Senior PR ManagerRaspberry Pi Foundation

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 10-11-2023


Senior PR Manager
Location: Cambridge, UK
Salary: £53,175 – £56,000 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience
Basis: Permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the UK

The role

We’re looking for an exceptional storyteller with an eye for a media hook, excellent writing skills, and the ability to spot an opportunity and pitch the idea. This is a newly created role with an exciting and ambitious global remit in an established Communications and Marketing team. 

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation’s media strategy to raise our profile and increase our global impact. You’ll build relationships with key publications and journalists, protect and enhance our reputation, and write great content that secures high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online media.

A highly collaborative team player, you will enjoy working alongside a team of communications, marketing, and social media experts, as well as managing relationships with external PR agencies. Our educational programmes have global reach, so we’re looking for someone who has the ability and confidence to work at that level. The ideal candidate will be able to juggle competing priorities, work at pace, and be calm under pressure.

We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.


  • Lead, develop, and implement the Foundation’s PR strategy to raise our profile and increase our impact around the world
  • Produce exceptional and compelling written content that secures high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online media
  • Build relationships with key publications and journalists to protect and enhance our reputation
  • Monitor the media to identify opportunities, develop media hooks, and successfully pitch ideas
  • Manage the Foundation’s announcements, press releases, comment pieces, statements, quotes, briefing notes, and boilerplates
  • Manage the Foundation’s proactive and reactive media enquiries 
  • Build confidence and expertise in media relations across the organisation to develop media spokespeople through media training, a media playbook, and key message design and support
  • Collaborate across the organisation to seek out stories and case studies
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Communications and Marketing team to execute PR campaigns, as well as providing support for marketing campaigns
  • Develop and lead the Foundation’s reputation management including crisis management strategies, monitoring and responding to live issues, providing guidance to staff, and delivering crisis training 
  • Manage the Foundation’s media monitoring tool, currently Meltwater, to collate and analyse media coverage, and evaluate campaign success
  • Maintain the Foundation’s brand, particularly our tone of voice, and ensure it is used consistently when communicating with external audiences
  • Represent the Foundation externally at events

Experience and personal attributes

We recognise that everyone has the potential for growth, and we welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they have some, but not all, of the experience and personal attributes listed here.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A qualification in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, or a related field
  • Experience in public relations, in-house or agency-side, at several organisations 
  • Experience in managing relationships with media, influencers, thought leaders, and stakeholders
  • International media experience or experience managing international agencies
  • Proven track record for delivering PR plans that increase impact and enhance the reputation of an organisation
  • A deep understanding of traditional media and social media platforms and their role in shaping public opinion
  • The ability to build and contribute to a positive and collaborative team culture
  • The ability to juggle multiple priorities and remain calm under pressure

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity with the mission to enable young people to realise their full potential through the power of computing and digital technologies.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed education programmes, learning experiences, and products that are helping millions of young people learn vital new knowledge and skills

Through Code Club and CoderDojo, we support the world’s largest network of free informal computing clubs for young people. Tens of thousands of educators have taken our online courses, and millions of people use our free online learning resources. To deepen our understanding of how young people learn about computing and how to create with digital technologies, we conduct academic research, and we use that knowledge to increase the impact of our work and advance the field of computing education.

Across all of our work, we work hard to engage young people who come from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the field of computing or who experience educational disadvantage. We work all over the world, with teams based in the UK, Ireland, North America, and India, and partnerships with mission-aligned organisations in over 40 countries.

We are at the forefront of the global movement to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our Annual Review 2022 and our Strategy 2022–2025.


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

  • 25 days’ annual leave initially, growing to 30 days after five years of service
  • Company-wide close down for 3 days at the end of the year
  • Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
  • Investment in professional development and learning
  • Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare or other commitments
  • Generous family leave policy
  • Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan

Timetable for applications
Closing date:
 9am on Monday 27th November
Phone screen: As soon as possible after your application
First-round interview: Week commencing 27th November
Second-round interview: Week commencing 4th December

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in the selection process, you will be required to undergo a background check to confirm that you are a suitable person to work with children. Further background checks will be made at regular intervals thereafter.


Applications are now closed