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.
35 hours per week | 6 months (intitially) with scope to extend
Stratford, East London
This is an exciting and varied role for a Media Engagement Manager who would relish the opportunity to work right across the media – from driving our engagement work with programme makers and influencing producers working on soaps, dramas and documentaries to develop mental health stories with real impact and accuracy. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about the power of the media to influence public opinion, and is equally happy juggling busy news days with managing longer term projects.
You’ll be an experienced events and project manager who can oversee the showcase annual Mind Media Awards, requiring a high degree of logistical expertise and ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
You’ll have strong news judgement, confidence in your ability to spot an opportunity to promote Mind’s work and use your influencing skills to deal both proactively and reactively with journalists.
You’ll oversee the work of the Media Advisory Service and lead the development and delivery of the Mind Media Awards and play a prominent role in the media management group that drives all our Media and PR activity.
In addition to news and media relations skills and strong experience of major events/project leadership, a good understanding of mental health issues would be a definite advantage.
To apply, please follow the link below to our website.
Closing date: Midday on Monday 23rd September 2019
Interview date: TBC
Mind is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) is offering the chance for an energetic, dedicated individual to join our forward thinking and dynamic team. CBFW helps release the potential of women entrepreneurs, so they can redefine the future. We deliver training, facilitate mentoring and share knowledge, inspired by the women involved in our work around the world – and by our partners, donors and collaborators.
An exciting opportunity has opened up to lead the development and delivery of a new multi-channel communications strategy and work-plan for the Foundation, in order that we can achieve our organisational strategic and annual priorities.
You will work proactively with colleagues in the Programmes and Partnerships (fundraising) departments to build and deliver targeted, results orientated and quality communications, including for a new fundraising campaign launching in early 2020.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
- Work closely with the Director of External Affairs (and CEO on an interim basis) in the development of an overall communications strategy and annual communications plans, including: content creation, reports, blogs, digital and social media, website updates, media/press and fundraising/donor comms.
- Manage the evolution and delivery of the Foundation’s identity and brand: working closely with the Director of External Affairs Affairs to support the management of a new messaging framework and visual identity, supporting staff to uphold guidelines to protect the Foundation’s brand.
- To oversee the development and delivery of communications in relation to the Foundation’s new major fundraising appeal, which will launch in early 2020.
- Responsible for writing, editing and production (in-house or with external design support) of a range of communications materials, for example: annual reports, research reports, campaign materials, donor communications, leaflets, newsletters, blogs and other campaign collateral.
- Managing the Foundation’s social media channels, developing and sharing engaging content about our global programmes and sharing the stories of women entrepreneurs as case studies.
- Managing the organisation’s website, updating and uploading new content. Working with an external developer for maintenance and exploring potential website rebuild in 2020.
Please note, the CBFW is committed to creating a diverse team and encourages applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for this role. We consider applications without regard to race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.
For more information, please download the attached job description.
The closing date for this role is close of business on 27th September and we will interview in our London office on 7th October 2019. Expenses for travel will not be covered. If you have not heard from us by the end of 1st October, please assume you have been unsuccessful
When applying, please email your CV and a covering letter, indicating your available start date.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Vacancy for: Communications and Marketing Manager at the British Cardiovascular Society
Salary: £38,798k per annum
Job Type: Full time – 12 month fixed term contract
The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) is a membership organisation with approximately 3,000 members, has charitable status and aims to support and represent all those working in the field of cardiovascular care and research.
The BCS plays a pivotal role in the setting of standards, and through a variety of activities influences the quality of cardiology practice in hospitals throughout the UK. It has a broad education portfolio, contributes to specialist training (and examinations) and is committed to enhancing and maintaining the highest standards in training, education and research and to setting standards of clinical excellence for the benefit of patients.
We have a vacancy for a Communications and Marketing Manager who will join the Senior Management Team based at our offices in London. The post is offered on a 12 month fixed term contract arrangement given the broader digital work-stream developments which will allow the society the flexibility to review future requirements beyond 2020.
The post holder will provide leadership and undertake responsibility for all aspects of the BCS communication and marketing function. This includes strategy development and delivery to support existing and new work streams and business priorities ensuring optimal impact and that plans are comprehensive and cohesive across the BCS activities.
Reporting to the CEO, the Communications and Marketing Manager will work very closely with senior managers in support of their respective areas of responsibility (digital, education, membership and clinical research) to ensure communication and marketing plans and activities meet business needs and priorities and have maximum impact. They will lead on the development and delivery of a communication and marketing strategy, strategic planning documents and will report to relevant committees. They will support the President’s regular communications to members and will be the lead for GDPR compliance across the organisation.
