Email: jonathan@therightethos.co.uk | Tel: 01227 781205

Email: jonathan@therightethos.co.uk
Tel: 01227 781205

Senior Public Relations Officer

Location: London

Salary expectation: £39,826

Application deadline: Sun 21st October

This is a full-time role

 

 

About The Royal British Legion

The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

  • A desire to provide a great customer service and support
  • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
  • Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so then we would like to hear from you ….

The Role

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Public Relations officer to join The Royal British Legion’s national media team has become available.

You will be joining us at our busiest time of year to help run PR operations for one of the UK’s largest charity campaigns, the Poppy Appeal, and for the Remembrance period. However the work of the PR team extends year round including delivering creative campaigns to tell the stories of people we help, driving awareness of our political campaigning activity, managing relationships with our high profile supporters, and engaging media at national commemorative events.

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree or equivalent work experience, and will have extensive experience of media relations, public relations or journalism within a high-profile national organisation. You will have experience in devising, leading and delivering PR plans and campaigns, and will have worked with journalists at the national and regional level in securing significant media coverage. Experience of managing staff is desirable but not essential.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to engage and interest journalists, to come up with ideas and contribute to creative media plans, to communicate with a range of audiences and to manage events. You will also be able to deputise for the National PR Manager, manage a heavy workload with flexibility and have a positive approach to problem solving.

In return we offer excellent career progression including in-house and industry training, the opportunity to create and manage PR campaigns from start to finish and coaching from senior members of the department.

The Legion is the nation’s largest Armed Forces charity providing support and advice to all those currently serving in the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families. As the national custodian of Remembrance the Legion also holds a lead role in the nation’s commemorative activity.

Deadline: Sun 21st October