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Post: Communications Manager
Base: Flexible, at home initially and at
Sickle Cell Society Office, 54-56 Station Road, London NW10 4UA
Reports to: Chief Executive
Responsible for: Communications and Social Media Officer
Working Hours: Part-time (21 hours per week) Monday-Friday, flexible
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 pro rata
To lead on designing and producing accurate and current information materials that support and inform people with sickle cell disorders and their families drawing on the expertise of the Society’s medical, scientific and nurse advisors. And to take responsibility and leadership for increasing the awareness of the Sickle Cell Society (SCS) with a wide range of stakeholders including our own 2,500 Membership, the wider sickle cell community and patients, and health, social care and education professionals. The post holder will be responsible for leading on the implementation and development of a wide range of internal and external SCS communications including the co-ordination and development of SCS annual report, Members’ newsletters, the SCS website, awareness events, and campaigns linked to Black History Month and World Sickle Cell Day and more.
The successful candidate must have experience of supervising other staff/volunteers or expertise in co-ordinating multiple projects to support and have oversight of the Communications and Social Media Officer post.
About the Sickle Cell Society:
The Sickle Cell Society (SCS) is the only national charity in the UK that supports and represents people affected by a sickle cell disorder. We provide information, advice and support to enable and empower individuals and families to improve their overall quality of life. Approximately 15,000 people in the UK have a sickle cell disorder. These inherited conditions predominantly affect people of Black African and Black Caribbean heritage; and to a lesser extent people of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Central/South American heritage. We assist and enable people living with SCD to realise their full potential whilst successfully managing the challenges they face in living with this potentially life-limiting condition.
We are a small, friendly and close knit team of 14 skilled and highly committed staff (9 part-time / 5 full-time) and approximately 30 active volunteers. We are looking for a confident self-starter, with communications experiences, who will take the lead in driving forward and building on the national and global reach of our Communications strategy.
Key responsibilities and duties
- Communications and Information
- To ensure accurate and good levels of information literature is available to people with sickle cell, their families, and other external stakeholders through timely co-ordination and production of the SCS bi-annual news and monthly e-newsletters and SCS website, including liaison with our medical advisors to ensure accuracy of information resources;
- To take the lead in coordinating the production of SCS Annual Report and Impact Report
- Work with external partners and our volunteer designers and across SCS teams to create and implement timely communications and media campaigns e.g. for World Sickle Cell Day and Code Red
- To work closely with SCS Parliamentary Officer and other team members to draft, co-ordinate and post press releases and responses to government consultations
- To act as key media contact and increase SCS media reach through seeking proactive opportunities for media opportunities and responding to media enquiries and press releases relevant to the SCS community
- Line manage the Communications and Social Media Officer to provide a seamless approach to all SCS communications across all channels, including social media/digital
- To support online delivery and communications for patient education events and the society’s AGM
- To maintain and develop the SCS ‘brand’ through the style guide
- To line mange the Communications and Social Media Officer and work closely with the Fundraising Manager to promote fundraising opportunities and raise awareness of fundraising campaigns
- Liaise with the wider team to draft and co-ordinate personal stories / case studies of the experiences of people/patients with sickle cell for use in a variety of SCS comms.
- Managing the SCS Website and database
- To lead in developing the SCS website as required
- To manage and maintain the SCS website content
- To ensure the accurate integration of data between our membership data base and website
- To review the SCS website at regular intervals to identify opportunities for development.
- Overseeing the tracking of reach and growth of all comms channels inc web, social media, newsletter etc and reporting results quarterly to the senior management team
- To respond to press enquiries by telephone, emails and written correspondence
- To ensure that all work with partners, patients/families and other external stakeholders are managed effectively, and that regular liaison internally and externally, takes place.
- Work collaboratively across the charity to encourage and support consistent and SCS branded communications and information to all our stakeholders.
- To act as a member of the SCS team and carry out any reasonable duties as requested.
- Skills and Experience
- Communications, journalism or similar qualification and/or proven experience of at least 3 years in a similar role
- Experience of leading on the development of successful communications, campaign and media strategies
- Demonstrable excellent copy-writing, editing and proof-reading skills
- Strong and enthusiastic communicator who is comfortable liaising with people at all levels
- Experience of co-ordinating and writing reports
- Creative eye for design and detail and understanding of developing powerful and engaging communications
- Excellent IT skills across a wide range of channels including website content management platforms, Microsoft, survey platforms, social media tools, graphic design, video editing and experience of Content Management Systems.
- A strong team player who is also self-motivated with the initiative to identify opportunities for campaigning and engagement.
- Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and add value, develop in the role.
Please complete our Application Form and send it along with your CV before the closing date.
Please note that applicants must reside in the UK.
