Leatherhead, Surrey (On-site)
£28,000 - £32,000
Contract, 12-month contract (maternity cover), Full-time
Job description

A 12 month opportunity to join the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as a Communications Officer (maternity cover).

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is seeking a creative, communications specialist to provide maternity cover (12-month fixed term contract, in the first instance) beginning in June 2022. The successful applicant will join our small, friendly and dedicated team to implement the delivery of the charity’s communications effort in the UK. The role, with the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust UK, will be based at the charity’s office in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for the management of creative and compelling communications across digital channels and printed marketing materials. Focusing on telling the story of our work and the animals and habitats we protect so supporters are rightfully inspired by the difference they can help us make for wildlife.

Maintaining and building the charity’s social media presence, as well as developing content such as press releases, magazines and email newsletters will be a key element of your day-to-day work. Celebrating conservation success stories, you will tailor the content you create to different channels and understand what works best for their audiences to encourage awareness raising and financial support. The ability to create videos would be an advantage for the role, as is success in producing content to tight deadlines.

You will work with other team members, in both the charity’s Kenya and USA offices, to assist in implementing communications and marketing campaigns to drive awareness and income. You will also manage media relations, raising awareness of the charity’s successes and challenges faced in conservation.

You will need demonstrable copy writing skills, a passion for conservation and communication with a proven ability to manage a busy workload against challenging deadlines.

Who we are:

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has worked for 45 years to protect all wildlife and habitats in Kenya. Best known for the rescue, hand-rearing, and rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants and rhinos so that they can ultimately enjoy a life back in the wild when grown, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust adopts a multi-faceted approach to conservation. From Anti-Poaching operations to Community Outreach projects, Aerial Surveillance patrols to Mobile Veterinary interventions, our pioneering work ensures a sustainable future for all wildlife and communities.

Applying for the Role

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification before applying. If after reading this you believe the role is for you, send us your CV and one-page cover letter via our Charity Job posting. Please use your cover letter to tell us how your skills and experience match the job description. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Early application is encouraged as we will be reviewing applications throughout the advertised period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time. 

If you do not receive an invitation for an interview by 31 May 2022, then you have unfortunately not been shortlisted.

More about Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has worked for 45 years to protect all wildlife and habitats in Kenya. Best known for the rescue, hand-rearing, an... Read more

Refreshed on: 18 May 2022
Closed date: 31 May 2022 at 23:00
Job ref: COMC01
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.