Are you a natural communicator and storyteller with impressive relationship-building skills?
Do you have a creative flair and experience of entertainment, celebrity or events PR?
Do you want to work with one of the UK's leading housing and homelessness charities? If so, then this role as Senior Media Officer is the perfect role for you.
About the role
In the exciting new role of Senior Media Officer, you will play a key part in the day-to-day running of a busy press office and lead on the development and implementation of exciting fundraising media campaigns, such as our flagship No Home Kit initiative, as well as events, like Stand Up for Shelter, and media opportunities with top celebrities.
The fast-paced and high-performing media team comprises of the Head of Media, two Media Managers, three Senior Media Officers, three Media Officers, and an Assistant Media Officer. We work closely with a broad range of internal stakeholders, as well as our external partners, to make sure housing and homelessness rides high on the political and public agenda through timely and powerful storytelling.
You will be a creative and results-driven individual with relevant experience of working in a busy press office, PR agency, or as a journalist and will have a good track record of managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders. You will understand the inner workings of the media and how to land high-impact coverage, in particular, you will have a keen grasp of what journalists and producers are looking for. You will be comfortable with working with consumer media on celebrity led content and features - and know how to tailor your pitch accordingly.
A home is a fundamental human need. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle daily with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, motivated individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent. We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.