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Senior PR Manager - Sue Ryder

Senior PR Manager
Hybrid/London office – 1 day a week
£48,000 - £52,000 pa plus competitive reward and benefit scheme
Full Time

Are you a passionate about public relations and looking for your next challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity to join Sue Ryder as our Senior Public Relations Manager to help raise the profile of the charity and increase the public understanding and awareness of our work and our services. Reporting to the Head of PR & Internal Communications you will develop and lead a national PR strategy for Sue Ryder, raising awareness for a number of projects, services and campaigns.

About you

We are looking for somebody with extensive experience of working in a national media or PR team, ideally within a charity. You will have significant experience of managing reputation management issues along with supporting governmental lobbying and influencing and affecting change in policy.
Experience of delivering pro-active PR campaigns with an excellent understanding of the media and experience of managing external PR agencies. You will be a highly proficient writer with the ability to direct and manage projects with multiple stakeholder involvement..

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop and lead a national PR strategy for Sue Ryder, with the aim of supporting income generation and increasing public understanding of the charity and measured against KPIs
• Manage and lead a responsive and pro-active national PR team which operates an out of hours service
• Deliver 2 x pro-active PR campaigns per year which meet set project KPIs
• Work to position Sue Ryder as an expert commentator on end of life and bereavement care within the national media
• Manage reputation management issues with the support of the Head of PR
• Manage our current roster of celebrity ambassadors and deliver against a celebrity outreach strategy to bring additional high profile supporters on board.
• Manage the retained PR agency ensuring that projects are delivered on time and on budget and achieving agreed evaluation metrics.
• Line management of the Case Studies Manager, National PR Manager and National PR Officer
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues across the organisation, including members of the executive leadership team.
• Manage the day-to-day reporting against the PR departmental budget

What we can offer you:

- Competitive Benefits Package
- 27 days holiday rising to 33 with length of service plus bank holidays (pro rata if part-time), - Company pension scheme
- EAP support scheme
- Staff discount with thousands of retailers
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
- and lots more. Please visit our careers website for the full list.

Closing date: 23rd May
Interview date: TBC

We aim to give all candidates the opportunity to perform at their best during our recruitment process. Please let us know if you require any adjustments at any stage by contacting

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If you want more than just a job, we want you. Join the team and be there when it matters.

Sue Ryder is here to make sure everyone approaching the end of their life or living with grief can access the support they need. There is no one size fits all when it comes to how we cope and the help we need, but with our support, no one has to face dying or grief alone. We are there when it matters.

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