Are you passionate about the power of communications to help transform lives, change attitudes and influence government policy? Do you have experience in creating compelling content, an eye for a great story and social media flair?
Working Chance is looking for an exceptional, ambitious communications officer who wants to use their creative talents for a brilliant cause and make their mark. We’re a small charity respected for our unique, award-winning work, supporting women from prison into high-quality jobs and changing attitudes to the employment of people with convictions.
You’ll be passionate about telling stories and creating content across platforms, with the confidence to pro-actively sell in stories to the media and build relationships with key journalists.
Educated to degree level, you’ll have a minimum of three years’ experience in full-time comms roles, ideally in the charity sector, but be excited to work with a high degree of autonomy and minimum supervision. Although we’re growing, you’ll be the sole comms person in the charity, working closely with external affairs and policy colleagues. This is an exciting time to join Working Chance and be part of our drive to support more women and help shape the debate about how the criminal justice system treats women.
Flexible working options will be considered
The Centre for Ageing Better has a unique opportunity for an experienced Communications professional to join our team as a Communications Officer (Campaigns). If you are a hands-on individual with experience of planning and delivering advocacy campaigns and helping to influence change in public policy, we want to hear from you.
We are the Centre for Ageing Better, an independent charitable foundation. We believe that more people living longer represents a huge opportunity for society and we want everyone to enjoy a good later life. But changes are needed so more people are in good health, are financially secure, are socially connected, and have a purpose in later life.
As Communications Officer (Campaigns) you will develop and deliver ambitious integrated campaigns that influence policy and practice around Ageing Better’s key issues across our wide range of communications platforms including digital, events and engagement with the media and policymakers. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of the UK public policy process, including the political and parliamentary system and how to influence it to bring about change.
Working as part of a busy communications team, you will also provide planning and project management support for our overall communications work through a range of communications channels. With hands-on experience of delivering across a range of communications disciplines, you will have fast writing skills and the ability to absorb long and complex policy issues and turn them into compelling and clear content. An interest in Ageing Better’s agenda is essential.
To apply please send a CV and covering letter addressing how you meet the criteria for the role. The closing date for this role is 30 September at 17.00 with interviews to be held on 11 October 2019.
Please complete the attached Equality and Diversity form and return alongside your application.
Communications and PR Officer
Salary: Up to £32,000
Octavia believe that good homes make for better lives.
Inspired by our founder, the social reformer Octavia Hill, we are a not-for-profit organisation providing thousands of people with good-quality affordable homes, support, care and community services in London. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed housing to make a difference. We also believe in building happier lives and resilient communities by focusing on people as individuals, providing them with a range of services, and the opportunity to support themselves.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Communications and PR Officer to join us. The main purpose of this role is to support the Senior Communications and PR Advisor and the Assistant Director, Communications in all aspects of our Communications Strategy, including both internal and external communications. Within this role your main responsibilities will include writing well-researched copy for a variety of channels, including our resident newsletters, websites, staff intranet, stakeholder publications, marketing materials and press releases. You will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to research and write positive stories and media releases and work proactively with journalists to get them published and broadcast.
The successful candidate will have worked in a communications role previously, will be exceptionally organised and will have excellent copywriting skills. You will have experience of social media management and be a confident user of website and intranet software. You will also have first-rate IT skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word).
If you have a passion for Communications and PR and believe you could flourish being part of a busy, creative communications team, then this opportunity could be the one for you.
Location: Emily House
Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: Midnight 23/ 09 2019
Interview Dates: Wednesday 02 October 2019.
The Media & Comms Officer is responsible for making the global public aware of our work. We use the media in its broadest sense – print and digital media, social media, webzines, blogs and other online platforms, magazines, TV, radio, podcasts and so on.
• You will devise short and long-term strategies for securing media coverage.
• You’ll be passionate about telling stories and creating content, and always put the audience first.
• You will be responsible for proposing, drafting, and sending out press releases.
• You will contact key journalists to interest them in running our stories. You will be persistent but polite, not be put off by frequent rejections, and able to think laterally about how to get coverage.
• You will help plan our communications output, and think strategically about how it can best further our aims and objectives.
• You will always be thinking of the “angle” – a way to interest the media and the public in our work and secure coverage in a highly competitive environment.
• You will maintain existing media contacts and cultivate new ones.
• You will respond to media enquiries, liaise with research staff, and always push for Survival and our work to be at the heart of any story.
