Salford, Greater Manchester (Hybrid)
£23,484 - £27,514 per year plus 10% employer pension contribution
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Events and Digital Communications Facilitator

You will facilitate the annual Challenge Poverty Week in England and Wales, and support digital communications across all of Church Action on Poverty’s programmes, ensuring that they are coordinated as part of the organisation’s overarching communications strategy.

Key responsibilities

1. Building Dignity, Agency, and Power to end poverty: Challenge Poverty Week

  • Liaising and supporting Challenge Poverty Week key partners in promoting engagement with the Week across a range of networks, organise ‘get involved’ events, planning themes and content for the Week
  • Coordinate digital content for the Week, including branding materials, website and social media.
  • Provide admin and other support for regular meetings to the Challenge Poverty Week project team and core partners meetings
  • Support CPW events, including promotion, online bookings, technical support, and support for in-person events as required

2. Building a movement: engaging supporter and partners through digital communications

  • Run Church Action on Poverty’s social channels on a day-to-day basis, including developing and optimising text, image, video and audio content for digital and social media output
  • Gather copy and graphics from colleagues, and post blogs regularly to Church Action on Poverty’s website
  • Create webpages for digital activism and fundraising campaigns using the Engaging Networks platform
  • Add/update pages on website as required and ensure they are optimised for search engines
  • Draft and send email bulletins to Church Action on Poverty’s campaigners, donors and partners
  • Create, monitor and update advertising campaigns, using Facebook Ads Manager and Google AdWords

3. Building our capacity to grow the movement: quality control and monitoring impact

  • Provide quality control support e.g. proof-reading, editing, brand guidelines, visual identity
  • Follow guidelines to ensure all communications effectively support Church Action on Poverty’s values and strategy
  • Work with the Communications and Supporter Relations Manager to coordinate communications from different programmes as part of our overarching communications strategy
  • Ensure that all communications foreground the voices of people with lived experience of poverty, in a way that upholds their dignity, agency and power
  • Work with the Communications and Supporter Relations Manager to identify and monitor online conversion and engagement goals using Google Analytics and social metrics

Accountability and relationships

You will be accountable to the Communications and Supporter Relations Manager. You will also have a close working relationship with other staff across all Church Action on Poverty’s programmes, and attend regular staff meetings and supervision sessions.

Duration: Permanent contract, with six month probationary period.

Hours: 35 hours per week including some 'unsocial' hours, evening and weekend working and overnight travelling for which Time Off in Lieu is provided.

Salary: Church Action on Poverty Salary Band C (SCP 14 - 22 on the local authority APT&C scale, currently £23,484 - £27,514), dependent on previous pay and experience.

Pension: Church Action on Poverty will make a contribution of up to 10% of salary to the NEST pension scheme, on the basis that the employee contributes not less than 5%.

Holidays: 25 days’ annual leave pro rata plus statutory holidays.

Location: Options to work from home or from our office in Salford.

Applications can only be made using our application form.  No CVs will be accepted. 

Person specification


Good organisational and administrative skills (A.I.R)

Good written communication skills  (A.I)

Good skills with Google and/or Microsoft Office software (A.I)

Ability to design and edit content using WordPress and/or other content management systems (A.I.R)

Skills in graphic editing, design, and/or video editing (A.I.R)

Ability to be an effective member of a team, but also to show initiative (A.I.R)

Ability to plan and manage time effectively (A.I.R)

Accuracy, reliability and a good attention to detail (A.I.R)


How to use social media to support organisational communication (ideally in a charity/values driven context) (A.I.R)

Good working knowledge of a variety of digital/social media platforms (Facebook, Google Adwords, analytics, WordPress, Eventbrite, Zoom etc) (A.I.R)


Experience of creating/managing effective social media content/ channels (A.I.R)

Experience of planning and delivering online and/or offline events (A.I.R)

Work-related circumstances

Interest in and sympathy with Church Action on Poverty’s vision and values. (I)

Willingness to work flexibly, including some evenings, weekends, and UK travel, including occasional overnight stays (I)

A = Application; I = Interview; R = Referenc

Application resources
More about Church Action on Poverty

Church Action on Poverty's vision is that the UK can and must be transformed into a country where everyone can live a full life, free ... Read more

Refreshed on: 27 June 2022
Closing date: 14 July 2022 at 00:00
Job ref: E&DC
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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