Marketing and Communications Manager
London Legal Support Trust’s mission is to help free legal advice providers in London and the South East be more resilient and sustainable. Through grants, advice and infrastructure development, we help to ensure they can continue providing vital and life-changing legal advice to people who otherwise could not afford to defend their rights.
Access to justice is a fundamental right; without it people are at risk in almost every aspect of their lives, from employment to housing and everything in between. We exist to ensure that everyone has access to appropriate legal support when they most need it – and that lack of financial means is not a barrier.
Our partners, the legal advice centres, help thousands of people every year to access justice and to have their voices heard.
· We support law centres and other legal advice agencies in London and the South East by providing them with grant funding alongside other forms of support.
· We offer our knowledge and experience of the sector to help legal advice agencies become more sustainable.
· We work in partnership with other grant-making bodies to get vital funds out to charities and civil society organisations, to help people that face challenges such as lack of food, isolation, debt, homelessness, domestic violence and mental ill-health.
We raise funds for this work, predominantly through mass-participation fundraising events. Our biggest event, The London Legal Walk, is the biggest event fundraiser in the legal calendar. In 2023, over 16,000 people took part from across London’s legal sector – from judges and barristers to law firms, law students, legal advice providers and other supporters – to raise over £900,000 for free advice services in London.
About the role
We are recruiting a Marketing and Communications Manager to develop and implement the charity’s communications strategy.
They will work closely with senior staff and colleagues across the organisation to manage internal and external communications and marketing campaigns, to raise the profile of the charity, our events and our giving campaigns, and to engage new audiences and existing stakeholders.
This is an exciting time to join the team as we are growing and expanding our work into a wider programme of support for the sector, and we know that to be successful we must raise our profile in the legal community and beyond.
Our office is based in Holborn WC1, and staff are expected to work at least one day per week in the office. Flexible working hours/days are available to fit around childcare or other needs. Some work outside office hours is required for attendance at events and meetings, in return for which we take time off in lieu.
Do you have a passion for social justice and a flair for creative communication?
We are looking for a highly skilled and driven person – a communications specialist who can bring their expertise and imagination to a vital cause.
You will relish the challenge of developing content that tells meaningful stories of the difference that free legal support can make.
Working in a small, friendly and energetic team, you will be able to make a significant and positive contribution from the start. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to have a real impact on all aspects of our work through effective communications and marketing.
· 25 day of annual leave (pro-rata for part time) plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time). Allowance increases due to years of service to 27 days for 2+ years, 29 days for 4+ years and 31 for 6+ years.
· 5% Employer pension contribution
· Hybrid working
· Flexible working options
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Continuing professional development opportunities
How to apply:
To apply for this role, click the apply through the ‘quick apply’ button and submit a copy of your CV with a covering letter of no more than two pages of A4, describing how you meet the requirements of the role and the criteria outlined in the person specification. Please read the Recruitment Pack for full details.
Closing date for applications: 10am Monday 4th December 2023
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 11th December.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.