Closing date: 22 January 2020 at 11.30pm. Interviews: 5th and 6th February 2020
We’re looking for a proactive individual with senior level experience of public relations management and/or media management to join us as Media Manager and plan and develop some major media moments around housing.
The Media team is a key element of our Communications, Policy and Campaigns division and has a heritage of delivering ground breaking campaigns in a dynamic, news-driven environment. The stakes have never been higher – the housing crisis is now a national emergency affecting all sorts of people – from homeless people on the streets or in temporary accommodation, to those renting expensive, poor quality homes. It's fair to say then that we have an enormous responsibility to promote our cause and lobby for both government and public support. In short, achieving a high impact in the media is ‘mission critical’ – and you’ll help us do just that.
About the Role
Playing a big part in planning and delivering major proactive media moments around housing while also contributing to a busy reactive press office is just one of the challenges you’ll face here. We’ll also rely on you to lead the development and implementation of a media strategy for key campaigns, fundraising projects and to publicise our services. And it goes without saying that building relationships with journalists, media contacts, counterparts in relevant NGOs, political organisations and government department will be key. Managing two media officers, improving the efficiency of the team by continually reviewing processes and ways of working and deputising for the Head of Media when required – all are aspects of this high profile role.
We’re looking for someone with extensive knowledge of media outlets and techniques, including the traditional plus the deployment of digital and social media resources. You’re also used to managing both a media team and budget to deliver tangible outputs and happy to participate in an out of hours call rota. Creative, innovative and commercially aware, you’re comfortable leading change too, and great at initiating action, even in pressurised situations. Challenging the status quo and introducing new ideas also comes naturally to you, while your relationship building skills are second to none.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata for part-time), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
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