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Communications and Engagement Director (Maternity Cover)

Holborn, Greater London (Hybrid)
WC1X, London
£49,200 - £53,200 per year
Full-time or part-time
Contract or temporary (Minimum 9 month contract )
Job description

IHP’s vision is to see a world in which all suffering due to lack of healthcare is eradicated. Our Christian faith underpins all that we do. It motivates us to care for those in need, and give our best in all circumstances, as an expression of God's love. We serve the poor in health without regard for ethnic or religious background, focusing on where the need is greatest. 

In the last 3 years IHP has reached over 54 million patients in more than 25 countries across the world through its response in disasters and in long-term health programming.

We are hiring this role at a pivotal time for IHP, as we celebrate our 20th anniversary year and undergo a brand refresh. As we celebrate two decades of impact on global health, the ability to effectively communicate IHP’s journey and vision for the future has never been more important.  

About the role

The postholder will have a unique opportunity to lead delivery of our communications strategy, supporting the delivery of our organisational objectives and ensuring we maximise our 20th anniversary year to raise IHP’s profile and grow our community.

You’ll manage a small, but fantastic team of committed communications professionals, whilst working alongside other teams to effectively tell IHP’s story, and the stories of those we serve. You’ll work with our fundraising team to collaborate on fundraising campaigns, our Corporate Partnerships team to engage pharmaceutical and logistics partners in new and exciting ways, and our Programmes team to work directly with NGO partners to gather content and demonstrate our impact through effective storytelling.

You will also be a part of the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for setting the strategic vision and direction of the organisation. This is a temporary role as a maternity cover starting in July 2024.

What you’ll be working on

-  Lead on IHP’s 20th anniversary campaign including overseeing a pivotal stakeholder engagement event
-  Implement and embed IHP’s newly developed brand identity across the organisation and across external channels.
-  Oversee the marketing strategy for our self-designed and revolutionary software system, Boaz, helping to reach new customers and position as a leader in its field.
- Manage relationships with external stakeholders to develop communications opportunities and amplify IHP’s voice including employee engagement opportunities.
- Manage relationship with our social media agency to effectively execute IHP’s communications objectives and grow our audiences and engagement.
- Oversee the marketing delivery of our annual Christmas fundraising campaign.

Essential knowledge/transferable skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable and successful communications experience
  • Management level experience
  • Marketing and brand awareness experience
  • ​Knowledge of social media and how to utilise to maximise communication and engagement strength
  • Proven track record of effective management of resources, including planning and coordination of staffing and budgetary resources
  • Excellent IT skills to communicate effectively and efficiently
  • ​Highly organised, efficient and self-motivated
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with competing priorities, deadlines and targets
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to adapt as part of a small team

The following would be desirable:

  • An understanding of Corporate Partnerships, fundraising, healthcare industry or CSR
  • An understanding and experience of GDPR oversight 

See the Person Specification and Job Description for more detail.

​IHP is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Staff regularly spend time together praying for IHP’s work and there is an occupational requirement for the post holder to have a personal commitment to the Christian faith.  Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. 

We have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion staff working group.  Our staff describe our culture as 'inclusive', 'dynamic' and 'rewarding', a place where you will be supported to 'thrive professionally and personally'. A recent starter has described IHP as a place which 'puts people at our heart'. 

Employment Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated if part-time)
  • Specsavers eyecare vouchers
  • Life Insurance and Critical Illness Cover
  • Health and wellbeing support via Unum help@hand app
  • Bike2work scheme
  • Opportunities to get involved with our EDI working group
  • Training and development opportunities

Join a dynamic team where your skills are valued, your voice is heard and you have the space to work independently and develop!


Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than two A4 sides setting out how you meet the person specification including the Occupational Requirement. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
If you face any challenges in the application process or require any support please call IHP's office and ask for HR.

Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews will be held when required so please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Posted by
International Health Partners View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 26 March 2024
Closed date: 18 April 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Communications, PR, Senior Management

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