You will be joining PEAS at an exciting time as we move into implementing our new ambitious strategy, PEAS 2022-2026 – Growing PEAS schools. Supporting all schools. During this period we will grow our school networks to double their size, launch in a third country and expand our wider impact by strengthening education systems.
Since starting in Uganda 12 years ago, we’ve gained a reputation as a reliable and impactful operator of low-cost school networks. Our new strategy is to build on that solid base to focus on ambitious growth - through expansion of our school networks but more crucially through systems strengthening. This new role will support PEAS to raise our profile to a range of diverse audiences - from technical funders and institutions to corporates and philanthropists - with the ultimate goal of significantly increasing our influence and attracting new funders.
This is an ideal role for a candidate looking to transform PEAS external communications and play an instrumental role in establishing PEAS as a global thought leader in secondary education.
Outcomes of the role
- PEAS is increasingly viewed as the go-to organisation for all things relating to the delivery of quality secondary education in challenging environments
- PEAS has a bank of engaging communications materials (including videos and case studies), that can be used to attract and retain a variety of funding partners, which is refreshed periodically
- PEAS has an annual communications plan in place
- PEAS audience and engagement across PEAS owned channels has increased specifically email and social media
Roles and Responsibilities
- Work with the CEO, Head of Partnerships and Technical Team to identify opportunities to establish PEAS as a global thought leader in secondary education e.g. conference participation, hosting events, inclusion in publications, and via PEAS own communications channels
- Translate complex/technical thought leadership into forms, formats, and channels that better reach and engage audiences
- Work with our in-country teams to craft their expertise into external communication tools
Content development/Fundraising and marketing support
- Work with the Partnerships Team to develop content and collateral to engage with current and potential funding partners e.g., developing a case for support, pitch deck, case studies, videos, photos etc
- Lead on the delivery of an annual content gathering (case studies, photos, videos) trip (with coordination support from the Partnerships Officer)
- Reframing complex, technical documents e.g., research reports and evaluations, into shorter, clear and compelling communications for our non-technical supporters
- Communications support for fundraising events
Managing PEAS external communication channels
- Developing a social media strategy and working closely with the Partnerships Officer to deliver it.
- Managing PEAS website and working closely with the Partnerships Officer to ensure it remains up to date, relevant and engaging to a range of target audiences
- Strategy and Planning: Lead on the development and delivery of an annual external communications plan
- Brand management: supporting colleagues across the organisation to use PEAS templates and adhere to PEAS brand guidelines to ensure PEAS external image is consistent
- Project management: ad hoc communication and design projects that are outsourced to external agencies
Our Ideal Candidate
No matter the role, we are looking for people who believe in what we do and how we do it; you will be passionate about transforming lives through education and aligned to our values.
- A passion for communications and at least 5 years experience in communications within the not-for-profit or commercial sector
- Strong communications skills and the ability to get people excited through writing, presentations and other forms of media
- An ability to take complex information and distil it into external-facing communications relevant to different audiences
- High standards for their own work, including a keen attention to detail
- Strong organisational skills and ability to manage a varied workload
- The ability to lead projects in collaboration with others and take ownership of their own projects
- Excellent MS Office skills, particularly MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Experience using communications platforms such as Squarespace, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram
- A creative flair with some design skills
- An understanding of current international development issues and /or experience working in Uganda, Zambia or sub-Saharan Africa
- Collaborative not competitive - interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with peers across multiple departments across multiple countries of operation
- Open minded – willing to listen to others and consider new ways of approaching problems
- Resilient and professional – works well under pressure; deals with challenges professionally and calmly and doesn’t let setbacks hold them back or discourage them
- Egoless – prepared to get stuck in
- Entrepreneurial – excited by the opportunity to join a fast growing, fast changing teams; adaptable and able to work flexibly
- Salary of £36,000 - £40,500 (pro rata) DOE
- 28 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays
- Matched contributory based pension of up to 6%
- Access to an Employee Assistant Programme
- Flexible working
- International travel
We offer a blended style of working working remotely from your home and in our office in London (currently based in Borough)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.