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Head of Communications

Greater London (Hybrid)
£58,000 - £63,000 per year
Job description

The Talent Set are delighted to be working with Action Against Hunger to find their Head of Communications.

As Head of Communications, you will have overall responsibility for growing our brand profile, furthering public interest in our cause and positioning us as an influential and trusted voice on hunger across the world.

You will lead a strategic, motivated and highly impactful team that has received investment in recent years. You will be comfortable developing strategy, planning and budgeting and take a ‘hands-on’ approach as needed. You will align our media outreach, content strategy and creative output, social media and digital activity to maximise engagement, influence, and income. You will oversee our Ambassador programme, maximising opportunities to raise awareness and generate income via high profile celebrity supporters. Your team will profile our sector-leading special events and leverage strategic partnerships to raise awareness and showcase partnership impact. Our recent investment in digital mobilisation is delivering at scale, and with your help, we will continue to bring communications, fundraising and advocacy teams together to inspire action and support.


Key Responsibilities:



·       Leading the development and implementation of ambitious communication strategies that will generate long-term sustainable growth in engagement and brand recognition.

·       Leading a motivated, skilled and passionate team of 9 people that is driven to collaborate and maintain a high level of performance. Ensuring staff are developed, invested in and wherever possible, retained.

·       Developing a brand that builds trust and authority, reflects our tone of voice, draws on audience insight and puts the voices of affected communities at the heart of our communications.

·       Driving organisational understanding of our key audiences and ensure we are developing and delivering content that is responsive, authentic and engaging.

·       Ensuring that our media and PR outreach achieves organisational objectives and is targeted, effective and measurable.

·       Overseeing a digital engagement strategy that supports the organisation’s strategic aims, including social media, website, email and SEO strategies.

·       Overseeing the implementation of our Ambassador and Influencer strategies and leading the team to raise awareness, achieve policy change and raise funds via our work with celebrity ambassadors.

·       Overseeing the organisational communications strategy for emergency appeals, including leading on the development of emergency appeal protocols and external communications in relation to Action Against Hunger’s membership of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

·       Ensuring team targets and KPIs are met, objectives are commensurate to resource, and activities are delivered on time and to a high standard.

·       Setting and achieving your department’s annual plans, budgets and reforecasts; managing an annual budget of £550k+ (including salaries) and line managing four direct reports: Senior Content Manager, Senior Digital Engagement Manager, Press and OR Officer and Senior Officer for Ambassador Relations.





Person Specification:


·       Team and line management

·       Strategy development and delivery for a communications department or team

·       Demonstrable interest and/or experience in international development and humanitarian issues

·       Brand identity development and management

·       PR and media management

·       Crisis media management

·       Planning and managing projects within tight budgets and timeframes

·       Experience in the development of marketing materials and significant campaigns

·       Commitment to Action Against Hunger’s mission and values



To be considered for this position please apply with your CV as soon as possible, regrettably please note we may not be able to reply to each and every application.

We are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practises that ensure equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.

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The Talent Set View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5
Posted on: 24 May 2024
Closed date: 07 June 2024 at 15:05
Job ref: LW2063
Tags: Communications, PR