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PR and Media Officer
Central Support Services

Job reference: 005110

Location: Central Support Services

Closing date: 17/08/2022

Interview date: 23/08/2022

Salary / hourly rate: £25,934.75 per annum

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5

Location: Hybrid – Home-based and occasional travel to our Central Support offices in Bristol and other Hft locations around the UK.

Employment type: Full Time (Fixed Term)

​​​​​​​For more information on the role,
please contact:
 Val Proctor​​​​​​​

#Care to join us?

We are looking for PR and Media Officer  to join our friendly and welcoming team here at Hft (for a fixed term role). This is your chance to make a real difference to people's lives.

What will you be doing?

Working as part of the Brand, Communications and Marketing Team, you will support the PR and Media Manager in the generation of content and execution of PR strategies to raise awareness in the media of the charity’s work. 

You will support the team’s strategic objectives and content generation strategy through the generation and repurposing of content across the charity’s external channels (including for Fundraising and Policy and Public Affairs influencing work).

You will also develop a network of contacts to source new story leads and build strong relationships across our care and support teams, identifying gaps in our content and developing processes to ensure we have a regular pipeline of content and case studies.

About You?

You will have experience in a communications role and have the ability to identify a story and write compelling and engaging copy across a broad spectrum eg blogs, press releases, digital copy, etc.

You will be someone who has proven experience of working collaboratively with a range of people across an organisation and be able to identify trends and engagement opportunities in the wider sector.

You will also have excellent interview techniques and be able to get to the heart of a story.

If you enjoy working in a motivated and supportive team where you feel valued and want to know you are contributing to the incredible work of Hft, then we want to hear from you! ​​​​​​​

What’s in it for you?

There are a range of benefits and career development opportunities at Hft. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training, and support along the way.

With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in you to ensure you have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people to live the best life possible.

We offer

  • 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
  • 25 days holiday (pro rata for part time staff)
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance

We ask all our teams to take advantage of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is offered to frontline support workers as a priority group.

We strongly encourage all colleagues to remain fully vaccinated as part of our wider infection control procedures. This includes Central Support Services colleagues as they may be required to visit services as part of their work and/or work alongside colleagues who do.

Find your place with us and change lives.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Want to know more about who we are and what we do as an organisation, then please check out the video below.


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.