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PR & Media Coordinator

Spinal Injuries Association

Milton Keynes

Permanent

£34178/annum

MK62HH

Posted: 12/06/2024

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We are looking for a PR and Media Coordinator to help increase the reach and influence of Spinal Injuries Association within the UK. They will create engaging and dynamic content to reach new audiences and inspire existing ones to support campaigns and raise awareness of our work.

By supporting the PR and Media Manager with a focus on writing and timely storytelling, this role will ideally suit someone with journalistic credentials who is able to identify, research and deliver stories that enhance SIA’s standing as the expert guiding voice for life after spinal cord injury.

PR & Media Coordinator
Location: Milton Keynes - We offer hybrid working and offer flexibility for the right candidate.
Salary: £34,178 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Role requirements include:

* Create and share stories/press releases that highlight our services and SIA’s wider strategic goals, with a focus on people with spinal cord injury, their lived experiences and how we support them.

* Create a media forward planner for all key activities and opportunities– internal and external.

* Lead on case studies from our members and supporters and encourage others to share their stories, ensuring this content can be accessed via the CRM in line with GDPR rules.

* Support the PR and media manager in building relationships with journalists and influencers so that we become the go to place for comment on all issues that affect people with spinal cord injury.

* Identify proactive or reactive media opportunities where SIA could add comment to enhance our campaigning aims or tell the story of those we support.

* Working with the PR and media manager to support the engagement plan for each of our ambassadors to increase their reach and influence.

* Identify new influencers to increase our reach and nurture new relationships.

About us

The Spinal Injuries Association is committed to a singular vision: a fulfilled life for everyone affected by spinal cord injury. Everyone has a right to live a fulfilled life and that means the life they choose, a life that has the same opportunities as everyone else. We are the expert, guiding, voice for life after spinal cord injury.

We’re the leading national charity supporting individuals who sustain damage to the spinal cord resulting in paralysis. We are a dedicated organisation providing high-impact, quality services for people with spinal cord injury and their families. All of our work is based on the personal experiences of our members.

Being a user-led organisation is important to us; more than 11,200 of our members, almost half of our staff and the majority of our trustees live with spinal cord injury.

Benefits

* Annual leave: 28 days per holiday year plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after two years of service (pro-rated for part time employees)

* Access to Group pension scheme (6% employer contribution)

* Access to Group life assurance scheme

* Access to Healthcare cash plan

* Access to Employee assistance programme (EAP) Employee volunteer days

* Discounted gym membership at many top gyms across the country

* Free car parking at SIA House

* Investing in our people – all members of staff are encouraged to discuss their development plans and aspirations with their line manager. A budget is available for talent development.

* Wellbeing – People are at the heart of everything we do. We offer hybrid working in our modern, bright open plan office, quarterly staff development days, annual reviews and regular 1-2-1s.

Closing Date: Monday 24 June 2024
Interviews: Wednesday 26 June 2024 in person in the Milton Keynes area or online via Microsoft Teams.

Interested?

If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

At SIA, we value diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment as we believe diversity fosters a more innovative, creative, and caring culture.

We are striving to create a culture that fully represents all the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, family or parental status, or disability status.

Disabled candidates who meet the standard job criteria will be offered a guaranteed interview.

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