Press officer jobs near London, Greater London
At The Bike Project we provide an innovative solution to one of the most pressing problems facing asylum seekers and refugees on arrival to the UK: access to transport when living on a limited income.
Our mission is simple: each year we match refugees and asylum seekers with the many thousands of bikes that go abandoned or unloved around the country. We then go on to support these new bike owners to realise the emotional, practical and physical benefits of cycling. 9 years since that first bike donation, we are about to donate our 10,000th bike and have expanded the project to include multiple programs, from refugee befriending services to women-only cycling classes.
We have supported tens of thousands of refugees to get access to bikes, learn to cycle and created a community of colleagues, refugees, volunteers and supporters. And we’ve grown rapidly in the last few years, from £720k turnover in 2018, to £2.3m turnover in 2021 and employing almost 40 staff. Despite our success, this is just the start and we are looking for a CEO who will continue to lead The Bike Project on to even greater things!
Please note that although the position is predominatly remote, with no requirement to work from the office, the nature of the role involves attending regular face to face activities and site visits around London. These vary in frequency but can be several times per week.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is a great opportunity to support the work of colleagues across the charity through delivering national, regional and trade media coverage. The role will lead and coordinate media interest in the charity and our work, ensuring regular contact with target media and ensure fast response to all media requests.
You will take ownership of the execution of issue-led media campaigns, raising awareness of disability and relevant health issues and promoting Muscular Dystrophy UK’s lobbying, fundraising and influencing work.
The successful candidate should have:
- Experience working in a busy national press office, preferably in the third sector, or as a journalist
- Proven success in securing national and regional media coverage, across print, broadcast and online, on an issues based subject
- Experience of working with case studies of vulnerable people and preparing them for use in the media
Expectations in the role
- To maintain and develop the organisation’s key messaging from the whole charity, ensuring up-to-date facts and positions are available for sharing with journalists and external audiences
- Work with the team members in the charity’s key functions - Campaigns, Care and Support, Research and Fundraising - to secure consistent national and regional media coverage for the charity’s campaigns and policy work
- Launch and deliver press for the national and regional campaigns produced by the Campaigns and Outreach teams, including parliamentary activity in all four UK nations, on health and care issues affecting our supporters
Please download the job description to see full role responsibilities.
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to fight muscle-wasting conditions. We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 110,000 children and adults in the UK.
We appreciate the range of skills and experience our staff have to offer. In return for your enthusiasm and commitment we commit to actively developing and supporting you. We also offer a range of benefits including pension, life assurance, ride to work scheme, health cash plan, and an employee assistance programme.
This role is based from our office in Southwark, London with a great deal of flexibility for home working.
In order to apply, please click on the Apply Now button and send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you are best suited for the role.
*Unfortunately, due to resource capacity, we will only contact candidates that are shortlisted for interview. Therefore if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please note your application has been unsuccessful.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and passionate team working to ensure that no child in the UK starts the day too hungry to learn.
Following our new CEO, Lindsey MacDonald joining us in November 2021 we undertook a review of our organisational structure which led to the creation of Policy and Engagement Team, combining our policy, communications, campaigning and research functions in one team. Following this and the recent appointment of Jacquie Bance de Vasquez, Director of Policy and Engagement we have developed a new strategy and restructuring and expanding the team to meet the challenge of ending morning hunger for now, and for good, enable us to better leverage and build on our social impact, engagement, and influencing.
Purpose of the role
The Policy & Public Affairs team work to influence the devolved legislatures and Westminster to address the underlying systemic causes of child poverty & hunger and drive change through policy.
We are seeking a talented individual with an in depth understanding of UK political context, parliamentary processes and structures within the Westminster and the devolved legislatures including experience of building relationships with politicians.
This post offers the exciting opportunity to manage relationships and communications with our target political audiences in England, influencing and advocating to enable to Magic Breakfast to secure policy changes to eliminate child morning hunger.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
At The Bike Project we provide an innovative solution to one of the most pressing problems facing asylum seekers and refugees on arrival to the UK: access to transport when living on a limited income, which for asylum seekers is as little as £5.66 per day.
Our mission is simple: each year we match refugees and asylum seekers with the many thousands of bikes that go abandoned or unloved around the country. We then go on to support these new bike owners to realise the emotional, practical and physical benefits of cycling.
10 years since that first bike donation, we are about to donate our 10, 000th bike and have expanded the project to include multiple programs, from refugee befriending services to women-only cycling classes.
We have supported tens of thousands of refugees to get access to bikes, learn to cycle and created a community of colleagues, refugees, volunteers and supporters. And we’ve grown rapidly in the last few years, from £720k turnover in 2018, to £2.2m turnover in 2021
Despite our successes, this is just the start. The demand from refugees for our work far outstrips our ability to meet it so we are looking to continue to grow until every refugee in the UK has the opportunity to start cycling.
