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PR and Communications Manager

Hunter Merrifield are thrilled to work with a disabilities based in West Essex to a PR Communications Manager to be responsible for the delivery of PR and Communications activities to support its charitable grant making. You will help safeguard organisations reputation as a fantastic disabilities charity which is seen to be fair, balanced and trusted by all stakeholders.

Job Title: PR Communications Manager
Organisation: Disabilities charity
Salary: £44,000 - £50,000
Location: West Essex
Contract: Permanent, full time
Required: CV and Cover Letter
Closing Date: Wednesday 13th July 2022
Benefits: Annual Leave (26 Days 8 Bank Holidays, increasing to 28 days after 5 years' service), Health and Wellbeing support, Enhanced parental leave, fantastic pension, and brilliant culture.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement a proactive programme of PR communications and engagement with key stakeholders and media to ensure all media opportunities are fully maximised, keeping effective contact with relevant media contacts to ensure positive and collaborative relationships are developed and maintained with the Senior Press and PR Manager. This will include social media channels to re-purpose available content in a time sensitive manner.
  • Support the Charity's Charitable Operations team subject matter experts to extract content ideas to raise awareness of new projects in exciting and innovative spaces, such as new grants to organisations and charities to better support disabled people.
  • You should be confident in creating accurate and engaging copy, good at building relationships with a range of stakeholders, including the media, and will be confident in managing media enquiries and alert Governors, Directors and key stakeholders as required.
  • A fresh-thinker, you will provide leadership and be skilled in reporting and analysing the success of PR Communications activity and look to continuously improve.


Qualities and Experience:

  • Confidence in liaising with a variety of internal stakeholders including CEO, Directors.
  • Exposure to presenting findings and reports to Senior Management.
  • Experience of PR Communications in the charity sector.
  • Awareness of disability issues.
  • Stakeholder engagement experience.
  • A story teller with a passion for writing and excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong judgement and the ability to respond quickly, yet thoughtfully to urgent PR matters
  • Proven track record in building media relationships


This is a fantastic communications role for someone able to shout about the fantastic work of this charity.

To find out more and to apply for the role, please contact Stuart Milliner at Hunter Merrifield.

Along with the charity, we want to practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

Programme Manager for Policy and Commissioning Dept

This position involves working for a Government run orgnanisation in their Policy and Commisioning directorate.

You will manage the delivery of the Police & Crime Plan commitments on crime reduction, reducing reoffending and prevention working with communities and citizens as well community safety and criminal justice partner agencies to reduce crime by 20%.

 Duties

  • Manage the establishment and maintenance of Safer Neighbourhood Boards in identified London

  • Boroughs, giving local Londoners and victims a greater voice

  • Deliver programmes of work to deliver commitments as set out in the Police and Crime Plan

These will include

  • Gangs and youth violence

  • Violence against women and girls, including a pan-London domestic violence service and support for London’s four Rape Crisis Centre

  • The reduction of re-offending through Integrated offender management

  • Develop and analyse key policy issues in relation to criminal justice, policing and community safety, advising senior stakeholders

  • Develop, administer and monitor commissioning arrangements to ensure that the application of funds effectively support the delivery of the police and crime plan

  • Help identify underperforming community safety partnerships  and contribute to interventions to improve performance

  • Produce, publish and deliver relevant strategies, as set out in Police and Crime Plan

  • Contribute to oversight of critical community issues, e.g. stop and search and hate crime

  • Support matrix management arrangements in area based teams working to deliver a range of programmes and services whilst supporting work on priority policy issues

  • Produce briefings and respond to correspondence in identified priority policy areas

  • Contribute to the effective management of the organisation and the development of a delivery culture

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level with experience and/or relevant programme management qualification

  •  Experience of policy development and implementation

  • Strong knowledge policing and crime

  • Exceptional ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate with stakeholders and partners

If this sounds like a role you'd like to find out more about, please contact me directly for more information.

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