• You will look to expand coverage of our work into those sectors and geographical areas, especially the US, which are a high priority for us.
• You will help to coordinate media and comms work across our international offices, and work to increase collaboration between offices for greater efficiency.
• You will help out on all comms tasks, stepping in when needed to create content, engage supporters on our social media channels, and much more.
Besides an enthusiasm for, and commitment to, Survival’s work:
• It is crucial that you be highly literate with flawless written English (native-speaker level) and extremely strong writing skills. Please do not apply unless you meet these criteria, which will be rigorously tested.
• You must be able to simplify complex details into hard-hitting copy that will grab people’s attention. This is a different skill to writing for an academic audience!
• An interest in communicating complex messages simply is essential. You must be actively interested in how the comms sector works, and up to date with the latest digital developments.
• You will need to be confident about giving interviews.
• You will need to be able to juggle a heavy workload, coordinating Survival’s comms output, responding to queries, and liaising with Survival’s offices in other countries.
• A desire to take responsibility for increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization is paramount.
• Additional languages (eg. Spanish, French, German) are also advantageous.
• Video and photo editing skills are a distinct advantage.
• You should be able and willing to work outside normal office hours, if and when required.
• Confidence, resourcefulness, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• An enthusiastic and personable manner – energetic and committed.
• Ability to keep calm under pressure.
• Take pleasure in completing a variety of tasks to a high standard, including routine ones.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to plan and prioritize effectively.
• Good IT skills, including MS Office and databases.
What can we offer you?
When you join Survival, you’re getting more than just a career: you’re gaining a unique opportunity to be at the heart of one of the most exciting campaigning organizations around. You will be working with a team of passionate people who really care about human rights and want to change the status quo.
Communications are a vital part of our campaigning, so your work will be central to all aspects of Survival’s mission.
Being part of a small team, you will not be pigeonholed by your job description. Your voice counts and we welcome your ideas.
We strive to be an equal opportunities employer, with a close-knit and friendly internal culture. We treat our employees well.
We have a pensions scheme and generous annual leave (25 days’ holiday + bonus days over Christmas and New Year).
MacBook Pro or similar.
Annual international team get-together.
This is a full time position (Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm), based in our London office. The contract is for 12 months (renewable), with a 6-month probationary period.
Salary £22,000 – 27,000, dependent on experience.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Girlguiding is recruiting a Membership Communications Officer to join its Marketing and Audience Engagement department.
The Membership Communications Officer will work with our three current Officers, the Strategic Communications Manager and stakeholders across the charity to plan and deliver effective communications to Girlguiding’s members (girls and volunteers). They will develop an expert knowledge of Girlguiding’s internal audiences, their perceptions of the charity and their communications needs and translate this expertise into creative communications across digital and print that:
- encourage our members and staff to take part in activities and initiatives that support the goals of our strategic plan
- help them to feel well informed and supported
- unite them behind our vision, mission and values
- support them during a period of change for the charity.
We are looking for a creative communications professional with strong digital and editorial expertise and experience of planning, delivering and evaluating communications for a range of audiences. The Membership Communications Officer will support the team to deliver our communications strategy. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team as we improve the way we communicate with our audiences.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is open to all. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
We are looking for a full time Marketing & Communications Officer, to be based in our headquarters which is located in Parkdale, a converted mansion house surrounded by private gardens, five minutes from the M56 and within close proximity to Altrincham.
Reporting to the Head of Communications, the person in this role will influence, inspire and support people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle by marketing our activities. You will need to be able to demonstrate how you uphold our vegetarian values in your personal life.
Main duties are to provide marketing expertise and support to increase take-up and engagement in all our charitable and income-generating activities.
The deadline for applications is 23:59h on Thursday 17 October 2019.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 31 October 2019.
The Vegetarian Society aims to be a positive employer. We operate a 35-hour week, flexible working-time scheme and stakeholder pension.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Position: Local Networks Projects & Comms Officer
Location: MS National Centre, NW London
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Salary: £29,508 - £33,999 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E, Level 1
Department: Services & Support, Local Networks
At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.
About this job
This is a high profile role, supporting the delivery of cross-organisational work for the MS Society.
The role will support the continued development and improvement of the services and support delivered through our 270 local groups by monitoring, and where appropriate leading, key projects within Local Networks and leading within the department on our approach to communicating with Local Network volunteers.
