Within a newly restructured department, this is an exciting role taking main responsibility for planning and executing media relations initiatives.
Job Title: PR Media Coordinator
Main work base: 12 Meadway Court, Stevenage SG1 2EF
Hours of work: Full time or Part-time considered (minimum 20 hours per week)
Salary: £25K - £29K (Band C1-2)
Mercy Ships is a faith-based charity, bringing safe surgery to people in Africa who have no access to healthcare or money to pay for it. For over 40 years Mercy Ships has visited more than 55 developing nations. Passionate to serve those in need and to leave a lasting impact for the future of those we serve. Our volunteer crew represent our organisation onboard through excellence and diligence. 16 Mercy Ships offices around the world work on fundraising, recruitment and public relations.
The UK provides over 100 specialist volunteers to crew the hospital ship 'Africa Mercy’ each year, and provides financial resources for surgeries, healthcare, education and local partnership - bringing immediate relief to thousands of individuals and leaving a sustainable legacy of hope and healing in every nation we visit.
About the role
You will proactively seek out opportunities to drive fundraising and increase the general public engagement. You will involve our storytellers and thought leaders on relevant and timely issues of public interest. You will possess a great 'news sense’ and ability to think creatively to get 'cut through’ in the media and will be able to jump on and maximise opportunities.
Working across our USA based, Global Brand Team, and the UK team, you must have an interest in working with consumer media, have experience of working with national press and planning large public-facing campaigns and the desire to work in a fast-paced team committed to making a difference.
- Relevant degree or equivalent media relations or qualification/s and experience
- 3 or more years as a media liaison, PR officer or brand buzzer
- Experience of liaising with PR agencies, the media and journalists
- Organising and delivering high profile engagement events
- 'News Sense’ and able to 'sell’ stories
Candidates will be interviewed as and when suitable applications come in, so please don’t hesitate in applying.
If you would like to apply for this position and join us in transforming the lives of the forgotten poor, please click the apply button and attach your CV and covering letter, it will be sent automatically to us. A job description is attached to help with your application.
Mercy Ships UK is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all individuals and value diversity in our workforce.
No agencies please.