Closing date for applications: 19 August 2022
Interview date by Microsoft Teams: 30 August 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Digital Campaigner (UK)
Location: Newark as office base - Hybrid working
Salary: Up to £28,000
Full Time: 35 Hours per week
Closing date for applications: 21 August 2022
First Interview: 31 August 2022
Our client builds up the noise and public weight behind their local and national asks. With hundreds of thousands of campaigners already standing with them, their campaigners prove that they’re not alone in wanting urgent, positive change. Their ultimate goal is to inspire and empower at least 1 in 4 people to influence local and national decision-making on behalf of wildlife and wild spaces.
Who they are
They are a grassroots movement of 850,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. In the face of the interlinked climate and nature crises, they strive towards of a Wilder Future and believe this can be achieved through a joined-up system (which they call a Recovery Network) that can allow the natural world to thrive once more. It’s imperative that the UK’s precious wildlife and wild spaces are properly valued and protected, and that nature across at least 30% of land and seas is given the chance to recover.
As a company, they have scaled up their collective campaigning activity over recent years and are now also at an exciting point in delivering on their movement-wide strategy, where people taking action for wildlife is one of their three strategic goals. Working across the 46 independent charities which form their federated movement, they’re seeing increasing numbers of people stepping in to tackle these crises with them – enabled and supported by the central Campaigning and Communities team.
Right now, they’re bringing their digital campaigning platforms to the fore, to help them reach and engage with even more people. And they’re using a facilitation approach to enable and support Wildlife Trusts to build their own campaigning skills and experience, as well as working together to build a diverse community of activists on the ground who will help them achieve what’s needed.
In this role, you will be campaigning for that wilder future. Your focus will be on delivering changemaking campaigns across the UK – campaigns that shape government plans for nature’s recovery; fight against the impacts of development and poor conservation; help bring pollinators back to abundance; influence opportunities that will allow nature to weave through and across our neighbourhoods once more. At the same time, you will also work closely with individual Wildlife Trusts to support local campaigns - providing guidance and advice on campaign messaging, tools and tactics as well as building the user-friendly and inspiring digital actions and resources with them, that will resonate with all kinds of communities.
You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be organised and resourceful and have a good eye for written detail. You will also be a skilled active listener, and great at encouraging teamwork and at drawing consensus from a range of views.
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As a Disability Confident employer, they are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let them know if you require any adjustments to make their recruitment process more accessible. This role may be subject to a DBS check.
Support Worker, Look Ahead Care Support and Housing, Royal Borough Kensington & Chelsea
The Director of Engagement will work in close collaboration with the Executive Team and shares collective responsibility to deliver the charity’s vision of a world where encephalitis matters to everyone. The role’s particular focus is to be responsible for planning, developing and delivering the charity’s awareness and communication strategies.
This role will inspire those affected by encephalitis, their families and communities to engage with the work of the Society. This role will lead in our campaigns such as World Encephalitis Day and lead on key growth areas such as membership and fundraising. This role will be expected to take the lead on the strategy and planning of all our communications work, and to work closely with colleagues working on fundraising and support to deliver consistently high quality messages and campaigns.
The person appointed must be sensitive to the personal nature of information relating to individual members that will be available to them and be both willing and able to maintain strict confidentiality in this area. All data must be dealt with in a sensitive and professional manner.
KEY OBJECTIVES AND SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
• Plan, develop and deliver the Communications and Engagement strategy that enables the Encephalitis Society to meet its strategic objectives.
• Identify opportunities for growth and develop new campaigns and opportunities for awareness raising in line with the strategic plan.
• Drive innovation and continuous evaluation of content formats and dissemination strategies, including testing new channels and approaches to reach audiences
• Be responsible for developing and driving a social media strategy that supports our objectives.
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• Network and collaborate with other organisations and promote a collaborative approach wherever possible.
Marketing & Media
• Be responsible for the development and delivery of the charity’s marketing plan, with a focus on segmentation and greater insight-driven campaigns to grow brand awareness and engagement with target audiences
• Source and work closely with PR agencies to ensure regular coverage in international, national, sector and regional media
• Oversee the annual development, delivery and evaluation of a media strategy, and use media to increase our impact through the year.
• Act on KPI information from monthly, quarterly and annual reporting and evaluation frameworks.
• Drive innovation and continuous evaluation of content formats and dissemination strategies, including testing new channels and approaches to reach audiences.
• Line manage and empower the fundraising team to meet their targets as outlined in the Fundraising Strategy
• Establish and nurture relationships with leading income providers including individuals, grants, trusts and statutory bodies
• Horizon scan for fundraising trends and opportunities
• Network and steward key Society contacts
• Ensure we meet all relevant statutory requirements and industry standards in relation to income generation.
• As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLcontribute to the development of an effective strategy and support the delivery of the Encephalitis Society’s strategic objectives, as set out in the Strategic Plan.
• Develop and review relevant policies and procedures to ensure safe, effective practice and ensure compliance across the charity.
• Ensure all data collection follows our GDPR and Information Governance policies.
