Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is going through an exciting time where we are rebuilding and growing!

Following a difficult year, we are pleased to be in a position to begin growing our care teams so that we can continue to deliver a high-quality family support service to more families in need. Our strategic plan is to rebuild and then continue to grow, so this is a perfect time to join us as we are in the process of opening two new Care teams this year. Reading has recently opened and CQC registration is underway, and Liverpool is opening shortly whilst we are recruiting.

About the role:

This Best Companies Top 100 mid-sized company and Top 20 charity is looking to appoint a PR and External communications manager to work closely with the Fundraising, Engagement and Care teams to drive forward awareness of Rainbow Trust amongst our target audiences. This is a broad and exciting role which includes strategy and communication, influencer and celebrity management, media management and reporting.

This is an exciting time for a talented PR and communications professional to join Rainbow Trust as we are an ambitious charity with a clear vision for growth and a strong sense of values. Reporting to the Head of Engagement, you will work collaboratively with colleagues on our communication and media strategies, and deliver plans to support fundraising activity, and strengthen our position as experts in children’s palliative care.

You will take the lead on generating creative, engaging content and ideas for fundraising and brand awareness campaigns that drive increased targeted engagement to showcase our work and deliver our fundraising ambition. You will be responsible for delivering the press office function and crisis management.

Location: Leatherhead, Surrey (some flexible, remote working options available)
Our modern Head Office is situated in Leatherhead, Surrey located just 45 minutes from London Waterloo and Victoria and 25 minutes from Guildford. We are less than a 10 minute walk from Leatherhead Station and the town centre, with free on-site parking

What we’re looking for:


• An experienced PR or communications manager – you have a motivational engaging style, who can draw out information and ideas of others

Poised and outgoing – you are enthusiastic, with a collaborative approach to achieving goals through knowledge-sharing and effective delegation. You are excellent at building rapport and developing good working relationships

• A multi-tasker with a sense of urgency for goal achievement – you delegate effectively with thorough follow-up, and are quick to learn

An innovative, practical and creative problem-solver – you are a big picture thinker that responds quickly to varied activities and changing conditions. You will have experience in developing and delivering a communication and media strategy

Confident use of Content Management Systems– you have an imaginative and creative working style

Applications will be particularly welcome from those in the charity/not-for-profit sector with a PR and communications background.

Job description and Person Specification

What we offer:

We have a range of fantastic benefits that we offer our employees. If you’d like to find out more about these benefits and working with us, click here. More information can also be found in our Candidate Pack.

How to apply:


To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]. Your covering letter should highlight why your application should be considered above others, and clearly state how your experience matches the essential criteria outlined in the Person Specification.

Interviews will take place at our Head Office in Leatherhead or virtually via Microsoft Teams. We will only contact those applicants who have been successful.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

As a CQC registered organisation, it is an expectation that all Rainbow Trust employees are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (unless medically exempt).

Rainbow Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment.

Rainbow Trust is an equal opportunities employer and a Best Companies Two-Star rated organisation.