British Heart Foundation Camden Town, London, UK
May 21, 2019Contract
Are you a dynamical public relations professional looking to make a difference in one of the country's biggest charities? We have an exciting opportunity for a PR-centric individual to join us as our Communications and Engagement Manager and work with our Regional Communications team leading the communications output for the BHF across the South of England. About the role Your job will be raising the public profile of the BHF focusing on our research funding and its impact and will promote the BHF's work, influencing local partners, shaping the charity's reputation through media, engagement events, and other communication channels. With a proven track record of finding and developing compelling stories for the media, you'll work with the regional media team to devise and deliver regional PR strategies to promote key brand and awareness campaigns. You'll also work with local teams to deliver impactful communication strategies, meeting challenging KPIs and demonstrating significant impact which should raise the public's desire to give. Your local expertise will guide the way we influence and use both traditional media, digital channels and engagement opportunities. About you You'll be a self-starter with a positive and 'can-do' attitude. To be successful in this role you'll have: * Excellent time management skills * The ability to work under pressure * Excellent communication skills, able to negotiate and build strong relationships both internally and external partners, including journalists. * Knowledge of digital communications tools. * IT literate you'll be competent with Microsoft packages. With previous experience of writing for the web you will have led media campaigns and successfully promoted and championed PR to colleagues. With understanding of media landscape across your patch you'll be able to tap into local audiences through different media outlets. About us When you work at the British Heart Foundation, you become a part of medical history. Part of a world leading organisation that has played a role in decades of life saving breakthroughs, from heart transplants and pacemakers to stents and clot busting drugs. And we're not about to stop any time soon. We are here to beat heartbreak forever. To stop heart and circulatory diseases devastating families. And if you want to help us get there sooner, you could be the Communications and Engagement Manager we need. How to apply To apply for this role please click through to our website for further details. Our process involves submitting your CV and supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria. Please note this is a 9-12 month maternity cover contract Interviews are due to take place Friday 14th June at our London head office Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.