PR Officer

Reference number: 43404

Title: PR Officer

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: King's Cross, London

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 22 July 2019

Salary: Circa £27,000 - £29,500 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)

Interview date: Wednesday 31 July 2019

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense is seeking to hire a PR Officer who will be responsible for securing high profile media coverage, to highlight the work of the charity and the issues relating to people with complex disabilities. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week, at our head office in King's Cross, London.

Your duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and delivering national and regional, proactive and reactive media relations to highlight Sense’s Policy and Campaigning.
  • Developing key relationships and engaging with key media as appropriate including journalists.
  • Writing media releases, statements and articles as appropriate for national, trade, news and consumer media outlets. To ensure all materials are produced in accordance to procedures and key messages.
  • Monitoring news and media relations and bring and relevant issues to the immediate attention of the Communications department.

About you 

Our ideal candidate's experience will include:

  • Experience of working within a press, PR or communications environment handling both proactive and reactive activities.
  • Evidence of having worked with journalists to deliver media coverage.
  • The ability to write press materials and briefings, and to support colleagues to undertake media interviews.

Because of the policy focus on the role, an interest in politics and disability issues is essential.

For a full job description and person specification please see the link below.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Damian Field via Damian.Field@sense.org.uk

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)