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Press & PR Officer

Rise Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our client are one of the country's largest housing association and are currently looking for a Press & PR Officer to join their team. You will be required to promote a professional and positive image of the company, through the delivery of a range of communications and PR activities including media relations, B2B marketing, awards, investor relations and events.

Key responsibilities/ deliverables
  • Working with the Senior Corporate Communications Manager, contribute to the development and delivery of external communications plans.
  • Deliver PR and communications projects and campaigns and manage day-to-day requests from client departments.
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the department's press office, managing press enquires and delivering a media monitoring and reporting service.
  • Deliver proactive media relations, including producing press releases to achieve positive coverage, developing and selling-in features to the media and building strong relationships with key journalists.
  • Deliver and support PR activities including awards, corporate publications, case studies, photo calls, media interview briefings and FAQs, events, investor relations, campaigns, advertising and sponsorship.
  • Improve the Group's communications with external audiences, measuring and reporting on the effectiveness of activities, undertaking regular reviews, and developing new approaches.
  • Provide a copywriting, proofreading, editing and print production service, offering advice and liaising with suppliers.
  • Research and maintain accurate content and publish across offline and online platforms.
  • Promote and monitor the Group's corporate identity, providing brand assets and advising on their use to ensure consistency.
  • Implement and/or manage standardised production processes, including emails and publications, supported by subject matter experts, training and guidance.

Team / shared duties
  • Contribute to shared front-line duties, including responding to general communications requests and enquiries.
  • Provide cover and support for other Communications Officers, as required.
  • Develop and maintain the team's tools, systems and processes, ensuring adherence to communications guidelines, best practice and legal requirements.
  • Assist with general administration and support across the team.

Key internal contacts
Communications Team, Digital Communications Team and staff and managers from across the Group.

Contract type: 3 months with a possibility of extension

Weekly hours: 35 hours, Monday-Friday, (1 hour lunch break)

Location of the job: Largely remote working but ideally some travel into their Paddington office

A basic DBS certificate is required for this role
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