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, and in raising the profile of our services.
The main duties of this role are to:
- Lead on developing and delivering an effective external communications strategy
- Run the Victim Support press office
- Maintain VS's profile nationally through reactive media relations
- Help enhance and protect VS's reputation using effective communication channels
- Increase the profile of VS services, including Supportline, and drive self-referrals through PR and media coverage
- Support the senior team to raise VS's profile in prioritised areas, including to help acquire/retain contracts
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 plan and deliver media strategies and activities.
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.
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 is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our staff. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We welcome applicants from all communities and as part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.