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    Part Time P.R Specialist - Ellesmere Port


    Central Services


    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire


    £40,000 pro rata

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    Ellesmere Port, Cheshire



    Job description

    Roles Overview

    Join Animal Trust and help us elevate our brand profile nationally to become the household name for fair, affordable veterinary care and an organisation vets aspire to work for.

    About the role:

    Animal Trust Vets CIC is the only B-Corp, Community Interest Vet in the U.K. Our teams provide fair and affordable treatment to thousands of pets every year. We believe pet owners should be able to enjoy their four-legged friends without the burden of financial anxiety when their pet becomes ill.

    Animal Trust was founded over 10 years ago and has 12 surgery locations in Cheshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Shropshire, and North Wales. With an ambitious growth plan, we want our brand to be at the forefront of all pet owners and veterinary clinicians' minds.

    What you’ll bring to the team

    In this role, you will be pivotal in shaping and executing Animal Trust's earned media plan. We aim to raise our brand profile nationally with consumers and within the veterinary industry. As part of a small team, reporting to the Brand Manager, you will primarily deliver activity that generates on-brand coverage across all media in the veterinary industry. We also need to raise consumer awareness via the appropriate media.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manage creative PR activations. • Identify and oversee media opportunities. • Coordinate an ongoing programme of media and influencer visits. • Deliver media amplification and attendance for key events, such as a new surgery opening. • Develop and nurture relationships with key journalists. • Write articles for our website for both consumers and industry. • Write press releases, media kits and communications material for events. • Evaluate and report on results and effectiveness of P.R. activity. • Manage crisis communications, including preparing and executing statements to protect the brand’s reputation.

    Skills and Qualifications

    • This is a great opportunity for an experienced, outstanding P.R. professional looking to work with a not-for-profit veterinary brand focused on providing affordable pet health care to the many, not the few. • Educated to degree level. • A highly motivated and confident individual with an eye for detail and the ability to adapt to changes. • Up-to-date media sector knowledge and strong relationships with journalists. • An awareness and enthusiasm for the latest P.R. cultural trends and acting as an internal expert on industry developments. • Demonstrates creative flair to generate ideas that contribute to the earned media plan. • Extensive experience writing press releases and media materials, facilitating press interviews, and briefing spokespeople for interviews. • Crisis management experience. • Experienced in reporting on PR activity, including using media measurement tools to track and evaluate coverage. • Excellent organisational skills, budget, and time management. • The ability to liaise and forge strong relationships with a cross-section of teams across the organisation, as well as the media, influencers, and VIPs. This is a part-time position that would suit someone with a career portfolio or who is seeking a better work-life balance.


    Our Offer

    • £40,000 pro rata (16 hours) • Holidays – 6 weeks (including bank holidays) • Pension scheme • Flexible Hybrid working – We will do what we can to ensure you work in a way that works for you. • Learning & Development Opportunities – We provide a learning platform for staff to grow and develop, and the Brand Manager will also mentor you. • Discounts – You’ll have access to discounts through the Vivup platform. • Wellbeing Support – Staff well-being is always a priority. You’ll have access to mental health and well-being support. • Team Working – You will be part of a mission to provide the pet-owning community access to affordable vet care. • Office dogs - You will enjoy being surrounded by dogs of all shapes and sizes.

    Work-Life Balance

    • Flexible Hybrid working – We will do what we can to ensure you work in a way that works for you.

    About Animal Trust

    Our Mission and Values

    Animal Trust is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that prioritises accessible veterinary care over profit. As a B Corp-certified organisation, we focus on sustainable and community-oriented veterinary services. We reinvest most of our profits into our facilities, enhancing our services to provide advanced care while maintaining affordability. Our core belief is that every pet deserves prompt and expert treatment regardless of their owner's financial situation. This is why we offer free consultations for sick and injured animals, ensuring timely and necessary care. We are committed to a future where no pet suffers due to financial constraints.

    Who We Are

    Animal Trust is the largest B Corp-certified veterinary group globally, pioneering not-for-profit veterinary care. Our growth has allowed us to care for nearly 100,000 pets annually across our network of busy surgeries, emphasising that quality care should be accessible and honest. Our innovative approach ensures that all pets receive the care they need, tailored to their conditions and owners' financial capabilities. From free consultations to fixed-cost treatments, we provide a range of options to suit every need without compromising on care quality.

    Our Commitment

    At Animal Trust, we deeply value the wellness and satisfaction of our team members. We offer comprehensive support for mental, financial, and life counselling, ensuring each staff member has the resources to thrive both professionally and personally. We are proud to compensate our team members at or above the Real Living Wage rate unless they are attending external training courses. This commitment to fair compensation and sustainable practices reflects our dedication to our staff and our mission. In 2023, we were awarded B Corp certification, further cementing our commitment to high-quality, affordable, and ethically conscious care.

    How To Apply

    Application Process

    To apply, click the Apply Now button, fill out your details, and submit your CV through our online portal. Ensure your application reflects your qualifications, passion for veterinary care, and desire to grow with Animal Trust.


    For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Wall at [email protected]. Join us in making a difference at Animal Trust Wrexham, where your career growth aligns with compassionate animal care. Apply today!

    Animal Trust is a trading name of Animal Trust Vets CIC, a community interest company registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No: 07938025

    Registered Office: Animal Trust Administration Centre, Cedab Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FE