Senior Communications Officer (Media and PR)

32000.00 - 33000.00 GBP Annual + BENS
30 May 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a vibrant and growing charity delivering life changing adventures for young people to give them the best possible head start in life.

The primary purpose of the Senior Communications Officer (Media & PR) is to lead on delivering flexible, cost effective and class-leading media communications to enable the charity to achieve objectives across campaigns, fundraising and policy. To manage media communications activities, delivered In-house or outsourced as appropriate.


* To work with the Director to manage and enhance the charity's image.

* To proactively explore opportunities for media coverage and to establish effective media links to raise the profile of the organisation.

* To support efforts in growing the charity's social media and digital presence across its existing platforms.

* To lead and coordinate integrated media campaigns, alongside digital media, for maximum coverage.

* To identify relevant tools and tactics to enhance communications (case studies, celebrity, articles, quotes, posts and comments).

* To monitor, evaluate and report on all activity.

* To lead on communicating with internal and external stakeholders on sensitive media matters.

* To ensure marketing principles and guidelines are communicated to internal and external stakeholders.

* To build effective networks with colleagues and provide advice and expertise to staff regarding all aspects of their public profile.

* To assist in providing an out of hours media office service.

* To be responsible for copywriting of publications and resources, both internal and external, such as magazines and annual reviews.

Senior Communications Officer Person Specification:

* Degree or equivalent experience in communications

* Experience in a similar role

* Experience developing and maintaining good working relations with journalists and media specialists

* Excellent written and verbal skills with good attention to detail

* Some experience of crisis management and media handling and the sensitivities

* Experience of working with teams and divisions

* Initiating and planning media campaigns: defining goals, analysing problems and opportunities and liaising with management and clients

* Experience advising senior managers on high profile media matters

Aumida is committed to promoting equal opportunities, encouraging applications from all members of the community. Candidates are shortlisted based on competencies and ability to do the job.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to respond to the most suitable candidates. Please ensure that you have the relevant skills and experience for the role before you hit apply