Head of Media

We are delighted that you are interested in joining Engage Britain an exciting charity who are searching for an exceptional Head of Media to join us. This post will develop and lead Engage Britain’s media relations across national, regional and sector press.  Working closely with the Director of Engagement and Communications, the post-holder will be responsible for overseeing media outputs, including media campaigns and the creation of proactive media opportunities, forging media partnerships and setting up and managing a press office.

We are a flexible employer and welcome applications from candidates who might want to work flexibly. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who are based across the UK.

About Engage Britain

Engage Britain will put people at the heart of policy development, ensuring that those who are affected by policies can contribute their knowledge and experiences to their creation. Great ideas come from combining our different views, knowledge and experiences, so we’ll bring people together to talk and listen. Where voices have been excluded or unheard, we’ll make sure we’re all equally involved in finding answers. Where the problem is rooted in our differences of opinion, we’ll work together to build on the things we agree on. 

As ideas emerge, we will test these ideas, learn from and re-test them until everyone is confident they will make a positive difference. And then we’ll work together – with citizens, practitioners, communities and politicians - to make them happen and use them to improve people’s lives. 

Our differences are not something to be feared; our differences will enable us to create imaginative, practical and radical answers to the problems our country faces. 

Key tasks of the role:

  • Working with the Director of Engagement and Communications, develop a high-quality, targeted media engagement strategy for Engage Britain to build recognition around our brand with a range of audiences across the UK

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of media, establish a proactive and reactive press office presence and build media partnerships as appropriate, to ensure Engage Britain’s media relations are timely, consistent and help to achieve our objectives

  • Develop, run, monitor and evaluate media campaigns, as well as a media relations programme that supports Engage Britain’s day to day work

  • Work closely with the Engage Britain team to ensure media engagement supports the ambitious aims of the organisation

  • Support the Director of Engagement and Communications to ensure tone of voice and messaging is fit-for-purpose, checking this against brand research and other monitoring insights

  • Identify and retain media partnership opportunities to help Engage Britain achieve its aims

  • Develop appropriate media monitoring and keep wider organisation up to date with relevant news

  • Necessity to sometimes work outside of normal working hours as part of an on-call rota

  • Stay up to date on best practices in media and communications strategies and innovations.

Further information  

For more information on this role and for a detailed job description and person specification please download the job pack found here.

Application process

Engage Britain are using the beapplied platform for applications

Closing date

Wednesday 23 September 2020, 09:00 BST

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in early-mid October (this includes first and potential second interviews)

Contact details  

If you would like further information about this role, please contact recruitment@engagebritain.org and a member of staff will get in touch. 

Website: www,engagebritain.org

Role posted - 2020-09-01T07:00:41Z 8:00am, 1st Sep 2020 BST