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IIRR is one of the world’s leading development NGOs, focusing exclusively on improving the lives of the rural poor. With a staff of more than 300 across Africa, Asia, and North America, the organization’s programs empower rural people and communities by improving their health, education, environment, food systems, and economic opportunities. For over 60 years, IIRR has delivered sustainable and scalable solutions to build resilient communities and promote socioeconomic equity through community-led action. To date, IIRR has impacted more than 44 million rural lives across 49 countries.
We are seeking an experienced and creative Communications & Advocacy Consultant (CAC) to lead marketing and storytelling activities for two current rural development projects. The initial engagement will be on a part-time, short-term basis with the potential for the right candidate to transition to a long-term engagement in the role of Advocacy Lead.
The CAC role is an ideal position for a creative marketing and communications expert who inspires collaboration, thinks like an organizer, and is skillful at narrative strategy and storytelling from a relational approach.
The CAC will conceptualize, plan, and implement outputs and collateral for two current rural development projects.
The CAC should have a solid knowledge of IIRR’s legacy on rural development across Asia and around the world.
The CAC will be curious and a fast learner, able to quickly understand the key components of current projects in order to develop an effective marketing and advocacy strategy.
The ideal candidate has experience working with value-driven organizations, and a passion for environmental and other social issues.
The CAC will report directly to the Global Operations Manager.
Outline a detailed marketing strategy, including goals and outputs, that will most effectively communicate the story of one small-scale and one large-scale rural development project.
Develop visually appealing and engaging marketing content (including print, digital, and video formats) to showcase the impact and success of select rural development projects.
Generates compelling and persuasive content that highlights project goals, achievements, impacts, and success stories.
Ensure that all collateral produced aligns with IIRR’s brand guidelines and messaging strategy, maintaining a consistent and professional brand image.
Work closely with the project teams to gather information and insights, ensuring accurate representation of project activities and outcomes in materials produced.
Perform research and analysis using a variety of resources to craft appropriate media messages and materials.
Identify media opportunities and implement communications in print, broadcast, and digital, with an emphasis on non-traditional media.
Work closely with unit directors and project staff to provide strategic guidance to reaching and engaging key audiences.
Manage and monitor the dissemination of communications materials to appropriate platforms and outlets.
Manage the development and/or update of printed or digital materials, such as brochures and fact sheets.
Knowledge & Skills
Proven experience in creating and leading a communications and/or advocacy strategy with clearly defined objectives and outcomes
Demonstrated understanding of global economic and social disparities. Experience working on development issues is preferable (but not required).
Experienced manager who can skillfully delegate and provide meaningful feedback, holding teams accountable and providing support for professional growth.
Creativity and impeccable writing skills.
10+ years of experience in communications or marketing; preferably working with environmental and/or other international development issues.
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field; Master’s Degree preferred (but not required).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge and experience working in the rapidly changing world of media, including trends, best practices, and new media platforms and technologies.
Ability to work well under pressure in a complex organization, juggle competing demands and maintain good working relations with internal colleagues and external stakeholders.
Able to work effectively as a team player, including flexibility to work across multiple time zones.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)
Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) works to reduce undernutrition globally. We enhance the effectiveness of nutrition policy and programming by improving knowledge, stimulating learning and building evidence. We are passionate about being network-driven, independent and evidence-based.
Our vision is that every individual caught up in a nutritional emergency, or suffering from malnutrition anywhere in the world, gets the most effective help possible.
We undertake knowledge management, research and advocacy to support national governments, civil society, UN agencies, donors and academic organisations, and communities of practitioners. Through our work and collaborations, we support agencies and individuals to implement evidence-based nutrition programming, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries and in fragile and conflict-affected states.
ENN is governed by a Board of Trustees and has its head office in Oxfordshire, UK. ENN is financially supported by foundations and trusts, bilateral donors, international non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies. For more information about ENN see our website.
What we do
Our Strategy aims to enhance the effectiveness of nutrition policy and programming by improving knowledge, stimulating learning, building evidence and providing support and encouragement to practitioners and decision-makers involved in nutrition and related interventions.