If you want to be a part of that, read on!
About this role
This is where you’ll come in – if you choose to apply for the amazing role of Ecommerce Executive. Our ecommerce and retail arm has grown leaps and bounds since 2019, and we need someone brilliant to help take us to the next level.
Why you should apply:
If you care about refugees and asylum seekers, and want to work for a non-profit – then this is the job for you.
Working in the wider marketing and fundraising department, you’ll be part of a team of five and report into the Head of Marketing and Fundraising.
The role has real responsibility and autonomy. With plenty of support and a great on-boarding program, you’ll nevertheless be able to jump straight into managing and planning campaigns.
What you’ll work on:
- Work closely with the Digital Marketing Manager and the Retail Staff to define site updates in-line with the marketing calendar, planning to ensure timely execution.
- Set-up and upload new products, offers, text links and banners with accuracy across our websites and other digital properties including Ebay.
- Ensure the customer journey and site standards are optimised and achieved on the site. (Product, content and SEO links are commercialised)
- Responsible for growing our organic traffic profile via our Google Grants account.
- Suggest and implement recommendations using our SEO tools to improve our quality scores, reduce page errors, broken links and improve relevancy for important keywords.
- Continuously improve campaign performance through A/B testing of creative, placement and targeting combinations to improve customer conversion rates, exit pages, bounce rate.
- Be proactive to develop business growth with new and existing customers.
- Work closely with the operations and retail team to always ensure the inventory is covered.
Platforms you’ll work on:
You don’t need to be familiar with all of them, we will train you!
- Email Platform (Campaign Monitor)
- Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
This job may include working with vulnerable people in challenging situations. As such, a DBS basic disclosure will be required. An openness and sensitivity to religious and cultural differences is essential when interaction with bike recipients.
How to apply!
We welcome applications via our website.
* This role is mostly remote, but you must be able to attend some meetings in our HQ in Brixton, London, as well as occasional events and site visits
Shiva Foundation envisions a world that operates on the basis of value-based leadership, where individuals are equipped with the knowledge, frameworks and tools to act in service of equity, freedom and justice. We believe it is our collective responsibility to put people before profit, centre people’s lived realities of oppression and step back to make space for marginalised voices to be heard. We recognise the need to understand where power inequalities exist in order to build a more just world. Our goal is to design sustainable models to tackle the systemic inequity impacting marginalised individuals and communities across the U.K. and India. Our role is two-fold.
- We act as a support and anchor for those working on the frontline - this includes community groups, grassroots organisations, local councils, civil society, local leaders and businesses etc.
- We also leverage networks and influence to enact meaningful change at the policy level, in government and across business.
We do this in four ways, by providing:
- Knowledge, frameworks and tools to facilitate concrete action;
- Resources and capacity for collaborative working;
- Expertise for impactful policy advocacy; and
- Immediate support and relief.
Our focus is across two key issue areas:
- Tackling modern slavery and promoting labour rights; and
- Tackling gender based violence (GBV), especially against racially minoritised women.
Please note, our website is in the process of being updated so while it captures a lot of our past work, it is not completely up-to-date with more current projects. We are happy to share more about these during the interview stage.
About our Priorities
Our work is wide-ranging and collaborative. In particular we are currently prioritising:
- Embedding labour rights and modern slavery provisions into policy. We ensure that local and national government policies meaningfully address modern slavery and labour rights violations and support survivors fully. This includes but also goes beyond the Modern Slavery Act. We work with policy-makers, local councils, government and regulatory bodies to make this happen.
- Shifting corporate practices towards more equitable power distribution. We provide expertise to ensure that business policies and practices meaningfully incorporate activities that address modern slavery and uphold labour rights. We work with small and medium businesses to make this happen.
- Improving statutory agency response to GBV against racially minoritised women. We advocate an improvement in statutory agency policy and practice when it comes to supporting racially minoritised survivors of GBV. This includes more consistent, integrated and tailored support for survivors who live at the intersections of multiple oppressions. We work with statutory local agencies, policy-makers and civil society to make this happen.
- Better resourcing racially minoritised communities. We work to equip racially minoritised communities with more and better resources to be able to respond to GBV and access support services in ways that work for them when violence does happen. We work with leaders or community-led organisations in racially minoritised communities as well as civil society to make this happen.
About the Role
The Managing Director is responsible for the management and direction of Shiva Foundation’s projects and day-to-day activities, as well as providing leadership to the team. You are also responsible for the organisation’s administration and financial management and will work closely with the Founder/Director and board of trustees to review and implement strategy, budget and business plan. You will manage the implementation of the strategic plan and will ensure this, as well as operational plans, are the central drivers of Shiva Foundation’s work.
