London, Greater London

£34,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

About the organisation

Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in schoo... Read more

Job Description

About Impetus

Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life.

We find, fund and build the most promising charities working with these young people, providing core funding and working shoulder-to-shoulder with their leaders to help them become stronger organisations.

In partnership with other funders we help our charities expand and we influence policy and decision makers so that all young people get the support they need. We work with over 20 charity partners and employ a staff of approximately 40 people, which includes the public affairs team, covering policy and communications. 

About this role

The Communications Manager is a vital role to Impetus, helping to drive our digital and communications strategies to achieve our goals. You will be an enthusiastic team player, able to manage a busy and varied workload. Passionate about all things comms, you will particularly enjoy keeping up-to-speed with latest digital trends. You’ll help Impetus make the best use of digital, both to reach external audiences and work better internally.

You will bring your specialist technical knowledge and skills to all Impetus’ communications activities and ensure we produce high quality communications materials that convey our messaging in simple and attractive formats. Your main responsibilities will include day-to-day management of the Impetus brand, generating website content, search engine optimisation, managing social media channels and developing content for newsletters, videos, blogs and other online tools. Impetus is in the process of setting up the Youth Endowment Fund and part of your role will be to support the YEF with its digital communications.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a one page cover letter telling us why you’re applying for this role to [email protected] org. uk by 5pm Monday 9 September 2019.

You should also include the contact details of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. Referees will only be approached with your express permission. You will also be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

First round interviews will take place on Friday 13 September 2019

Second round interviews will take place on Friday 20 September 2019 

Impetus is an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, or marital status. We value diversity and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.