Part time Non-Media Advisor

The aim of Samaritans’ awarding-winning media guidelines work is to support the media industry, and others across the suicide prevention sector, in approaching the topic of suicide responsibly.

With a good working knowledge of the media industry you’ll put your experience in communications and engagement, along with your passion for suicide prevention, to good use.

As Media Adviser you’ll lead on our work with local suicide prevention partners to support them in communicating on issues relating to suicide and self-harm, including campaigns and responding to local issues.

You’ll need excellent communications and engagement skills, an ability to influence others, along with experience of producing reports and interpreting data to recommend change. This role offers the opportunity to make a real difference in our campaign to reduce suicides in the UK.

Samaritans is one of the UK and Ireland’s best known and respected Charities. You'll need resilience and compassion to our cause. Samaritans is needed now more than ever. If you want to make a real difference to people’s lives – this is the role for you!

  • Initially an 12 month fixed term contract
  • Part time, (17 hours per week) with flexible working practices
  • £33,850 pro-rata (full time salary)
  • Hybrid working – This role is ‘linked’ to our central office (Ewell), with the choice to work from the office or from home to meet your needs.

Full Job Description and Person Specification here

Employee Benefits 

Samaritans invests in our People’s wellbeing through the provision of a range of benefits including;

  • Flexible working and family-friendly policies,
  • A structured induction and ongoing training and development.
  • 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays each year, rising to 33 days over 5 years of service.
  • Matched Pension contributions of up to 5%.
  • A health Cash plan to cover the cost of medical and alternative health treatments.
  • Complimentary subscriptions to Headspace and Perk Box for expert meditation, fitness programmes and shopping discounts.

Samaritans recognises the enormous benefits and the social justice imperatives of ensuring diversity at every level of our organisation. We are wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are.

To ensure Samaritans is representative of those we support and who support us, we particularly welcome applications from Disabled, BAME and LGBTQ+ candidates, as these people are under-represented in our organisation. 

We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to everyone and are flexible in how we receive information. If you would like to apply via a different format or let us know how we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact the People team at [email protected] and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply. You’ll be asked to upload your CV and a cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the job specification. 

This role will close for applications on 24 September 2023, with interviews scheduled for early October.

If you’re interested in applying or would just like to find out more, then we'd love to hear from you.