Media & PR Manager

  • Reference:BDCH1357
  • Location:
    London
  • Department:Marketing & Communications
  • Posts available:1
  • Salary:£44450
  • Full/Part time:Full Time
  • Contract type:
    Temporary
  • Closing date:Sunday, March 7, 2021

We are looking for a Media & PR Manager to ensure Battersea has a strong, influential voice by managing Battersea’s press office and delivering quality proactive and reactive media and PR activity that supports the charity’s strategic aims to help more animals and present rescue as a compelling proposition. Support the Head of Communications to strengthen the brand and protect the reputation of the charity.

About us

Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 160 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.

Our Marketing & Communications Team

Battersea’s Marketing & Communications department is responsible for communicating the breadth of the organisation’s work in an engaging and memorable way. Though our award-winning campaigns, we use our influence to affect change for dogs and cats within and beyond our gates; building Battersea’s reputation on a national and international scale. Our work involves everything from innovative integrated advertising campaigns to rehome our animals, to supporting other departments with their strategic objectives. We also manage Battersea’s online communities, offer brand guidance, deliver innovative digital activity, and manage internal communications, ensuring that staff and volunteers stay informed and engaged. The department’s ultimate goal is to raise awareness of Battersea’s work, so we can be here for more dogs and cats.

Communications team

Within the Marketing & Commercial department sits the Communications team. Our work involves everything from issuing press releases to managing media events to communicating with staff and volunteers. We lead on managing and enhancing Battersea's reputation on a national and international scale.

What we can offer you

Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
  • Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
  • Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£120), optical (£120), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£300) every year
  • Annual interest-free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
  • Life insurance

So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all current and prospective staff, volunteers and Trustees. We aim to ensure that this commitment, reinforced by our values, is embedded in our day-to-day working practices and our work together. We would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented at Battersea.

For full details, including our job applicant privacy notice, please download our recruitment pack. You can apply by visiting our online application portal. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised.