Communications and Engagement Manager

Recruiter
British Heart Foundation
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
12 Apr 2018
Closes
25 Apr 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is looking for a Communications and Engagement Manager to join its Regional Communications team. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic PR professional, preferably with a journalist or regional media background to lead the communications output for the BHF across the central area of England.

The BHF is the nation's heart charity funding over £100 million of research into heart and circulatory diseases every year. We tell local audiences about the BHFs work and impact. We share information about the research projects we're funding to help the families affected by the devastating effects of heart disease.

About the role

The role of the Communications and Engagement Manager is to deliver local brand impact across the Central area of England. You will be responsible for raising the profile of the BHF focussing on our research funding and its impact.

You'll promote the BHF's work, influencing local partners, shaping the charity's reputation through media, engagement events, and other communication channels. With a proven track record of finding and developing compelling stories for the media, you'll work with the regional media team to devise and deliver regional PR strategies to promote key brand and awareness campaigns.

You will also work with local teams to deliver impactful communication strategies, meeting challenging KPIs and demonstrating significant impact which should raise the public's desire to give. Your local expertise will guide the way we influence and use both traditional media, digital channels and engagement opportunities.

About you

The successful candidate will be creative with a positive and 'can-do' attitude. With excellent time management skills you'll have the ability to work under pressure. You will also have the ability to build strong relationships both internally and with journalists and have good negotiation skills.

You'll have excellent communication skills, including knowledge of digital communications tools including video, updating and maintaining web pages, blogger engagement, social networks, search and digital marketing. IT literate you'll be competent with Microsoft packages.

With previous experience of writing for the web you will have led media campaigns and successfully promoted and championed PR to colleagues. With understanding of media landscape across your patch you'll be able to tap into local audiences through different media outlets.

How to apply

To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria.

Please note this is a home-based position covering the Midlands across the Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Cambridgeshire centres. The role will require some travel and there will be expectations to travel to London/Birmingham for meetings.

Interviews are due to take place on 3rd May at our head office, London.

British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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