Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
City of London, London
£36689 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Head of Communications 
Vauxhall, Central London (currently home based due to COVID-19)

About Us

Established by the UK Government, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is a charity that promotes and supports Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in the UK.

Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) is the day for everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own - it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented.

HMD is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. We know they learn more, empathise more and do more.

Together we bear witness for those who endured genocide and honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition.

We are currently looking for a Head of Communications to join us and oversee our communications activities. 

The Benefits 

- Starting salary of £36,689 per annum
- 25 days’ holiday (increasing with service to 30 days)
- Help a national charity continue important work

If you are a high calibre communications professional who understands how to drive impact through traditional and new media, this is a superb opportunity to join an organisation that’s dedicated to rising up against racism and hatred.

You will have the chance to drive awareness of HMD, ensuring it is recognised as a day of national significance, and amplify the voices of those affected by the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and more recent genocides. You’ll encourage people to learn from the past and inspire them to challenge prejudice in today’s world.

The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation and genocide must still be resisted every day. If you would like to support our mission and strengthen our voice of unity, equality and inclusion, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

As the Head of Communications, you will lead the development and delivery of all communications and convey the messages and impact of Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).

In this important role, you will drive awareness of HMD and HMDT by building relationships with high-profile opinion formers (such as parliamentarians) and encourage meaningful commemoration of HMD.

You will oversee our survivor engagement activity, ensuring the experiences of survivors and those affected by the Holocaust and subsequent genocides remain central to HMD and HMDT.

Your role will also involve: 

- Overseeing the annual development, delivery and evaluation of our media strategy 
- Leading our digital engagement work 
- Overseeing the creation of HMDT resources and marketing plans 
- Acting as a spokesperson for the organisation
- Developing sensitive responses for complex political and social issues

About You

To join us as the Head of Communications, you will need: 

- Experience of working in a busy communications environment 
- A track record of working sensitively with a range of stakeholders 
- Experience of working with opinion formers and high-profile individuals
- An understanding of how traditional and new media can drive impact 
- Knowledge of the UK political environment 
- A strategic mindset 
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
- An interest in, and willingness to learn about, the Holocaust and subsequent genocides
- An understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities 

Other organisations may call this role Senior Communications Manager, Head of Media Engagement, Press Manager, Press Office Manager, or Marketing Communications Manager. 

The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place on the 6th August 2020. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively seek to work as a diverse team. We highly welcome applications from BAME and disabled candidates.

So, if you are seeking your next challenge as our Head of Communications, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Working hours: 35 hours per week, 9:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday
Posted on: 13 July 2020
Closed date: 31 July 2020
Job ref: HKWOT3107/CC-HL
Tags: Communications, PR