ENN’s portfolio includes projects specialising in Infant Feeding in Emergencies, Wasting and Stunting, Adolescent Nutrition and Management of small & nutritionally At-risk Infants under six months & their mothers (MAMI), as well as our highly regarded international publication, Field Exchange (FEX).
ENN’s team is made up of a range of technical experts in nutrition, with decades of collective experience, and a small, experienced operational team. ENN is highly committed to diversity and inclusion, to enabling and promoting flexible working for our staff, and to supporting continued professional development.
We are proud that in our 2022 Employee Engagement Survey over 95 percent of our staff said they enjoy their work and that ENN is a flexible employer.
Terms and Conditions
- Hours of work: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
- Type of contract: 12-month Fixed Term - this role is offered on a temporary basis to cover a maternity leave
- Location: Office or home-based (with potential for limited travel).
- Holidays: 25 days plus UK Public Holidays
- Pension: Auto-Enrolment to ENN scheme with a generous Employer contribution of 5%
- Salary: £40,118 - £50,676 dependent on experience and suitability for the role
- Benefits: Dental cover, Life cover, Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing contribution
The Senior Nutritionist (maternity cover) will work specifically on the below ENN projects
- Global Nutrition Cluster: Technical Alliance (GNC-TA) – project lead
- Field Exchange (FEX) - sub-editing of long articles, development of research and report summaries, support to authors, communications e.g., supporting podcasts
- En-net - moderation and technical inputs
In addition, they may provide inputs into work across other parts of ENN’s portfolio including.
- Women’s Nutrition
- Management of small and nutritionally at-risk infants under 6 months and their mothers (MAMI)
- Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE
- Wasting and Stunting (WaSt)
- Adolescent Nutrition
- Sector Leadership (LEAD)
A full list of our work areas and projects may be found on the ENN website.
Examples of the types of responsibilities the postholder will hold, depending on the specific project requirements and their experience, may include:
- Coordination and collaboration (internal/external, multi-agency, working groups and forums)
- Network development within and across communities of practice/specialities
- Meeting/working group facilitation
- Contribute to project strategies and plans
- Development and updates of technical resources, e.g., briefs, summaries, guidance materials
- Knowledge management
- Research, e.g., scoping reviews, systematic reviews
- Publications – support and development of content, editing, liaising with stakeholders and suppliers
- Project Reporting
- Project Indicator development and management
- Contribution to project proposals
- Development of case studies
- External Representation
- Synthesising and disseminating information from technical meetings
- Events engagement
- Line/contract management of nutritionists and/or consultants
- Support the development of learning agenda
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition/Community Nutrition or Public Health or Medicine discipline (or equivalent)
- Demonstrable field experience across several relevant aspects of nutrition programming in humanitarian and low- and middle- income contexts, e.g., Malnutrition prevention and management, Nutrition Information Systems, IYCF, Maternal Nutrition, Adolescent Nutrition.
- Understanding of the humanitarian systems and architecture and of the Nutrition Cluster in particular.
- Demonstratable experience of managing projects from start to finish, coordinating multiple outputs, managing budget, and supporting other members of the project team to deliver.
- Experience of in-depth knowledge management, and / or projects that focus on ‘learning’
- Strong knowledge of the current key topics and challenges in the humanitarian nutrition sector, including in the areas of malnutrition prevention and management, Nutrition Information Systems, IFE, maternal nutrition and beyond.
- Excellent communication, presentation, written and analytical skills
- Experience of establishing and maintaining good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at national and global level
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to synthesise and make sense of complex data and information, including experience of literature reviews, evidence synthesis and report-writing.
- Strong interpersonal skills, motivated, takes initiative, innovates and drives progress
- Strong influencing and stakeholder facilitation and management skills
- Good cross-cultural awareness
- Ability to independently manage a diverse and busy workload, prioritising effectively, and able to work both autonomously and as a member of a dispersed and diverse team
- Demonstrable experience of working on projects funded by government and international donors
- Post graduate level qualification (or equivalent extensive experience) in a relevant area would be a significant advantage
- Sub-editing experience / experience in producing high quality publications
- Experience of supporting health programmes/system strengthening in developing contexts
- Experience in research uptake or translating academic research into programme-relevant communications
- Nutrition/nutrition-related primary research experience
- Currently part of the ‘humanitarian community’ with own professional network of contacts
- French speaker or another relevant language to our portfolio would be an advantage
- Line management experience (staff or consultants) would be an advantage
The Senior Nutritionist (maternity cover) will report to an ENN Senior Technical Associate. Working on multiple projects will also involve reporting into different project leads.
