Cumberland Lodge is seeking a creative and proactive communications professional with proven multimedia content generation, desktop-publishing and technical audio-visual skills.
This is a newly-created post, offering wide-ranging opportunities to develop skills and implement creative ideas in an inspiring and supportive environment.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant, friendly team, supporting our Press & Communications Director and working closely with our Programme team and event support technicians, to share and communicate our work and ethos in inspiring and relevant ways.
The role-holder will be responsible for supporting the effective delivery of all digital aspects of our public-facing communications strategy.
This is a full-time post that requires regular evening and weekend work (with time off in lieu) to help support events. Please note that Cumberland Lodge is not easy to reach by public transport, so access to a vehicle is required.
- 25 days of annual leave (plus eight bank holidays)
- Optional contributory pension scheme with generous employer contributions
- Death-in-service benefit
- Lunches provided, plus additional meals whilst supporting events
The successful candidate will be an experienced digital communications specialist with proven skills across a wide range of digital media, including desktop-publishing, e-newsletter design, and multimedia content creation for social media and websites (e.g. photography, video, webinars, podcasts, digital storytelling, case studies, infographics).
Experience of providing audio-visual support for events, and image, audio and/or video-editing skills are highly desirable. A qualification in digital communications and experience of working in a not-for-profit environment will also be an advantage.
This role also requires impressive content writing and proofreading skills, a creative eye for design, good attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and contribute effectively to teamworking.
A willingness to work some evenings and weekends to support our events (with time off in lieu) is also essential.
Reports to: Press & Communications Director
Place of work: Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, with occasional UK travel
Web content: Develop and maintain our website with content that is engaging, up-to-date and SEO-friendly, to communicate our work, outputs and impact to our target audiences. Manage our wider web presence, and maintain our not-for-profit Google AdWords account to optimise keywords and ad text.
Social media: Manage the day-to-day creation and delivery of engaging multimedia content for our target audiences on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram). Monitor topical news feeds to identify relevant content to share across our networks.
Digital content: Edit images, audio recordings and video footage, to share on our website and via social media, as well as in our reports and publications and marketing materials.
Technical audio-visual support: Attend key conference sessions and other events in our programme, to provide a/v support from our control room for live-streaming and recording and/or event photography, filming, live-tweeting and podcast recordings with guest speakers.
Webinars: Develop a new series of engaging monthly webinars featuring diverse guest speakers, using our new broadcast studio and a/v control room facilities.
Desktop-publishing: Support the Programme team with desktop-publishing for conference briefings and reports, in line with our brand guidelines (for print and digital distribution).
Analytics: Evaluate Google and social media analytics to monitor progress against our digital communications KPIs and provide input into reporting to senior management and trustees.
E-newsletters: Support the design and content of e-newsletters for targeted audiences, and help to maintain targeted, GDPR-compliant mailing lists.
Events promotion: Support the digital media promotion of events in our public engagement programme (e.g. Cumberland Conversations, art tours, open days, fundraising dinners, film screenings).
Venue marketing: Support the digital media promotion of our conferencing and events facilities to organisations and individuals whose bookings we rely on to support our charitable work, and help to maintain the digital resources we provide for guests.
How to apply
Please send a covering letter and CV, outlining why you wish to apply and how you meet the criteria outlined above to Aoife McLoughlin, HR Officer. For further information about Cumberland Lodg please visit our website or call Aoife.
Please note that applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Monday 24 June 2019.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (plus some evening and weekend work with time off in lieu)
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Closing Date: Monday, 24 June 2019
Interview Date: Friday, 5 July 2019