Head of PR Campaigns

Head of PR Campaigns
Employer: British Library
Salary: £39,000
Location: London

This is an amazing opportunity to lead the British Library’s press and media team, working for one of the largest and more reputable libraries in the world. The British Library is at the forefront of the research and cultural scene across the UK and internationally. The Library is approaching its 50th anniversary in 2023 and is guided by its strategy, Living Knowledge, so this is a great time to lead and drive forward the press and media output of this innovative institution.

Working within a Corporate Affairs function, the role will manage the external output of the Library’s press and media relations. Managing a team of 5, the successful candidate will bring a creative and thoughtful flair to their approach to communications, have experience of implementing thought-provoking and intelligent PR campaigns and have a deep knowledge and appreciation of today’s shifting media landscape. Either with a journalistic, agency or public sector background, the individual will also be well versed in crisis and reactive communications, to protect and enhance the Library’s excellent reputation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading and well-respected team at the heart of the organisation and we look forward to receiving your application.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade) . Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

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