This work is a key part of the Local Networks Programme and supports our Investing in Volunteers programme and Volunteering Strategy. The role will also contribute to the overall implementation of the Services and Support Strategy and the Local Networks team’s objectives.
Closing date: Friday 4th October 2019
To Apply and for More Information:
If you would like to apply for this position, after reading the attached job description, please click the apply button and attach your CV and covering letter, it will be sent automatically to us.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity.
No agencies please.
Are you passionate about the power of communications to create sustainable change?
Do you have experience in creating compelling content, an eye for a great story and social media flair?
There is no time to waste in taking urgent, radical action to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. At Bioregional we’ve been championing sustainable change for 25 years. We’re now looking for an exceptional communications officer who wants to use their creative talents to inspire others to help create a better, more sustainable future.
Experience and responsibilities
Educated to degree level, you’ll have two or three years’ experience in communications, with strong skills in creating shareable content, adapting communications for different audiences and promoting events. An excellent writer, you’ll also know good design when you see it and ideally have experience of using Adobe Spark or Canva.
As part of our friendly and ambitious comms team, and with scope for developing in your role, you will be:
- Helping develop and implement our social media plan across channels including Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram
- Devising and implementing social media campaigns using a variety of content (text, image, video)
- Identifying comms and PR opportunities and advising on comms and marketing strategies for different projects
- Helping create practical sustainability guidance for different audiences
- Supporting the management of our website, including using Google Analytics to monitor performance against social media
- Organising and promoting events and looking for speaking opportunities
- Managing our library of photos and other assets.
Bioregional is an award-winning social enterprise and charity working at the cutting edge of sustainability.
Our ambition is simple. We want to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness. We call this One Planet Living.
We work with businesses, developers, local authorities and other partners to help them become more sustainable and use stories of success to inspire wider change.
The post is permanent and full-time, and is based at our offices at the iconic BedZED eco-village in South London, on the mainline Victoria and Thameslink train lines.
Salary: between £26,000-£29,000 depending on experience, plus 6% employer’s ethical pension contribution and 25 days annual leave, rising by one day a year up to five years’ service.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) was established in 2011 with a £35 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund to spend over a 20-year period. Our vision is for all ex-Service personnel and their families to lead fulfilled civilian lives, and our mission is to enable successful sustainable transition back to civilian life. The Trust awards grants and commissions research to generate a strong evidence base for influencing policy makers and service deliverers, and has recently increased its focus on influencing and convening thought-leadership activity. The role of the Communications Officer is critical to the effectiveness of FiMT in achieving its mission. The Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced and flexible Communications Officer with strong traditional and digital communication skills, stakeholder management and Public Affairs expertise.
Job Title: Communications Officer (CO)
Location: Based in Victoria, London (occasional travel and overnight stays may be necessary to support events around the UK).
Status: Full time 37.5 hours
Salary: £30,749 - £34,366 per annum
Benefits: Group pension plan, interest-free season ticket loan, individual training budget, death in service insurance, health screening, access to a cycle-to-work scheme
Holiday: 30 working days plus Public/Bank holidays
Reporting to: Head of Policy
The role of the Communications Officer will be to contribute the delivery of FiMT’s mission and increase FiMT’s impact by developing and executing the Trust’s influence and communications work with policy makers and service deliverers.
- The Communications Officer reports to the Head of Policy and is responsible for the day-to-day preparation, management, and execution of FiMT’s communications and influence plans.
- The Communications Officer has access to guidance and input from FiMT’s external communications and public affairs provider, and can refer to them for specialist input when required.
- Working in conjunction with other members of the staff team, the Communications Officer has responsibility for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of Trust communications activity to ensure that the Trust is fulfilling its charitable objects, following the Board’s strategy, and executing the Grants and Commissioning Plan.
- The main purpose of the Communications Officer’s role is to support the Chief Executive and the Policy, Influence and Evaluation team in every aspect of influence activity.
- Planning, coordinating and delivering FiMT’s communications activity (including budget management) for report launches, receptions, and other external events.
- Developing FiMT’s capacity to engage proactively with all types of media . This includes the development of FiMT’s media contacts in the areas relevant to FiMT’s work, and preparing and issuing press releases and managing other media activities.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with FiMT’s stakeholders around the UK, and building partnerships with other organisations.
- Managing and producing FiMT’s annual Impact Report; this involves working closely with the Chief Executive and external design agency
- Developing and maintaining a communications and influencing calendar incorporating outcome and project related communications and influence activity.
