An exciting and high-profile role at Ambitious about Autism for an experienced media and public relations professional, with a passion for using their communications skills to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with autism and their families.
Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, campaign and influence policy. Through TreeHouse School, The Rise School and Ambitious College, we provide specialist education and support. Our ambition is to make the ordinary the everyday experience of children and young people with autism.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and confident individual with a sharp eye for a story that can raise the profile of autism and Ambitious about Autism. They will lead on the development of the organisational media strategy, as well as individual media plans for projects and campaigns.
The successful candidate will bring first class verbal and written skills and a solid understanding of autism and disability rights. They will be passionate about securing impactful coverage in local, sector and national press. They will be experienced in reacting quickly to the news agenda to ensure we do not miss out on opportunities to raise our profile.
They will be confident in developing relationships with professionals, families and young people who use our services and are connected to the charity and proactive in seizing media opportunities. They will be passionate about building our profile through the use of celebrities and high profile individuals and be assured in sourcing, building and maintaining such relationships.
The role offers the opportunity for the right candidate to develop their strategic communications expertise. Working within a small, collaborative and highly motivated team, they will enjoy a balance of fast paced delivery, along with strategic planning.
As we launch our new and exciting Ambitious Futures Strategy, could you be our next Media Manager?
If this sounds like you, please click the 'apply' button below, where you can also download a copy of the full job pack for further details about this great opportunity!
Closing date: Thursday 20th July 2017 (midnight)
Ambitious about Autism is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community. If you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may need as part of your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Adele Yilmaz, Senior Recruitment Officer (School and Charity Link) on 020 8815 5435.
Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Please note we have not engaged any agencies to work on this role and only direct applications will be considered. This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as stated in the person specification.