Senior PR Officer
Closing date: Friday 23 April 2021 at 9am
Salary: £34,561 + £3,500 location allowance per year (rising to £36,380 per year in your first year with us)
Job type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: HQ, London
Application closing date: Friday 23 April 2021 at 9am
This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week. We have recently agreed our 2020+ strategy and begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people and volunteers at the heart of our organisation.
Girlguiding is recruiting a Senior PR Officer to play a leading role in the delivery of an ambitious and integrated PR programme to help us deliver Girlguiding’s strategy. We want to help girls make their voices heard and appeal to more and a greater diversity of girls and potential volunteers so even more girls can benefit from our award-winning youth offer and the life changing opportunities guiding offers.
It’s a crucial time for girls and for Girlguiding as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. We have an important, positive story to tell about our role in communities and how we support girls’ and young women’s wellbeing, offering them ways to stay connected, learn and have fun in guiding even through the most challenging of times.
We’re looking for someone with extensive experience of delivering high impact, creative national, regional and local PR campaigns to engage target audiences across a wide range of media. They should have an excellent news sense and the ability to anticipate and identify PR opportunities and trends relevant to Girlguiding to help us meet strategic goals. They will be able to produce high-quality press materials, will have extensive knowledge of the UK media and strong social media know-how. They will also have experience of crisis and reputational risk management.
Responsible for leading the PR work for Girlguiding’s corporate partnerships, the Senior PR Officer will work with the corporate fundraising team to develop creative PR ideas and strategies for existing and prospective corporate partners and funders.
The post requires working outside of 9-5 office hours, such as evenings and weekends, to be part of the press on-call rota and to travel to other locations as necessary, for which time off in lieu will be given.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.
How to apply
Read the application pack and send a CV, declaration form and diversity monitoring form. Return all documents to us at [email protected]
We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications.
It is important that you submit all of the above documents with your CV, including the declaration form, supporting statement and diversity questionnaire. We will consider only those applications that include these completed documents.
Interviews will be held remotely during the pandemic.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.