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Reference: 85733

Date Added: 29 August 2022
Closing Date: 26 September 2022

Job Title: Press and Communications Coordinator

Working For: Women in Prison

Location: Hybrid, minimum of 1-2 days in the London Head Office

Salary: £31,880

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Duties and Responsiblities:

Press Engagement

• Write and issue press releases that reflect WIPs core values and messaging.
• Ensure timely and adequate responses to media enquiries and maintain the media contacts database.
• Develop collaborative relationships with journalists and media professionals to secure quality coverage regarding women affected by the criminal justice system and to support WIP’s strategy.
• Lead on the logistics of setting up interviews, filming or recording ensuring that any coverage is conducted sensitively, appropriately and in line with WIP’s key messages and values.
• Provide media briefings and support for staff or the women we support, when required for media opportunities.


• Develop integrated communications strategies with the Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs to raise WIP’s profile and secure our campaign objectives
• Understanding the value of WIPs Website for furthering the aims and objectives of the organisation and ensure WIP’s website content is up-to-date and accessible
• Coordinate WIP’s social media strategy and outputs
• Develop engaging, accessible and interesting content for WIP’s social media platforms, ensuring they are kept active and reflect our key messages and values.

Personal/Professional Development

• Attend and prepare for regular line management meetings, including performance development reviews (PDRs) as well as Campaign team meetings.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of developments in digital communications, relevant public policy and issues impacting women in contact by the criminal justice system.

General Responsibilities

• Be flexible and carry out other associated duties as may arise, develop or be assigned in line with the broad remit of the position.
• Maintain and improve competencies through continuous professional development.
• Abide by all organisational policies, codes of conduct and practices.
• Support and promote inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity in the workplace.
• Treat with confidentiality any personal, private or sensitive information about individual organisations and or clients or staff and project data.

Closing Date: 26 September 2022

Interview/Start Dates

First Interview: 11th October 2022

Second Interview: Afternoon of 18th October (in-person in Stockwell, London)

Application Details

To apply, please visit the Women in Prison website via https://womeninprison.org.uk/about/join-our-team 

Download the Press and Communications Coordinator Recruitment Pack, which includes the Job Description, Person Specification as well as the Equalities Monitoring Form (EMF).

Once completed, please send an editable CV and cover letter (max 2 pages A4) to recruitment@wipuk.org along with the EMF. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minoritised women, and women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system.

Website: https://womeninprison.org.uk/

Additional Notes