PR Officer

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Reference number: 46081

Title: PR Officer

Location: King's Cross, London

Salary: Circa £28,500 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Monday 25 October 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Engagement team as a PR Officer. This full time position will work flexibly between home and our head office in King's Cross, London.

In this role you will lead on national and regional press coverage that builds the profile of Sense, increasing public awareness of the vital work the charity does, as well as the issues facing families and people with complex disabilities.

Your duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Securing national and regional online, print and broadcast coverage.
  • Implementing initiatives, such as press briefings, to build relationships with key media contacts.
  • Drafting, editing and issuing high quality, compelling written materials including press releases, interview briefing documents, case studies and quotes from Sense spokespeople.
  • Monitoring news and media relations and bring and relevant issues to the immediate attention of the Communications department.

Key skills and experience

  • Experience of working in a PR, media, or communications environment.
  • An active knowledge of current affairs.
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to craft compelling statements and press releases.
  • The ability to build strong relationships, think creatively and manage your time effectively.

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.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification before applying.

Sense is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all of its work. We want to ensure that the diversity of our workforce is reflective of the people we support and the communities we serve. We encourage applications of those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as well as women, trans and non-binary people, and those with different accessibility needs.

If you require an application in another format, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)