Fairtrade Foundation are recruiting for a Senior Media and Communications Manager to join the Public Engagement Directorate. This directorate in the organisation inspires and enables public supporters of Fairtrade to take action, either individually or in their communities through a diverse range of channels and campaigns. We aim to make public support for Fairtrade as strong and wide ranging as we can. The Media and Communications unit is key to achieving this goal and to ensure people are aware of the difference Fairtrade makes to the lives of farmers and workers around the globe.
The role is a vital and highly visible one within the Foundation. You will join a small high performing team that delivers and promotes compelling stories about Fairtrade, as well as a key role in events such as the Fairtrade Fortnight.
You will need to be an excellent communicator and team player, confidently working with colleagues within the organisation in a fast paced ever changing environment. You must also be able to be adaptable and reactive to crisis communications within commodity areas you have created and implemented communication strategies for. You should be able to manage internal and external relationships with a number of stakeholders including commercial partners, local representatives, and press and media Journalists, on various levels through engaging and networking with them. Networking is key so if you have a range of journalist contacts that’s desirable but not essential
It’s an exciting time to join the Fairtrade Foundation – we have just celebrated 25 years of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK. Fairtrade Foundation is a passionate and ambitious development organisation committed to tackling poverty and injustice through trade. We are best known as the independent, not-for-profit body behind the FAIRTRADE Mark, a product label assuring consumers that their purchase helps disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries secure a better deal.
At Fairtrade we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children & vulnerable adults in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work within this environment are recruited to work for us.
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Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade deliver for farmers and workers.
Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK, represented by the Fairtrade Foundation.
The international Fairtrade system (of which the Fairtrade Foundation is a member) works on behalf of farmers and workers to drive sustainable livelihoods, empower producers and workers, and make trade fair.
The Fairtrade Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community
Closing date: Monday 1 June (10am)
Interviews will take place wc 8 June remotely
Contract: Full time, Fixed term maternity cover 12 months
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.