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About The Role

Media Manager Policy and Cause 
Location: London (hybrid role working between home and office) 
Contract type: Permanent 
Hours per week: 35
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum dependent on experience (inclusive of Inner London Weighting allowance)

Can you drive the public voice of the British Red Cross on its policy, public influencing and strategic causes? Can you lead a team delivering creative, engaging and impactful communications? Would you like to be part of a dynamic, courageous, inclusive and compassionate team? 

If the answer to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you!

About this opportunity 


We are looking for a creative, inspiring communicator and leader to be our Media Manager (Policy and Cause). This is a fantastic role driving the public voice of the British Red Cross – managing the strategic planning and delivery of media activity.  

Key responsibilities include:
  • proactively develop and grow the public profile of the British Red Cross’ policy and strategic priorities;
  • lead a small, high performing team to deliver proactive UK media moments – including the launch of significant policy reports – throughout the year;
  • build the credibility and visibility of the British Red Cross with Government, MPs, policy leaders and other key stakeholders in all four nations of the UK;
  • build strong relationships with key media outlets and journalists to secure coverage that reaches our key audiences;
  • work closely with the Policy, Research and Advocacy team to develop engaging, highly relevant and impactful communications strategies and plans;
  • line manage a senior media officer and a media officer.
Diversity is something we celebrate

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation

This role might be for you if…

As an experienced communicator you will have a strong understanding of UK and international media.  You will be able to spot what makes a good story and understand both news and features. 

You will have:
  • Strong working knowledge of media in the UK, with a strong understanding of both news and features as well as knowledge of what makes a good story
  • The ability to adapt to changing and / or new, sudden onset demands revising plans, content, approaches as needed
  • Substantial experience of, and proven ability, as a media and public relations officer or journalist
  • Significant experience communicating on issues that are high on the media agenda
  • An extensive network of contacts in news media in the UK.
Meet the team 

Our Strategy and Communications team tells the stories about who we are, what we do, what we believe, and the difference we make to people's lives. 
 
Our goal is to help people act, behave, or make decisions in a way that results in a positive change for people in crisis.

(Please read the full Role Profile/ Job Description for more information about this vacancy including responsibilities and full person specification)

Closing date for applications is (23:59), Sunday 21st of August 2022 with interviews anticipated to be held week commencing 29th of August. 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including:
  • 36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) 
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy
  • Genuine investment in your development
A little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linked in - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies.

Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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