While some projects are well established, new areas will emerge and therefore you should have experience with strategic development and program design as well as a familiarity with project implementation.
It is preferable that you have some knowledge of both modern slavery and labour rights as well as gender-based violence but we welcome applications from candidates that have only worked in one of these areas before. You will work with a range of stakeholders especially public sector bodies and small to medium sized businesses. It is preferable that you have experience working with both but we will also welcome applications from candidates with more experience in one than the other. The small team environment means that this role involves significant responsibility as well as the opportunity to collaborate and interact with a diverse set of senior external stakeholders. You must be comfortable with significant responsibility from the outset.
You will work closely with the Founder/Director and will be relied upon to give well researched and thoughtful recommendations to the board in order to drive key strategic decisions. You will report into the Founder/Director and be supported in your role on a day-to-day basis by a Senior Advisor. To begin with, you will have two direct reports - the Senior Program Manager and Communications Coordinator. This will expand over time as you build your team.
You will be expected to act as the public face of the organisation, building relationships with stakeholders from across a range of sectors including government and public sector, business and civil society. Over time, you will also be expected to develop expertise in modern slavery, labour rights and gender-based violence in order to draft briefs, present at events, feed onto national strategies etc.
- Providing strategic and tactical direction to the organisation, setting key goals and KPIs for both short and long term.
- Maintaining an understanding of current key insights and changes in our two thematic areas as well as how those can feed into our work and how we can add out expertise to relevant national and international conversations.
- Maintaining key relationships with experts in our two thematic areas (across business, government and civil society) to scope out future projects and identify opportunities for cross-promotion and/or collaboration.
- Setting out how the strategic plan of the organisation will be translated into activities at the project level.
- Ensuring effective tracking of strategy implementation and regular reporting to the Founder/Director and to the board.
- Designing programmes that align with the strategic goals of the organisation and overseeing their implementation.
- Ensuring that the activities implemented are of a high quality and relevant to the mission and vision of the organisation.
- Developing project-specific goals, monitoring and evaluation methods with any relevant team members.
- Overseeing the design and day-to-day implementation of all project work.
- Managing the outreach and uptake of the organisation’s existing tools and resources, such as the Blueprint and SME toolkit.
- Overseeing any mapping and research for new work, such as interviews, focus groups, roundtables, desk-based research, etc.
- Leading team management, such as setting the team culture and practices, overseeing all work and creating worker-centric management practices that inspire and support individual team members.
- Personnel management, including performance reviews and 1-1s and day-to-day HR.
- Hiring, training, developing and managing staff and/or consultants.
- Acting as a key point of contact to the board for reporting and strategic purposes.
- Oversight of the communications plan (internal and external) together with the Communications Coordinator.
- Working with the Communications Coordinator to scope, develop and implement policy advocacy campaigns emerging on the basis of our long-term work.
- Ensuring and facilitating regular reporting, communication and information exchange between team members.
- Engaging and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to strengthen partnerships/collaboration for a comprehensive and inclusive approach.
- Developing and maintaining effective constituencies of contacts and partners to optimise information gathering and development and implementation of effective strategies.
- Writing or contributing to the drafting of timely and effective reports, briefings, position papers, correspondence, action materials, press releases and other internal and external documents.
- Representing the organisation at key working groups, partnership meetings, national forums, operational units, panels, conferences etc.
- Liaising with the Founder/Director where she can, in her wider political role, provide a platform to amplify or support Shiva Foundation’s work. This may involve drafting notes, briefings, speeches, press releases etc.
- Forecasting and managing Shiva Foundation’s organisational and programme-specific budgets.
- Ensuring any expenditure not pre-approved is run past the Founder/Director.
- Sourcing external funding, if relevant, and managing the relationship with donors, including timely reporting.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
The below is a list of preferred knowledge, skills and experience for this role. We
encourage you to apply even if you only meet some of these criteria if you can show an
ability and willingness to learn new skills and grow in the role. We particularly
encourage you to apply if you are a person of colour or part of another minoritised
- An undergraduate or graduate degree in human rights, gender, development, law or other relevant discipline (or relevant professional experience).
- A minimum of 7-9 years of progressive experience in a senior management role or 3-4 years in an executive director/managing director role for a similar organisation.
- Management and leadership skills demonstrated by evidence of leading high performing teams and working with individuals at all levels.
- Sound financial awareness, including experience of managing and controlling budgets and resources.
- Experience of staff management, including performance management and personal development.
- Experience with reporting to a board of trustees/senior management.
- Experience representing an organisation externally at a senior level.
- Experience working with public sector bodies, such as local councils, the Home Office, the London Mayor’s Office etc..
