Communications Assistant (Part time)

Recruiter
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Sep 2017
Expires
10 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is one of the oldest and best-known animal welfare organisations in the world. We currently operate from three centres - in Battersea, Old Windsor in Berkshire, and Brands Hatch in Kent and last year our staff and volunteers cared for over 7,000 dogs and cats. Battersea is currently one of the top 25 best known charities in the UK and our Communications department has led the way in achieving this ranking by devising and executing award-winning campaigns. The Communications department works to promote Battersea's animals, campaigns and events, and to further enhance and protect our brand and profile. Do you want to tell the stories of the people and animals that arrive at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home? Do you want to work for a high-profile and well-loved brand? Then this is a great opportunity to join a leading animal charity, generating high-profile and positive PR to raise money to help unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats. For you, this is an opportunity to use your ideas, talents and enthusiasm to build our profile and celebrate the achievements of our staff, supporters, and animals. You will use your eye for a story to come up with strong ideas for internal and external news and features. Main purpose of the role To provide essential weekend communications support to the charity's three centres, professionally representing the Home when responding to visits and enquiries both at our centres and on telephone/email and supporting the Communications department in providing an efficient 7/day a week press office service. Weekends are the busiest days for visitors to the Home and the rehoming and reuniting our animals. Please note the hours for this vacancy are 18 per week to include every Saturday and Sunday. For the full job description and person specification please see our recruitment pack. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home offer our employees a wide range of benefits, for example: 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year free membership to our healthcare cash plan season ticket loans For more information and to apply please visit our website