- Managing the content on FiMT’s website and social media channels; this includes web publishing and being the holder of FiMT’s Twitter account
- Managing FiMT’s (and the CommunityFund’s) branding and identity, ensuring appropriate media representation in work where FiMT has an interest.
- Drafting press releases, briefings and speeches and with the Head of Policy, taking a lead on Public Affairs work.
- Representing the Trust externally as required.
- Contributing to the development and execution of FiMT’s Strategy, the Grants and Commissioning Plan, and any Influence strategy/plans (including press releases) that are produced.
- Operating within the annual budget according to the financial plan and producing the required reports to inform the management accounts.
- Providing advice, support and guidance to the Board and Committees.
- Conducting specific activities outside the Policy, Influence and Evaluation team area as directed by the Chief Executive.
Skills and Knowledge
[Guidance to applicants: when completing your application, you must demonstrate, fully but concisely, how you meet the criteria listed below:]
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, together with a courteous, flexible and helpful approach to engaging with people at all levels (a short example of written work will be required from those invited for interview).
- Experience of working as a senior account manager or junior account director level or equivalent from an in-house function.
- Ability to work on own initiative without supervision, and to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
- Knowledge of how policy and legislation are developed and implemented and how to influence these processes.
- Strong project management skills, and an organized approach to work, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to manage a diverse workload, prioritise tasks, and deliver work to agreed deadlines.
- Ability to take the initiative, be creative, and to come up with original ideas.
- Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), social media and associated monitoring tools, and a website publishing programme (eg WordPress).
- Excellent inter-personal skills.
- Act as a good team member, able to work for more than one member of the Executive Team when required.
- A respect for the UK Armed Forces and an appreciation of their particular characteristics.
- Some experience of working as a freelance communications or public affairs officer.
- An understanding of, and empathy with the work of the Service Charities.
- Awareness and understanding of the role of charitable trusts and foundations
- Good media contacts in the third sector.
- Sound work ethic
- Cultural and inter-personal awareness and sensitivity
- Initiative, subtlety and the ability to work collaboratively
To apply, please email a CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a Supporting Statement explaining how your skills and experience fit the role.
* Applications received without a Supporting Statement will not be considered.
The deadline for applications is: 27 September 2019. Interviews will be held in London.
As part of our small, friendly team, you will plan, create and deliver communications across various print and digital channels, with a strong focus on creative storytelling and interaction with our active community.
You will spend most of your time on CLAPA’s vibrant social media pages and information-packed website, curating the safe, positive space we've created for people affected by cleft where difference is celebrated and the future is bright.
You will encourage our community to engage with our work and share their stories, and you’ll use what you learn to help make our services and communications more accessible. You will be the link between CLAPA’s services and the people that need them the most, finding new and innovative ways to advertise events and opportunities through a variety of channels to reach the most appropriate audiences. A large amount of content must be planned for various channels over the course of the year in collaboration with the rest of the CLAPA team and volunteers, so excellent organisational skills and time management are essential.
As part of a small charity, you will have regular contact with every team at CLAPA and chances to use your creativity and communications skills in many different contexts. You'll need to be proactive, solution-focused and flexible, eager to build your skills and rise to varied challenges.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, with a passion for creative copywriting and storytelling.
- Excellent skills in customer service and community management
- Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and with other staff to help communicate CLAPA’s work to the community.
- Proactively generating and editing content for a variety of channels, including CLAPA’s website, social media and print media. Planning and scheduling posts on CLAPA’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
- Managing and moderating CLAPA’s Facebook Groups and other social media accounts to develop our online community.
- Using CLAPA’s e-mail software to create and send mailings as required, including monthly e-newsletters.
- Creating graphics and copy for various CLAPA communications using templates, and creating new templates as required.
- Posting and promoting events, activities and opportunities as required by the Regional Team.
- Sourcing and cataloguing case studies, quotes and photos for use in promotional materials and in response to press requests.
- Arranging, conducting and writing up interviews with people involved in CLAPA’s work, including children and young people.
This position is ideal for an exceptional candidate just starting their career in communications or looking to make the switch to the charity sector.
Equal Opportunities & Safeguarding
CLAPA is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly. We monitor the demographics of applicants on the Application Form, but these questions are not mandatory and any answers will not be shared with the team shortlisting and interviewing candidates.