- Experience working with senior level business representatives.
- Experience working with civil society organisations.
- Ability to think strategically and identify new opportunities and initiatives.
- Proven experience planning, prioritising and juggling multiple demands, and openness and flexibility to take on different administrative and support tasks.
- Ability to manage a heavy and varied workload effectively, to maintain high levels of both accuracy and output.
- Effective presentation and public speaking skills.
- Ability to work self-directed.
- Excellent IT skills.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Ability to relate well within a diverse context and with various stakeholders.
- Knowledge of the modern slavery and labour rights in the U.K.
- Knowledge of gender-based violence (or violence against women and girls) in the U.K.
- Understanding of how to scope, plan and implement policy advocacy campaigns.
- Knowledge of charity management or administration.
- Demonstrated commitment to Shiva Foundation’s mission, vision and values.
Please apply for this role by completing the form on our website by 23.59 on 21 August 2022. Please note you must have permission to live and work in the U.K. to be eligible for this role. If your application is successful you will hear back from us the week of 29 August 2022.
You will be given an exercise to complete. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview between 5-9 September 2022. If you are not available during this time, please let us know in your application so we can arrange an alternative.
If you are offered the role, depending on your availability, you will be invited to attend paid induction days at week beginning 12 September 2022.
Set up by campaigns and local housing groups from across the city, we’ve achieved a lot in the past three years. We’ve supported scores of our members to win improvements to their housing situation by standing up for their rights and taking direct action. We’ve linked up with other housing groups to force the Tory government to announce an end to no-fault evictions. Our members have got each other’s backs and we’re building the power we need to win a housing system that works for people not profit.
The role of the Communications officer is to support our members to communicate about their campaigns against housing injustice and to make sure that LRU produces strategic communications that build the power and membership of the London Renters Union in support of its mission to transform the housing system. As time allows, this role holder will also use their copy writing and communication skills to provide additional support to the functioning of the union.
As the London Renters Union grows in membership and power, and as we approach a big national conversation about the housing system in relation to the cost of living crisis and the upcoming Renters Reform Bill, we’re looking for someone who can help use communications to reshape the narrative and build collective power.
If you’re a skilled communicator who is passionate about renters taking collective action against the root causes of the housing crisis, we’d love to hear from you.
Working with members and staff to develop and implement a communications strategy for the LRU that grows the power and membership of the LRU and works to reshape the narrative about housing in the UK.
Working with members and staff to develop and implement communication plans for specific LRU campaigns, disputes and projects (including social media, video and press). This includes attending actions and events.
Ensuring daily high-quality output is posted daily across social media channels.
Supporting communications officers and other members in branches with running branch social media channels, including through coaching and training.
Maintaining and expanding our network of press contacts and supporting LRU members to tell their story in the mainstream media.
Overseeing the LRU’s internal membership communications including our digital and printed newsletters, member handbook and website and supporting LRU members to use internal communication tools effectively.
Coordinating our processes for contacting new and lapsed members and responding to/forwarding on member enquiries to our [email protected] inbox.
Keeping updated about the priorities of LRU members and branches by maintaining good relationships with different LRU members and staff.
Acting in accordance with union values and democractically agreed strategies.
Additional responsibilities as time allows
The bulk of this role is focused on the main responsibilities listed above. In addition, this roleholder will also be asked to carry out communications and editorial work that supports the sustainable growth of the organisation. This will vary over time and will be be made up of a selection of:
Supporting renters to tell powerful stories by running short training sessions e.g. social media training.
Carrying out small pieces of desk research in support of campaigns and disputes.
Supporting the development of the LRU Communications Working group and LRU Campaigns Committee.
Using your copywriting skills to assist with writing our annual report, member handbook, training materials and fundraising documents.
Providing communications and logistics support with member events and democratic processes, especially elections and the all member assembly.
Strong copywriting skills and an ability to write in a way that inspires and motivates people to take action.
An ability to tell compelling stories on social media.
Experience of building trusting relationships with a wide range of people, including people who face injustice and oppression.
Ability to maintain boundaries and help look after yourself and those you’re organising with, when doing stressful work.
We do not expect the successful candidate to have all or even most of the below experiences and skills, but it would be a bonus if you have a few of the following:
Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies within social movements or the trade union movement.
Experience of some of the specific technologies we use such as Canva, Airtable, Wordpress or Photoshop.
Video editing or design skills.
An understanding of how to secure positive media coverage for a social movement.
Experience of working with journalists and/or supporting people who are directly impacted by an injustice to speak out about it in the mainstream media.
Terms and conditions
The pay is £37,656 pro rata - £30,125 for 30 hours per week, usually spread over 4 days. LRU workers are expected to be available to work some evenings and weekends.
