£24,000 - £27,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 30 hrs per week
Job description

Communications & Events Officer  

At the Jon Egging Trust (JET), we support vulnerable young people to get back on track and realise their potential. Working with schools, military units and corporate partners, we deliver STEM inspired programmes that develop young people’s work and life skills, raise their aspirations and help them to re-engage with education.  

JET has supported more than 30,000 young people right across the UK to date, and there’s so much more we can do. As we emerge from the pandemic, young people have never needed our support and our confidence-building programmes more. It’s a fantastic time to join a team that’s deeply passionate about giving young people the best chances in life, and to help us in raising awareness and vital funds to reach as many young people as we can.   

We are looking for an individual who’s got ideas and tenacity and ready to join a small communications team with big ambitions. It’s a new role with ample potential to grow. You’ll work with our Director of Communications and Events Marketing Manager to ensure that all our external communications and events are carried out to the highest possible standard and embody JET’s core values of teamwork, leadership, communication and resilience.   

As our Communications and Events Officer, you will: 

  • Research and write excellent quality news copy and press releases, contributing to in-house newsletters and publications. 

  • Liaise with and answer questions from the media and other organisations. 

  • Create and respond to social media activity, in liaison with colleagues. 

  • Measure the impact of media and digital communications activity, producing reports as required. 

  • Assist with logistical and administrative support of JET’s high-profile fundraising events. 

  • Update and manage JET’s comms and events calendar, and database.  

As the ideal candidate, you will have extremely strong copywriting skills and hold a degree in communications and/or marketing (or closely related field) and will be looking to further develop your communications and events-management portfolio. This role would ideally suit someone seeking their second role after graduation, but if you can convince us you’re the perfect candidate, then we will happily consider applicants who are new graduates, or those returning to the workforce, or even seeking a change of pace.  

We’re an organisation that really values its people and we’re immensely proud that our team culture is based on caring and raising each other up.  We thrive from working together and relish our regular brainstorming workshops; you’ll be encouraged to bring your ideas to the table and given lots of opportunities – and support - to express your creativity. You’ll fit right in if you’re driven by making a difference to vulnerable young people, content with working autonomously from home, and great at juggling priorities and getting stuck in!   

Our benefits package include: 

  • Flexible working  

  • Enhanced annual leave 

  • Homeworking allowance 

  • Occupational pension scheme 

  • Occupational sickness scheme 

  • Special paid leave provision 

If you would like to apply, please follow the link to find our Candidate Information Pack and provide your up-to-date CV and a covering letter describing how your knowledge, skills, and experience make you an ideal candidate for this role. Please note CVs without a covering letter, as detailed above, will not be accepted. 

Closing Date: 20th February 2022 

Interviews:  w/c 28th February  

More about The Jon Egging Trust

On 20th August 2011, Flt Lt Jon Egging lost his life whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival. He was coming to the end of h... Read more

Refreshed on: 05 February 2022
Closed date: 20 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Communications, PR, Marketing