Press & PR Manager

Press & PR Manager

Harris Hill are delighted to be supporting a national charity in their search for a Press and PR Manager.

This impactful organisation has an impressive PR function, and as Press and PR Manager you will support the team by leading on raising the profile of the charity’s remarkable research, establishing them as medical research experts.

In order to do this you will:

  • Proactively create and identify active opportunities for the charity to be an expert voice on the research news agenda to driving action and engagement from key stakeholders
  • Successfully lead development and delivery of the annual Research PR plan to raise the profile of the charity’s research portfolio, ensuring this is integrated with wider plans across teams
  • Initiate and create compelling content (e.g. press releases, statements, pitches) to engage target audiences with the charity through it’s media coverage
  • Develop, manage, deliver and evaluate integrated PR plans and stories to promote the charity’s funded research publications, discoveries and research portfolio to reach key audiences
  • Support the busy Press Office function ensuring the charity is the first port of call for, and provides at pace, comment and information on breaking breast cancer news

The impactful charity have invested £255 million in breast cancer research and currently fund around 80 cutting-edge projects across the UK and Europe, discovering how to prevent, save lives and live well with breast cancer. Their research, with its internationally renowned reputation, inspires and drives support from thousands of supporters each year, engages world-class researchers and inspires respect from healthcare professionals across the UK. With the COVID-19 Pandemic impacting funding of new research raising the profile of the crucial role research plays for people affected by breast cancer and the need for it to continue, has never been more important.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Solid experience working in science communications, and PR/media relations environments
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating high-profile media relations plans to promote research
  • A track record of success in delivering consistent national and regional media coverage to grow brand awareness, trust and support
  • Demonstrable experience of building long-term relationships with national health, science, news and trade journalists, with strong existing contacts at relevant media outlets
  • Significant experience in identifying and leveraging reactive PR opportunities with accurate and impactful media statements to achieve profile and secure share of voice

Location – London (Hybrid working style)  

Contract - Permanent 

Salary - £40,000 - £45,000 DOE

To find out more please email a copy of your CV to Harriett.Stevens@harrishill.co.uk or call 02078207305. This role will firmly close on Monday 31st January at 8.00am. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.