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PR and Communications Executive – part time (3 days per week)

Organisation
Rainbow Trust
Post date
9 April 2024
Closing date
9 May 2024
Location
Leatherhead, flexible working options available
Salary
Up to £28,000 per annum (pro-rated to £16,800) + benefits (including 25 days annual leave and pension)
Hours
21 hours
Contact email
recruitment@rainbowtrust.org.uk

About the role:

This Best Companies Top 100 mid-sized company and Top 20 charity is looking to appoint a PR and Communications Executive to work closely with the Fundraising and Engagement team and our Care teams to drive forward awareness of Rainbow Trust amongst our target audiences.

This is a broad and exciting role which includes strategy and communication, influencer and celebrity management, media management and reporting.

Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager, you will be responsible for leading our press and media strategy to support the delivery of our organisational fundraising and brand awareness goals.

Working collaboratively with colleagues on our communication and media strategies, you will deliver plans to support fundraising activity, and strengthen our position as experts in children’s palliative care.

You will take the lead on generating creative, engaging content and ideas for fundraising and brand awareness campaigns that drive increased targeted engagement to showcase our work and deliver our fundraising ambition.

You will be responsible for delivering the press office function and crisis management.

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey (some flexible, remote working options available)

About us:

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness to make the most of time together, providing expert, practical and emotional support, where they need it for as long as it is needed.

What we’re looking for:

• An experienced PR or communications professional – you have a motivational engaging style, who can draw out information and ideas of others

• Poised and outgoing – you are enthusiastic, with a collaborative approach to achieving goals through knowledge-sharing and effective delegation. You are excellent at building rapport and developing good working relationships

• A multi-tasker with a sense of urgency for goal achievement – you delegate effectively with thorough follow-up, and are quick to learn

• An innovative, practical and creative problem-solver – you are a big picture thinker that responds quickly to varied activities and changing conditions. You will have experience of tailoring communication messages to key audiences and channels in all sections of the community, including media.

• Confident use of Content Management Systems– you have an imaginative and creative working style

Applications will be particularly welcome from those in the charity/not-for-profit sector with a PR and communications background.

What we offer:

We have a range of fantastic benefits that we offer our employees, this includes:

• Flexible working hours to balance home and working life
• Access to the Blue Light Card Scheme, and other rewards and discounts
• Time off in lieu
• Bike to work, season ticket loan and payroll giving schemes
• Family friendly policies, focused on employee wellbeing, and an active cross-organisational wellbeing group running a number of initiatives throughout the year
• Pension scheme (we will contribute 5% of your salary and you will contribute at least 3%)
• The option to buy/sell annual leave, as well as additional leave for your birthday, wedding/civil ceremony and half day Christmas shopping
• A recommend a friend recruitment referral bonus

If you’d like to find out more about these benefits and working with us, please click here.

More information can also be found in our Candidate Pack.

How to apply:

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@rainbowtrust.org.uk. Your covering letter should highlight why your application should be considered above others, and clearly state how your experience matches the essential criteria outlined in the Person Specification.

For a detailed job description click here or call 01372 220073.

Interviews will take place at our Head Office in Leatherhead or virtually via Microsoft Teams. We will only contact those applicants who have been successful.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.
Rainbow Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment.
Rainbow Trust is an equal opportunities employer and a Best Companies One-Star rated organisation. www.rainbowtrust.org.uk Registered Charity No: 1070532

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