Head of PR (Maternity Cover)

Head of PR

(Maternity Cover)

ZSL London Zoo & ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Salary c.£55k plus benefits

 

Reporting to the Commercial & Communications Director, this role is responsible for devising and implementing an ongoing programme of media activity aimed at positioning ZSL as one of the leading animal conservation charities in the world. The role will oversee media management for all of ZSL brand’s including ZSL London Zoo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, and ZSL Institute of Zoology. Through effective external media management and relationships with journalists this role is critical in raising awareness, understanding and generating support for ZSLand its work.

The ideal candidate will come with a strong track record in producing a programme of high impact media stories and  with a proven track record in PR and Media Relations.  The candidate must also be able to demonstrate the ability of managing media relations effectively under pressure. This role is also responsible for ZSL publications including Wild About magazine, plus Internal Communications. Ideally the person will have a passion for zoos, science, education and animal conservation.

Based at Regent's Park in London, you will occasionally be required to visit Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

We offer excellent benefits including a stakeholder pension scheme, free life assurance, childcare vouchers and a season ticket loan.

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To apply, complete the Equal Opportunities form and email a full CV and covering letter, including your current salary details to hr@zsl.org 

Closing date for the receipt of applications:14th July 2014