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Senior Media Officer

Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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About us
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

We work side-by-side with people to help them rebuild their lives. Through decades of experience of working with people who are homeless, we know what's needed to leave homelessness behind for good. We use this experience to shape the services we provide and the changes we campaign for.

The News and Media team play a central role in building Crisis' public profile, awareness of our year-round services and securing the changes we need to ensure everyone has a safe and stable place to call home. We tell compelling stories of people who've experienced homelessness, support our fundraising efforts on a national and regional level and highlight our work at Christmas and throughout the year in new and creative ways.

With the cost of living rapidly increasing for many, we could see more people being pushed into homelessness in the coming months and years. It has never been a more important time for Crisis and we are determined to ensure the right policies are in place to prevent more people from ending up homeless in the first place and that we are able to provide the best support possible when people do.

About the role
As Crisis' Senior Media Officer specialising in services, engagement and fundraising, you will play a key role helping us plan and deliver creative media campaigns that bring our work to life, demonstrating how we end peoples' homelessness for good through education, training and support with housing, employment and health. You will also help raise the profile of our range of fundraising events, campaigns and corporate partnerships with key target audiences.

Your role will be stimulating and varied. You'll work with our frontline staff to identify people facing homelessness who want to share their stories and empower them to do so. You'll also work alongside our Artist Liaison Manager to devise creative ways for our high-profile supporters and ambassadors to engage with the cause publicly and play a crucial role in some of our biggest organisational campaigns, like our annual Christmas campaign. You will also help make the most of reactive opportunities that come through to our press office and help build relationships with key journalists.

This role is a 12-month contract, ideally starting mid-January, to cover maternity leave for the current post-holder.

This role will be based in our London office (E1 7SA) but with regular, flexible homeworking also available.

About you
You'll be a skilled communicator with experience of working within a busy press office environment/PR agency or as a journalist.
You'll have a track record of delivering high-profile, integrated media strategies that secure quality coverage in national, regional and consumer outlets. (If you don't have direct experience of working in a press office this could be for the brand you work for or a story you worked on as a journalist that led to sustained or more widespread coverage)
A passion for writing, and experience of working with and interviewing case studies, will mean you know how to tell a compelling story that will capture the attention of journalists and build public support for our goal of ending homelessness for good.

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds.

Working at Crisis
As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

- Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
- Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
- 25 days' annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

How to apply
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.
Closing date: Sunday 28th November (at 23:59)
Interviews will be held W/C 6th December

We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email our Recruitment team, contact details can be found on our website.

Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094
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