Staff with children or carer responsibilities are entitled to a 12% subsidy on the regular staff salary for their first child or other dependent and a 6% additional subsidy for any additional children or dependents.
Position is 2 year fixed term contract, with an intention to extend subject to funding.
There is a 6-month review period.
Workers receive 23 days of paid holiday each year plus bank holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year. Sick pay is provided.
The LRU provides its workers with up to £1,200 per year towards counselling or other forms of agreed wellbeing support.
A phone and reasonable expenses are provided.
Membership of the LRU is not open to landlords, police, bailiffs or others who carry out evictions.
The LRU provides a Statutory 3% pension contribution.
The post will be based at the LRU offices in Bethnal Green with some working from home as agreed with your line manager.
This post will be managed by the Union Coordinator.
Responsible to: Senior Grants Officer
Salary range: £29,772 – £33,000
Key relationships: CEO, Legal team, external lawyers, partners and beneficiaries
Location: Media Defence, 5 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LG, UK
Hours: 37.5 hours (flexible), occasional evening and weekend work
Media Defence is a charity that helps journalists defend their rights. We support independent media, journalists and bloggers who are under legal threat by making sure that lawyers are available to defend them. We engage in strategic litigation to improve the regulatory environment for media freedom, make grants to organisations in various countries to run media defence programmes, support individual journalists facing legal action by covering their lawyers' fees, and build the capacity of the lawyers and organisations we work with on issues of media law. Media Defence was set up in 2008 and has established itself as a leader in the field.
The Grants Officer plays a key role at Media Defence, administering the grants that Media Defence makes to partner organizations, helping assess grant applications, and helping with communications via social media and through other channels.
As Grants Officer, you will also manage and administer Media Defence’s financial grants and non-financial support to journalists facing legal action and identify new potential grantees.
You will be flexible and creative, have exceptional communication skills and a good understanding of the realities faced by lawyers and journalists operating in various regions of the world, including under repressive regimes.
- Support the Senior Grants Officer in their work
- Managing Media Defence’s block grant and individual emergency defence grant application processes, including assessment of applications and project proposals, proposal development, preparation of final recommendation for approval by Board and others
- Manage grant award process, including contracting, setting of KPIs and reporting requirements
- Monitoring of awarded grants, including tracking developments in litigation, assessment of partner/grantee reports and grant compliance; financial oversight of grants and grant budgets; provision of additional support as may be required by grantees
- Ensure smooth running of Media Defence's grant making and administration of Media Defence’s grants database
- Act as lead contact in relationships with grantees throughout the process
- Undertake and support Partner/Grant assessment /evaluations and country mapping visits as may be required
- Support the work of the Development cluster by providing material for news stories and accurate information for knowledge management
- Assist Media Defence's team members in ensuring data related to Media Defence's block and individual grants is provided in a timely manner for use in grant/case reporting, communications material, funding applications and reports
- Support the Finance and Operations Director with periodic review and update of grantee terms and conditions
- Monitoring the situation of press freedom with outreach to individuals and organisations where appropriate
- Act as one of the primary conduits between Media Defence and networks of NGOs in the sector
- Represent Media Defence at external events and meetings
- Identify and carry out any other duties which fall within the scope, spirit and purpose of the post as requested
- Good general education to degree level
- At least 2 years’ experience in working for a human rights organisation
- Strong proven project management skills and experience of delivering successful projects
- Proven experience of grant making administration and the process of grant making
- Ability to analyse and synthesise complex information quickly and effectively
- Competent IT user including Microsoft Office Packages, internet and email
- Ability to work creatively and flexibly in a small team, supporting other colleagues, and with a strong commitment to learning and improvement
- Excellent written and spoken English, good editorial skills and the ability to communicate with diverse communities
- Experience of working with, and relating to, a diverse range of people and a pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues at all levels, as well as with Media Defence’s partners
- Proven track record of an organised and methodical approach to work, combining numerical accuracy with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
- Experience with databases
- Right to work in the UK.
- Good working knowledge (spoken and written) of Arabic, French, Russian or Spanish would be an advantage
- Experience working in the media law sector
- Legal training or experience of working hands on in a legal environment and the management of legal documentation
How to apply
- To apply for this role please email your cover letter and CV referencing - ‘Grants Officer'
- Deadline: 1 September 2022
- Equality and diversity are fundamental to our mission. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals from diverse backgrounds and who reflect the diverse communities in which we operate.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Policy and Public Affairs Officer
Thank you for considering a career with Become, the national charity for children in care and young care leavers.
If you are passionate about improving the lives of care-experienced young people, and are interested in policy development and political influencing, then this might just be your dream job!
