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This London based charity is looking to recruit a Media, Public Relations and Campaigns Manager, to work closely with the Head of Media, Public Relations and Campaigns within the public affairs department. This would be a fixed term maternity appointment of at least 10 months.
The Media, Public Relations and Campaigns Manager will devise, develop and manage media and campaigns strategies to position the charity as the leader in end of life care in the UK. Specifically, the position lead on developing PR and campaigns to support charity's policy and public affairs agenda and will work with colleagues across Comms and Policy. The role will identify opportunities for media coverage (online and offline) on policy around end of life care and will ensure we are well placed to respond quickly to the news agenda
To develop, deliver and evaluate media, Public Relations and campaigns activity~
Develop and deliver integrated media campaigns to support the work of the Policy and Public Affairs Directorate
Support hospices to increase awareness in the local community
Develop and deliver integrated communications plans to support a growth in Fundraising income
Identify issues especially keeping ahead of NHS/Government issues - and prepare responses accurately and efficiently
Work with the Social Media Manager to identify new areas of innovation,
Manage media activity, liaising with community fundraising teams and managing freelancers
Develop and deliver a clear and consistent voice for the charity
Candidates applying will be educated to degree level or have the relevant experience. Proven experience of issues and crisis management is required as is a strong knowledge of the media - print, broadcast and online, as well as excellent contacts and relationships with journalists. Excellent PR and communications experience in the health, consumer and regional media is essential. Broad knowledge of the health sector to ensure a competitive and relevant approach to media strategy development is also required.
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