Thank you for your interest in job opportunities with Children with Cancer UK.

We are united by a common goal – to save and improve young lives. We are dedicated to keeping administrative and staffing costs low, which means we can devote more of the funds we raise towards vital research and welfare projects. At times we do have occasional employment and volunteering opportunities at our office location.

Current vacancies

Marketing and Communications Media Officer 

Salary: £27,000-£29,000 (pro rata)
Contract: Part-time
Start date: As soon as possible
Location: Hybrid – Office 3 days a week (21-27 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NL)
Reporting to: Marketing and Communications Manager
Direct reports: N/A

Main purpose of position

This is a new role in the Marketing and Communications department and is responsible for the media relations of the Charity

PR and Media Relations

  • To develop relevant media contacts, as well as contacts in the sector, to maximise the reach and coverage of key communications campaigns as well as wider organisational projects
  • Produce creative copy written for a variety of audience groups which champions and shows best practice of our tone of voice
  • Develop and support in house PR roll out
  • Work with external PR agency on selected press releases where relevant
  • Write press releases in line with campaign launches and key moments
  • Develop pitches and news stories and other promotional copy
  • Lead on media briefings that convey appropriate key messages and prepare spokespeople
  • Identify and interview case studies and media spokespeople
  • Pull together monthly Data Analysis reports with the support of the Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Send out weekly coverage reports with the Digital Marketing Officer, monitor external activity (including competitor) and incorporate best practice
  • Analyse reports to identify new opportunities and act up to grow presence in national press by identifying proactive and reactive media opportunities
  • Be part of out-of-hours weekend monitoring rota

PR and Media Relations

  • Maintain the communications calendar
  • Research, write and distribute media outreach activities such as press releases, media comments, media briefs, features, blogs and letters to editors
  • Be the first point of contact for media enquiries and manage the press office function in a timely manner
  • Maintain library system for press cuttings, monitor cuttings and report on results
  • Lead on gathering powerful stories that highlight the impact of childhood cancer on the lives of children, young people and families
  • Work closely with the fundraising and digital teams to coordinate and respond to the different needs for case studies
  • Maintain a detailed and GDPR compliant contact management system of all case studies
  • Work closely with the Digital Team to ensure that all campaigns and content produced is reflected on the website and across social media accounts


  • Maintain relationships with current patient families who are sharing their cancer journey stories with the media.
  • Produce stories of patient families and share online and social media
  • Work with a diverse range of case studies and media spokespeople and ensure they re treated in an appropriate and safe manner
  • Be key spokesperson for families media storytelling


  • Contribute to the overall Marketing and Communications function of Children with Cancer UK
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the post
  • Occasional events attendance
  • Partnership relationship building
  • Manage relevant cases and inboxes on Salesforce
  • Marketing Cloud user
  • Be part of the Officers forum

Download the full job description.

Applications and deadline:

To express an interest in this role and to be considered for it, please submit the following via email to

  • A detailed and up-to-date CV.
  • A supporting statement that addresses the essential skills and competences and outlines your motivation for applying (no longer than 2 pages of A4).

The closing date for applications is Friday 31 May 2024.

We have no volunteering opportunities at the moment

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