This is a new and really important role for Become – we want to grow our policy and evidence base, and increase the reach and impact of our influencing work to create positive change for care-experienced young people.
If you think you can do the job well, and bring passion and enthusiasm to the role, then we want to hear from you!
About Become and the role of Policy & Public Affairs Officer
Become, the national charity for children in care and young care leavers, is here to make a difference to individual lives right now, and the care system as a whole for future generations. We believe that young people who’ve experienced care should have the same chances as everyone else to live happy, fulfilled lives. We put young people at the heart of everything we do – helping them to be powerful agents of positive change in their own lives, in the care system and in society.
We have programmes of work that really make a difference, a welcoming and collaborative culture and a growing group of expert staff passionately committed to improving outcomes for children in care and young care leavers.
With the recently published Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, we are developing ambitious plans for the future to drive forward impactful policy campaigning and influencing approaches that tackle the structural and systemic issues getting in the way of young people thriving. The Policy and Public Affairs Officer will play a key role in making this happen.
How to apply
At Become, we ask interested applicants to answer several competency-based questions.
To apply, please answer the questions below in no more than 400 words per question. With regards to each statement, provide relevant examples to demonstrate how you meet the skills and experience required.
1. What is your motivation to work for Become and why are you interested in working to support care-experienced children and young people?
2. What experience do you have in developing policy positions and briefings, and what do you think is important to consider when drafting these?
3. Tell us about your experience of influencing national or local decision-makers, what tactics you used and how effective they were?
4. What do you think the challenges and opportunities are for Become in influencing policy and practice in the current political climate?
At Become, we also ask all applicants to fill in an Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.
If you would like an informal chat before applying, please contact: Matt Blow, Policy and Public Affairs Manager and we will arrange a convenient time.
As an organisation serving children in care and care leavers, we are keen to receive applications from people with experience of care. We actively seek to bring diversity of perspectives and experience, and especially welcome applications from disabled people and those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic backgrounds and LGBTQ+ communities.
Please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application.
Please email your application to us (see our website) by 9am on Tuesday 30th August 2022.
Interviews will take place virtually using Zoom. If access to technology/WIFI is difficult for you, please contact us so we can assist in making suitable arrangements.
Become wants to ensure fairness in all our interviews so all successful shortlisted candidates will be sent the interview questions in advance.
Interviews will take place w/c 5th September 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Hybrid: Head Office, Hammersmith, London W6 7NL at least 4 days per month, and homeworking
Are you motivated by a desire to address the structural inequity that leads to financial hardship? Are you an experienced Major Donor fundraising manager looking to apply your skills to one of the most pressing issues in our society?
Turn2us is a national charity tackling poverty and the structural causes of poverty. We work with co-producers and partners to provide people in financial crisis with the means and agency to get back on their feet, build resilience, move forward with their lives and thrive.
We are recruiting for a Major Donor Manager to join our Philanthropy Team as part of our wider investment in fundraising. Reporting into the Head of Philanthropy, this role will work closely with colleagues across the Income Generation and External Affairs Directorate, and the CEO, who are committed to supported income growth in this area. With the support of the Head of Philanthropy, this role will be responsible for developing Major Donor Fundraising into a major area of income for the charity.
Turn2us is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from members of all communities. It is committed to equality of opportunity, inclusion and diversity. We encourage and welcome applications from all parts of the community regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.
Turn2us wants to enable an environment where everyone is kept safe from harm and can thrive. We are committed to safeguarding everyone involved in our charity and the work we do. You can read our safeguarding policy on the Turn2us website.
We offer flexible working patterns, both in terms of hours and remote working. Please note that all employees are contractually required to work from the office a minimum of 4 days a month. Some roles may be required to be in the office more often than this and this will be agreed with the hiring manager upon starting at Turn2us.
Closing date: 26/08/2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Hours: Full-time, flexible
Salary: £33, 935 (+ £3,000 per annum London Weighting)
Based: London / open to home-based from other locations with some travel to London
Deadline: 5 Septebmer 2022, 9am
Interview Date; 12 Septeber 2022 (Provisional)
Living Wage Foundation
The Living Wage Foundation was launched in 2011 by Citizens UK to tackle in-work poverty and ensure that workers earn enough to live on and participate in family and community life.
Citizens UK is the home of community organising with diverse civil society alliances set up to develop leaders to work on the issues that matter to them, such as the Living Wage. Other projects include PACT (Parents and the Community Together) and Sponsor Refugees to add depth to the impact of Citizens UK’s work. The Living Wage is a movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The real Living Wage is an independently calculated hourly rate based on the cost of living and announced each November during Living Wage Week, our annual celebration of a growing network of over 10,000 Living Wage Employers. The Living Wage Foundation celebrates employers that voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage through an accreditation scheme that recognises a long-term commitment to fair pay and has secured pay rises for over 340,000 low-paid workers.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Media Manager to join our team. We are looking for an exceptionally motivated and organised individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, high-profile communications environment. The role will support the objectives of the Living Wage Foundation by communicating our work to a wide range of audiences including the media, our network, senior business leaders and politicians.