Eligibility to work:
Must have the right to work in the UK. A relocation package is not available for this position.
Please apply by sending a one-page Cover Letter and your CV
Closing date for applications:
Friday 15th December 2023, although we do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
ENN are committed to equality and diversity throughout our organisation and further expects all employees to comply with its codes of conduct, safeguarding policies and high ethical and professional standards.
Application process: Please apply by sending a one-page Cover Letter and your CV Closing date for applications: Friday 15th December 2023, although we do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Senior Program Development Specialist, working under the supervision of the Director of Global Development for IEU, and the Vice President for Global Development, and working closely with the current Senior Business Development Associate for IEU, the Chief Programs Officer, and the Sr. Vice President for Technical Leadership, will identify and pursue new business development opportunities among government donors, with a particular focus on the international development sectors of democracy, rights and governance (DRG), health, humanitarian, environment, economic empowerment, gender and inclusion, and monitoring, learning and evaluation - and their intersection with the media and information landscape in developing countries. The position is a senior role and may be responsible for representation with partners and donors working in these sectors, as required, overseeing the development of concept notes and proposals, as well as carrying out field assessments and program design work as required. The position is also responsible for strategizing for the refunding of existing programming in these sectors. The Senior Business Development Specialist will track and review donor solicitations and determine strategy for application and design and write proposals. They will contribute as a member of a team to a strategic approach to business development at Internews to ensure the organization raises over $22,000,000 annually from public sector donors in Europe, including the EC, FCDO, the Dutch, Norway, and SIDA, among others.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:
- Working in collaboration with others, represent Internews with donors and partners
- As requested and needed, carry out field assessments in anticipation of upcoming business development opportunities (note, COVID-19 has limited in person field assessments significantly)
- Review and analyze donor solicitations and help determine potential strategy for application in consultation with Internews program staff
- Provide writing guides, outlines for proposals and concept notes within the portfolio
- Working with technical leads, lead/facilitate proposal design processes using Internews tools to support strong program design, including logical frameworks, worksheets and other tools as appropriate.
- Lead proposal design teams in selecting win themes, identifying best practices and making key partnering decisions
- Write sections of, and edit proposals and concept notes following donor guidelines and in line with Internews’ internal processes and standards
- Build partnerships with implementers in Europe and elsewhere, establishing Internews as a project implementer in these sectors.
- Working with the current Sr. Specialist Global Development in Internews Europe, position Internews as a possible sub-grantee in proposal applications; member of relevant consortia.
- Review and analyze Requests for Application/Proposals/NOFOs and help determine potential strategy for application in consultation with Internews program staff. Leading and supervising proposal drafting teams, including review of proposals and concept notes at various stages of development.
- Serve as lead writer and proposal manager for larger and more strategic proposals working with relevant Business Managers, Regional Directors, or Country Directors on strategy and budgeting.
- Develop programming in collaboration with field missions and the Sr. Specialist for Global Development in Europe to secure funding from Framework Agreements and other centrally funded mechanisms that Internews is a part of.
- Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.
- As requested, serve as lead proposal writer, editor and/or proposal manager for areas outside of DRG, including in health, environment and humanitarian.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- 12+ years of experience in international development, health, media, and/or nonprofit fields or related fields.(Note that up to two years of graduate degree experience and/or a 4 year college degree may be substituted for up to 6 years of work experience.)
- At least 7 +years of solid business development and/or fundraising experience within the non-profit sector; Strong proposal writing experience – including in response to EC, FCDO, SIDA, Dutch, Norway, UN and other European donor solicitations.
- Relevant university degree is required.
- Strong preference for candidates with experience living or working in the field, either through on-site work or via short term technical assistance
- Proven track record of successful business development efforts, including leading / serving as lead proposal writer/manager for multi-million proposals
- Excellent critical thinking, writing, communications skills
- Ability to work with different teams and in different cultures
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to maintain calm and productive working relationships during stressful proposal processes.
