Communications Officer (PR and Copywriting)


37.5 hours per week

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 290 families, both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our vital support services include end of life treatment and care, music therapy, counselling, sibling support groups, home visits and much, much more.  It costs more than £4m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 10% of our funding from government sources.

The challenge:

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Communications Officer (PR and Copywriting) to join our busy Communications team.  You will be responsible for working with both our internal teams and local, regional and national journalists to share our message of love and laughter with the widest possible audience.

The role:

As our Communications Officer (PR and Copywriting) your role will include working with journalists to pitch and share our family and fundraising stories.  You will be responsible for writing engaging content, and sending out PR releases for a variety of publications. This is a proactive role, and you’ll need to be able to foster great relationships with local, regional and national media partners. You’ll also write copy for our supporter newsletter and family stories.

This role includes an out-of-hours social media rota on weekends and evenings. 

The requirements:

You will be a highly motivated, passionate and committed professional, educated to degree level or with equivalent experience. A background in public relations is essential, preferably in the voluntary or fundraising sector.  You should also have an understanding of, or the desire to develop an understanding of, working with children and young people with a shortened life expectancy and their families/carers.

For informal enquiries please contact [email protected]  

Download job description and person specification here

Download Bluebell Wood Application Form here

Please download the job description and person specification for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, download and complete the application form above and return it to [email protected].

Closing date: 16th May 2019 at 5pm 

Interviews: 4th June 2019