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£28,908 - £32,398 per year
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£34,000 per year, plus benefits and flexible working
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£24,752 per annum pro rata
Seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and creative individual to develop engaging comms and targeted messages to promote our organisation.
University Alliance
£28,000 - £31,000 per year
University Alliance are looking for an experienced communications professional to join our core team as a Senior Communications Officer
£24,000 per year
A varied marketing role that will help FoodCycle build communities and feed those that are hungry and lonely.
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London, Greater London
Up to £28,148 including London Weighting
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Citizens UK is the home of Community Organising and the Living Wage movement. Our diverse member organisations include schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, parents groups, health practices, charities and trade unions. We help our 450+ members to develop leaders, so they can participate in public life and hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them.

Our work has led to the creation of many local, regional and national campaigns and social change projects including the Living Wage Foundation, Sponsor Refugees and Parents and Communities Together. We’ve achieved positive change for hundreds of thousands of people through positive interventions on wages for low paid workers, refugee resettlement and social support for new parents.

Right now, we at an exciting phase in our growth, with civil society alliances of faith, education, trade union, health and charitable institutions in 15 towns and cities in England and Wales, with several more alliances due to launch in 2020/21 and our projects planning a series of new interventions to improve the lives of the people they serve.

Scope of the role

The purpose of this role is to help Citizens UK, its chapters, projects and member institutions effectively communicate their activity and community organising to the outside world via the media and owned Citizens UK communications channels. Ideal for an adaptable comms or media relations professional looking to gain a broad range of experience.

Working in a close-knit team of 3 comms specialists, this role is a 50:50 split between press officer duties and wider communications and campaigns activity. You’ll also work alongside Citizens UK leaders (campaigners), organisers and project teams.



  • Contribute to media strategies and plans that help to win public and political support for Citizens UK and its campaigns
  • Write compelling press releases, blogs and opinion editorials to promote Citizens UK’s organising, campaigns and fundraising activities
  • Identify and respond to breaking news stories, manage reactive media requests, and brief spokespeople ahead of interviews
  • Help create and deliver the Citizens UK media relations strategy, developing relationships with journalists, training teams and delivering successful media interventions
  • Build and maintain relationships with community leaders and campaign beneficiaries willing to share their stories about Citizens UK’s work, empowering them to tell their story
  • Ensure that media and communications messages are consistent with core values and principles
  • Ensure consent and the case study log is up to date for community leaders or campaign beneficiaries who have agreed to be featured in communications activity
  • Monitor and evaluate media campaigns and reports
  • Participate in the out of hours duty press rota

Communications and campaigns

  • Works with colleagues to ensure stories are told effectively across all our internal and external communications channels, updating and maintaining relevant sections of the website
  • Identify opportunities for media interventions that would strengthen Citizens UK campaigns
  • Work with the wider team to create integrated communications and campaigns moments to complement our organising work and strengthen our movement
  • Sourcing and creating original content for Citizens UK including blog posts, email blasts, and policy summaries
  • Support on delivering digital campaigns interventions (petitions, write to target actions, social media actions) which complement our press and organising work


  • Contribute to training and development sessions aimed at improving organisers and leaders communications knowledge and expertise
  • Attend and participate in planning and stakeholder meetings with community organisers and leaders
More about CitizensUK

Citizens UK is the national centre of community organising in the UK and home of the Living Wage Foundation. Citizens UK organ... Read more

Posted on: 09 March 2020
Closing date: 07 June 2020
Tags: Communications, PR

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