City of London, London
£31,400 - £32,900 per annum depending on location, plus benefits.
Job description
Media and Communications Officer

Young Lives vs Cancer (previously CLIC Sargent) is looking for a Media and Communications Officer to be part of Team Young Lives for a fixed term maternity cover.

Media and Communications Officer Responsibilities:

As Media and Communications Officer, you will take lead responsibility for communicating about a portfolio of key areas of Young Lives vs Cancer's policy work, fundraising activities and services, to a wide range of audiences. This will include developing innovative communications plans, producing and pitching creative content and writing compelling copy for a variety of external and internal channels. You will also take part in press office and social media management.

Media and Communications Officer Requirements:

You’ll be a great storyteller and have a real passion for telling the stories of the children and young people with cancer supported by Young Lives vs Cancer.

You’ll have experience of working in a busy press office and you’ll be able to build great relationships with families as well as journalists, influencers and colleagues across the charity.

You’ll get a real buzz from seeing how you can help change the system and make stuff happen for young cancer patients. You’ll be unflappable, friendly, determined and have loads of creative ideas on how to get our stories heard.

Like all great storytellers you’ll be happy sharing these powerful stories across a range of channels whether it’s crafting something for Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, writing amazing media releases or briefing a colleague before they appear on the sofa at breakfast time.

About Young Lives vs Cancer:

Today, 12 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Young Lives vs Cancer is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We help families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them.

Location: The role can either be based at our Bristol or Hammersmith Offices, once they reopen or be home-based but you may occasionally be asked to come to our offices or travel for media work. For the right candidate we will consider part-time hours.

Contract Type: Fixed Term, maternity cover (7 months)

Hours: Full Time, 35 per week or will consider part time

Salary: £31,400 - £32,900 per annum depending on location, plus benefits.

Benefits: In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and season ticket loan.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate and neither does Young Lives vs Cancer. We know that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, sex, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This isn’t okay. We don’t just accept difference — we value it, we celebrate it, we nurture it, and we thrive off of it. We positively welcome your application irrespective of your background.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

You may have experience of the following: Communications Officer, Press Officer, Media Officer, Internal Communications, Journalism, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Officer, Communications Executive, Communications Assistant, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, PR, Public Relations, etc.

Ref: 101 056
Posted on: 19 July 2021
Closed date: 07 August 2021
Job ref: 101056
Tags: Communications, PR