E1 6LT
£35,730 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About us
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our News and Media team, at a pivotal time for Crisis as we develop, and inspire public support for, a long-term plan to end homelessness once and for all.

We’re looking for a dynamic, proactive individual with experience of working in a busy press office to join us to help bring to life the issues and solutions to homelessness, convincing our audiences it can and must be ended.

About the role
As Senior Media Officer, you will play a key role in creating and implementing media strategies to help secure policy change, engage new supporters in Crisis’ purpose to end homelessness and build our profile in news, consumer, online and regional media.

About you
You’ll have a strong track record of developing and implementing high-profile integrated media strategies that have helped achieve organisational objectives. With a proactive, audience-focused approach and excellent news sense, you’ll also be able to translate complex and sensitive issues into compelling content for a range of audiences.

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

· Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
· Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
· 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

How to apply
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please send a CV and covering letter addressing points 1-5 of the personal specification through the yellow 'apply' button.

The job description is available by clicking the additional details tab.

Person Specification

  1. Experience of working within a busy press office at a senior level

  2. Experience of developing and implementing high-profile integrated media strategies that have helped achieve organisational objectives, as well as a high volume of coverage across national and regional news outlets, and targeted consumer features

  3. A solid track record of translating complex policy and research into compelling news and PR coverage

  4. Experience of managing and maintaining good relationships with senior internal stakeholders as well as senior journalists and editors

  5. Experience in telling the stories of people who are, or have been, in vulnerable situations, sensitively and with the utmost respect for their safety and wellbeing

Closing date: 19 February 2020 (11:59pm)

If you need to request an application in an alternative format, please contact the HR Team using the contact details on the Crisis Jobs site.

Closing date: Wednesday 19th February (11.59pm)

We value diversity, promote equality and encourage and applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.

Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094

More about Crisis UK
Crisis UK

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people.

We are committed to ending homelessness. Every day we see the devastating impact ... Read more

Posted on: 12 February 2020
Closed date: 19 February 2020
Job ref: SMO 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Policy/Research

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