- Ability to manage multiple, ongoing obligations and assignments
- Native level written fluency in English required
- Skilled in MS Office, Teams, and Excel
- Knowledge of the media and information sector within international development preferred
- Advanced degree in a relevant field strongly preferred.
- Prior proposal work with USAID and US State Department (DRL) preferred but not required.
- French, Arabic or Spanish language skills a plus.
- Salesforce experience
Deadline for applications: 01 January 2024
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for use of computer terminal and reading printed and electronic materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold and heat and regularly exposed to the risk of radiation from regular exposure to computer VDTs. Many cities where some of the duties of this job are performed have less than adequate heating and/or electric facilities, lack hot water, heat, and gas. Work hours are moderately flexible, but generally Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Flexibility in working schedule is expected during busy US government proposal season of March – September.
Expected office hours are generally Monday through Friday from 09:00am to 5:30pm.
This position will be in London, United Kingdom and therefore a successful applicant must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.
Board member (x2)
We are looking for someone with a focus on:
· Governance expertise
· Representation from Wales
Volunteer status: No salary, reasonable travel and childcare expenses to all meetings are covered
Duration: Initial 3-year term with the expectation of a 2nd 3-year term
Time commitment: Approx. 1.5 days per month
Location of meetings: Flexible – usually 3 meetings are held in London and 2 outside London, with the option to join remotely.
Closing date: Thursday 7th December
Interview date: 14th & 15th December TBC
As we strive to tackle the ecological and climate emergency and further environmental justice, we are seeking to appoint two Board members to join the Friends of the Earth Board.
About the role
Joining the Friends of the Earth Board is a great opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to action on the climate and ecological crisis.
The Board is responsible for the governance of Friends of the Earth Limited, which has jurisdiction over Friends of the Earth’s campaigning and activism in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Sharing responsibility with other Board members and under the direction of the Chair, this role will contribute to our campaigning and organisational strategy and guide the organisation in making a long-term impact.
We pride ourselves on a positive, collegiate working culture and on constructively providing support and challenge to our Senior Leadership Team.
In 2023 we were awarded Conservation and Environment Board of the Year at the Board Awards for our impact on diversity and inclusion within environmental conservation. We aim to build on this achievement including through the current recruitment.
This governance role involves the following key areas:
· Supporting and guiding the mission and values of Friends of the Earth
· Providing strategic direction for our campaigns, community activism and the organisation
· Oversight of our people, fundraising, business planning, budgeting, financial management and compliance
· Fulfilling legal responsibilities as a director under company law
· Assessing risks and overseeing mitigating actions
· Supporting and constructively challenging our Senior Leadership Team
Key skills and attributes
All candidates should demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Friends of the Earth and their ability to fulfil the responsibilities outlined above.
Owing to the recent departure of two board members who reached their term limits, we are specifically looking for candidates matching the following criteria:
· Significant governance experience in a non-executive role (with legal background a bonus);
· Candidates from Wales, or with a strong knowledge and understanding of climate and environmental issues in Wales, to ensure representation on our Board of all our constituent nations.
Additional desirable experience includes some or all of the following:
· Financial experience, in particular oversight/management and risk
· Experience of fundraising or income generation
· Campaigning and activism experience
· Knowledge and understanding of the climate and ecological emergency and environmental justice
· Community/network organising experience and/or membership of a Friends of the Earth local group
· Communications experience, including media, social media, and marketing
· Lived experience of the impacts of the climate and ecological crisis
Please note we will also be running recruitment for a youth member to join our board in the coming months.
In addition to four quarterly Board meetings per year, there is an additional Board meeting held during the annual away days. Meetings usually take place during the working day on a Thursday with at least one held outside of London and the option to join remotely (where required). The annual away days are usually two days outside London, together with the Senior Leadership Team and other senior members of staff.
