Witney, Oxfordshire

£28,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

Guideposts exists to help improve the lives of individuals who face any number of complex challenges; from learning disability and mental healt... Read more

Job Description

Marketing & Communications Officer

Salary: £ 28,000

Location: Witney (with travel across all our services)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Guideposts is a multi-disciplinary social care and mental health network focused first and foremost upon PEOPLE. As a charity we have over 40 years’ experience meeting the needs of individuals who face any number of complex challenges; from autism, learning disability and mental health conditions, to physical disability and age-related conditions, such as dementia, sensory impairment and mobility problems. Whether through active care and support services, information advice and guidance or independent living and training projects; Guideposts exists in order to connect people and their carers with opportunities.

The Marketing & Communications Officer will be responsible for the delivery of the communications activities in order to raise the profile of the organisation, increase awareness of our services and support successful fundraising.

The role will require you to liaise with other Guideposts operational and fundraising staff to deliver a proactive, holistic marketing and communications strategy which supports achievement of the charity’s fundraising targets and wider strategic aims.

Travel will be required across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire to support our teams in those locations.

In this role you will work collaboratively as part of a small and committed team, to lead on communications but work closely with service managers and the CEO. 

You will maintain accurate and up to date content on our website and social media platforms, with regular input of news, views and stories from our services. We are looking for someone with a proven ability to manage social media, success in running social media campaigns, writing e-newsletters, video making (optional), use of e-newsletter software and digital programmes (eg. Mailchimp, Canva)

You will engage with local and national media and have an understanding of how the media work to ensure accurate and timely coverage of events and activities including production of press releases and media attendance at events.

The successful candidate will have:

  • proven experience in a communications roleand experience in the charity or social care sector would be advantageous

  • a positive can do attitude alongside a willingness to represent the charity and someone who enjoys networking

  • the ability to write in a variety for styles for different audiences

  • You will be happy to work independently and manage your own varied workload, planning your time effectively

  • think creatively to work on a small budget, use creative marketing techniques to attract attention, enjoy designing and creating leaflets with a creative flair

In return you will receive a competitive salary plus

  • Pension scheme:  Guideposts will contribute 6% of your salary when you contribute 3%.
  • Childcare Vouchers:  which can be used to pay your OFSTED registered childcare
  • EAP
  • Health Cash Plan
  • HERE
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Career Development & Training Opportunities
  • Annual leave: 23 days rising to a maximum of 28 days plus bank holidays

Closing date: Thursday 30 May

Interviews: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June

We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for the people that attend our services and expect that staff share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people who use our services. Our preferred candidate will be required to undertake a DBS check, full induction and training will be provided.