Communications & Publicity Officer

Communications & Publicity Officer

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Social media marketing


Haywards Heath, RH16 1BA
Mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
The person in this role may need to be available at short notice to respond to enquiries from local media including taking part in interviews.

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We are looking for a lively dynamic individual to promote the activities of Sussex Area Ramblers by regular communications with members and engaging with local media by producing press releases and responding to enquiries. 

What will you be doing?

The main purposes of the role are 

(1) to maintain regular communications with Sussex Area Ramblers’ members by producing articles for publication on the Area Website and distributing email communications to keep members up to date with Area activities, including developing a social media strategy and 

(2) to communicate (together where necessary with Ramblers' Central Office) with media in the Area, including by way of proactive press releases, and deal with media enquiries, to ensure that the activities and charitable role of the Sussex Ramblers are given a high profile

What are we looking for?

Strong computer-literacy, in particular word processing, websites, desktop publishing and social media

Clear and concise writing skills

Experience of other roles involving dealing with the media and being interviewed

What difference will you make?

Sussex Area of the Ramblers works on behalf of all walkers to protect the network of public paths, safeguard the beauty of the countryside, campaign for greater access to open country and provide information and advice on all aspects of walking. As Communications & Publicity Officer you will play a vital role in ensuring members are fully informed about news and events affecting the Area and in raising the profile of the Area and publicising its activities with external audiences through external media.

  • Environment
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Organisation type: 

    The Ramblers is a charity whose goal is to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot.

    We’re an association of people and...