£39,772 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Communications Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Communications Manager to develop and implement Clinks’ communications strategy and oversee the activity of the team to promote, inform and advocate for the voluntary sector working in criminal justice. Based in our Influence and Communications Directorate you will manage our communications team to produce a wide range of high quality communications campaigns and content including publications, ebulletins, website content, social media and press releases.

You will be joining at an exciting time as we develop a new communications strategy. You will work closely with the Influence and Policy Manager to ensure the integration of activities to communicate with and influence key stakeholders and with our Support and Development Directorate to ensure that voluntary sector organisations have access to the information and support they require to meet the needs of their service users. Our new communications strategy will ensure we achieve optimal reach and impact for these activities, and you will be a key part in developing and delivering that.

This is an exciting role for the right person to work in a small but dynamic organisation, within a fast-paced external environment, and where you will learn a lot from voluntary organisations working in criminal justice.

About Clinks

Thousands of voluntary organisations support people in the criminal justice system. They provide vital support to people serving their sentence in prison, in the community and people returning to the community after prison.

Clinks supports, promotes and represents the voluntary sector working with people in the criminal justice system and their families. Our vision is of a vibrant, independent and resilient voluntary sector that enables people to transform their lives.

Over the last couple of years these organisations have demonstrated strength, adaptability and resilience in the face of the damage and harm inflicted by Covid-19 on people in contact with the criminal justice system and the organisations that support them, combined with large scale changes in the criminal justice policy and operating environment. We are now at a critical moment to address longstanding, systemic problems facing the criminal justice system and the people within it. We are committed to working with the sector and the government to build a post pandemic future with a fairer criminal justice system that utilises the vast expertise and diversity of voluntary organisations, treating them as equal partners. A future where organisations not only survive but thrive.

Clinks is an equal opportunities employer committed to increasing diversity and actively working towards becoming anti-racist. Applicants from racially minoritised communities, those that have a disability or who are from a less privileged background, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Individuals with direct experience of the criminal justice system and/or with protected characteristics are actively encouraged to apply. This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Clinks' recruitment policy is that there is no requirement to disclose any convictions when applying for this role.


Clinks is an ethical employer offering an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary rates, a 6% employers company pension contribution and 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. We offer a monthly wellbeing day off to support healthy mental wellbeing and operate a flexible working approach to support work/life balance. We also provide internal coaching pairs, an employee assistance programme and employee resource groups to enhance inclusion.

How to apply for the job

Please see the job description, application form and equalities monitoring form . The equalities monitoring data is anonymised and data is received separately from the rest of the application.

The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 6 June 2022

Interviews are expected to take place on 22 June. If you are unable to attend on this date, please inform us in your application. We will endeavour to accommodate shortlisted candidates’ availability where possible.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Unfortunately, we are unable to notify non-shortlisted applicants. If you do not hear from us by the interview date, please assume that you were unsuccessful on this occasion and thank you for your interesting in working for Clinks.

More about Clinks

Clinks is the infrastructure organisation supporting voluntary organisations in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. Our aim is to... Read more

Posted on: 20 May 2022
Closed date: 06 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Communications, PR

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