Communications & PR Lead

Location: ECL Head Office

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Salary: £31,000 - £36,000 per annum

Specific Hours: 30 hour per week

Communications & PR Lead

Salary:         £31,000 - £36,000 per annum (FTE) pro rata for contracted hours
Location:     Hybrid - Seax House Chelmsford / Homebased
Hours:         30 per week
Contract:     Permanent

Are you enthusiastic about storytelling? Do you love finding creative ways to communicate?

We’re looking for a highly skilled team player to create top quality, exciting and engaging content across our range of channels.

No two days are the same in our busy team - as well as playing a central role in promoting ECL services you will be helping us deliver the information our staff need to do their jobs well.

You’ll need to be comfortable talking to people and gathering stories of the fantastic work we do. You must also have good attention to detail, and an ability to deliver in a challenging and fast-paced communications environment - multi-tasking and managing projects.

Role Responsibilities

  • To lead on the delivery of ECL’s media, including building relationships with local and national media, drafting and distribution of press releases to appropriate and targeted members of the media
  • Sourcing stories to highlight the work of the ECL
  • To lead on internal and external newsletters; sourcing and drafting engaging articles within given time frames
  • Writing and submitting award nominations

Key requirements

  • Exceptional copywriting skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working within a communications or marketing team (agency or in-house)
  • Experience of writing press release and managing media relationships.
  • Experience of reporting and analysis of PR and marketing activity
  • Experience in digital communications, including electronic/web publishing, content, and social media management

For a full job description, please click here.

What we can offer you:

  • Up to 27 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
  • 45p per mile when you travel between our sites
  • Healthcare cash plans with up to £700 claimable during the year
  • Participation in our Refer a Friend Scheme earn up to £1000
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual salary reviews and performance bonus
  • Discount retail schemes
  • Career progression opportunities within ECL
  • Reimbursement of professional subscription
  • Up to £1000 refer a friend scheme

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitable candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We have a written policy on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders, which is available to view here.

We are proud to be part of the Disability Confident scheme which helps to employ, support and promote disabled people in the workplace.


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