Greater London
Job description
About us

Everyone is equal in the sight of God. Yet we live in a world where poverty still persists. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives. For 75 years, Christian Aid has been standing with the poorest of our neighbours. We work in with poor and marginalised communities around the world, with people of all faiths and none, to stand up for dignity, equality and justice. Together we can create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Our voices and actions are stronger together. And with your help, we can make an even bigger difference.

Community Fundraising & Public Engagement Division

The Community Fundraising & Public Engagement Division is a newly-formed division that forms part of the Fundraising & Supporter Engagement directorate. It brings together Christian Aid's outward-facing work with churches, supporters, the general public, media, ambassadors and influencers to create a movement for change, motivated to give, act and pray to achieve dignity, equality and justice for the world's poorest people. This role is a key member of the divisional leadership team.

About the role

This role leads the public engagement, PR and media relations strategy for Christian Aid ensuring all messages are on brand and consistent with our fundraising, marketing and communication strategies and have impact across a range of channels, including social media and public engagement events. The Media & Public Engagement Lead works with colleagues across fundraising & supporter engagement (FSE), policy, public affairs and campaigns (PPC) and international to deliver stand-out profile-raising media and public engagement activity, particularly during key moments such as Christian Aid Week and Christmas.

About you

You will be an experienced media and PR professional that has the energy, drive and creative flair to devise and deliver innovative media campaigns and stunts that raise the profile of Christian Aid. You will have a strong track record of leading teams to achieve media, PR and public engagement goals, and great relationships with journalists and influencers. You will have the tenacity and influencing skills to work with colleagues across the organisation to drive through compelling stories that make the great work of Christian Aid front page news and make our supporters proud to be part of this movement for change.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
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Christian Aid

Our vision Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid ha... Read more

Posted on: 29 June 2020
Closed date: 08 July 2020
Job ref: 2907
Tags: Fundraising