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Are you a talented writer with a knack for pulling together compelling stories to make Samaritans stand out in the media, which will also encourage people to volunteer and donate?
- Ewell, Surrey
- 6 months FTC, full time
- £26K- £28K per annum + Competitive Benefits
About The role/person
Are you good at managing key relationships sensitively and thinking creatively about the best ways to get our messages out to new audiences through traditional and digital media?
We are looking for a well-connected, innovative and digital savvy media professional to help us engage new audiences, reach younger people, and land great media coverage that increases awareness of the hugely important work Samaritans does. We’re looking for somebody who is comfortable working with sensitive material and can support vulnerable people through the process of sharing their story, as well as prioritising the interests of Samaritans.
We are looking for someone with loads of creative ideas, ready to take on the challenges of a busy press office, writing press releases, responding to journalists’ requests, and supporting our volunteers with media advice where necessary.
If you have experience of working with case studies and driving positive news coverage at a news, PR agency or in house we would like to hear from you. Knowledge of mental health and wellbeing would be great, but most of all we need someone passionate about this job, good at devising and executing PR plans so that we get our name out there, and keep Samaritans at the top of the agenda where it deserves to be. re you a talented writer with a knack for pulling together compelling stories to make Samaritans stand out in the media, which will also encourage people to volunteer and donate?
At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listen.
Our Central Office is located in a converted mill in Ewell, Surrey which is just over 30-minutes by train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon. As an employer we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, 3 well-being days, Flexible working, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.
If you would like to apply for this role please send an updated CV and an accompanying statement, outlining your motivations for applying for the role and how you meet the stated criteria to [email protected] no later than 09:00am on Tuesday 14th July 2020.