Head of PR & Advocacy (maternity cover)

Closing date - 3 April 2017 at 12pm

Salary: £50,877 - £57,607 per year pro rata (including London Weighting)

Job type: Fixed term (maternity cover) for 9 months

Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week

Location: London

Application closing date: Monday 3 April 2017 at 12pm


We’re recruiting a Head of PR and Advocacy (maternity cover), reporting to the Director of Communications, to work within our Communications Directorate.

The Head of PR and Advocacy will lead the development and delivery of an impactful programme of work to promote girls’ voices, empower them to make change, further our position as the UK expert on girls’ and young women’s views and to help us grow our membership.

We’re seeking an energetic PR and advocacy professional to lead an ambitious team delivering a busy programme of work. This includes delivering creative, integrated PR campaigns that appeal to our key audiences and help to update perceptions about Girlguiding; our Action for Change project building advocacy networks across the UK to support girls’ social action; working with parliament and government to ensure girls’ voices are heard; ensuring our research continues to address emerging issues for girls and young women; and supporting national girl-led campaigns.

The post holder will have experience of developing and delivering first class PR, advocacy and public affairs strategies and of leading influential research projects. They will have experience working with young people and extensive knowledge of the media and public policy context relevant to Girlguiding and UK political institutions and processes. They will be a creative thinker with excellent project management and team leadership skills.

We encourage applications from applicants of all backgrounds. Our processes are designed to ensure that the best candidate is selected for every role based on their skills, abilities and experience.

How to apply

Read the application pack and fill out an application form and a diversity monitoring form. Return both forms to us at [email protected]

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.