CLAPA is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are seeking a highly organised and proactive Marketing Communications and Events Officer to work on the development and delivery of marketing campaigns, plans and activities for recruiting physics teachers into Initial Teacher Education (ITE), working with external stakeholders to achieve the objectives.
This is an exciting role for an individual with some previous experience who is looking to move to their next level. You should have experience of event organisation, strong communications and project management skills and be keen to develop your practical marketing skills.
The post holder will be responsible for working with the Marketing Communications Executive (Education) to deliver marketing activities for the IOP’s teacher recruitment programme, and marketing communications plans and activity for the Education department. You will be responsible for working with external partners to organise campus based recruitment activities at a variety of sites in England with some travel involved (around 10 days per year). You will also manage our School Experience Programme and assist the Marketing Communications Executive with advising the Education department in collaboration with the wider Communications and Marketing department.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal skills are key as it is important to be able to communicate effectively and positively with others to foster the development of a common vision.
You will have previous experience of organising and managing an organisation's attendance at events.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to write engaging and accurate copy and content, with a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
You will have a drive for results with a positive attitude, keeping your work customer focussed at all times.
Why work with us?
Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.
This is an exciting time to join the team in our central London office. We are entering a new five-year strategy, with an integral part of the current strategy completed which was our move to the heart of the redevelopment in King’s Cross. Our offices are close to partners such as Wellcome and Google, and we are seeking new talent to help us create a contemporary organisation that is fit for the future.
In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.
For further information on this role and to apply please visit the IOP Jobs website.
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until September 2021
Hours: 35 hours
Closing date for applications: 3 October 2019
Interview date: 16 October 2019
The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.
Fixed-term post for 2 years/ 35 hours per week/ London WC1H
Do you have experience of creating engaging and relevant content for communications channels? Do you also have good quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis skills? Are you passionate about discovering and sharing the successes of an organisation that is making positive change? If so, you could gain valuable experience as Communications and Impact Officer at the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
The ACU is an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education.
We believe that international collaboration is central to this ambition. By bringing universities together from around the world – and crucially the people who study and work within them - we help to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives.
We champion higher education as a cornerstone of stronger societies, supporting our members, partners, and stakeholders as they adapt to a changing world.
As Communications and Impact Officer, your responsibilities will include:
- Sourcing, creating, and publishing content that is engaging and tailored to its target audience, including accurate and compelling news stories, case studies, impact stories, infographics, and social media content
- Planning, designing, distributing, and administering surveys and other research tools
- Analysing and reporting on quantitative and qualitative data for official reporting and communications purposes
- Preparing and contributing to reports for funders and other external audiences
Some of the skills you need to be able to demonstrate include:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to communicate complex issues to non-specialist audiences
- Experience of editing and publishing digital content for multiple platforms and channels
- Experience of writing reports to communicate findings and recommendations
Our benefits include 31 days holiday per year (including 4 Christmas closure days) plus bank holidays, competitive pension scheme (10% employer contribution plus 5% employee contribution), season ticket loan and excellent support for learning and development through a range of educational and networking activities.
At the ACU, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, race, religion, marital status, disability, age, and sexual orientation.
As Communications and Impact Officer, you will be employed by ACU Trading Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary.
How to apply
Closing date: 30 September 2019
Interview date: w/c 14 October 2019
For further information and details of how to apply please visit our website.
Do you have experience and passion for communication and a desire to help change people’s lives?
Are you looking for a new and challenging way to apply your skills?
Would you like to serve God in an exciting and growing ministry to the Middle East and North Africa?
If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions, please prayerfully consider applying for this key role with us.
SAT-7 UK is looking to recruit to its growing team a Communications Officer. We are seeking a skilled and dedicated copy writer, ideally with additional skills in graphic design, to work in our UK office in Chippenham, providing maternity cover for our Communications and Resources Officer for up to 1 year from October 2019. The role is full-time; however part-time applicants will also be considered. Please indicate your availability in your application.
The Communications Officer will prepare copy for various publications in both print and digital form, particularly our regular prayer diary and our prayer campaigns such as Lent and Advent. If suitably qualified, he/she will also design the above resources and a range of further assets to support the work of our Communications and other teams. (This supplementary role will require experience in InDesign.)
There is an Occupational Requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, for the position to be filled by a committed Christian.
Location: The role is based in our Chippenham office; candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, with a valid visa and work permit already in place if required.
