Senior PR Officer

Reference number: 47414

Title: Senior PR Officer

Location: King's Cross, London (Hybrid)

Salary: £35,009 (Inc London Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 13 June 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our PR team as a Senior PR Officer, working full time flexibly between home and our head office in King's Cross, London.  You will be required to be in the offices for two days per week initially.

Working with the PR Manager and PR Officer, you would be responsible for delivering and evaluating high impact and on-message PR campaigns. You will have the opportunity to work across a varied portfolio of work including our public affairs and campaign work, as well as promoting our services, programmes, shops and fundraisers.

This opportunity would suit someone looking for the next step in their career within PR.  The successful candidate will have strong contacts with a range of journalists and excellent stakeholder management and negotiation skills.

Key skills and experience required

  • Experience working in a busy press office, proficient at managing competing priorities and able to turn around attention-grabbing press copy to a tight deadline.
  • Proficient in pitching and selling-in to journalists, , and able to brief spokespeople for interview.  Securing impactful media coverage that promotes the work of Sense, to briefing key stakeholders for interview, this a varied role in a dynamic and friendly media team.
  • An active interest in current affairs and driving editorial coverage across all media types, including national broadcast, print, online and trade titles. The right candidate will be a real team player with great communications skills and a good understanding of media.

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

About Sense

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.

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.  Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do!

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:  https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

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Job description: Download the job description

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