Are you a dynamic PR professional looking to make a difference in one of the UK's biggest charities? We have an exciting opportunity for a Communications and Engagement Manager to lead the communications output for BHF Northern Ireland. About the role You'll be responsible for raising the profile of BHF Northern Ireland focusing on our research funding and its impact, promoting our work, influencing local partners, shaping the charity's reputation through media, engagement events, and other communication channels. With a proven track record of finding and developing compelling stories for the media, you'll work as part of the communications team across the UK to devise and deliver regional PR strategies to promote key brand and awareness campaigns in Northern Ireland. You will also work with local teams to deliver impactful communication strategies, meeting challenging KPIs and demonstrating significant impact which should raise the public's desire to give. Your local expertise will guide the way we influence and use both traditional media, digital channels and engagement opportunities. About youYou'll have a proven track record of finding and developing compelling stories for the media. Your local expertise will guide the way we influence and use both traditional media, digital channels and engagement opportunities. You'll be a self-starter with a positive 'can-do' attitude. With excellent time management skills you'll be able to work under pressure and will have excellent negotiation skills to be able to build strong relationships both internally and with external partners, including journalists.With excellent communication skills, including knowledge of digital communications tools, you'll be IT literate and competent with Microsoft packages.With previous experience of writing for the web you will have led media campaigns and successfully promoted and championed PR to colleagues. With understanding of media landscape across your patch you'll be able to tap into local audiences through different media outlets.In return we offer a generous benefits package including flexible working, healthcare cover, dental plan, subsidised gym membership and substantial annual leave.About us When you work at the British Heart Foundation, you become a part of medical history. Part of a world leading organisation that has played a role in decades of life saving breakthroughs, from heart transplants and pacemakers to stents and clot busting drugs. And we're not about to stop any time soon. We are here to beat heartbreak forever. To stop heart and circulatory diseases devastating families. And if you want to help us get there sooner, you could be the Communications and Engagement Manager we need. How to apply To apply for this role please click through to our website for further details. Our process involves submitting your CV and supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role's criteria. Please note this is a 12 month maternity cover contract. Interviews are due to take place on 24th September 2019 at our Belfast office. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.