A vacancy has arisen for a PR Officer to provide proactive public relations support and both trade and national media relations support across all parts of this high profile organisation. The postholder will work with other members of the Communications and Community Partnerships team in delivering a first-class service both internally and externally, in a busy and fast-moving environment.
- To help design and implement high quality, PR activities delivering measurable results for the organisation
- Along with the rest of the PR team, provide a reactive press office function to deal with incoming media relations queries
- To take lead responsibility (while working with other members of the team) for discrete projects to promote WRAP’s work and services
- To help position WRAP as a transparent, value-for-money organisation
- To provide materials/advice which assist programme teams in delivering against plans
- To advise staff on media and communications issues
- To work alongside PR Officers and the Team Administrator on development and maintenance of processes and systems (and, where relevant, suppliers) to ensure effective running of PR office
- To participate in out-of-hours duty rota to provide 24-hour response to the media
Reporting to the PR Manager and working with the other members of the PR team, this role works as part of a close knit, busy, dynamic and loyal team.
PR Officers are involved in a large number of proactive and reactive tasks. They need to liaise directly with a number of WRAP departments, as well as external partners. They build key relationships with the media (national press, radio and television, regional and specialist press) as well as with third party groups. They work closely with other colleagues in the Communications & Community Partnerships team, contributing to and carrying out long and short term communications plans.
To be successful in this role you will need to have demonstrable experience of working in a media environment (in a press office, PR agency or as a journalist), experience of working with the media or third parties to support press or other communications campaigns along with an understanding of press and broadcasting methods and their expectations of WRAP. You will also have an understanding and knowledge of social media and project and time management experience. Ideally, you will be degree educated, or have an equivalent relevant professional qualification
WRAP is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates from all sectors of the community.
To apply, please submit a completed WRAP application form to Lucy Mellor-Brook at the address above by 9am on Friday 12th April. 1st interviews are scheduled for Thursday 18th April 2013 and 2nd interviews on Thursday 25th April. CV's will not be accepted without a WRAP application form. No agencies thank you.