Closing date: Midday on Friday 20 September. Interviews will be scheduled for 30 September.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
I am currently working with a well-respected membership body who are looking for a PR and Comms professional to come and join their team. Within this new role you can look forward to being responsible for the delivery of the organisations PR strategy to raise awareness of them as an organisation and promote their work. You can look forward to sharing their corporate messages with a variety of audiences to ensure that all of their key stakeholder are kept abreast of the organisations activities. You will act as the primary contact for media professionals for the organisation, and report on press coverage via their specialist media monitoring platform. Further to this, you will work with the Communications Manager to create and deliver web content and internal communications, to ensure that activities are translated into compelling content.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be an experience PR/Comms professional
- Have a track record in the delivery of PR/Media strategies
- Have experience in developing and maintaining relationships with the media
- Have a strong writing ability
- Experience in web content if desirable
Please note that applications are being accepted on a rolling basis
Place of Work: The Green House (Bethnal Green, London)
Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week; 0.8 and flexible working hours will be considered)
Salary: £23,350 – £24,994
Children Change Colombia is the UK's largest charity working exclusively in Colombia. We work with children whose rights to a safe, happy childhood, and a fulfilling future, are threatened by poverty, inequality and violence. We believe that, with a knowledge of their rights and the confidence to assert them, children can transform their own lives, their communities and Colombia itself.
As Fundraising and Communications Officer you will help to maintain our relationships with our supporter community, in the UK and beyond, and help to engage new supporters, both online and face-to-face. You will be responsible for designing and implementing direct marketing campaigns with new and existing supporters. You will also plan and manage two to three fundraising events per year. The role also involves some general administration associated with fundraising and management of our small London office.
You will be the first contact point for enquiries and will be responsible for managing the administration behind our fundraising and our finances, including managing our database of contacts. You will also provide support with updating our website, and coordinating production of our newsletter and appeals. You will have the energy and passion to manage this wide-ranging role and be a crucial part of our small team.
Skills and Experience:
- Some direct marketing/Individuals Fundraising experience
- 1-2 years’ experience in any fundraising/communications role or a role with transferable experience
- Fluent English (written and spoken)
- Intermediate level Spanish (written and spoken)
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Outgoing personality, with the passion to inspire!
- Strong numeracy skills
- An interest in International Development and / or Latin America.
- Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a varied workload in a pressured environment
- Excellent knowledge and experience of MS Word and Excel
- Experience using social media & scheduling platforms including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
- Commitment to Equal Opportunities and the aims of Children Change Colombia
- Enthusiasm and ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
- Community, Events or Corporate Fundraising experience
- Experience with Customer Relationship Management systems (databases)
- Knowledge of Colombia
Fundraising and Communications
- Individuals Fundraising/Direct marketing: plan, implement and provide analysis of Facebook Fundraiser and regular giving campaigns with new and existing Individual donors
- Events Fundraising: plan and implement 2-3 fundraising events a year, including CCC’s well-established Programmes Information Evening (‘Project Talk’) and sponsored walk (‘Thames Walk’)
- Community Fundraising: maximise engagement of current and potential Community supporters including individuals, community events, schools, churches, universities and staff of corporate partners
- Manage the Communications Plan under the supervision of the ED, and in collaboration with the Project Development Officer
- Maintain, and upload content to, CCC’s website
- Produce written content for e-shots, website and social media
- Coordinate production and mailing of newsletters and Christmas Appeal
- Act as the first contact point for all donor enquiries
- Manage donor details on the database
- Ensure donations are thanked in accordance with CCC’s thank you policy
- Monitor messaging to our social media platforms, and orchestrate response if necessary
- Recruit and manage FR intern and volunteers when necessary
- Batch and bank donations received in the office
- Answering the phone and meeting needs of enquirers
- Ensure effective maintenance of office equipment: computers, printers, scanner etc.
- Process all staff, trustees and volunteer DBS checks
- Other administrative, financial, communications or fundraising tasks as required by the ED within the current level of responsibility of the post.
Please note that successful candidates will be expected to accept and commit to Children Change Colombia’s Child Protection Policy.
To apply please send your CV (2 pages max) and a short cover letter (1 page max) detailing why you want to work for us, the skills and experience you possess that are relevant to this post, and how you meet the person specification.
The deadline for applications to reach us is Monday 7 October at 9am.
To minimise administrative costs only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Children Change Colombia is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 10th October
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.