London, Greater London
£48,000 - £52,000 per year
Permanent, Contract, Full-time
Job description

FrameWorks collaborates with mission-driven organisations to achieve social change through framing research and communications support.

We were founded as a charity in the US over 20 years ago, and we are growing our UK work.  A rare opportunity has arisen to join our UK team as a Senior Communications Strategist:

•   The post is permanent and full time but we are open to discussions about reduced hours and flexible working.

•   The team is based in central London but applicants will be considered based in other places in the UK.

•   Salary: £48,000- £52,000 pa, plus up to 6% pension contribution, insurance and 27 days paid annual leave.


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.  Our work ranges from early childhood development, to criminal justice to environmental issues. Candidates should be curious, committed to social change, and highly motivated to drive change through the power of communications.


The UK team works closely with the US team and collaborates on a wide range of projects.  The US team tend to deliver a number of the core components of our research activities and provides all infrastructure support. The UK team ensures this research delivers impact in practice.


Key responsibilities


•   Turn FrameWorks’ research findings into products such as briefs, communications toolkits,

and other resources that help partners and others to use FrameWorks’ research findings and recommendations.

•   Lead or participate in the design and delivery of face-to-face and virtual training for diverse communicators on FrameWorks research and its application.

•   Review partner communications to reflect research-based framing recommendations, and offer strategic guidance to not for profits, coalitions, and other partners.


•   Manage FrameWorks projects in the UK. Key projects for the new postholder focus on

criminal justice and exclusion from education (a background in these issues is not essential).

•   Occasionally contribute to projects in other countries, such as the Netherlands and


•   Develop new projects and partner relationships including writing new project proposals.

•   Contribute to the development of FrameWorks UK, and collaborate with colleagues in the US.

•   Represent the organisation, positively and professionally, in a range of meetings and events.


•   Conduct qualitative research such as semi-structured interviews, focus groups and analyse media content and campaign communications.

•   Write up research findings in a variety of formats and styles.


Person specification

1.    Commitment to our mission and to equality, diversity and inclusion.

2.    At least 3-5 years’ work experience in non-profit organisations in a communications-related role, or other relevant field such as campaigning, digital mobilisation, community organising, or journalism. Specifically, experience in a press, PR, marketing or social media team and/or marketing communications role a plus.

3.   Excellent  interpersonal  communication  skills,  both  verbal  and  written,  with  an  ability  to coach and inspire.

4.    Demonstrable ability to absorb and apply FrameWorks’ research and recommendations.

5.    Excellent project and relationship management skills.

6.    Professional, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, ‘can do’ attitude.

7.    Ability to distil, interpret and share complex research findings for non-specialist audiences.

8.    Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, partner-oriented team and


9.   Strong qualitative research skills (note: this does not mean that you need to have worked as a researcher or have a research qualification).

10.  Degree level education.


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, Advocacy