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Regional Media Officer (9 Month Fixed Term Contract)
Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath
Full time, 35 hours per week
£30,209.35 per annum plus excellent benefits (starting salary is subject to experience)
Cats Protection is the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helping around 193,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of 36 centres and over 250 volunteer-run branches
We are seeking a full time Regional Media Officer (RMO) to join our busy Regional Media Team on a nine month fixed term contract. Based at our National Cat Centre in Sussex, the RMO will develop and implement comprehensive communications strategies to support the regional branches, adoption centres and shops. We are a twenty minute drive from both Haywards Heath and East Grinstead with free onsite parking, please note public transport to the site is limited.
Among the role responsibilities, as the Regional Media Officer, you will find and exploit local Cats Protection stories that have regional or national reach and support branches, centres, shops and departments to work with their local media to generate greater awareness of the charity. You will also research, write and distribute media releases and images to media where appropriate to meet PR objectives.
The ideal Regional Media Officer will have solid PR or journalism experience, ideally in the charity or not-for-profit sector and excellent all-round communication skills. You will be supporting volunteers and regional employees, nurturing journalists and celebrity contacts as well as planning and organising regional media campaigns. You will also have a full driving licence.
Closing date: 2nd September 2019
Interview date: 18th September 2019
To reward you, we have a pay scheme which provides the opportunity to progress within your pay band, subject to satisfactory performance. We also offer a range of benefits which include a generous holiday entitlement, a competitive pension offering, a private medical scheme, and a death in service scheme.
Cats Protection is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
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