The Royal British Legion, Regional Public Relations Manager
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 you hear from you…
The Royal British Legion is looking for a Public Relations Manager with extensive experience in regional and local media relations to join its PR team and help promote the charity’s work supporting all those serving in the British Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.
The work of the Legion’s PR team is wide ranging and includes dealing with large-scale issues such as FIFA’s ban on players wearing poppies, managing relationships our high profile supporters, working on major campaigns such as the Poppy Appeal, co-ordinating the media presence at national commemorative events and telling the stories of people we help through the press.
Reporting directly to the Head of PR, you will be responsible for managing and developing four Regional PR Officers in the delivery of planned campaigns. You will coordinate the work of the regional team to deliver communications activity in line with strategic aims and objectives.
The Regional PR Manager will be required to coach and inspire the regional PR team, set their priorities and develop their skills in effective planning, campaigning and creative executions.
The role requires an experienced line manager who is capable of handling the operations of a press office including a large volume of reactive media enquiries, and has a willingness to travel extensively throughout the UK.
The successful candidate will have a degree level qualification or equivalent practical experience, and proven experience of media relations, public relations or journalism within a high-profile national organisation.
You will have experience in managing a team, devising, formulating and implementing work plans and communication strategies, and will have worked with journalists across the UK in securing significant media coverage.
How to Apply
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Closing date: 25 February 2018.