• Develop and maintain a culture that embeds, promotes and protects the values of The Encephalitis Society.
• As a member of SLT, contribute to effective risk management across the Encephalitis Society and ensures delivery of the risk management strategy.
Location: Hybrid working part London Office (Islington, London) part home work
Salary: £42,150-£45,475 per annum inclusive
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing date: Tuesday 23 August 2022 at 10.00am
Interview date: Week commencing 29 August 2022
This is a fixed term maternity cover (12 months) position.
We are looking for a Head of Brand and Marketing to join our ambitious and growing type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF, as part of the national marketing and digital team. You will create and implement marketing and communications campaigns to raise our profile, build supporters and boost donations. You will help us transform the charity to help us reach more people with type 1 through the delivery of a new brand strategy.
An experienced marketing professional, you may have worked for charities before in similar roles. You will be driven by insight and able to use a wide range of communications channels to reach your audiences. You will be ever-curious, always seeking to improve your skills and adopt new approaches.
You’ll have previous experience of:
- Developing our first full brand benchmarking and awareness plan and delivering a brand campaign
- Planning, producing and evaluating integrated marketing and communications campaigns to support fundraising activity
- Applying audience segmentation insight to all activity
- Be our brand champion ensuring we successfully engage our core audiences
- Leading the production of supporter-facing materials including an impact report
- Managing creative and digital agencies
You will find a vibrant atmosphere and spirited team at JDRF, always striving to make a difference to people living with type 1.
As an employer we offer:
- Flexible working and will consider compressed hours
- Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days and bank holidays
- Health cash plan
- Season ticket and cycle loan
- Pension scheme
JDRF is the world’s leading charitable research funder into type 1 diabetes, improving lives until we find the cure. We are dedicated to our 400,000 strong type 1 community in the UK and work closely with our international affiliates across the world, including the US, Canada and Australia.
‘JDRF is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.’
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Bristol HQ (full-time office-based position)
Hours: 35 per week
Holidays: 4 weeks plus at least 5 days at Xmas (plus usual bank holidays), increasing with length of employment
Salary (depending on experience):
- Senior Campaigner £25,000 to £28,000
- Campaigner £22,000 to £25,000
Closing date: 19 August 2022
Interviews date(s): 5 & 6 September 2022
Reports to: Campaigns Manager
Contract type: Permanent role
Experience: Experience in campaigning or activist work. The Campaigner role is suitable for graduates preferably with some work experience in a useful field. Candidates with solid experience in a campaigning role or similar will be considered for the Senior Campaigner role.
Are you a driven campaigner and passionate about Viva! and our aims?
The Senior Campaigner/Campaigner will be working closely with the rest of the Viva! team on high-impact public pressure and awareness campaigns to increase veganism in the UK and educate the public on why to go vegan for animals, the planet and our health. They will be part of Viva!’s vibrant campaigns team and report to the Campaigns Manager. The role involves working with other team members to develop and deliver powerful campaign strategies. We’re seeking a proactive and energetic individual with a creative mindset, who has the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.
This is a busy role and will offer the right candidate an excellent opportunity to utilise their passion and campaigning skills to help Viva! bring veganism to the masses.
- Become an expert on all things vegan, particularly relating to animals, the environment and why to go vegan
- Develop, coordinate and lead campaign activities including street actions, photo-calls, stunts and other events
- Create, develop, project manage and implement new and exciting campaigns
- Be an active spokesperson for Viva! on national TV, radio and other press opportunities
- Research all aspects of campaigns as necessary; produce written and fully referenced background reports
- Research all aspects of how animals are used by humans, including those that are eaten/worn, maintaining and updating this information as appropriate
- Write features, blogs and news items for Viva!Life magazine and external publications and websites
- Produce campaign updates, evaluations and write-ups to share with the director, team and supporters
- Work closely with volunteers to maximise their involvement in campaigns
- Due to the nature of this role, out-of-hours work will be required
Skills and knowledge
- Experience in campaigning (grassroots, local or national), activism or advocacy
- Ability to come up with creative ideas
- Engaging and motivating personality
- Ability to deliver high-quality work quickly, in a dynamic organisation under time pressure
- Excellent verbal, written and visual communications
- Self-motivated and self-managing with ability to take initiative
- Strong public presentation and media communications skills (training provided)
- Working with people and organisations to achieve objectives
- Creating compelling resources/materials both on and offline
- Confident and articulate
- Strong team player
- Proactive, can-do attitude
- Excellent attention to detail
- Commitment to the objectives of the organisation
- Valid UK driver’s licence
To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want to work for Viva!, how your experience fits this role and what you can bring to Viva!.
Important – your CV must contain two referees, including your current (or most recent) employer who will only be contacted if you are offered the job, and your current (or most recent) salary.
PLEASE NOTE CV APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY A COVER LETTER.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.