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Action for Children
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£25,000 per year
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Safe Child Thailand
SW4, London
£25,000 - £27,000 per year
We are looking for an outstanding Communications Officer to create and design engaging content across multiple channels.
Frontline
Greater London
£36,000 per year
The communications officer will develop and implement a press and public affairs strategy to raise brand awareness and increase engagement.
Pembroke House
London
£26,000 - £28,000 per year
Seeking a creative communicator to help us engage local partners, residents and donors in our work to build a stronger neighbourhood.
The Not Forgotten Association
Victoria
£30000 per year
The Not Forgotten is looking for a vibrant and creative Comms expert who can play a pivotal role in growing our online presence and impact.
Real
E14, London
£35,000 per year
Be both strategic and hands-on in making Real be more relevant to more disabled people in Tower Hamlets' user-led disability organisation
stem4
London
23,000
A varied role that requires creativity, excellent written and verbal communication skills and keen interest in young people’s mental health.
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London, Greater London
£23,211
Contract, Part-time, 21 Hours P/W
Job description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Post title: Communication & Network Officer

Responsible to: Media & Marketing Manager

Responsible for: Volunteers

Starting salary: pro rata £23,211 per annum

Working hours: 21 hours per week

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

  • To engage and work with a network of local disabled people and Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations in a variety of ways, including face to face meetings, in order to strengthen the voice, representation and participation of disabled residents and identify issues in the borough that have an impact on disabled people and to advocate for them and make their voice heard, taking action to tackle inequalities faced by them.
  • To develop and run events in the borough that increase awareness and understanding of disabled people.

Main duties and responsibilities

External communications:

  • Work closely with the Senior managers on the delivery of all external communications
  • Support the development of communications materials, including proactive press statements or releases, social media posts, speeches, blogs and articles.
  • Undertake desk research to support the development of communications materials.
  • Support with reactive communications, such as responding to media enquiries (including occasional out of hours cover when required).
  • Assist with the management of the press office function, including tools and subscriptions
  • To develop a disability network that brings together key disability groups, organisations, services and residents with the purposes of raising awareness on disabilities, offering a platform for effective engagement and the sharing of knowledge and experience.
  • Supporting the disability network to be a vehicle for consultation and offering opportunities for individual voices to be heard.
  • Form active and meaningful relationships with other local disability organisations and utilise them to engage a broad range of disabled people in the network’s activity. Ensure the views of a range of disabilities and organisations are represented.
  • To represent the disability network on related forums in Tower Hamlets including the central Equalities Hub
  • To support members to work with Council Equality networks and Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to ensure that the network is community led.
  • To set up a virtual network for disabled residents to increase and strengthen accessibility, representation, and participation
  • Actively promote and recruit members to participate in the disability network through networking, outreach, and attendance at relevant events.
  • Evaluate the impact of communications, measuring success through analytics and feedback, and supporting implementation of learning in future work
  • Support communications planning and coordination, including liaising with colleagues across the organisation.
  • Work closely with the Senior Officer to support Apasen’s campaigning activity.

Internal communications:

  • Collaborate with senior staff to communicate key decisions and overall strategy.
  • Lead on the production of a monthly internal newsletter for Apasen Projects
  • Support staff across Apasen to share insight and learning, including through organising ‘lunch & learn’ sessions and drafting weekly updates on Apasen activity.
  • Collaborate with network leads to coordinate communication of network activity and events.

Other:

  • Contribute to overall team planning and be an active team member
  • Actively support the development and maintenance of an inclusive culture at Apasen, that values diversity
  • Ensure that work reflects and supports our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required within the scope of the role
  • Plan and arrange quarterly network meetings which would include creating agendas, consulting members on the content of the meeting and servicing the network.
  • Support network members to represent the network as well as themselves at any other relevant conferences and events.
  • To deliver a programme of events that enhances community cohesion, celebrate disabled people and increase understanding and awareness. Events will include the International Day of People with Disabilities and World Mental Health Day.
  • Contribute to the improvement of services for disabled people by working with the Council and other local community organisations.
  • Comply with all relevant Apasen policies, procedures and guidelines, including but not limited to Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Children &Vulnerable Adults, and Confidentiality of Information.
  • Represent Apasen positively in a variety of situations and respond professionally to general enquiries.
  • Keep up to date with current issues and good practice in the field of disabilities.
  • Engage with support offered by colleagues and undertake training as required.
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks relevant to the post that managers may request.

Person Specification

Essential skillset Experience/Knowledge

  • Experience of advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Experience of using person centred approaches with people with disabilities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with people with a disability.
  • Interest in and understanding of current affairs and the media.
  • Interest in and understanding of the role of volunteering, charities, and the voluntary sector.
  • Interest in and understanding of effective internal communications Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to adjust communication style to different audiences, and provide accessible information.
  • Ability to use a range of multimedia approaches to facilitate effective communication.
  • Clear understanding of equal opportunities and valuing diversity, and ability to put this into practice
  • Knowledge of the challenges facing people with disabilities.
  • Experience in writing and presenting reports Attributes
  • Reliable, punctual, flexible and honest working approach.
  • High attention to detail and ability to produce accurate documents to deadlines
  • Awareness of confidentiality.
  • Ability to understand equality and diversity issues and put equalities at the heart of your work.

Desirable element

Qualifications

  • Minimum of degree level in marketing & media (D)
Application Instructions

To ensure the covering letter includes what is required in the Person Specification.

Posted on: 24 September 2021
Closing date: 24 October 2021
Tags: Communications, PR,Social Care/Development
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