Senior Media Relations Officer - UK

Salary: £34,628 per annum pro-rata, plus excellent benefits
Based: London
Contract: One year, Part-time (3 days/week) (with potential for extension to a permanent contract)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Press Officer to join International Alert as we embark on a new organisational strategy with a strong focus on influencing. We are looking for a talented individual who can further Alert’s profile and reach by generating impactful media coverage through strong contacts with UK and international media.

With a proven ability to translate complex narratives into powerful stories, you will be able to shape and lead our media strategy. As a confident planner and a creative thinker, you will develop good relationships with the media and stakeholders alike, and you will be the key point of contact for press. You will also be responsible for working with programme and country teams to develop and implement media strategies, and generate media coverage in their regions.

In return, you will have the opportunity to work for an innovative charity with amazing stories to tell.

Strong contacts with UK media and experience of working in an international organisation would be distinct advantages.

While this is a part-time position, to complement a similar part-time position currently advertised in The Hague, we are open to other options – including a full-time post in London – for the right candidate.

Kindly note the above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full requirements, please see the job description.

To apply, please follow this link and click ‘Apply for this job’. Please upload your CV and cover letter.

As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Work Permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date: 7th April at 23.59pm (UK time)

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy before the stated closing date, therefore early applications are encouraged.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.