Start Date: 4 May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract Type: This is a temporary position to provide parental leave cover and will terminate on or before 16 May 2021 on the return of the Head of Communications from parental leave.
Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.
FFI is seeking a Head of Communications (Parental Leave Cover) to lead the operational management, implementation and development of FFI’s communications programme. You will head up a skilled and busy team and will work with colleagues in fundraising and across the organisation to ensure that we deliver against our plans and objectives for 2020. You will also play a leading role in developing plans for the coming years that will ensure we can achieve our communications and conservation goals.
You will have substantial relevant experience in strategic external communications, ideally within the conservation charity sector, and an excellent understanding of the full spectrum of external communications channels and approaches. With strong leadership skills, you will be an excellent people manager who is able to support your team members to deliver in their roles. You will also have outstanding interpersonal skills that will enable you to work effectively with colleagues across all levels of the organisation to help balance tactical communications objectives with strategic organisation-level goals. A good understanding of PR and of the trajectory of digital communications is essential, and you will understand how fundraising works within an international charity as well as how it interacts with communications.
This position is based in Cambridge. Some local and international travel may be required. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and high-impact organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.
Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.
The closing date for applications is Sunday, 8 March 2020.