£22100 - £23300 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Want to use your skills in communications to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Internal Communications Officer to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

The WaterAid Internal Communications and Engagement team delivers inspiring internal communications that engage all WaterAid staff with our purpose and connect everyone at WaterAid globally together.

As our creative and organised Internal Communications Officer, you will be the central point of internal communications at WaterAid, building relationships with colleagues all over the world. You'll be supporting the Internal Communications and Engagement Manager to create innovative, effective and engaging content for internal campaigns that will connect our global workforce.

You'll have the opportunity to draft content for our various digital global channels e.g. internal social media network, global newsletter and our intranet. You will administer the internal communications inbox and will coordinate internal events, webinars and talks.

This is a full-time permanent role based in our Canary Wharf, London office (initially home-based due to restrictions on office numbers).

Job Description

In this role, you will be the main point of contact for internal communication enquiries as well as producing a variety of internal communications.

You'll also:

  • Manage and monitor queries to the internal communications inbox, and coordinate internal webinars and talks
  • Work with the Internal Communications & Engagement Manager to deliver our internal communications plan
  • Produce the global monthly newsletter
  • Draft content for internal campaigns, including writing stories for our global intranet and creating visual assets such as videos, posters and news round-ups
  • Administer and champion our internal communications channels
  • Coordinate and provide support to virtual meetings, global events and webinars
  • Provide communications support for other key projects as required

To be successful, you'll need:

  • Minimum A Level or equivalent standard of education or experience.
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills, with accuracy and keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent IT literacy in MS office 365 (MS Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook).
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise, plan and manage own time and workload.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a team player, able to work in a collaborative way.

Salary £22,100 - £23,300 (subject to experience) with excellent benefits

To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

Applications will close 23:59 on Monday 2nd November.  Availability for interview is required 10th and 11th November - due to current office restrictions, interview will take place via video call.

Additional Information

WaterAid benefits include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post.  In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. 

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at careers @ wateraid. org (no spaces)


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Posted on: 19 October 2020
Closed date: 03 November 2020
Job ref: VN280
Tags: Communications, PR

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