In addition to attending meetings, you will need to make time to:
· read papers prior to each Board meeting and prepare comments and feedback
· liaise with the Chair, other Board members and staff between meetings
· lead discussions on particular issues from time to time, including becoming involved in particular projects depending on your specialist skills
· attend Fiends of the Earth supporter events and support fundraising initiatives as relevant
We estimate that the total time commitment is approximately 1.5 days per month, although this is not evenly distributed across the year and will be greater for Board Members taking on an officer role (e.g., Vice Chair, Chair of Finance Committee). We acknowledge this is a significant time commitment and are committed to providing flexibility and support to candidates who require this to meet the demands of the role.
Board members are encouraged to join or participate in the activities of their Local Action Group in order to maintain connections with our grassroots movement. Board members are also ambassadors for Friends of the Earth and are invited to our events. Being a member of the Friends of the Earth Board is a highly rewarding experience and you will play a vitally important and challenging role across the governance of the organisation.
How to apply
To apply for the role of Board Member of Friends of the Earth Limited please email your CV (maximum 2 pages of A4) together with a supporting statement (maximum one page of A4).
For more information and how to apply please visit our website via the link below.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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S.A.L.V.E. International is a small International Development partnership charity registered in the UK and Uganda. Our ethos is “Support And Love Via Education”. We support children living and working on the streets of Uganda, and their families, to have a brighter future.
We are looking to recruit a new CEO who believes in our vision that there should be “No Street Called Home” for children living on the streets in Uganda and who wants to help us to grow this impact and further change children’s lives.
What does the CEO role involve?
You will join and lead our incredible global team, working alongside our volunteers, staff teams and trustee boards in both the UK and Uganda, to help S.A.L.V.E. International to thrive and increase our impact. As a small charity, we need a proactive and practical CEO, who is as much able to deliver high level presentations about our work as they are to get stuck in to cover practical gaps that might stop us from achieving our goals.
We have a current strategic plan that you would ensure is being met and if possible exceeded, and then you would be expected to collaboratively develop the next strategic plan to be ready for when this one elapses in April 2027. You would be working with our team to progress and improve our existing programmes of work as well as ensuring new programmes are being researched and developed as needed for the organisation to best benefit our service users.
You will need to drive forwards and oversee our fundraising strategy and manage relationships with new and existing funders to a high standard to ensure that maximum potential support is achieved. We would expect you to proactively identify potential new areas of support, approaching and winning resources from new partnerships in the wider community to best meet S.A.L.V.E.’s aims and objectives. You would be a key ambassador for our work, always looking to inspire others about how they can join us and help us to achieve our mission.
Practically the role will involve:
● 40 hours a week if working 5 days (or 32 hours a week if you choose to work 4 days).
● Being majority based in the UK with regular travel to Uganda each year. You can choose to be based at our office in Manchester, hybrid between office and home work or be mostly home based.
● Being flexible to travel and attend meetings, talks and events as needed (some in evening and weekend hours).
We believe that it is highly beneficial for the CEO to be based in the UK but to visit the programme in Uganda for a minimum of 1 month a year and a maximum of 3 months a year, which would be split across 2 or 3 trips in the year to understand the work in greater depth, share their skills and to meet and collaborate with team members and service users. The amount and duration of trips would be assessed based on personal circumstances and organisational needs year to year.
CEO specific responsibilities:
As CEO you would be responsible for:
✔ Working collaboratively with our global team of staff, volunteers, and board members to ensure a strong strategic plan is in place which is reviewed and improved over time to maximise the organisation’s impact. We currently have a team of 2.5 in the UK (including the CEO) and 26 in Uganda.
✔ Leading and championing our fundraising strategy. Helping to develop our one off and regular financial supporters through finding new opportunities and networks, giving talks, ensuring quality timely communications, and reporting to existing supporters.
✔ Recruiting, training, developing and managing staff and volunteers to help to build the capacity of the organisation as needed.
✔ Collaboratively create, review, and develop policies, procedures and systems to help to ensure quality safeguarding and risk management for the organisation.
✔ Overseeing the budget and financial management of the organisation to ensure the organisation’s long term sustainability and sound financial management. Collaboratively reviewing the charity’s financial controls and performance and overseeing the internal audit of our accounts with the finance committee.
✔ Working closely with and supporting our UK and Ugandan boards to ensure that the governance of the organisation is strong.
✔ Supporting and co-working with our Development Manager to research new application prospects, and helping to maintain and develop the income from our existing network of corporate, organisational and Trust and Foundation partnerships and donors. This includes writing and reviewing funding applications and reports as needed.
