City of London, London
Up to £42,000 per annum (plus London Weighting if applicable)
Permanent
Job description
This is a new role within the External Communications team, supporting the Head of External Communications to shape RNIB’s external corporate communications activity. The post holder will find opportunities to articulate our vision, mission and strategy and position the charity as a leader in its field. They will define messaging on all corporate issues with specific responsibility for raising the profile of RNIB’s leadership and positioning RNIB as a thought leader.

Senior Corporate Communications Manager Responsibilities:

• Work with the Head of External Communications to develop and embed organisational narrative and key messages which communicate RNIB’s vision, strategy and purpose to inspire belief amongst our audiences, increasing engagement and participation.
• To lead the development and implementation of a communications strategy to raise the profile of RNIB’s Board of Trustees and Executive Leadership Team and position the charity as a thought leader. As part of this, to identify and secure relevant PR, social media and speaking opportunities and brief colleagues appropriately.
• To lead the organisation’s external speaking strategy, working with key teams to identify potential speakers, develop speaking topics and secure relevant speaking opportunities in line with the business plan.
• To write, edit and proofread speeches and presentations for high-profile events, as required.
• To lead the organisation’s awards strategy; identifying worthwhile awards opportunities, supporting relevant teams to develop their entries and promoting subsequent success.
• Responsibility for key corporate information on RNIB’s website; researching, writing and updating as required.
• To write, edit and proofread key communications documents, as required.
• Lead the development and delivery of communications strategies for organisational change programmes, working closely with the Heads of External and Internal Communications to ensure alignment with corporate messaging and consistency across audiences.
• Responsible for the production of the Annual Report and Impact Report, including copywriting, proofreading, project management and design briefing. To liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure content is produced on time and to a high standard.
• Deputise for the Head of External Communications where required.

Person Specification

• Demonstrable, relevant experience within a corporate communications or PR team.
• Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of a range of communications tools, tactics and best practice, including social and digital. Extensive knowledge of the UK media landscape.
• A solid understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the charity sector in the UK.
• Experience of building and maintaining strong, collaborative working relationships with multiple internal stakeholders and ability to work with and influence senior stakeholders.
• Exceptional writing skills and the ability to write for a variety of audiences and channels including op-eds, blogs and speeches for senior leaders.

About RNIB:

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

RNIB is committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff.

Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV’s, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.

RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.

Location: Home-based with regular travel to the London office (around once or twice per month)
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum (plus London Weighting if applicable)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 36 per week

In exchange we a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

• 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service.
• Excellent pension schemes
• Flexible Working

You may have experience of the following: Communication Manager, Charity, Senior Communications Manager, Charities, PR Relations, Marketing, Third Sector, Communications, Corporate Communications, Learning Disabilities, Not for Profit, NFP etc.

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Posted on: 24 September 2021
Closing date: 22 October 2021
Job ref: 103090
Tags: Communications, PR
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