Senior PR Officer

Disability, Media & PR
Salary Details
£31,712 (Inc London Allowance)
Contract Type
Hours per Week
37.5 hours per week
Closing Date
From securing national broadcast coverage to promote Sense campaigns, to writing hard-hitting news statements that drive our policy calls to advocate for people with complex disabilities and their families.

Job Description

This a varied role in a dynamic and friendly media team.

Working with the PR Manager and PR Officer, you would be responsible for delivering and evaluating high impact and on-message PR campaigns. You will have the opportunity to work across a varied portfolio of work including our public affairs and campaign work, as well as promoting our services, programmes, shops and fundraisers.

Key skills and experience required

You will have experience working in a busy press office or as a journalist, who is proficient at managing competing priorities and able to turn around attention-grabbing press materials to tight deadlines.

You will have strong contacts with a range of journalists and excellent stakeholder management and negotiation skills. You will have experience in pitching and selling-in to journalsits, and able to brief spokespeople for interview. 

You will have an active interest in current affairs and driving editorial coverage across all media types, including national broadcast, print, online and trade titles. The right candidate will be a real team player with great interpersonal and communications skills and a good understanding of the national news agenda.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the Recruitment department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 

Company Description

About Sense

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.