CV

Rosie Heaton CV

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PERSONAL PROFILE

I am a dedicated, passionate and hard worker with a desire to make a difference in the world.

It is this desire, and my interest in the industry, which has led to my fascination in third and public sector communications.  I love interacting with people from different walks of life and being able to tell their stories. Being able to expand and build on my knowledge and skillset is important to me, as well as being able to build meaningful relationships with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders.

EDUCATION

Leeds Beckett University 2015 – 2019

Public Relations BA (Hons)

I am on track to achieve a first class honours from Leeds Beckett University in Public Relations.

Modules include: Foundations for Marketing, Social Psychology in Communications and Internal Communications

A-Level 2013 – 2015

I have three A-Levels at a grade B: History, English Language, Sociology.

GCSE – 2008 – 2013 

6 grade A*-C GCSEs, including English, Maths and Science. 

EXPERIENCE

 CAFOD | May 2017 – May 2018

Regional Communications Intern (year-long placement)

 In this role I have secured a wide range of print, broadcast and radio coverage. I have written features for national publications, penned letters to the editor, and worked to raise awareness of CAFOD. I manage the social media accounts of five regional offices.  I have recruited a team of communications volunteers and developed and presented communications training for volunteers alongside other NGOs such as Amnesty and Action for Children.

Supremo | 2016 – Present

PR and Copywriter 

At Supremo, I spend two days a week writing content for our website and blog, managing social media feeds for events, ghost-writing and distributing press releases to a number of trade publications about website launches.

Leeds Beckett Communications | April – May 2017

Communications Work Experience 

I worked in the office for one day a week to translate complex academic articles into digestible press releases.  I also wrote copy for internal audiences through channels such as internal newsletters and e-bulletins.

Clearsilver Brand Marketing | November 2016 – March 2017

Public Relations Intern 

In this agency role I wrote for B2B and B2C clients which was shared both online and in printed material.  I used Vuelio to create media lists which supported campaigns, and wrote and pitched press releases to long and short lead media.

Heart Research UK | January 2016 – November 2017

Public Relations Volunteer

At Heart Research UK, I worked across the organisation in the communications, marketing and fundraising departments.  I helped to organise and promote their ‘Day in the Dales’ event. I wrote for the charity’s website and interviewed volunteers to create case studies and press releases. 

VOLUNTEERING 

Meningitis Now | August 2013 – Present

Young Ambassador 

As a Young Ambassador I have spoken at parliament, written blogs and liaised with the media to support the charity’s vision.  I have also been involved in successful campaigns, such as one to introduce the Meningitis B vaccine to the childhood immunisation schedule, by meeting with government officials.

Leeds Beckett SU | February 2016 – March 2017

RAG Society President 

I led and supported committee members to enable the successful running of the society.  I chaired meetings, organised a week long diary of fundraising events, ran the social media channels and recruited society members.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Claire Mascall PR Prize | Academic merit and achievement | 2017

Most Outstanding PR BA (Hons) Student L4 | Academic merit and commitment to studies | 2016

Young Rising Star | Community award given for volunteering | 2015

Trafford Award | For my contribution to my community and Girlguiding | 2014

V100 | Achieved 100 hours of volunteering | 2013