Job title: Public Relations Officer
Region: London Haig House, SE1 1AA
Directorate: Remembrance and Marketing
Contract: Permanent, Full Time 35 hours per week
Salary: £33,519 - £36,666 per annum (£29,067 - £32,214 per annum plus London weighting £4,452)
About The Royal British Legion
The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.
Our Values and Behaviours
Does the following describe you?
A desire to provide a great customer service and support
Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others
If so then we would like to hear from you ….
An exciting opportunity for an experienced public relations officer to join The Royal British Legion’s national media team has become available.
You will help run PR operations for one of the UK’s largest charities, playing a leading role on high profile campaigns and events. These include the upcoming commemorations for VE Day and VJ Day 75, the Invictus Games and the annual Poppy Appeal. Last year, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day the PR team was at the heart of international events, hosting a large cohort from the UK’s leading media outlets on board a chartered ship which took 250 veterans back to Normandy.
The work of the Legion’s PR team extends year-round and includes delivering creative campaigns to tell the stories of people we help, driving awareness of our political campaigning activity, developing stories and content for use across the organisation, working with high profile ambassadors and engaging with national media during key events.
The successful candidate will have a relevant degree and equivalent work experience as well as experience of media relations, public relations or journalism within a high-profile organisation. You will have experience in developing and delivering PR plans and campaigns using a variety of PR tactics and techniques, supporting and delivering national PR strategy at a regional level, and will have worked with national journalists in securing significant media coverage.
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to engage and interest journalists, to draw up creative media plans, to communicate with a range of audiences and to apply a strategic approach to your work to deliver against wider organisational objectives. You will also be capable of working in a fast-paced environment, managing a heavy workload with flexibility and have a positive approach to problem solving.
In return we offer excellent career progression including in-house and industry training, the opportunity to create and manage PR campaigns from start to finish as well as coaching from senior members of the department.
The Legion is the nation’s largest Armed Forces charity providing services and support to all those currently serving in the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families. As the champion of Remembrance, the Legion also holds a lead role in the nation’s commemorative activity.
How to Apply
Please apply by clicking ‘Apply Online’
Closing date for this role is: Tuesday 25th February 2020