The post-holder will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of our press office, developing strong relationships with key media and press contacts, creating and maintaining a database of important publications and media contacts. They will be responsible for developing and implementing a pro-active, creative and effective media strategy to support our work, raise awareness and understanding amongst key audiences and support key campaigns e.g. Living Wage week.
Reporting to the Senior Media Manager, you’ll be an integral part of our growing communications team, working with us to develop compelling communications to help us achieve our strategic aims.
The post-holder will also manage, support and develop a Communications Officer.
The successful candidate will have:
Excellent written and communication skills, with experience in drafting press releases, blogs, op-eds and formulating powerful key messages
Experience in developing and leading media campaigns to drive social change
Have a passion for developing more junior members of the team and embody our values of kindness and integrity
Demonstrable experience in pitching news and feature stories to editors and collaborating with the media to tell stories
The ability to work within a team and manage others
Strong analytical and evaluation skills
Excellent organisational skills; the ability to work under pressure and manage a busy workload
Experience working in PR to secure national and local coverage
Ability to write strategic media plans
Excellent stakeholder mapping skills
Experience in using contact/journalist databases e.g. Vuelio, Kantar or Roxhill
A commitment to the Living Wage campaign and the values of Citizens UK
Working as the Media Manager at the Living Wage Foundation, your main responsibilities will include:
Situational Awareness and Research
Research, develop and maintain a press database, mapping key contacts and publications against the Living Wage Foundation’s objectives
Work with the Research Manager and Senior Media Manager to commission or shape research that helps us reach our target audiences
Support the development and lead the implementation of effective media strategies, working closely with the Senior Media Manager and Communications Officers
Lead on all outputs for key announcements, campaign moments and report launches, ensuring we reach desired audiences
Build effective relationships across the organisations, supporting the Living Wage team to better understand how the media works
Support our work to maintain cross-party support for the Living Wage
Monitor and evaluate media campaigns
Write compelling press releases, blogs and opinion editorials to promote the Living Wage Foundation’s work.
Develop and deliver the Living Wage Foundation media relations strategy, developing relationships with journalists, training staff and delivering successful media interventions
Ensure that media and communications messages are consistent with our core values and principles
Manage all Living Wage Foundation press queries and provide timely reactions to news stories
Participate in the out-of-hours press duty rota
Work with the Senior Media Manager to develop key messages and distribute engaging press releases, statements, opinion pieces, articles and briefings
Monitor the national and business news agenda closely to proactively spot opportunities for the Living Wage Foundation to maximise media coverage
Set up media interviews and support spokespeople, including preparing briefings to ensure spokespeople are well prepared and sticking to key messages
Organise and manage interview opportunities for case studies, staff and key charity spokespeople
Develop and maintain close working relationships with journalists across print, digital and broadcast media
Work with external agencies to host worker media training and develop our Leadership Academy network
Oversee our spokesperson development work, building contacts at key Living Wage Employers and developing media training materials
Campaigns and Events Management
Manage and deliver proactive media coverage on key strategic campaigns and initiatives, including Living Wage Week
Work closely with colleagues across the organisation to provide media support for relevant Living Wage campaigns and actions
Internal Communications and Management
Run training and briefings for the Living Wage team – helping to develop the skillset and confidence of programme staff
Support the accreditation team and scheme leads with their press outreach
Regularly monitor and evaluate our press activity, adapting it in line with our key strategic objectives
Build relationships with key spokespeople across the Living Wage Network
Organise and deliver media briefings to spokespeople in the Living Wage team and wider network
Ensure the work produced by the Living Wage Foundation communications team is high quality
Effectively line manage a Communications Officer
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
People with albinism are being marginalised, mutilated and murdered across Africa simply for the colour of their skin. Join Standing Voice and raise life-saving funds and awareness to defend people with albinism against this horrific discrimination and violence.
About Standing Voice
Albinism is a recessive genetic condition that impairs the body’s production of melanin, reducing or eliminating pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair. This melanin deficiency causes people with albinism to be visually impaired and, in hot climates, uniquely vulnerable to UV radiation and skin cancer. Markedly paler than their dark-skinned peers and families, people with albinism are a highly visible minority in many African countries, where their condition remains poorly understood and highly stigmatised due to erroneous beliefs and myths. Many people with albinism are shut out of civil participation and unable to access the most basic opportunities and services, including healthcare, education, justice, housing and employment. Some have even been targeted for their body parts, used in witchcraft charms thought to bring wealth and fortune: 231 people with albinism have been killed, and 806 in total attacked, across 30 African countries since 2006. These are just the reported figures.