The post holder will have experience of working in a similar role and will have experience delivering successful communications and stakeholder relation strategies, projects and activities. They will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, drive and enthusiasm and a ‘can-do’ attitude.
For more information about the role and our benefits, please see the role description and person specification.
Closing date: Monday 30th September 2019 – 12 noon
To apply for this role please submit your CV and Supporting Statement outlining how your skills and experience match the job description and person specification. Please note, CVs sent in isolation will not be considered.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A new opportunity has opened up at Into Film as Head of Marketing & Communications. Into Film is an education charity that puts film at the heart of children and young people’s educational, cultural and personal development. We are proud to say that over half of UK schools engage with our exciting programme of film clubs, cinema screenings, resources and training.
Head of Marketing & Communications
Hours: Full time, 35hrs per week
Salary: £44,000 - £48,000 per annum
Holding a key role in the organisation, the Head of Marketing and Communications will oversee all external communications, leading on the planning and implementation of all marketing, PR and digital communications, ensuring that the needs of all external stakeholders are met. They will also act as brand guardian for Into Film, ensuring that our offer is able to accommodate the needs and interests of both educators and young people.
Leading a team of eight, the Head of Communications will ensure that the full marketing and communications mix works in concert to achieve a unified offer that strengthens our engagement with film clubs in a digital-first, analytical and cost-effective manner.
The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 23rd September 2019, with interviews anticipated to be held during the week commencing 30th September.
To Apply and for More Information:
If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website.
Please note that we will only consider application forms uploaded at the 'Apply for this position' link below - CVs or email applications will not be considered.
The successful applicant will need to complete an enhanced DBS check, which will be arranged by Into Film.
No agencies please.
To be successful in this role you will need to be creative, imaginative, politically aware, engaged and engaging, and deeply collaborative.
You will become a senior member of a dynamic, committed, ambitious, digitally confident, agile team, one that is determined to punch above its weight and make a tangible difference for one of the most important, least recognised, parts of the voluntary sector.
Our principles are honesty; authenticity; passion; productivity. We have much to do and we don’t have time to waste …
This is a new role, and for the right person it offers the opportunity to shape our communications and stakeholder engagement function from scratch.
We’re a small team but you’ll have the chance to help define and then recruit a new support role, and you’ll also take on responsibility for managing our current, excellent, freelance communications support. And you’ll be reporting directly to a Chief Executive who is passionate about comms and stakeholder engagement, so you’ll never feel that your role is an ‘add-on’ – it is critical to the success of our mission.
The role is home-based so we don’t mind where you live as long as you are able to travel anywhere in England as necessary, particularly to London, and can get to Sheffield in under two hours. Our whole organisation is specifically designed around mobile and remote working for the whole team, so you’ll never feel left out just because you aren’t in the office.
We ensure everyone in the team feels connected and supported. We get together frequently for team meetings and events, we chat by phone and online every day, and we’re not afraid to ask each other for help. Instead of commuting to an office you’ll spend most of your time out and about meeting members, stakeholders and other key audiences.
Experience, attitude and potential mean more to us than formal qualifications – we are signatories to Children England’s ‘Open to All’ pledge, and do not specify the need for a degree for any of our current roles. We are also committed to ensuring genuinely equal opportunities by asking for ‘blind’ applications – you’ll find the details on the 'jobs' page of our website. Please read the details very carefully and make sure you follow the instructions in relation to personal information!
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Glasgow (with regular travel across Scotland)
Contract: Fixed-term contract for 18 months (with the potential to become permanent)
We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care. By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational interim manager who can ensure the continued success of our services strategy whilst also assisting with the integration required to make the new charity a success in Scotland. You will lead on the development of our award-winning face-to-face services, working in partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations in locations across Scotland. With oversight of the Glasgow office and liaison with the team in Edinburgh, you will also play a key supporting role in our external engagement and policy work in Scotland, and be responsible for drawing together the different strands of activity to support strategic development in the nation.
Thriving on challenge, you will be an experienced and motivational leader who can evidence the ability to bring out the best in your team and ensure that we achieve our ambitious targets to provide more services for more people with breast cancer. You will have a strong track record of service development as well as being an assertive and influential networker. You will demonstrate drive, credibility and presence but also bring the warm qualities required in a charity providing essential support to people affected by breast cancer. You will enjoy working collaboratively across the organisation and be confident in your approach to the external world.
