We are looking for a Senior Press Officer to join our focused and ambitious Press, PR & Celebrity team to help us cement our place as the ‘go to’ organisation for breast cancer. Focusing on the Services and Influencing area of our charitable work, the right person for the role will be curious, passionate and creative about how we build the profile of our life-changing services, and how we campaign and influence key stakeholders, to best ensure the needs of people affected by breast cancer at met. You’ll spot and tell powerful stories and will have creative and innovative ideas about how to get cut-through in the media to tell them.
You’ll be great at building trusted and influential relationships, whether with colleagues from across the organisation, with journalists and external contacts or with advocates and ambassadors of Breast Cancer Now. All of this will help you bring our work to life, and to work at pace, through working collaboratively and effectively.
You’ll be a strong and impactful writer for a range of audiences and across different channels and will champion our bold, challenging, patient-focused and expert voice. You’ll have experience of and will thrive in a fast-paced press office or news environment, as well as knowledge and interest in media across platforms. You’ll have both an understanding and interest in the health, policy and influencing environment across the different parts of the UK and you will use this to bring insight, relevance and authenticity to all of your work.
The successful candidate will be excited to be part of an ambitious, focused and supportive wider Fundraising, Communications and Engagement Directorate, which is newly formed with a remit to reach and engage more people in our work than ever before, and to develop our fundraising to become a sustainable organisation for the future. We have a learning and development culture and are currently working flexibility at home.
Please note that whilst Breast Cancer Now is following Government guidelines regarding working from home, this role is based in London and the expectation is that once restrictions are eased that the post holder will be based within this office for the majority of the time. Should you have any queries with regards to this please email Recruitment@breastcancernow.org in the first instance
Closing date: Monday 23 November 2020
Interview date: w/c 30 November 2020