Press Officer (Corporate and Fundraising Communications)
Salary: £29,750 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time, 35 per week, 4 days per week considered or compressed hours
Location: Stratford, London (1-2 days per week)
Closing date: Friday 22nd October 2021 11:59
Are you a sharp minded and ambitious individual with PR experience and a strong understanding of the media landscape, looking to help us beat cancer sooner?
Why we need you
As part of the Communications department, the Corporate and Fundraising Comms team tells the story of Cancer Research UK through the media to help build understanding of our purpose and support for our work.
At Cancer Research UK, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is very important to us; we want to share the stories from the communities we represent - from spotlighting the progress we are making in mitigating health inequalities, to making sure our communications are accessible for all. We're looking for people as passionate as us when it comes to EDI, and we want to be a team that not only encourages diversity and inclusion but reflects it. With our new head office in the heart of Newham borough, we value our closeness to the diverse cultures, people and environments it affords. We would love to hear from people in our local community interested in joining our team, or anyone that has experience in championing EDI and embedding it through engaging and powerful content.
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What will I be doing?
As an officer, you'll plan, prepare and execute communications activities and campaigns that support the charity's fundraising and corporate activities. We're looking for someone with experience and/or understanding of corporate comms as this role will focus on our fundraising, corporate and philanthropy comms.
Reporting into the senior manager, you'll join a team of senior officers and officers with a range of communications skills and backgrounds.
Make an impact every day by....
Work on communications campaigns and events; drafting and executing comms plans, and creating press materials, with support from a senior officer or senior manager?
Help devise bold, ambitious content, feature and story ideas to sell-in to national media and use across multiple comms channels ?
Build relationships with journalists and key opinion leaders to ensure Cancer Research UK is front-of-mind and the go-to charity for comments, info and stories related to cancer and/or fundraising
Receive and respond to media enquiries in a timely manner, including news desk duties, and advise/brief spokespeople on media opportunities?
Assist with crisis comms issues, drafting media lines and updating key stakeholders
Liaise with comms colleagues on the development and roll-out of media stories and campaigns to ensure the right comms channels are used and key audiences are reached
What are skills are we looking for?
Experience of working in PR relevant to the role (in-house or agency)
A good demonstrable knowledge of media landscape
Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to find creative ways to publicise our corporate and fundraising initiatives
Able to identify and solve problems with minimal guidance
Can provide routine advice, guidance and support to colleagues and key stakeholders
Accountable for a busy workload while receiving a moderate level of supervision and direction from management
Able to prioritise day-to-day tasks and make decisions within established guidelines and policies; can allocate time to meet deadlines
Experience in Corporate PR or demonstrable understanding of this area would be beneficial
How to apply:
Please submit your CV online
As part of your application, we would like you to submit a covering letter online in the text box provided. Please include your motivations for applying for the role and how you feel your skills and experience are a good match.
*This role is known internally as *Corporate and Fundraising Communications Officer