For further information and to apply
Please download a copy of the job description and person specification. Please submit your CV and supporting statement, addressing the criteria you meet listed in the person specification, via our online application portal.
Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 25 September 2019
Interviews: First stage 8 and 9 October 2019 (Glasgow)
Second stage 15 or 17 October 2019 (London)
Policy and Public Affairs Manager
Salary: £34,000 - £36,000, plus benefits
Full time – 37.5 hours per week
London N1 9FW
Closing date: 5 pm, Wednesday 25th September 2019
First Interviews: 2nd October 2019
Second interviews: 9th October 2019
World Cancer Research Fund International leads and unifies a network of cancer prevention charities based in Europe, the Americas and Asia and provides science, policy, strategic and operational direction to the network charities.
We are looking to recruit an experienced manager to provide content and technical knowledge for the Department advising on nutrition and physical activity policy, in particular in relation to the EU funded project CO-CREATE. A key role of the Policy and Public Affairs (PPA) Manager is to lead and manage the policy research and analysis activities of the Policy and Public Affairs Department, including evidence reviews requiring a high level of technical competence in understanding the effects and effectiveness of policy actions. The PPA Manager leads the ‘evidence for policy’ work, develops evidence-informed outputs and manages an external group of advisors.
The candidate’s required skills and experience include reviewing, assessing and/or evaluating the impacts of public health actions, writing for an external audience (such as reports, policy briefs, newsletter articles, or academic papers), project management and/or planning projects, managing external stakeholders, including members of the research community and civil society organisations, and reviewing, assessing and/or evaluating the impacts of public health actions. The candidate should have a PhD or Masters degree in public health, health policy (e.g. policies on cancer, non-communicable diseases, food, obesity, physical activity and/or alcohol) or human nutrition (alternative relevant subjects will also be considered).
If you are interested in this role and feel you possess the necessary requirements, please submit a current CV and covering letter (maximum 2 pages) by the closing date. You must have current right to work in the UK.
Please note: Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience will benefit WCRF International and equip you for the role.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
This is an exciting opportunity to ensure the smooth running of the team and delivery of the charity’s communications projects.
The successful applicant should have experience in raising the profile and reach of an organisation through integrated campaigning along with high level knowledge of broadcast, radio, print and digital media.
Expectation in the role
Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, the role delivers audience focussed communications to:
- raise awareness and the profile of the charity and its work
- ensure that more people know of us and recognise us as a source of support.
- provide opportunities to convert this into support of the charity.
Please download the job description to see full role responsibilities.
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to fight muscle-wasting conditions. We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 70,000 children and adults in the UK.
We appreciate the range of skills and experience our staff have to offer. In return for your enthusiasm and commitment we commit to actively developing and supporting you. We also offer a range of benefits including pension, life assurance, season ticket loan, ride to work scheme, health cash plan, and an employee assistance programme.
This role is based at our office in Southwark, London. It is within a short walking distance of Southwark and Borough Tube stations. It is also a short distance from Waterloo Station, London Bridge Station and Blackfriars Station. We are also a 5 minute walk from the Tate Modern and Southbank, perfect place to go for lunch during the warm summer months.
In order to apply, please click on the Apply Now button and send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you are best suited for the role.
Interviews due to be held on Tuesday 1 October.
Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive we will only contact candidates that are shortlisted for interview. Therefore if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please note your application has been unsuccessful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
You will support the Senior Leadership Team in the development and delivery of our Museum Master Plan Programmes for Cosford and London through an agreed portfolio of capital and activity projects.
You will lead and champion the delivery of agreed Major Projects within this portfolio to budget, defined deadlines and to the highest quality standards.
You will use effective communications to ensure that all our internal and external stakeholders are engaged with and passionate about our Programmes.
The post will be based at our Cosford site and work across all Museum sites as required. Working elsewhere in the UK and abroad may be necessary.
Do you want to be part of the push to cure Parkinson's?
Parkinson's is the second most common neurological condition affecting 1 in 37 people and comes with a shopping list of around 50 symptoms. The Cure Parkinson's Trust has one ambitious goal - to find a cure. The charity was set up in 2005, by four people living with Parkinson's, to address the lack of breakthrough in drugs to treat this condition and is now looking to step up their capacity with six new hires.
Head of Public Fundraising
Prospectus is excited to be partnering with the Cure Parkinson's Trust on this recruitment campaign to recruit for a new Head of Public Fundraising. This role is offered on a permanent full time basis to work in Central London paying £45,000 per annum with interviews being held for the role in week commencing October 7th.
