Devizes, Wiltshire
£30,852 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Award-winning Julia’s House Children’s Hospices is seeking an experienced Media and Communications Officer for Wiltshire, with experience gained ideally within the charity sector. 

Julia’s House provides vital home-based and hospice-based care to many life-limited children across the county. The successful candidate will provide dedicated PR and communications support in Wiltshire across multiple channels including digital, raising awareness of Julia’s House and the care it provides to families across the county.  With no Government support, maintaining this lifeline for local families will be the focus of this new position, by creating and implementing PR and communications in support of the dedicated Wiltshire fundraising appeal.

With a sound knowledge of the Wiltshire area, community and media, the successful candidate will be based at our Devizes hospice a minimum of 2-3 days a week, with additional time at our Head Office in Poole, Dorset (subject to Government COVID-19 restrictions).

If you have the following qualities and experience and have the passion to see Julia’s House succeed, we would like to hear from you:-

  • Ability to seek out and create compelling and engaging stories

  • Experience of PR and media relations including writing press releases and dealing with the media

  • Experience of campaign development and management to support brand awareness and fundraising goals

  • Sound social media knowledge and experience of creating and marketing digital content

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Work well within a multi-disciplinary team

  • Self-starter, with initiative and a creative spark

In addition to a 35 hour week we offer 30 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays) and a generous pension scheme amongst our benefits. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our family and be part of our passionate, dedicated team where you can make a significant difference to the lives of families in Wiltshire.

Closing date:    11 November 2020 

Interviews to be held during week commenting 23 November.                        

Job Description and Person Specification are available on our website.

The above post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Registered Charity No. 1067125                                            

Julia’s House is a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For and has received their award for 10 years’ commitment to better workplaces


Julia’s House is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our clients, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.   Based on our current staffing profile, we have identified that there is an under-representation of: (a) individuals of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, so would especially welcome BAME applicants for any of our vacant positions; and (b) males, so we would welcome male applicants for any of our vacant positions and especially for any care and nursing roles.  We also welcome applications from people living with a disability.







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Refreshed on: 31 October 2020
Closed date: 11 November 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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