Head of Marketing and Communications
These are exciting times for the charity, and we have an outstanding opportunity for a highly self-motivated professional to join the Marketing and Communications team as Head of Strategic Communications.
Position: Head of Strategic Communication
Location: Working principally from home, flexibility will be required for occasional onsite working in Devon.
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Contract: Full time
Contract: 12-month fixed term contract starting in February 2022
Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.
Closing Date: Sunday 19 December 2021. However, the organisation reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised date, and would therefore encourage early applications.
Working closely with the Director of Brand and Communications and other marketing department heads, you will play a major part in developing and delivering the new communications strategy – a plan that will resonate with target stakeholders and external influencers – bringing an innovative but intelligent approach to helping people see donkeys in a whole new and different light.
Through effective and consistent communications, you will help drive a programme of brand evolution and values based cultural change that gives the charity a clarity of purpose and relevance to everybody the world over – harnessing the passion, expertise and pride of the people to connect multiple stakeholders, through multiple channels, to the cause.
You will have demonstrable and relevant experience of working in media relations, strategic communications, PR and issues-based campaigns, along with:
- Sound knowledge of industry-leading communications best practice in both internal and external communication
- Excellent leadership, communication, influencing and organisational skills
- Experience of working with the media at local, national and international level, as part of a senior management team and in establishing and driving communication processes.
Business partner experience and a working knowledge of advocacy and campaigning within the charity or government sectors are desirable.
If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this vital role, and would like to help drive the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you.
You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.
About the Organisation
The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide, working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”
The organisation is a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.
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