Job Title: Communications Officer
Reports to: Head of Fundraising & PR
Location: Lifelites, 26 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5BL
Hours: 34 per week
Duration: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000
Lifelites is a small charity with a unique mission to donate life-changing technology packages to give life-limited and disabled children using hospice services a chance to play, be creative, control something for themselves and communicate, for as long as it is possible. We donate this technology, including training on how to use it and technical support, for children using every children’s hospice service in the British Isles.
Purpose of the role
The Communications Officer is a key role within the Fundraising & PR Team, providing the full communications remit for Lifelites. This remit includes creating media opportunities for Lifelites; planning and managing the annual schedule of communications; managing the day to day running of the website and social media activity.
We are looking for someone wishing to dedicate themselves to making a positive difference to the lives of life-limited and disabled children. You will need to work efficiently with colleagues, fundraisers and volunteers to raise the £750,000 we need each year to give these children a chance to escape the confines of their conditions.
You will need the right balance of experience, professionalism and friendliness and be willing to pick up the phone to make a new contact. And you will have the desire and skill to develop relationships with external parties, media, donors and volunteers to build Lifelites’ community of funders to help us do more for the children we support.
Main duties and responsibilities
Promotion of existing and new activities to engage target audiences through communications and maximise fundraising
Developing marketing materials to support fundraising
Supporting fundraising activities and campaigns
Sourcing and securing press, TV and radio opportunities for Lifelites
Website and social media management
Oversight of communications at external activities
Assisting with the communications to hospice staff
Strategy, analytics, and PR reporting
At Lifelites we reward our employees’ hard work with benefits that include:
25 days annual leave (plus extra days off between Christmas and New Year)
4pm finish on Fridays + many more benefits!
Please apply addressing the person specification below by sending your CV and a covering letter (maximum of two sides of A4) indicating why you think you are the right person for this job.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 28 November
Interviews to be held on 6 December