Up to £32000 per annum + Plus London Weighting allowance
Job description

Victim Support is looking for a Media and External Communications Lead based in London.

Victim Support is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve.

Our Media & External Communications Lead plays a critical role in ensuring that the charity is able to represent the voice of victims in the local and national media. The role sits as part of the wider Communications & Governance department bringing together all Victim Support's communications, digital, governance and brand work.

The main duties of this role are to:

  • Lead on delivering an effective external communications strategy
  • Support the senior team to raise VS's profile in prioritised areas
  • Maintain VS's profile nationally through reactive media relations
  • Help enhance and protect VS's reputation using effective communication channels
  • Drive self-referrals through PR and media coverage

To be successful you will have experience of delivering media relations across print, broadcast and digital for a complex organisation. You will have strong influencing skills, be an excellent communicator and have a proven ability to work under pressure, and to plan and deliver activities to meet tight deadlines.

Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification as (s). In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form. If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role. If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.

Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.

Victim Support takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.

More about Victim Support
Victim Support

VS is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, ... Read more

Refreshed on: 13 September 2019
Closed date: 27 September 2019
Job ref: 2338
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital