Global Press Officer at Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

The post of Global Press Officer is an integral part of the team responsible for the development and promotion of Plan International’s external profile in the media as the go to organisation for girls’ (and children’s) rights to a wide and diverse range of audiences. The role involves creating compelling content and dealing with international, national and regional media and specialist press across print, broadcast and digital platforms.

You will work as part of the Media Team and in close collaboration with the Digital and Global Campaigns teams to create compelling content, implement international public relations campaigns, proactively profile the organisation and its experts, and promote Plan International’s work to the media across print, broadcast and digital platforms. You will share responsibility and ownership of international press coverage for Plan International’s operational regions and during emergency responses you will play a significant role in the coordination of dynamic global communication campaigns, including travelling to the affected area as required.

About You

With proven experience in journalism, media relations or PR, success pitching stories to the media and a strong understanding of development issues, you will proactively manage the delivery and quality of content, absorbing, adapting and creating engaging, accurate copy to strict deadlines. Basic video editing and production skills would be highly desirable. You will collaborate effectively both internally and externally, utilising your interpersonal and communication skills to build effective relationships, negotiating and influencing where required and supporting the requirements of other departments. You will have the ability to balance priorities and work effectively in a sometimes pressurised, fast paced environment, navigating complex, sensitive and rapidly changing situations with ease.

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Location: Global Hub in Woking UK or flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work. Those locations closest to the point of impact are preferred.

Type of Role: Permanent where this is feasible. Some locations may mean that a fixed term contract must be offered.

Reports to: Head of Communications

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. If based in the UK the associated salary would be circa £35000 per annum.

Closing Date: Sunday 4th July

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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