tackling self-harm, eating disorders, exam anxiety and more.

Set up over 50 years ago with focus on preventing suicide amongst adolescents, and working in the heart of the community, we expanded into schools in the 1990s, and work closely with the NHS and CAMHS. The Brent Centre is also an important Research Centre on Adolescent Breakdown and Psychotherapy.

Last year the Centre initiated an exciting process to prepare the next stages of growth. We are now searching for an outstanding Communications and Media Officer to develop the communications function, working together with the new management team. You will work with programme leads and teams to establish our voice amongst different partners, and support the Centre build its reputation.


Contract: Permanent, Full time.

Part time (4 days a week will be considered for the right candidate)

Location: Brondesbury Park, London NW6

Salary: £28,000-30,000 (dependant on experience)

Reporting to: Head of Development and Communications



Overall role

The ideal candidate will have an excellent track record of communication’s skills (strategy development, writing and storytelling skills), media relations and experience supporting the Leadership team and Board of Trustees. We are essentially seeking someone who has a flair for pursuing potential opportunities and who has a proactive and solutions focussed approach.


  1. Content and materials development ​- produce high-quality, engaging materials, resources and content that is in line with agreed branding and messaging; and effectively support the organisation’s communications strategy and activities (including content for website, press and social media)
  2. Events​ - plan, manage and deliver the communications activities around key events and global moments (for example World Mental Health Day, Marathon events, local community events).
  3. Stakeholder and partner relationships​ - manage relevant internal and external relationships with key partners
  4. Support the Head of Communications to build the Centre’s reputation with different stakeholders by creating targeted communication elements that speak to their values and ensure the BCYP is a relevant partner in the national and international debate about young people’s mental health.
  5. Develop a storytelling strategy to help our team engage with different audiences – funders, partner organizations and our community.

About you

The candidate should possess at least a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in Communications at a respected social impact, government or international development organisation.

You are a creative and determined individual who can effectively utilise your genuine interest and demonstrable experience in communications. You are able to communicate effectively to a range of audiences in a variety of media. You are passionate about mental health in young people in the UK and would like to make a contribution to sharing knowledge about effective long-term treatment.

Deadline for applications: 5th April  2020

First round of interviews: Week commencing on April 20th 2020

Second round of interviews: Week of April 27th 2020

Refreshed on: 27 May 2020
Closed date: 03 June 2020
Tags: Communications, PR

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.