✔ Overseeing the communications strategy of the organisation, ensuring the website, social media, newsletters, annual report and mailings out to supporters are kept up to date by supporting our Communications and Admin Officer. This includes drafting and checking copy and promoting and marketing events and campaigns for the organisation to raise funds and awareness.
✔ Leading and collaborating with the wider team to develop and improve our programmes through regular evaluation and learning reviews.
✔ Seek opportunities to develop the organisation’s knowledge through training and staff and volunteer development.
✔ Representing S.A.L.V.E. in partnerships and networks such as the Consortium for Street Children to ensure that we are making the most of advocacy opportunities.
Essential skills/ experience for the CEO:
• Have proven experience of communicating well with different stakeholders and successfully raising funds.
• Have previous management/leadership experience within the charity sector and are able to evidence their enthusiasm and dedication for this particular cause.
• Have experience in successfully working internationally and/ or with people from different cultural backgrounds.
• Have the ability to create, review and develop strategies, policies, procedures and systems to ensure that S.A.L.V.E. is following good practice in line with the law and latest good practice guidelines.
• Have a can-do attitude. Be solution focused and creative in their ability to approach problems and evidence this throughout their career history.
• Being friendly and approachable to all members of the team and wider public.
• Have excellent attention to detail and project management skills.
Other desirable (but not essential) skills/ experience:
• We would especially welcome applicants who are originally from Uganda or have strong ties to Uganda, but are now based in the UK.
• Relevant qualifications to achieve the responsibilities in the job description.
Please note: You must already have the right to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
Salary Expectations: We anticipate paying between £35,000 - £40,000 per annum depending on the candidate’s experience and skills. This would be paid pro-rata if the CEO decided to take the role on for 4 days a week instead of 5. Please note that we are not able to pay higher than this pay scale.
Please send a copy of your CV and a 1 page cover letter explaining why you are interested in the role, highlighting (with evidence) how you meet the essential requirements and any key skills or experience you would bring to the role.
Please also specify in your cover letter if you would be interested in doing the role in the office in Manchester, hybridly or working mostly from home and if you would prefer to do the role 4 or 5 days a week.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
35 hours per week
Remote working in the UK (must be available to travel to London team meet-ups once a month at own cost)
Animal Equality is an international animal protection organisation working with society, governments and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals. Animal Equality has offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and India.
The Communications Officer will collaborate effectively with colleagues to ensure that all outgoing content – online and offline – aligns with Animal Equality’s organisational brand and values.
Under the strategic direction of the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Communications Officer will be responsible for handling video production, website content creation, organic reach and SEO, as well as day-to-day community engagement on Animal Equality UK’s social media platforms. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with all departments.
For further information and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button.
Closing date: Friday 8th December 2023
The interview process comprises a multiple-stage interview and Skills Test. The appointment process will run throughout December, with a view to Animal Equality UK making an offer to the successful candidate that same month.
Animal Equality is an equal opportunities employer; we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age. We are especially keen to encourage applications from: individuals who are Black and / or of the global majority; people with disabilities; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable adjustments that individuals may require throughout the application process.
- This role will be remotely based in not more than 15 minutes drive from either Southampton, Winchester, Bournemouth or Salisbury (Unfortunately we won't be considering any applications for people who do not live in the regions listed here).
- Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, a full drivers licence and access to a vehicle
- Please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this role - we will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis.
About Restless Development
Restless Development is a global non profit agency. We support the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. We are independently registered and governed in nine countries (India, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe) bound together by our vision for youth power. We run youth-led programmes to tackle the issues that young people care about the most – We also run the Youth Collective – a growing network of over 4000 local youth civil society groups and organisations in 185 countries. We are committed to creating an agency that walks the talk on power shifting, using the power shifting checklist, both internally and externally.
Our approach to safeguarding
Restless Development considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults to be an organisational imperative with primacy over the success of programmes or strategic objectives. We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we expect all of our staff, volunteers and partners to ensure we protect the communities in which we operate from harm and abide by our Safeguarding Policy.
