Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Press Officer

Salary: £26k Full time

Location: Reading

Closing Date: 6th October 2019

The fast-paced marketing team drives activity that supports fundraising, wishgranting and brand development. Within this role, you will support us to generate national, broadcast and local coverage for wishes and campaigns.

You could be support us by telling our compelling stories of wishes, fundraising, fundraisers and our own corporate narrative. You could also be helping on campaigns with influencers.  In the event of a crisis, you’ll provide us with high quality, confidential support. You’ll be a key part of the press office function that faces the outside world.  You’ll also provide advice, support and guidance as our community team develop our ambitions around granting more wishes in the community, and the shifts this will mean in our current approach to supporting PR activities.

The focus for this role is owned and earned channel engagement.

You’ll be managed by our new PR and Influencer Engagement Manager but will need to work closely with fellow marketing team colleagues - we’re a close team and need to work together tightly and coherently (and with our fundraising and wishgranting colleagues) to deliver maximum results.  

This is a busy role that requires a go-getting attitude and enthusiasm. You’ll need to demonstrate your experience of press and media, showing us how you craft releases, generate coverage and measure the impact you’re having with your work.  How you build and nurture relationships is key too – so we’ll be looking for someone with experience of working with a range of stakeholders.

You’ll need to be able to prioritise and demonstrate enthusiasm and a can-do attitude. The nature of our work is quite sensitive at times so a degree of emotional resilience is required.

Hours: This role is a full time role based on 37 hours a week.  We operate an agile working environment offering flexibility in working practices.

Working at Make-A-Wish UK is a rewarding place to work, every day you will be helping to make a difference granting life-changing wishes to seriously ill children.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested where required.

Make-A-Wish is committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as it’s important that our trustees, employees, ambassadors and volunteers reflect the communities we serve at every level within the organisation.

Please read the full Job Description below before applying and apply ASAP as applications will be reviewed regularly with an aim for interviews to be held in late September / early October 2019.

To apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter including your response to the following two questions:

Question 1. What can you bring to Make-A-Wish?

Question 2. Thinking about a time where you’ve have developed a successful relationship – please tell us know how you contributed to its success and what were the key elements in guiding and maintaining that relationship?


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Posted on: 13 September 2019
Closed date: 06 October 2019
Tags: Fundraising, Marketing