Press Officer FTC

Location
Central London
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
04 Jul 2019
Closes
01 Aug 2019
Ref
87504
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Flexible
Press Officer FTC

Position: Press Officer 
Location: Central London, WC1N 
Job type: Full Time, 12-month Fixed Term Contract 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £Competitive 
Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, generous pension scheme, flexible working, discounted season ticket loan and many more! 

Closing date: 9am, Friday 2 August 

About the role: 

Do you want to tell the inspiring and powerful stories of the children and families that come to Great Ormond Street Hospital? Are you a brilliant communications professional who can deliver national media coverage and who is looking for an exciting next step? Do you want to work for a well-known and well-loved national brand? Then this is a great opportunity to join a leading children’s charity, generating high profile and positive PR to help raise money to support seriously ill children from across the UK. 

We are looking for a creative press officer to be part of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s busy and ambitious Communications team. The role will work with journalists across print, digital and broadcast media, and collaborate closely with teams across the charity. We can offer brilliant opportunities to deliver forward-thinking media and communications coverage within an inspiring and stimulating professional environment. 

About the team: 

The GOSH Charity Communications team is a high achieving, fast-paced team. Reporting to a Senior Press Officer, the Press Officer is part of a team of six, comprising of a four-strong press office function, a Family and Hospital Liaison Manager and Internal Comms Manager. 

About you: 

You will be passionate about telling powerful stories that move people to take an action and will feel inspired by the opportunity to play a key role in publicising a range of fundraising campaigns. A natural relationship builder, you’ll excel at pitching to journalists, supporting case studies and building a rapport with your colleagues. 

Specifically you will have: 

- Proven experience in delivering high profile and effective proactive PR campaigns, and of responding to reactive media enquiries. 
- In-depth knowledge of PR strategy and tactics. 
- Experience of working with senior external stakeholders or donors. 
- Experience in using social media to engage key stakeholders. 
- Ability to manage competing priorities and ability to work in a busy team to tight deadlines. 
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
- The ideal candidate will also have: Experience of fundraising PR particularly of high value corporate partnerships and red-carpet special events. 

About the Charity: 

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you. 

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan. 

How to Apply: 

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are strongly encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the ‘Application and Interview FAQs’ on the career section of our website before you apply. 

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment. 

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies in the future. 

You may have experience of the following: Press Officer, Communications Officer, Communications Executive, Journalist, PR Officer, PR Executive, Public Relations, PR Campaigns, Journalism, Communications, Marcoms, Copy Writer, Media Relations, Corporate Partnerships, PR Specialist, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc. 

Ref: 87504

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