We're a UK charity committed to ending the abuse of women and marginalised people online. Through workshops, training, reports and programmes, we equip our intersectional community to become the digital citizens we need in the world today. From grassroots to systemic change, we advocate for an online world that is a safe space for all. Glitch was founded in 2017 by Seyi Akiwowo, a former politician and Digital Leader of The Year 2019.
We realise that we could miss out on incredible talent joining Glitch because someone might not see themselves in every single one of these criteria below. We know that women of colour are less likely to apply to a role if they don’t meet all criteria; if you think you could be great for this job, but aren’t entirely sure, please apply anyway.
The Communications Manager is a pivotal role in Glitch’s future proofing plans and ambitious growth, leading on internal and external Communications. This person will play a significant role in establishing Glitch as a known credible thought leader on digital citizenship internationally.
This role would suit someone highly organised with demonstrable experience of taking the reins on brand management, external communications, website management, media relations and social media presence in a startup or small charity environment. The ideal candidate is skilled in constructing and delivering strategic and impactful communication plans. Glitch is an ambitious charity that is developing and growing. We’re looking for somebody innovative, proactive, extremely strong on communication processes and systems, and open to developing and learning with the organisation.
The Communications Manager should have an understanding and passion for intersectional feminist values and be deeply committed to diversity and equality in society.
Employment type: Fixed term contract 12 months – to start from June (extension subject to funding)
Salary: £30,000 (£24,000 pro rata, based on a 4-day a week), depending on experience. We're open to discussing flexible arrangements that would give you a work-life balance. Please note Glitch is a 4-day week organisation (approx 30 hours).
Location: Remote working
Duration: 12 months contract (extension dependent on funding)
Report to: Executive Director
Manages: Volunteers, and consultants occasionally
What you can expect:
Our team’s mental health and wellbeing is a top priority. We aim to create an environment where everyone can bring their best selves by creating an open culture through regular check-ins, quarterly reading weeks, group meditation and yoga sessions and complimentary access to the She can. She did. benefits programme, including Vala Health support. You’ll also receive 28 days holiday pro-rata.
With our ambitious plans taking shape, it’s a very exciting time to join Glitch. You’ll be part of an organisation with national and international acclaim, helping support us in our future developments towards a safe internet for all.
Please only apply if you have the right to work in the UK.
Please attach your CV with portfolio as 1 document and your cover letter along with the answers to the 3 application questions below in a 2nd document.
Job Application Questions
What is your understanding of intersectionality and how it could shape communications for a charity like Glitch? (150 words)
Pick a recent comms campaign by a UK charity and explain what set it apart (150 words)
We’re looking for the right candidate and someone who can start soon. When can you start working with us?
For successful applications, the first round of interviews will take place on 24th May 2021.
The second round of interviews with a short interview task will take place on 27th May 2021.
Please provide a covering letter that explains why you are suitable for this role and why you want to work with Glitch with answers to our application questions. We will only consider applications that are accompanied by your answers to our 3 application questions. Please attach your CV with portfolio as 1 document and your cover letter along with the answers to the 3 application questions in a 2nd document.