Home-based Buckfastleigh, Devon

£24,000 per year

Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

DSDL0219

Job Description

Communications & Engagement Manager

Location: Working remotely from home or co-work spaces, or from our Devon Office with regular business travel (average 3 to 10 days per month). 

Start date: As soon as possible 

Salary: From £24,000 pa

Benefits: 30 days Annual holiday plus Bank Holidays, USS Pension Scheme

Hours of work: Flexible, 35 hours per week; full-time, but part time may be considered.

Accountable to: Communications and Design Specialist

Application timetable: 

Monday 1st July – mid-day close 

Thursday 4th July - Shortlisting

Thursday 11th July – Interview central London; (Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed)

The Dartington Service Design Lab – an internationally respected research charity dedicated to improving child outcomes – is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Communications & Engagement Manager. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about communicating new insights in improving services and systems for children and young people, and engaging our audience in creative ways. 

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Co-ordination of publications and launches, including events 
  • Maintaining an engaging and creative digital presence for the organisation
  • Stakeholder management 

We require a highly organised and energetic self-starter with outstanding communication and prioritisation skills who is capable of quickly learning new competencies and adapting to different ways of working.

The position has a good degree of flexibility: as a team we largely operate remotely across England and Scotland, using online and video communication tools. The team members tend to work from home or together in co-working spaces. We also regularly come together as a whole team in our beautiful Devon office.

We are committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.