This is a new role at the charity and will focus on engaging the UK public and encouraging them to become financial supporters of the charity. The charity has an established events portfolio that includes challenge, community and special events as well as a modest regular and legacy giving programme. You will be directly managing a Challenge and Community Fundraising Officer, a Challenge and Community Fundraising Executive, and a Special Events Executive. You will work alongside a Head of Philanthropy who works three days a week and will report into the Director of Fundraising and Communications, Rick Lay.
Your focus will be on developing a new strategy with Rick and delivering it with your new team, aimed at growing overall income from £3 million to £7 million a year.
You will have experience of developing and implementing fundraising strategies, whilst managing multiple projects. You will also have significant experience within a direct marketing and/or events fundraising function. You will need to have excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills. The Head of Engagement and Fundraising will report into the Director of Fundraising and Marketing.
Please visit our dedicated microsite for more information.
At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application. In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance and begin to prepare your supporting statement. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to speaking with you soon.
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 Role: The Law Society is looking to recruit an experienced Diversity and Inclusion professional who can lead a single coherent and focused programme of member and firm facing work across the Law Society to improve diversity within the solicitor profession. You'll ensure this is aligned to the Society's agreed strategy and business plan, propose the programme and report on performance to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and build strong relationships with our individual demographic divisions to ensure our D&I work programme prioritises (within budget and resource capacity) the issues identified by division members and tackles themes identified by all groups.
What we're looking for: An experienced Diversity and Inclusion professional who can bring good practice, strong team leadership prioritisation to a very wide field of work. We need someone who can lead our work to improve diversity, inclusion and social mobility within the solicitor profession. You'll have experience of working at a senior level and developing and implementing strategies and action plans to achieve objectives, solid policy drafting skills and the ability to analyse, document and present persuasive policy papers and briefings and a strong knowledge of Equality and Diversity legislation and relevant codes of practice.
What's in it for you: You have the opportunity to tackle inappropriate barriers to entry and progress across an entire profession. This role that learns from the best in the profession and elsewhere and helps bring that practice to the rest of the profession and to our internal diversity and inclusion. You'll have a seat at the table with partners from big firms to government departments and be a part of a well resourced team of staff and volunteer committees.
The post holder will join the organisation at an exciting time, when the recently-established leadership team is delivering a major turnaround programme. As the next stage in this we are keen to deliver a step change in our profile and positioning. The Communications and Marketing Manager will play a pivotal role in helping to make this happen. The role will lead on generating engaging content, producing inspiring communications materials and delivering a range of communications campaigns to raise the profile of our work. You will also lead on brand management.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Community Engagement Manager (South) (0147)
Location: Home Based - South Region
Salary: £30,985 - £36,00
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
We’re seeking an exceptional, go-getting fundraiser to join Oxfam’s Community Engagement team. The right person for this role will be results-driven and ambitious, with a proven track record of meeting targets and delivering outstanding supporter care.
As the Community Engagement Manager for the South region, you will maintain and maximise existing volunteer networks by providing excellent stewardship and guidance to enable Oxfam’s supporters to give their time, money and voice to help beat poverty for good. You will also work to instigate and grow new relationships with individuals, fundraising groups and corporate partners across the region.
You will craft and implement a localised community engagement strategy, working closely with Oxfam’s extensive retail network, that inspires and motivates volunteers to raise funds and take action.
Another aspect of this role involves managing our established product Oxjam Music Festival in your area, recruiting and supporting volunteer music event organisers to deliver fantastic fundraising events.
What we are looking for
We’re looking for an experienced and driven community fundraiser or volunteer manager with plenty of enthusiasm to join our talented Community Engagement team. You will define and grow Oxfam's grassroots presence across the South region, and manage the regional budget.
You will be a confident communicator and adept public speaker, well able to engage and inspire people to dedicate their time and efforts to support Oxfam. You will have a talent for spotting opportunities to attract and motivate new supporters, as well as the ability to nurture existing volunteers in order to meet income targets and deliver agreed influencing KPIs.
You will be experienced in managing high value and high profile partnerships at a regional level and have exceptional interpersonal skills, along with the ability to influence key stakeholders both within the organisation and externally.
This role will give you an opportunity to provide effective guardianship and stewardship of individuals and groups/networks of Oxfam GB supporters in the community, and enable them to engage with Oxfam in a variety of ways.
You will have the opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field. The role offers appropriate training and development opportunities, fair pay and a competitive benefits package.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Location: Home based in the South region
The south region encompasses an area including Greater London, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, West Sussex, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
How to apply
As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.