26 April 2022
Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)
£38,901 - £44,576 plus London Weighting
Fixed Term Contract (9 Months Minimum)
35 Hours per week
We have big goals over the next few years.
We’re going to be fighting for mental health in a way we never have before.
Together we’ll be working to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.
Will you join us?
This is an opportunity to work within a busy, high performing public relations team at the country’s leading mental health charity. We’re looking for a passionate, brilliant PR manager who wants to lead a dynamic team to generate amazing media coverage and improve the way we engage with our supporters and media volunteers (case studies).
The purpose of this job is to provide excellent PR support for our fundraising team including corporate partners, community events and our network of charity shops across the country. You will apply your expertise and experience to shape bespoke media plans and will work closely with key account managers in our fundraising team, alongside a range of internal and external stakeholders.
You’ll lead on stand-alone PR stories and integrated campaigns, ensuring ideas are strategically-led and that we are getting our message out as widely as possible. One week you could be working to promote Mental Health Awareness Week, the next with a corporate partner to raise the profile of a service they have funded.
You will also be responsible for improving the way we work with our supporters to tell their story of mental health in the media. You will lead our work to improve the way we work with media volunteers, strengthening our stewardship of their journey with us while diversifying the range of voices we use.
You will be responsible for the line management of one Senior Media Officer, a Media Volunteer Officer and an Assistant Media Officer. The role is a hybrid of office and home working, requiring a minimum of two days a week at our London office. The job will involve some out-of-hours work, including providing an effective on-call service for the media.
Please refer to the Job Description while completing your application as candidates will be shortlisted based on how closely they match the criteria.
The successful applicant will be able to work flexibly but will be expected to work from the office a minimum of two days per week.
We value the power of diversity. We embrace the different perspectives that each of us bring. We are creating an inclusive working environment where everyone is appreciated for being authentic and bringing their whole selves to work regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience.
We are committed to becoming truly anti-racist in everything we do and ensuring that all our employees are treated fairly and equitably at work and promoting equity in physical and mental health for all.
Becoming an anti-racist organisation is at the centre of our work. For more information please see our Strategy below.
For more information and a full person specification, please see the Job Description below. To apply, please click on the Apply Now button on the top left of the screen.
If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, please contact our HR team [email protected] who will be happy to support you.
Our goals are:
Supporting people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well
Empowering people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover
Ensuring people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem
Opening the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society
Gaining equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination
Our values underpin everything we do. They are:
Open: We reach out to anyone who needs us.
Together: We're stronger in partnership.
Responsive: We listen, we act.
Independent: We speak out fearlessly.
Unstoppable: We never give up.
To get to know us a little better and more information on working at Mind, including our benefits, please click the button below