PR Officer



Organisation
Sense
Reference
46081
Sector
Media & PR
Location
London
Salary Details
£28,500
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
37.5 hours per week
Closing Date
18/10/2021
Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Engagement team as a PR Officer. This full time position will work flexibly between home and our head office in King's Cross, London.

Job Description

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Engagement team as a PR Officer. This full time position will work flexibly between home and our head office in King's Cross, London.

In this role you will lead on national and regional press coverage that builds the profile of Sense, increasing public awareness of the vital work the charity does, as well as the issues facing families and people with complex disabilities.

Your duties & responsibilities will include:

Securing national and regional online, print and broadcast coverage.
Implementing initiatives, such as press briefings, to build relationships with key media contacts.
Drafting, editing and issuing high quality, compelling written materials including press releases, interview briefing documents, case studies and quotes from Sense spokespeople.
Monitoring news and media relations and bring and relevant issues to the immediate attention of the Communications department.

Key skills and experience

Experience of working in a PR, media, or communications environment.
An active knowledge of current affairs.
Excellent written communication skills with the ability to craft compelling statements and press releases.
The ability to build strong relationships, think creatively and manage your time effectively.

Company Description

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.