Marketing and Communications Officer
- Working hours: part-time (3-4 days per week)
- Location: CSC’s offices in Bethnal Green (Home working while coronavirus restrictions are in place)
- Salary: circa £26,000 pro-rata
- Reporting: direct report to the Head of Programme Funding
- Duration: Fixed term contract up to 30th June 2021, renewable dependent on funding
Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the global network that raises street children’s voices, promotes their rights and improves their lives. We do this through advocacy, research and network development. We have 140+ members working in 130 countries around the world. Our Network comprises small and grassroots NGOs and large international NGOs.
We are looking for a committed and passionate Marketing and Communications Officer to join our ambitious team working to improve the lives of street children. You will be a pivotal member of the team, helping to communicate our work to a diverse range of audiences and attract and maintain support.
You will contribute to our sustainability through seeking new partners and funders, using your marketing skills to highlight the issues affecting street children and bring people closer to our cause.
In your role as communications focal point, you will ensure our messaging is engaging and consistent across our digital, printed and multimedia; develop and strengthen how we talk about our work; and put the interests of street children at the heart of all our communications.
- Supporting the Head of Programme Funding and other members of the team with proposals to major institutional donors and trusts/foundations, conveying our work and our impact in a compelling and accessible way
- Developing high quality digital and print materials that make supporters feel close to our work and help us reach new audiences
- Supporting the Chief Executive with approaches to major donors and corporates, fundraising events and other initiatives to attract support
- Developing impactful communication materials including reports, case studies highlights of our work and monthly supporter updates that magnify the stories of street children
- Making sure that our supporter database (Salesforce) is maintained to manage donor relationships efficiently, and that gift aid, contact preferences etc. are consistently up to date
- Writing and finding new engaging ways to reporting back to our major strategic donors
- Processing and acknowledging donations to build a strong and loyal supporter base.
- Researching organisations, trusts and foundations and individuals who may be interested in partnering with CSC, particularly those who provide unrestricted funding
- Drafting donor profiles and briefing the Head of Programme Funding and Chief Executive on funding opportunities
- Maintaining the calendar of applications and ensuring all opportunities are followed up
- Feeding into and delivering a communications strategy to ensure we are a strong voice for street children
- Contributing to the planning, design and delivery of our network's annual global International Day for Street Children campaign
- Working closely with the Senior Network and Campaigns Officer to create and share powerful communications with our network
- Supporting with showcasing organisations in our network through case studies, interviews and member spotlight blogs
- Publicising legal analysis, opinion pieces, and key advocacy and research
- Updating website pages to reflect our values and attract traffic to the site
- Writing blogs to highlight different areas of our work
- Developing and maximising our social media strategy and presence
- Coordinating the team in improving CSC’s brand and taking forward activities to strengthen our messaging
- Feeding into key publications including our annual report, annual review, tool kits and resources
- Developing and maintaining a resource library of images and case studies to be used across digital and printed media.
- Providing marketing and communications updates and information to the Board of Trustees upon request, including for board meetings and for the quarterly board report
- Working collaboratively and providing support to colleagues as and when required.
- Experience of working with internal and external stakeholders in a collaborative way
- Writing for different audiences and using a range of digital, written and multimedia communication
- Experience of working in marketing or communications, writing copy and contributing to a communications strategy
Skills and abilities
- Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and other languages desirable
- Ability to work on own initiative and coordinate others
- Strong computer literacy
- Ability to research and transform complex information into clear and compelling communications
- Interest in human rights (especially relating to children) and international development issues
- Data protection and child safeguarding (desirable)
- Knowledge of digital and social media platforms (desirable)
- Degree level or equivalent relevant experience
- Communications and marketing training
- Communications software training
- Commitment to realising street children’s rights
- A proactive self-starter who is keen to be part of a dynamic team making a big difference
- Self-organised, being able to manage completing workloads
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.