PR Consultant – UK
Location: London, UK (flexibility working remotely)
Duration: 2/3 days per week April to May, and ad-hoc ongoing support afterwards
Start date: Immediately - no later than week of 25th March
Closing date: 24 March 2019
We are looking for an experienced PR consultant to help us create media opportunities for International Alert and secure media coverage about the impact of and need for our work.
International Alert works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. We are a peacebuilding charity, which means we focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing people together from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we come together to build everyday peace.
With violent conflict on the rise again after decades of relative decline, and 2 billion people living in countries affected by fragility and violence, the need to build peace is becoming more and more critical every day. And yet peacebuilding is not well understood either by the public or politicians and is not seen as a credible approach or given equal weight and value to other conflict responses.
You will support us in making the case for peacebuilding by securing UK and international coverage for Alert and our work, and expanding our profile and reach with key audiences.
You will be a strategic thinker, with a talent for spotting opportunities for coverage, a sense for generating unusual stories, and creativity in pitching them to the press. You will have extensive experience in developing and delivering effective PR and media strategies, and a successful track record of securing media coverage.
You will have strong writing and editing skills, and the ability to adapt styles to engage different audiences. We are looking for someone with excellent media contacts in the UK, Europe and globally.
For further details of the assignment, please see the Terms of Reference.
To be considered for this position, please send an ‘Expressions of Interest’ in the form of a cover letter, along with an up-to-date CV. To apply please do so at the link below and upload your CV and cover letter.
Please kindly note your cover letter should explain how you meet each of the requirements in the Terms of Reference. The information that you provide will be the basis on which we will judge your suitability for the position. You should also include details of your rate of pay and the names and contact details of two referees.
As the assignment will be based in the UK, you will need to have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: Sunday 24 March 2019 at 23.59pm (UK time).
Please note that we reserve the right to interview and appoint a consultant before the stated deadline, therefore early applications are encouraged.
While International Alert will endeavour to acknowledge all submissions within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All submissions will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.
About International Alert
International Alert works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. Together, we believe peace is within our power.
We focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we all come together to build everyday peace, from the ground up.
Peace is just as much about communities living together, side by side, and resolving their differences without resorting to violence, as it is about people signing a treaty or laying down their arms. That is why we believe that we all have a role to play in building a more peaceful future