We have an exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to join our small but busy and highly respected communications team. You will be responsible for Clinks’ social media presence, planning and coordinating e-communications and website content and providing support to Clinks’ staff in the writing and production of publications. You will ensure accuracy and consistency across our communications channels and play an important role in ensuring voluntary sector organisations working in criminal justice have access to up to date knowledge of developments in the criminal justice system and Clinks’ support. You will support the Communications Manager to implement Clinks’ communications strategy to develop Clinks’ profile and support the achievement of our strategic objectives.
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.
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 on the Clinks website. 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 24th 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.
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