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Regional Public Relations Officer

Employer
The Royal British Legion
Location
Wales and Northern Ireland. Home-based initially / Potential to be based at the Cardiff Area Office
Salary
£23,800 to £28,000 gross per annum, depending on experience
Closing date
11 Mar 2021

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Job Details

Job title: Regional Public Relations Officer, Wales and Northern Ireland

Directorate: Remembrance and Marketing

Contract: FTC Maternity cover until 18th March 2022 - 35 hours per week

Location: Home-based initially / Potential to be based at the Cardiff Area Office

Salary: £23,800 to £28,000 gross per annum, depending on experience

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 regional public relations officer to join The Royal British Legion’s media team has become available.

Based from home initially followed by one of the Legion’s area offices, you will work alongside colleagues from Operations and Fundraising to develop and implement PR plans for the region. Located remotely, the role offers plenty of opportunity to influence and shape the PR approach for Wales and Northern Ireland and is ideal for a self-motivated individual who enjoys working autonomously.

You will help run PR operations for one of the UK’s largest charities, working on high profile campaigns and events including the Poppy Appeal and delivering regional media plans for these across Wales and Northern Ireland. The work of the Legion’s PR team extends year-round including the delivery of creative campaigns to tell the stories of people we help, driving awareness of our political campaigning activity, developing stories and content for use across the organisation and engaging media during key events.

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree and equivalent work experience, and will have experience of media relations, public relations or journalism within a high-profile organisation. You will have experience in developing and delivering PR plans and campaigns using a variety of PR tactics and techniques, supporting and delivering national PR strategy at a regional level, and will have worked with regional journalists in securing significant media coverage.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to engage and interest journalists, to draw up creative media plans, to communicate with a range of audiences and to apply a strategic approach to your work to deliver against wider organisational objectives. You will also be able to 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.

Subject to Covid-19 restrictions the role may require some travel between the Midlands Area Offices and assets and the Head Office in London. The team are currently working from home.  This role would likely begin remotely and then follow government and organisational guidelines on returning to the office, with potential opportunities to continue to work from home on a regular basis going forward.

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

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking ‘Apply online’

Closing date for this role is: Thursday 11th March 2021.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible

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