About the role
We are looking to a Fundraising Events Coordinators within Restless Development’s UK Fundraising team. The fundraising team’s income has grown year on year and there is huge potential to continue to grow this further and create impact at scale.
The Fundraising Events Coordinator will be remotely based, primarily working on the Schools Triathlon programme but also leading one university student partnerships. The Schools Triathlon is the UK’s largest fundraising and sporting event for children aged 7-13. Its aim is to encourage more children into sport while also teaching them the importance of fundraising. Over the years, the events have raised over £3.4m for Restless Development and local charities and over 9,000 children have taken part. We are aiming to deliver 10 events in 2024 and significantly expand the series. Restless Development is also working with five universities who will be taking on the Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu hikes in 2024. You will be managing one of these accounts, ensuring that the challenge leaders are supported to recruit a team, reach their fundraising targets and ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime!
We are looking for an energetic team-player, proactive individual with great interpersonal skills who is happy to learn and get stuck in.
1. Deliver high-quality supporter care, supporting Triathletes and their families to register, fundraise and to prepare for their big day
- Throughout September to February, present assemblies in schools in your and nearby counties to inspire school-age pupils to sign up and take part in the Schools Triathlon series, and motivate them to fundraise by delivering a fun and engaging presentation.
- Develop strong professional relationships with various important stakeholders from host schools throughout the year, in person and online;as well as with participating schools through the delivery of assemblies and in comms prior to the event day
- Use excellent interpersonal skills, to respond to enquiries from parents and guardians on our dedicated Schools Triathlon inbox and mobile phone.
- Be able to adapt your interpersonal and relationship management skills depending on your audience (for example, pupils, parents, school contacts, corporate sponsors, and suppliers)
- Utilise our database and Excel to track and monitor fundraising activities:
- identify our top fundraisers to celebrate through socials and other planned activities,
- identify our zero-pound fundraisers and with the wider team inspire them to raise funds for youth power,
- Manage offline donations at the Triathlon days and website donations to ensure that fundraising targets are met.
2. Manage the Schools Triathlons communications; including the website, social media channels, email marketing and event day content collection
- Develop a social media plan to engage Triathlon parents and schools and grow our following, including sharing stories from Restless Development’s programmes.
- Manage our Triathlon social media pages throughout the year; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
- Innovate and explore appropriate new content and platforms to engage our audience.
- Lead on the marketing of our Triathlons for future growth by working with our Communications team and external videographers and photographers.
- Manage the design of the triathlete certificates, medals, and merchandise.
- Develop an event day Restless Development stand and materials to engage families and raise the profile of Restless Development.
- Manage our schools triathlon webpage and update regularly throughout the year.
- Develop an email marketing campaign for the parents/ guardians of the Schools Triathlon participants.
- Manage the event day content collection for each Schools Triathlon event and create content for local newspapers, host schools and websites
- Develop a media list and share a press release with each promptly after each event
- Work with our Head of Sponsorship to ensure that our Triathlon sponsors are included in our external communications.
2. Lead on a university challenge partnership
- Manage one university account we have secured for Mount Kilimanjaro or Machu Picchu in 2024. This includes pitching to confirm RAGs, recruitment to get students to join a hike and fundraising support calls to all participants so that they reach their fundraising targets and deadlines.
- Work with our Tanzania Hub to offer extras for those hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and may want to visit our Restless Development office and meet young leaders we work with.
- Support Challenge Leaders through in-person events and calls to ensure that they have a complete team and feel prepared to undertake their challenge.
- Liaise with a third company party who we have a partnership with and will be delivering the hikes.
- Offer other hikes/treks to corporates and individuals if appropriate.
- Must attend the Schools Triathlons on Sundays from 21 April to 19 May, and other occasional evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be given
- Many of the schools we have relationships with are not accessible by public transport, so it is vital you have access to a reliable roadworthy vehicle. All travel will be reimbursed in accordance with Restless Development’s travel policy.
- Log relevant information onto Restless Development’s database, CiviCRM and use CiviCRM to strategically manage workload and report on KPIs every month.
- Undertake any other duties as requested by the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships to support the Fundraising Teams joint mission.
- Ad hoc - evening and weekend work with partners or for the wider team, including meetings and events (time in lieu will be given).
