London, Greater London
Job description

Press/PR role details

Unreal is a new mental health charity, established in 2019. We are the only charity in the UK that exists for Depersonalisation Derealisaton Disorder (DPRD) - one of the most common yet under-recognised psychiatric conditions in the world.

Our mission is to reach out to people with lived experience of DPRD and their carers and families. We seek to raise awareness of DPRD, to provide support and to promote involvement through providing up to date information, signposting, networking, the sharing of experiences and by celebrating success.

It is an exciting time for Unreal as we prepare for our launch in early 2020. We are already delighted to have recruited two fantastic ambassadors; Professor Anthony David; director of the UCL Institute of Mental Health; and musician and Youtuber dodie.

 At such a pivotal time for the charity, and to achieve our objectives, we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual with a Press and PR background to join our Board.

You will play an important role in helping us to form relationships with key journalists and influencers, raising awareness and helping us to communicate the work we do.

Person specification


  • The ideal candidate for this role will have a press/PR background

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Ability to both constructively challenge and support the team

  • Ability to work as part of a team, with a strategic vision and a commitment to the organisation

  • A commitment to the work of Unreal and its constituent parts

  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to the role

  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of the role

  • An ability to work effectively with others 


  • Able to attend a monthly board meeting in London

  • Press experience within the charity sector and especially within the mental health sector

  • Existing positive relationships with relevant journalists

  • An understanding of the voluntary sector and previous experience as a charity board member or trustee


Being an Unreal board member offers a number of benefits:

  • Opportunities to boost your public profile

  • Opportunities to build valuable networks and relationships

  • The chance to give something back to an organisation that really values your  support

  • The chance to help people to access much-needed support, advice and information

  • The reward of being involved in a charity from the early stages and watching it grow

  • Working with a friendly and dedicated group of people

Please note that this is an unpaid voluntary role. There is no deadline for this role and applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Posted on: 27 February 2020
Closing date: 27 May 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Marketing
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