This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. With nearly half a million members we are the largest charity dedicated to girls and young women in the UK, and one of the largest and leading youth charities. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our 100,000 amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week. We have recently agreed our 2020+ strategy and begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people and volunteers at the heart of our organisation.
Girlguiding is recruiting a PR Manager to lead a bold and integrated PR and ambassadors programme to help us deliver Girlguiding’s new strategy. We want to help girls make their voices heard and appeal to more and a greater diversity of girls and potential volunteers so even more girls can benefit from our award-winning youth offer and the life changing opportunities guiding offers.
It’s a crucial time for girls and for Girlguiding as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. We have an important, positive story to tell about our role in communities and how we support girls’ and young women’s wellbeing, offering them ways to stay connected, learn and have fun in guiding even through the most challenging of times.
We’re looking for someone with extensive experience of developing and delivering high impact, creative PR strategies to engage target audiences. They should have an excellent news sense, be able to produce high-quality press materials and integrated campaign plans, and be able to train and coach other team members to do the same. They will need to have extensive knowledge of the UK media, strong social media know-how, and an ability to anticipate and identify PR opportunities and trends relevant to Girlguiding to help us meet strategic goals. They will have experience of crisis and reputational risk management and managing celebrity ambassadors.
The post requires working outside of 9-5 office hours, such as evenings and weekends, to be part of the press on-call rota and to travel to other locations as necessary, for which time off in lieu will be given.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.
We ask that you submit your CV, declaration form and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications.
Interviews will be held remotely during the pandemic.