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PR Officer

NFP People on behalf of Stroke Association
Circa £34,700 pa (inner £3,299 pa / outer £1,755 pa) may be applied
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

PR Officer


We are looking for a PR Officer to support our busy press office team responding to media enquiries from journalists at UK national news outlets and also assisting with research and policy communications.


Position: CE222 PR Officer

Location: Home-based UK however, occasional travel will be required as part of this role (May include team meetings or other work-related meetings)

Hours: 35 hours per week (flexible working, reduced hours and job shares welcome)

Salary: Circa £34,700 per annum (inner London weighting £3,299 per annum or outer London weighting £1,755 per annum may be applied in accordance to where you live)

Contract: Permanent


Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.


Closing Date: 1 March 2024. We reserve the right to close these vacancies early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Interview Date: TBC

Interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.


The Role

Reporting to the PR Manager, the role will help deliver key national media campaigns that call for change to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke and raise the profile of our stroke research.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working as a team to deliver a proactive, effective and 24/7 press office, building relationships with identified media and opinion formers, and ensure timely media responses based on organisational and reputational priorities.
  • Working with the Campaigns and Public Affairs team to deliver influencing activity to key stakeholders, Stroke Association campaigners and the general public.
  • Working with the Research Communications team to promote grant opportunities, new research and respond to media enquiries.


About You

You will have experience of:

  • Generating media coverage by working with UK-wide, devolved nation, local and regional media, ideally in the charity sector.
  • Using media to deliver calls to action to the public (eg donating, fundraising, campaigning) and/or decision makers (eg policy change).
  • Planning, executing and monitoring media plans against identified briefs and overarching objectives.
  • Working alongside policy and Public Affairs colleagues, specifically on general election or political campaigns.
  • Forming relationships with researchers and translating research into press releases.
  • Creating, posting, and managing social media content.
  • Reputation management and working with crisis communications teams.
  • Working with colleagues from across an organisation to identify media volunteers (case studies) and developing stories to deliver media coverage.


This role requires occasional travel across the country to attend team days, conferences and researcher events. Candidates must be able to meet this requirement of the role.


To fulfil the role, you must be a resident of the UK and have the right to work in the UK.


When you click to apply, you will be able to see the full responsibilities and person specification for further information on the role.


Please submit your CV, (including details of your current address), and a supporting statement of no more than two pages, demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Please state any preferences for flexible options in your covering letter. Applications from individuals who are seeking flexible working options, including reduced hours or job shares are welcomed.


About the Organisation

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.


We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.


We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.


We’re working to improve the diversity of our team.  Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.


We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities. 


Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.


In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives. To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles. If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!


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PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation

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