Job Category
Marketing & Communications
United Kingdom
£45,027 - £50,655
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.


As our Media & PR Manager, you'll develop compelling strategic communication strategies to tell the Shaw Trust story. You’ll craft engaging content, nurture relationships with journalists and increase our profile. By doing so, you'll be playing a vital role in helping those who are facing barriers to work and social inclusion achieve their full potential.

In this role, you'll be responsible for leading and mentoring a small communications team. You will collaborate closely across both Marketing and Communications and Public Affairs activity. You’ll spot the PR opportunities for our campaigns, as well as identifying standalone opportunities to increase our visibility. Your work will result in impactful campaigns that resonate across our varied audiences.

We're searching for a strategic and creative thinker with exceptional communication skills, and a passion for driving change.


You will have:

  • Membership of relevant professional body or equivalent experience 
  • Extensive experience of media and PR work, with a proven ability to deal with journalists robustly and fairly 
  • Existing contacts with media with interests in Shaw Trust’s areas of work, or the ability to develop these relationships at pace 
  • Experience of providing strategic communications advice, including reputation management to leaders of a large, complex organisation 

Download the Job Description for full details.


Home-based, with travel to meetings and events as required.
Flexible working will be considered.

Employee Benefits

As an employee of Shaw Trust  as well as positively impacting people’s lives, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan


Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.

In addition;

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

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Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.