Youth Business International (YBI) is the global network of expert organisations in over 50 countries supporting underserved young entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.
Young people are a critical resource. However, with 66 million unemployed youth worldwide this potential is not being realised. Furthermore, of those that are working, many do not earn enough to lift themselves out of poverty. Addressing the youth employment crisis is imperative, not only for the well-being of young people but to ensure sustainable, inclusive growth and social cohesion globally.
Since 2014 we have supported over 350,000 young people to start or grow a business by delivering a range of practical entrepreneurship support services, from guiding a young person to register a new business and improving their bookkeeping skills to helping them write a business plan or grow their fledgling business through facilitating access to finance.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Communications to cover a maternity leave from May 2021. We are looking for an organised, all-rounder with a strategic mind and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and get involved in delivery.
This senior role leads a small communications team to drive YBI’s ambitious communications strategy forward and closely monitor results, adapting plans as needed to hit key milestone deliverables over this crucial time for our partnerships. A digital expert you will work with the team to lead an evaluation of our website and social media accounts to develop individual channel strategies.
You will act as brand guardian for the organisation and promote the important work our network is doing around the world to our members, current/prospective funders, and the wider sector. A natural storyteller, you will be motivated by human-led stories and have an instinct for what resonates with audiences.
Working closely with YBI’s senior management, the wider Network Team, and our partners and members you will plan and deliver campaigns (including our two flagship campaigns of the year) to celebrate programme success, promote results and learning and publish reports and findings.
To thrive in this role, you will need to be a confident and hands-on communications expert, ready to quickly execute and run several multi-channel external communications campaigns to reach new audiences.
Some of benefits of becoming our Interim Head of Communications include:
- Group Life insurance
- Health Cash Plan
- We are Equal Opportunities Employer and happy to talk Flexible Working
Further Details and How to Apply
For a full Job Description and information on how to apply, please see the attachments in this job post or send your CV, EOM form and cover letter when you click Apply.
Closing date: Monday, 15th March 2021 at 9:30am
R1 Interviews: w/c 22nd March 2021
R2 Interviews: w/c 29th March 2021
YBI is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to ensuring representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if you require any adjustments, we can make to ensure that our recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
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