Birmingham, West Midlands
E1 6LT
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£39,153 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This role can be based at any of our 9 offices; Croydon, Central London, Brent, Oxford, Coventry, Birmingham, Rotherham, Liverpool or Newcastle.

About us
Crisis is the UK’s national homelessness charity. We work side-by-side with people to help them rebuild their lives. Through decades of experience of working with people who are homeless, we know what’s needed to leave homelessness behind for good. We use this experience to shape the services we provide and the changes we campaign for. 

The News and Media team play a central role in building Crisis’ public profile, awareness of our year-round services and securing the changes we need to ensure everyone has a safe and stable place to call home. We tell compelling stories of people who’ve experienced homelessness, support our fundraising efforts on a national and regional level and highlight our work at Christmas and throughout the year in new and creative ways. 

About the role
As Crisis’ Senior Media Officer specialising in services, engagement and fundraising, you will play a key role helping us plan and deliver creative media campaigns that bring our work to life, demonstrating how we end peoples’ homelessness for good through education, training and support with housing, employment and health. You will also help raise the profile of our range of fundraising events, campaigns and corporate partnerships with key target audiences.  

Your role will be stimulating and varied. You’ll work with our frontline staff to identify people facing homelessness who want to share their stories and empower them to do so. You’ll also work alongside our Artist Liaison Manager to devise creative ways for our high-profile supporters and ambassadors to engage with the cause publicly and play a crucial role in some of our biggest organisational campaigns, like our annual Christmas campaign. You will also help make the most of reactive opportunities that come through to our press office and help build relationships with key journalists. 

About you
You’ll be a skilled communicator with experience of working within a busy press office environment/PR agency or as a journalist. 
You’ll have a track record of delivering high-profile, integrated media strategies that secure quality coverage in national, regional and consumer outlets. 
A passion for writing, and experience of working with and interviewing case studies, will mean you know how to tell a compelling story that will capture the attention of journalists and build public support for our goal of ending homelessness for good.

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% 
- 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 sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.

If you need to request an application in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team, contact details can be found on our website.

Closing date: Wednesday 27th January 2021 
Interviews will be held from w/c 8th February

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.

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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: 11 January 2021
Closing date: 27 January 2021
Job ref: 000188
Tags: Communications, PR, Policy/Research

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