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PR and Communications Officer

Penny Appeal

Based: Wakefield

Posted: Wed 6 Dec 2017 Closing Date: Fri 5 Jan 2018
Employer: Penny Appeal
Job Category: PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Competitive Salary
Sector: Public Relations

Job Description

PR and Communications Officer

Penny Appeal is an award-winning international humanitarian charity offering a range of life-saving humanitarian solutions in over 30-crisis hit countries. As one of the fastest growing charities in the sector, we have transformed countless numbers of lives and empowered communities around the globe helping to break the poverty cycle through our simple vision; taking your small change and making a big difference.

Penny Appeal is a twice Guinness-World-Record holder and works closely with leading celebrities and globally renowned institutions in the UK and beyond in the fight against poverty.

Team-work makes the dream work and Penny Appeal are looking for passionate individuals who seek a dynamic and rewarding career and are able to work in demanding fast-paced environment.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced PR and Communications Officer to join our award-winning Charity. You will provide creative, flexible and measurable communications to meet our aims. Developing and delivering key communications through a range of channels so as to strengthen our external profile with key stakeholders, funding bodies, supporters and within the Third Sector in general.

Working closely with the CEO you will establish and execute the PR strategy, be responsible for managing/responding to all press enquiries and identify, build and maintain relationships with key local, regional and national media outlets.

Interested? To be considered, you will need :-

• A minimum of two years’ experience within a similar role
• Proven experience in copywriting or in the PR/Media environment
• Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills
• Customer focus and the ability to take ownership and solve complex customer issues
• Excellent organisational, time management and multi-tasking skills
• A positive, can-do and resilient attitude
• Self-motivated with an ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Contact Details

For an informal discussion and questions about the role, contact Samia Hussain, Head of Operations –


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Friday 5th January 2018.

Employer Information

Penny Appeal
United Kingdom

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