Media Officer (3508)


Circa £27,600 per annum pro rata

Permanent, Part-Time (working 21 hours a week)


Spreading the word and making sure people know about our life-changing work.


The role

Based at our office in Belfast, and working within the Fundraising, Communications and Policy team to research topics, deliver PR and media assets and activities across Northern Ireland to highlight the work Action for Children does and issues relating to disadvantaged children, young people and families.


As a Media Officer you'll liaise with our Leadership Team in Northern Ireland as well as the UK-wide team to coordinate and our strategy and focus. Your role will include pitching and selling in stories, building solid relationships with journalists and making sure Action for Children's voice is heard. You'll also collaborate with our services and service users to highlight the issues they face.

You'll be working 21 hours a week, with an actual salary of circa £17,400. The hours are negotiable but would, ideally, be spread over 4 days (Monday to Friday).


You will make a difference by:

 - Creating relationships with news journalists, producers, social media to promote the strategy and services of Action for Children.

 - Working in the field with members of the media and service users and staff.

 - Raising the profile of Action for Children.

 - Working closely with campaigns and fundraising and the leadership team.

 - Taking your turn on the On-call rota for the wider Communications team.


You will need:

 - Experience of working in a charity or a press office is desirable.

 - Experience of working with children and families is desirable.

 - Excellent communication and relationship building skills.

 - The ability to collaborate with other teams and departments.

 - A strong News and PR sense.

 - Flexibility to support out of hours team as and when required.

 - The ability to work under pressure.


The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Emma Goodwin on 07741 742013 or email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk

Please note: Interviews are planned to be held on Thursday, 23rd July 2020.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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Northern Ireland Office
Northern Ireland Office, 10 Heron Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT3 9LE
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    Northern Ireland
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    9 July 2020
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