Leeds, West Yorkshire (Hybrid)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea
£23,010 per year (London Weighting will be paid if applicable)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Would you like to work for a charity that supports people in need and challenges poverty?  Our Communications team is going through an exciting time of growth and we are recruiting a Membership Communications Officer to join our expanding team.  


We are looking for someone who will work closely with our national Membership Team, to provide communications support for our 10,000 strong volunteer members. The role will help us deliver on our ambitious plans to raise awareness and showcase the work of our members, who are active in their local communities, supporting people experiencing poverty, loneliness and much more. 


Working Hours = You will be contracted for 37.5 hours per week working Monday to Friday 

Location = Hybrid – home based for three days a week and two days office based in a local SVP office 

Contract = Permanent 

Salary = £23,010 per annum (London Weighting will be paid if applicable)   

Benefits Package = 33 days holiday (pro rata) per year inclusive of bank holidays increasing to 38 days with service, competitive pension scheme, birthday reward varying each year, enhanced maternity pay, buy/sell holiday schemes and lots more. 


Main duties– 

  • Building effective staff and member relationships   

  • Reviewing current membership communications and develop and deliver an effective framework, channels, and assets to enable and support member communications  

  • Responsibility for reviewing and maintaining the member aspects of the national website. 

  • Providing regular updates, case studies and stories which can be used by the core communications team to promote the aims and work of the Society and shared with the Membership team and our local groups in England and Wales to demonstrate good practice and promote innovation.  


It is essential for the candidate to demonstrate the following – 

  • Work experience within a charity or membership organisation, preferably within the voluntary sector 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – written, telephone and face to face   

  • A high standard of literacy and an eye for detail  

  • Experience of writing and producing communications materials, such as publications and e-newsletters, sourcing assets such as images and stories, and managing membership/stakeholder communications channels. 


Please be aware that this role will include frequent travel to our groups and support centres across England and Wales. 


In return we’ll provide you with the opportunity to work for a welcoming organisation that offers training, support and guidance and the opportunity to progress. 


Closing Date = 15th June 2022 

Deadline for completed Application Packs = 20th June 2022 

Interviews = 24th June 2022 


If you have the relevant skills and experience to fulfil this role successfully, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply in the first instance with your CV.

Previous candidates need not apply. Unfortunately, if you have not received a response within four weeks of your application, you have not been successful on this occasion. 

The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international Christian voluntary membership organisation that tackles poverty and disadvantage by helping and supporting vulnerable people. Active throughout England and Wales since 1844, our main objective is the relief of poverty in all its forms regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ideology, background or circumstances. 


Refreshed on: 05 June 2022
Closed date: 15 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Communications, PR

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