£68,000 - £78,000 per year
Permanent, Contract, Full-time
Job description

The successful candidate will join a small, high performing UK team focused on delivering original research and building the capacity of the mission-driven sector to shape the public conversation on a range of issues to achieve social change. 

FrameWorks wants to ensure organisations can put our research into practice and use it to shape the public conversation on social issues, and the Director of Impact is key to our achieving this. Candidates should be curious, committed to social change, and highly motivated to drive change through the power of communications.

The Director of Impact also plays a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with our partners and our network. Our partners currently include the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Crisis, Guys and St Thomas’, the Robertson Trust and the Health Foundation.  Projects are focussed on the environment, children and families, and inequalities.

This is a permanent full-time role based in London but there is scope for flexible working patterns and locations, or reduced hours. The salary is £68,000-£78,000 pa (depending on skills and experience) plus benefits including 27 days of paid annual leave and up to 6% employer pension contributions and insurance.  We are a team of 4 and the Director of Impact manages the two Senior Communications Strategists.


Key responsibilities

  • Ensure FrameWorks projects deliver impact in the UK (and occasionally other countries, such as the Netherlands and Australia).
  • Develop new projects and partner relationships and build and maintain relationships with new and current partners.
  • Contribute to the organisational culture and development of FrameWorks UK and FrameWorks in the US.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of impact strategies.
  • Coach, develop and line manage two Senior Communications Strategists.
  • Turn FrameWorks’ research findings into products such as briefs, communications toolkits, and innovative resources that help non-profit professionals and others to use FrameWorks’ research findings and recommendations.
  • Design and deliver of face-to-face and virtual workshops and training for diverse communicators.
  • Review partner communications to reflect research-based framing recommendations, and offering strategic guidance to not for profits, coalitions, and other partners.
  • Represent the organisation in a range of high level meetings and events delivering speeches and presentations.


Person specification

  1. Commitment to our mission, and to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  2. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to lead, coach and inspire.  
  3. Excellent skills as a presenter.  
  4. At least 5 years’ experience in communications roles in not for profit organisations or a relevant field such as journalism or campaigning. More specifically, experience of a leadership role in a press, PR, marketing or social media team and/or marketing-communications role would be highly advantageous.
  5. Degree level education.
  6. Demonstrable ability to absorb and apply FrameWorks’ research and recommendations and ability to innovate to support organisations to use new frames.
  7. Excellent project and relationship management skills.
  8. Professional, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, ‘can do’ attitude with an ability to work effectively in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, partner-oriented team and individually.
  9. Ability to distil, interpret and share complex research findings with a range of audiences.


The FrameWorks Institute is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTQ+.



Refreshed on: 27 August 2020
Closed date: 13 September 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Business Development