Job title: Fundraising Events Coordinator
Location: This role will be remotely based in no more than 15 minutes drive from either Southampton, Winchester, Bournemouth or Salisbury.
Salary: £30,893 per annum
Preferred start date: as soon as possible ( December).
Length of contract: Permanent
Reports to: Fundraising Event Manager
Expected travel: Frequent travel around your county and other areas in the UK for school assemblies and university/school meetings. Occasional evening and weekend work for Schools Triathlon events in April-May and other stewardship events which time off in lieu will be given. Occasional overseas travel to Restless Development Hubs may be possible if of interest.
Other requirements: Must have a full drivers licence and access to a vehicle. Will be required to complete DBS check.
We are looking for people with the right competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the personal qualities consistent with our values.
Our value: HEART - We are who we serve. We are brave.
- Supports managers to embed a values led culture within their team. Uses values to guide decision making and group actions.
- Is driven to generate ideas which continually improve ways of working, involving others in problem solving. Adapts style to cope with and support others through change.
Our value: HEAD - Delivers Quality. We are 100% professional.
- Strives for continual improvement against individual goals, seeking opportunities to maximise their contribution to team priorities. Supports others to deliver quality and improve their work. Takes ownership for ensuring value-for-money in the areas for which they take partial ownership.
- With guidance, takes ownership for programme elements and/or internal processes. Considers underlying issues and Restless Values when making operational decisions.
Our value: VOICE - We generate leaders. We are proud to carry the banner for youth-led development.
- Confidently leads programme elements and/or internal processes. Will typically manage one or more junior staff members and is seen as a leader amongst their peers.
- Regularly seeks feedback and evaluates own performance, creating opportunities for personal development. Develops others through proactive sharing of knowledge, skills and opportunities.
Our value: HANDS - We are in it together. We listen and learn.
- Confidently adapts their communication style to suit their audience. Is able to influence others to build shared understanding.
- Seeks opportunities to collaboratively deliver quality against team goals by building strong relationships with colleagues from across the organisation. Works with external partners to maximise mutual benefits.
Skills and experience
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent planning, organisational and logistical skills
- Public speaking and presentation experience
- Strong IT skills (inc Excel), strong numeracy skills to process financial data
- Ability to work to deadlines and balance multiple priorities
- Strong IT skills (inc Excel), strong numeracy skills to process financial data
- Ability to manage own time and work autonomously
- Ability to think creatively and innovatively
- Full drivers licence and access to a vehicle
- Interest in/ knowledge of international development
- Interest in/ experience planning/delivering events
- Strong written communication skills
- Ability to manage high performing relationships with multiple stakeholders
Restless Development is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Restless Development will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.
What we do for you
We are proud to commit to a transparent global salary scale, ensuring a fair and comparable system of pay across all global locations. In addition to salary, we offer pension contributions and other benefits in accordance with the local Hub.
Values and Culture
At Restless Development, we’re proud that the strength and integrity of our Values has been recognised by staff, young people, donors and others who we work with. Beyond this, we have a culture of recognising and celebrating both our Values and our global achievements with monthly Values Champions and an annual Values Day.
It goes without saying that we work hard at Restless Development. We also recognise the importance of helping staff to maintain a positive work-life balance by offering:
- 24 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and with an extra day of annual leave given for each full year of service, up to a maximum of 28 days).
- Birthday Leave
- Access to flexible working.
- Generous study leave, maternity, paternity or adoption leave, and other leave allowances.
Restless Development is proud to be an employer who recognises potential and invests in the development of its staff. We are committed to the professional development of our staff through:
- Empowering opportunities to work on significant projects which stretch and inspire staff – allowing them to develop on-the-job.
- Regular performance management.
- Training and development opportunities, including supporting our staff to identify mentors both within and outside of the agency.
- Quarterly Staff Workshops for all staff to give and receive agency updates, receive training, and socialise.
Travel and Medical Insurance
When travelling abroad with work, all staff will be covered by Restless Development’s travel and medical insurance.
Please submit your CV and a cover letter that provides tangible examples of how your skills, knowledge and experience will support your ability to perform the key priorities outlined in the above job description (using no more than 750 words)
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