London, Greater London
00 Salary commensurate with experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Brand, PR and Communications Lead will be responsible for delivering the implementation of Ol Pejeta’s Communications Strategy


The Organization:

Ol Pejeta Conservancy (“Ol Pejeta”) is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East and Central Africa, and home to the world’s last two northern white rhinos. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. It has some of the highest predator densities in Kenya, and still manages a very successful livestock programme. Ol Pejeta also seeks to support the people living around its borders, to ensure wildlife conservation translates to better education, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of wildlife guardians.

We are seeking a high calibre, self - motivated and dedicated applicant to fill the position of Brand, PR and Communications Lead.


Role summary

Position:          Brand, PR and Communications Lead

Department:    Fundraising & Communications – Voluntary Funding and Communications team.

Duration:         Permanent, Full Time.

Location:         UK or Kenya.

Closing Date: 05 February 2021.


Role Summary

The Brand, PR and Communications Lead will be responsible for delivering the implementation of Ol Pejeta’s Communications Strategy. 

Main responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of an organization-wide communications strategy, and its performance measuring and monitoring;
  • Design, create, and deliver internal and external communications to support expansion and growth of Ol Pejeta’s conservation and community programmes;
  • Seek out new creative and innovative ways and opportunities for elevating the brand;
  • Act as one of the driving forces in the delivery of the brand profile and corresponding materials;
  • Identify and promote newsworthy stories and topics of interest which will help establish the organization and its Senior Leadership as thought leaders;
  • Leverage on newsworthy stories to create greater publicity and support fundraising campaigns;
  • Lead in development, writing and coordination of stories for media and other engagements;
  • Lead development and dissemination of communications materials such as press releases and annual reports, etc;
  • Oversee the organization’s official website;
  • Support management of media relations in Kenya; and lead media relations globally in particular in the UK;
  • Support management of filming crews and journalists;
  • Provide support for events such as fundraisers, media open days and press conferences;
  • Manage annual award submissions.

The person

To be successful in this role, applicants should meet the following criteria

  1. BSc degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration, Law, English, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations or any other related field;
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, ability to inform and engage through written communication.
  3. Relevant experience in communications, PR and branding;
  4. Strong graphic design skills.

Are you the right person for the job? Please read the full Job Description carefully before you apply. Please address the person specification in your application as it enables us to identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the job effectively.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. Thank-you for your understanding.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.


Posted on: 20 January 2021
Closed date: 05 February 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital