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Senior Press & PR Officer

Senior Press & PR Officer

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Marketing, PR & Digital, Press, PR & Media

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £33,011 - 36,679 per year

  • Contact :

    Harriett Stevens

  • Contact email:

    harriett.stevens@harrishill.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7305

  • Job ref:

    42639

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Closing date:

    2022-03-23

  • Consultant:

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

This impactful organisation has an impressive PR function, and as Senior Press and PR Officer you will support the team by building the profile of the charity’ policy and influencing activity, vital public health work and support services.

In order to do this you will:

  • Lead on proactive and integrated media and PR plans to engage key stakeholders with the charity’s policy and influencing campaigns, public health activity, and its support services for anyone affected by breast cancer.
  • Identify and draft responses to seize reactive media opportunities to deliver accurate, impactful messaging, and at pace to meet tight journalist deadlines.
  • Create impactful and newsworthy content including press releases, statements, letters to editors, blogs, and case study stories.
  • Develop and nurture a network of strong, trusted working relationships with key journalists across national and regional UK media to become the ‘go to’ press office for breast cancer issues.
  • Working with the Case Studies Lead, source, pitch and place case study stories in the media to demonstrate the need for and impact of our work, promoting our services, policy and influencing activity.

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. They are that trusted friend that people affected by breast cancer turn to for caring support when they need it most. The expert authority on breast cancer research who is making breakthroughs and driving forward progress. And a vehicle for change, acting now to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Relevant experience in a busy and fast-paced press office or news environment
  • A track record of success in delivering consistent national and regional media coverage to grow brand awareness, trust and support
  • A strong understanding of the external policy and influencing environment across the UK
  • Significant experience in identifying and leveraging reactive PR opportunities with accurate and impactful media statements to achieve profile and secure share of voice
  • A strong and honed news sense

Location – London (Hybrid working style) 

Contract – Fixed Term contract Until December 2022 

Salary - £33,011 - £36,679

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 Wednesday 9th March 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.