As our new Communications Officer, you will be joining a small but ambitious Communications and Policy team, helping take our activity to the next level as we transition from a small to mid-size charity, and begin a new five-year organisational strategy. This role will be instrumental in helping further establish our reputation as experts in serious violence, adolescent health and youth work.
You will be responsible for creating a pipeline of content which strengthens and supports our broader communications work. You’ll manage Redthread’s social channels and digital presence from the start, but there will also be opportunities for you to take on more responsibility and develop your content and editing skills within the role. As well as being the first port of call in a busy press office, you’ll be expected to apply a proactive approach throughout your work and support the Communications and Policy team to place articles and secure coverage across national, local and sector press.
You’ll need to be a great communicator with excellent attention to detail, along with the ability to assimilate complex information in creative, compelling ways that inspire others to engage with and support our cause. The ability to use a range of social media channels in a professional capacity, plan and deliver high quality communications material and work collaboratively in a busy and dynamic environment is essential.
As the majority of the role will be home based for the first few months due to current travel restrictions, you’ll also need to be a self-starter who can work independently and forge strong new relationships remotely.
Some charity communications experience would be helpful, but we are happy to consider applicants with relevant skills looking to transition from different sectors and welcome the new perspective they could bring. So, if you enjoy writing and editing social media content, finding engaging ways to communicate service impact whilst building effective working relationships with staff at all levels including external stakeholders, then we’d love to receive your application.
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Application deadline: 10am, Monday 25th January 2021
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.