Up to £45000 per annum



About the organisation

The British Red Cross is one of the most recognised brands across the globe. We help millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepa... Read more

Job Description

PR Manager
Location: Moorfields, London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35
Salary: GBP 40,000 - GBP 45,000 per annum (including London weighting)

The British Red Cross is looking for a creative and dynamic PR and Celebrity Manager to join our award-winning Media team.

What you will be doing
You will lead the PR team to devise proactive PR campaigns covering both our UK and international work, shape our approach to celebrity liaison and work closely with our corporate partners on national media launches.

With our 150th anniversary coming up next year, this is an exciting time to be joining the British Red Cross.

Meet the team

You will head up a team of four, with overall responsibility for our proactive PR, corporate partnership communications activity and celebrity liaison.

The role of PR Manager sits within the Media department, which also includes the News and Social Media teams, and works very closely with the Multimedia team.

It is part of the Communications and Advocacy directorate which tells the stories about who we are, what we do, what we believe, and the difference we make to people's lives - so that both externally and internally people act, behave, or make decisions in a way that results in a positive change for people in crisis.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this role we require a dynamic, experienced PR professional who embraces the fast-paced environment of a busy media team.

We need someone who builds strong relationships with colleagues across multiple disciplines and thrives on delivering integrated campaigns.

With an excellent working knowledge of the media in the UK and with a strong understanding of both news and features as well as knowledge of what makes a good story or broadcast package, the successful candidates must have:

  • Proven ability as a media and public relations officer or journalist

  • Experience in managing people and/or leading a team

  • Experience advising senior leaders

  • Strong stakeholder relationship management skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 9th of June with interviews scheduled to take place on the 21st of June 2019.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave

  • Up to 6% contributory pension

  • Flexible working policy

A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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