Flexible Location
£26,182
Full-time
Job description
Senior Storytelling Officer

Fixed term contract until June 2021

21 hours per week

Location - Flexible

£26,182 per annum / pro rata (plus allowances)

Benefits:

Flexible working hours: 8-4, 9-5, 10-6 or in between (to be agreed with your

manager).

Family-friendly policies: Including enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave.

Season ticket loan: Interest free loan for annual or quarterly season tickets for public transport to and from work.

Cycle to work scheme: Save up to 39% on the cost of a new bike and spread the cost across the year.

Pension: Stakeholder pension scheme with company-matched employee contributions of up to 8%.

Death in service benefit: Four times annual salary for all employees.

Discounted health scheme: Simplyhealth cash plan - 20% discounted rate on healthcare such as dental, optical and chiropody for yourself and your children.

Free confidential counselling service: Available to all staff and volunteers

'Xtras': Employee discount scheme offering a range of savings across groceries, fuel, clothing and holidays



The Children's Society fights for the hope and happiness of young people when it is threatened by abuse, exploitation and neglect. We take inspiration from the courage and hope we see in young people every day. It fuels our belief that a good childhood is something every young person deserves.

We fight for hope by understanding the needs of young people and supporting them through their challenges. We also campaign tirelessly for the big social changes that will transform the well-being of young people, and strive to improve the lives of those who need hope most.

Driven by hope and working alongside young people and supporters, we will not rest until together we've created a society built for all children.

This role sits within our Marketing and Communications directorate, which aims to communicate with and engage supporters and young people, and tell stories about who we are, what we do and how we make a difference to the most vulnerable children in our society.



We are currently looking for a natural storyteller to join our dynamic, ambitious team.

A key part of this exciting new role will be your ability to work with our front-line workers to maximise the impact of their voices and stories on our fundraising and communications with our supporters. With proven knowledge of the power of storytelling to influence and raise awareness, you will have experience of creating emotive and engaging editorial and content, designed to inspire action with our supporters and the young people who use our services.

Reporting to the Storytelling Manager, you will be central to embedding and championing a storytelling culture across the organisation. You will take a key role in establishing close relationships with the Children and Young People directorate (which runs our services), with a focus on collaboration to conceptualise and create rich, accurate information and engaging content for use across our various channels.



In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

-Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

-Ability to write, edit and research engaging written stories and content.

-Ability to establish strong relationships with all relevant stakeholders at all levels within the organisation and ability to manage competing priorities.

-Excellent strategic thinking and project management skills.



The Children's Society fights for the hope and happiness of young people when it is threatened by abuse, exploitation and neglect. We take inspiration from the courage and hope we see in young people every day. It fuels our belief that a good childhood is something every young person deserves.

We fight for hope by understanding the needs of young people and supporting them through their challenges. We also campaign tirelessly for the big social changes that will transform the well-being of young people, and strive to improve the lives of those who need hope most.

Driven by hope and working alongside young people and supporters, we will not rest until together we've created a society built for all children.

The Children's Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

The closing date for applications is 23:59pm on 6th of November 2020.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 16th of November 2020.
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Posted on: 22 October 2020
Closed date: 06 November 2020
Job ref: 4004
Tags: Marketing