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PR and Digital Communications Officer
CSS - Emersons Green

Job reference: 002878

Location: CSS - Emersons Green

Closing date: 01/07/2021

Interview date: 05/07/2021

Salary / hourly rate: £25,934 per annum

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 35

For more information on the role,
please contact: Suzanne Fry

Telephone: 07500884654

Location: Head Office, Emersons Green, Bristol (currently working remotely)

Find your place with us and help change lives.

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

About the role
As a PR and Digital Officer at Hft you will be an essential part of a the external communications team and play a critical role in generating content for Hft’s external channels. This is a busy and varied role which involves assisting with answering media enquiries, drafting press releases, and helping to manage our website and social media channels. You will enjoy the opportunity to get directly involved in researching, and helping to deliver and evaluate public relations and digital campaigns to help raise awareness of the charity’s work.  

As a keen networker, your role will involve developing relationships across Hft, and using your contacts to help source positive stories to support external profile-raising activity. You will work closely with the PR and Media Manager and the Digital Communications Manager to increase awareness of Hft’s work through the media, as well as our digital channels.

About you
We’re looking for an experienced PR and digital communicator who is passionate about storytelling and can write in an engaging and positive way about the people that we support, and all of the fantastic work that goes on at Hft. You will also be required to monitor the latest social care sector news, identify trends and engagement opportunities and share updates and developments with the team.

This role requires excellent time management and organisational skills, a willingness to work flexibly using your own initiative, and the ability to manage a number of tasks simultaneously. You will take a professional and positive approach in all that you do and in providing comms support to your managers, as well as internal stakeholders. 
More than anything else, we’re looking for a communications professional who not only knows their stuff and has great writing skills, but enjoys working collaboratively, is enthusiastic, and is willing to learn about Hft and the social care sector. If you think this sounds like you then please get in touch with us. 

What we offer
With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills they need.


  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options.
  • Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status
  • Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
  • 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff)
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free DBS Check

Join us and help change lives.

Interviews will be held on 5th & 6th July 2021 


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Hft's usual terms and conditions apply.
Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.