Public Relations Consultant – UK

London, United Kingdom
Apply by 12 August 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 1 August 2018

Job Description

Location: London, UK (option to work some days remotely)
Duration: Part-time (up to 25 days), from mid-August to end of September/early October 2018
Start date: ASAP, but no later than w/c 20 August 2018
Closing date: 12 August 2018

We are looking for an experienced PR consultant to help us create media opportunities for International Alert and secure media coverage for our upcoming Peace Perceptions Poll.

The Peace Perceptions Poll, led by International Alert and the British Council, working with RIWI, is the first of its type to gauge popular opinion about peace and conflict issues in both the global north and south. The poll covers 15 countries and will be launched on 21 September 2018 to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace.

The consultant will support us in reaching our key audiences and securing UK and international media coverage.

You will be a strategic thinker, with a talent for spotting opportunities for coverage, a sense for generating unusual stories, and creativity in pitching them to the press. You will have extensive experience in developing and delivering effective PR and media strategies, and a successful track record of securing media coverage (especially around a poll/campaign).

You will have strong writing and editing skills, and the ability to adapt styles to engage different audiences. We are looking for someone with excellent media contacts in the UK and globally (strong media contacts in the US would be a distinct advantage).

For further details of the assignment, please see the Terms of Reference.

To be considered for this position, please send an ‘Expressions of Interest’ in the form of a cover letter, along with an up-to-date CV. To apply please click in the link below and upload your CV and cover letter.

Note, your cover letter should explain how you meet each of the above requirements. The information that you provide will be the basis on which we will judge your suitability for the position. You should also include details of your rate of pay and the names and contact details of two referees.


As the assignment will be based in the UK, you will need to have the right to work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 12 August 2018.

Please note that we reserve the right to interview and appoint a consultant before the stated deadline, therefore early applications are encouraged.

While International Alert will endeavour to acknowledge all submissions within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All submissions will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

About the Organization

International Alert (Alert), one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with over 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace, is currently seeking two talented and accomplished trustees to join our Board.

We work with local communities in over 25 countries from Lebanon to the Philippines to help them build peace. And we advise companies, governments and international organisations on how their policies and operations can better support peace.

Our three-part mission is to build a more peaceful world by:

  • Working with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions;
  • Shaping policies and practices to support peace; and
  • Collaborating with all those striving for peace to strengthen our collective voice and impact.

We focus on the issues that influence peace such community relations, gender, the role of businesses, and ways to prevent violent extremism.

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