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Media Officer

Employer
We Are With You
Location
Home based or could be based at our head office London or other office base depending on location
Salary
£27,073 - £29,974
Closing date
25 Feb 2021
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Job Details

About We Are With You 

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. 

We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online. 

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support. 

We Are With You

About the Role

The job of a Media Officer at With You is fast paced and fulfilling. Reporting directly to the Head of Media and Policy, the Media Officer plays a key role in using the media to increase With You’s profile, promote the services that we provide, amplify our influencing and campaigning work and raise awareness of our fundraising activities.

Key duties will include:

  • Generating national and regional online, print, social and broadcast coverage
  • Collaborating with colleagues across the organisation to identify newsworthy media opportunities
  • Responding to breaking news to highlight our services and influence
  • Writing strong media pitches and press materials
  • Working with service users and empowering them to share their experiences with the media
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key journalists, commentators, content creators, celebrities and influencers
  • Creative PR idea generation
  • Project management of PR activity for our key campaigns
  • Evaluating and measuring impact of PR activity
  • Support on media responses to crisis situations
  • Taking turns on the out of hours rota

     

You will have:

  • Experience working at a PR agency at an Account Manager level or experience in a busy press office in-house
  • Experience writing press releases, press statements, Q&As, briefings, blogs and opinion pieces
  • Experience planning and managing PR stunts, photo shoots and filming
  • Experience working with celebrities and/or high profile influencers
  • A results-driven approach, be creative and innovative
  • Ability to analyse and use data and insight to generate media stories
  • Proven ability to generate excellent media coverage across different types of national and local media
  • Experience of project managing PR campaigns
  • Excellent social media skills and experience using social media to amplify PR activity
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex information quickly and concisely
  • Ability to effectively project manage competing priorities under pressure

 

Further information about this job

This is a permanent role for 37.5 hours per week.  

Interviews will be held via video conference during the week starting 8 March.

If you’d like to discuss the role in more detail arrange a call by emailing fay.hoyland@wearewithyou.org.uk.

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their CV with a completed application form by Thursday 25 February containing a personal statement how you meet the personal specification set out in the role description.

 

Benefits of working with us 

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

 

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. We actively welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to ensure we have an inclusive and representational workforce for all our staff and clients.

We are only able to employ people who have the legal right to work in the UK.  All applicants will need to provide evidence of this before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim.  If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references as part of the selection process for this role, including from your current or most recent employer.

For more details or to discuss further please email workwithus@wearewithyou.org.uk. 

 

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