Farringdon, Greater London

Salary competitive (dependent on previous experience)

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

Relief International is a nonprofit organization that partners with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to relieve poverty, e... Read more

Job Description

Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organisation working across 17 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity.  We specialise in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.

The Communications Officer plays an exciting new role within the Development and Communications Department, working as part of the team to develop and strengthen RI’s messaging and brand in order to grow RI’s visibility and support private-sector fundraising goals in Europe and globally. You will join a growing team based in Washington DC; Denver, Colorado; and London.

Based out of our small, vibrant central London office in Farringdon, you will have the opportunity to travel to RI’s program sites. You’ll join a team of around ten colleagues who work across disciplines such as Programme Development, Strategy and Risk, Compliance, Finance, HR and Development & Communications. RI’s Country and Project Directors also visit the London office frequently, allowing staff to hear directly from the field and presenting opportunities to engage with donors and the press.

Your role will be to build productive relationships with journalists in London and other key European cities (Paris, Brussels) and initiate opportunities for media coverage. Write press releases and media alerts that engage philanthropists, the press, thought leaders, and the general public. Communicate RI’s complex relief and development programming activities and outcomes via engaging, accessible content for a variety of audiences. Support implementation of a global social media strategy. This may involve some travel to the field to gather content.

To be successful in the role you will bring proven experience of working in digital communications for a nonprofit, media outlet, marketing or ad agency, preferably in an international development context. Your strong IT skills will be essential and you will bring experience of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), and Content Management Systems, together with basic design and HTML skills. 

Apply via our online application portal by following the link below. You’ll need to upload your CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability against the requirements for this role. Please also provide a link to your portfolio or share three samples of your writing.

Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK.

Relief International is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Relief International is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children as a priority. This is reflected in our pre-employment checks and requirement to verify and check the identity and references of all applicants.