United Kingdom
£20,984 - £26,230 per year
Contract, 12-month fixed term contract, Full-time
Job description

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child, but this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

EM2030 is a joint effort of leading regional and global organizations from civil society and the development and private sectors who believe that data can expose inequality and injustice, motivate policy change, and drive accountability. We work together to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action to ensure governments deliver on the promise of gender equality by 2030.  Our vision is a just world, where all girls and women have equal power, voice, opportunity and access to their rights, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The Opportunity

As the Communications Assistant for Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030), you will support the communication team with editorial, administration, project coordination, project planning and delivery. You will be required to collaborate with colleagues across the EM2030 secretariate, partners and with a broad range of stakeholders.

This exciting role will see you supporting all graphic design work and assist in the production of assets for circulation for all EM2030 work including major campaigns, launches and any other requests. In this role you will be asked to write blog posts, articles and media summaries, whilst also supporting in community management across all EM2030 digital platforms.


The Individual

We are looking to recruit a self-starter who has experience in journalism, writing communications, as well as experience with interactive digital and social media. Skilled in the latest digital production and editing software, with proven capacity to take initiative and learn new skills as needed.

To be successful in this role you have the ability to organise, manage, prioritize and follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 applications, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as knowledge of social media and webinar platforms (Zoom, Webex, etc.). You will have excellent verbal and written English language skills and fluency in Spanish and/or French, and you will also have experience working and living outside of Europe and North America.


Location: Woking, United Kingdom – remote working in the UK will be considered for this role as you will be working with a globally dispersed team.

Type of Role: 12-month fixed term contract

Reports to: Head of Communications

Salary: £20,984 - £26,230 per annum

Closing Date: Sunday 16 May 2021


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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Posted on: 27 April 2021
Closed date: 16 May 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Intl Development