London, Greater London
£28,000.00 - £32,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Mermaids is currently growing its newly consolidated communications and fundraising team and we require a full-time PR and Fundraising Campaigns Officer to help us curate year-round campaigns. It will be your job to engage directly with current service users, influencers, supporters, and all potential social media contacts with a view to translating our ethos of positivity and support to the online community, while planning and overseeing strategic campaigns. As one of the charity’s visible ‘voices’, you will also be expected to appear in broadcasts and traditional media as a visible spokesperson for Mermaids. You will also assist the Communications Director in the day to day running of the strategic communications and PR team.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, have impeccable writing skills and be an excellent and confident communicator in private and public situations. They will benefit from a sensitive understanding of transgender issues and have experience in using analytics to identify key messaging and build effective campaigns. They will have an industrious work ethic and the ability to react quickly and professionally under pressure.

Our aim is to amplify the voices of trans young people and we encourage applications from those with lived experience (directly or indirectly) and/or close ties to the LGBTQ community.

We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity. We believe that QTPOC people are disproportionality under-represented and we encourage applications from those of all intersectional identities.

 Send your CV accompanied by a maximum 500 word covering letter outlining what you would bring to the charity and what your personal experience will offer Mermaids as a charity. Please include hyperlinks in the letter to relevant material and add all social media accounts to the body of the email. Applications not in the specified format or submitted past the deadline may not be considered. Any social media or online activity which is not declared during the interview process and which comes to light on the commencement of employment in this role may result in dismissal under the terms of the contract.

We also respectfully request that all applicants complete the Equal Opprotunites form and return with their application.

More about Mermaids

Mermaids is a UK-wide charity working to support thousands of transgender or gender non-conforming children, young people and their families. M... Read more

Refreshed on: 18 August 2020
Closed date: 04 September 2020
Tags: Marketing, Management

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