Contract, One year fixed contract, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about the power of communications to change the lives of families across the UK?

Press and PR Officer
Salary: £32,000
36 hours per week, one year fixed contract
Working from home (with expectation of a day every two weeks in Leicester office) or from office in Leicester

Over the past year Home-Start UK has increased its media presence. Broadcast, print and online media coverage has highlighted the stories of families, our policy and influencing work, and our partnership with the John Lewis Partnership. This is now a fantastic opportunity to lead the development of a media and PR programme at a national charity supporting thousands of families across the UK.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the pressures families are under and the critical importance of organisations that are supporting parents and children. We are now looking for a new press and PR officer to take advantage of this increase in profile and make sure Home-Start and the families we support are at the heart of the conversation.

You will have at least three years’ experience in a similar role. You will have a passion for generating engaging and creative media coverage and be able to demonstrate previous success at securing media coverage across print, broadcast and online. But, most importantly, you will amplify the voices of the families we work with and be committed to diversifying the stories we tell and ensuring that voices from minority or marginalised communities are heard.

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

This full time post can either be at the Home-Start UK office in Leicester, or working from home with expectation of at least a day every two weeks in Leicester office.

If this sounds like your type of challenge we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 12 May.
Interviews will be held remotely on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 May.

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click the apply button and attach your CV and covering later outlining why you would be suitable for this role.

Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity.  We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability.  Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process.

Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee. Company No. 5382181.
Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SC039172.

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 28 April 2021
Closing date: 12 May 2021
Job ref: 156813_HS
Tags: Communications, PR, Marketing
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