E1W, London
£28,000 - £34,000 per year
Contract, 18 month contract, Full-time
Job description

JRS UK is seeking to recruit a full-time Senior Press and Media Officer to lead and develop JRS UK’s press coverage to help to achieve our vision of a world where people forced to flee their homes are welcomed with love; and to help lead our work at a critical time when the Nationality and Borders Bill is seeking to overhaul the UK asylum system.

The ideal candidate with have an active interest and engagement in current affairs, with a demonstrable ability to analyse and advise on which stories we should engage in to further our mission. You’ll have track record of generating positive news coverage across a variety of media streams, and a passion for amplifying the voices of the vulnerable.

You will be a key member of a small communications and fundraising team, seeking to broaden our media coverage across national and regional media, broadsheet, online and broadcast; as well as more specialist Christian and consumer media. We place a high value on encouraging refugee participation in, and the shaping of, our messaging, and you will play a key part in ensuring this.

The external communications of JRS UK seek to be clear and balanced, and congruent with our values as an organisation, protecting and highlighting the dignity of refugees at all times.

You will be passionate about raising awareness of the needs of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, with an eye for what works in print, broadcast and social media. Happy to be ‘on the go’, you thrive on a fast paced communications style and getting agreed messages across to new and existing audiences.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with experience of seeking safety in the UK.

More about Jesuit Refugee Service UK
Jesuit Refugee Service UK

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation, at work in over 50 countries with a mission to accompany, serve and... Read more

Refreshed on: 25 September 2021
Closed date: 10 October 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Advocacy

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