London, Greater London
£24,000 - £27,000 per year D.O.E.
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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Full details of required experience, skills, and full remit of this role are in the Recruitment Pack PDF below.

Looking for the next step in your career progression and the opportunity to work for a dynamic charity that shapes young people's lives, boosts social mobility, and strengthens society?

Are you a strong communications professional able to make creative, high-quality, and compelling outreach content? 

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced communications professional to oversee our social media and digital marketing communications. For the right candidate, this is the opportunity to work closely with senior leadership and refine your skills across the range of content, marketing, and communication needs in an ambitious and growing charity.

About Us

Young Citizens is an education charity working in primary and secondary schools to help educate, inspire and motivate the active citizens of tomorrow. Since 1989 Young Citizens (formerly known as the Citizenship Foundation), has helped millions of young people understand society’s democratic structures, and the rights and responsibilities of its citizens by running a range of programmes and experiences for young people, with the help of thousands of volunteers. We have a newly appointed CEO and growing remit to work with national partners to influence how we support young people as thriving, empowered young citizens. By joining Young Citizens you will be joining a team that is friendly, collaborative, and driven in producing amazing impact for young people through high-quality work with our corporate, foundation, and schools partners.

The Role 
This role will provide an essential function as the chief producer of digital media and marketing content while administrating our communications processes, as well as the chance to grow as they drive forward our strategy through their direct work with the senior leadership team and our new Chief Executive. They will also utilise our marketing automation and Adobe software to design resources and build and schedule communications. Please note this is not a fundraising or media role although there are opportunities to support this strategy over time. This is a varied role that will allow the post-holder to enhance their specialist knowledge and skills as a highly competent digital communications professional on track to become a manager within the charity.


About You

We’re looking for a highly motivated and effective communication and marketing professional to join us and play an exciting role within our team at a crucial time in our organisation's history. You'll have over three years of experience in a relatable role, comfortable leading on and producing communications content and driving forward outreach including website content, digital media, impact reports, and technical automated marketing systems to reach our corporate, school, and youth audiences. You are a strong and creative writer with an understanding of how to adjust for audiences, as well as basic design abilities. 

This role touches all parts of the charity including the opportunity to hone your senior communications and production skills. 

For more information on the essential experience and how to apply please download the Recruitment Pack to find out more.

How to Apply

  • For full details please be sure to see the Recruitment Pack that includes details of what to include in your application. Please note Applications not following our requested format will not be reviewd (personal statement and portfolio of examples must be included).
  • Closing date for applications: 9 am, Thursday 22nd July - please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, please do not wait to apply.
  • All candidates must have the existing right to work in the UK.

If you would like to informally discuss this opportunity or have any issues with your application please contact our Recruitment email address as listed in the Recruitment Pack.

If you have not heard from us within 7 working days after the closing date, it means your application was not shortlisted on this occasion. We apologise in advance due to the volume of applications we cannot provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Please note that Young Citizens is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people that we work with and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A background or DBS check may be required for any eventual appointment.


Application Instructions

Please see the Recruitment Pack for the details of what is required as a part of your application.

Please note we will review applications on a rolling basis so please do not hesitate to apply if you believe you are a strong candidate for this role.

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Posted on: 30 June 2021
Closed date: 22 July 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Marketing

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