Standing Voice is the leading international organisation dedicated to defending the rights of people with albinism in Africa. Working across Tanzania and Malawi, where the violence and discrmination has been most extreme, Standing Voice delivers programmes in health, education, welfare, advocacy and economic empowerment. Our charity has established clinical networks to treat visual impairment and prevent skin cancer; relocated children with albinism from segregated camps to inclusive schools and universities; and supported hundreds of adults to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives through therapy, apprenticeships and training. Above all, we have worked to amplify the voices of people with albinism from grassroots community contexts through to the halls of the United Nations.
About the Role
Standing Voice is seeking an ambitious and capable individual to join our growing team and provide essential support across a range of fundraising and communications functions. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual with fundraising and communications experience to take the next step in their career with an exciting and dynamic international development charity.
The Fundraising and Communications Officer will be responsible for raising essential funds and awareness to ensure the continued delivery of Standing Voice’s life-changing programmes on the ground in Tanzania and Malawi. The main responsibilities of this role are to manage and develop new and existing relationships with a diverse portfolio of donors (including trust, statutory and multilateral sources, as well as individual givers), while supporting the production of a range of communications materials spanning our website, social media platforms, newsletters and campaigns.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Fundraising and Communications, and will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across the UK, Tanzania and Malawi. Although international travel is not essential for this role, there are likely to be opportunities to visit Standing Voice’s country offices in Tanzania and Malawi, and to represent the charity at external events across the globe.
Fundraising and Communications Officer
£25,000-28,000 depending on experience
35 hours per week (7 hours x 5 days). Flexible working around core hours 10am-4pm
London Fields, London, UK
Remote and hybrid working arrangements will also be considered
Head of Fundraising and Communications
Wednesday 31st August 2022 (at 23:30)
Secure restricted and unrestricted funding from a diverse portfolio of new and existing donors, including trusts and foundations, statutory and multilateral sources, high-net-worth individuals, individual giving and the private sector
Support the development of concept notes, proposals, pitches and capability statements
Provide timely and effective stewardship of donor gifts, including through the production of impact reports and case studies
Work closely with colleagues in the Programmes Team to monitor project pipelines and ensure compliance with donor targets and budgets
Provide input and support across a range of fundraising activities including event design and delivery and project visits by donors, partners and volunteers
Cultivate and steward individual-giving income through direct email marketing campaigns
Identify and explore innovative funding mechanisms to diversify and strengthen Standing Voice’s income base
Support the ongoing development and review of Standing Voice’s fundraising strategy
Support the maintenance and development of the Standing Voice website, including through copywriting and design and production of visual assets
Lead the operation of Standing Voice’s social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
Support the production of newsletters, annual reports and tailored fundraising or programme resources (including leaflets, banners, posters, prints, etc.)
Support the design and delivery of social media and direct marketing awareness campaigns
Work closely with colleagues in the Data Team to extract and disseminate relevant insights demonstrating the evidence base for Standing Voice’s interventions
Support the ongoing development and review of Standing Voice’s communications strategy
Your Skills and Experience
- At least two years’ experience working in a fundraising or communications role for a charity
- Experience of writing and stewarding five or six-figure grants and above – particularly from trust, statutory and multilateral sources – through production of proposals and donor reports
- Experience of copywriting, especially web copy, newsletters, press releases
- Experience of relationship-building with funders, partners, volunteers and supporters
- Undergraduate degree
- Fluency in English
- Demonstrably outstanding written communication skills with the ability to write compelling copy tailored to range of audiences and platforms
- Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to present and repackage complex information in succinct and digestible formats
- Excellent comprehension skills with the ability to quickly assimilate and evaluate large quantities of text and explain it to others
- Outstanding planning and time-management skills with the ability to set priorities and navigate competing demands
- Excellent interpersonal, networking and relationship-building skills with the ability to engage and encourage a range of internal and external stakeholders
- Excellent teamwork skills but with the ability to work independently
- Knowledge of the fundraising landscape for UK international development charities, particularly with respect to multilateral and statutory donors
- Good IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Empower and inspire; be passionate and dedicated; treat others with respect, dignity and compassion
- Be dynamic and motivated to develop professionally
- Act at all times with a high degree of integrity and transparency
- Experience of representing an organisation externally, e.g. presentations, events, conferences
- Experience in the planning, execution and evaluation of awareness-raising and fundraising campaigns, including direct email marketing
- Experience in the management of social media channels such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
- Familiarity with project budgets and expenditure reporting
- Experience of planning and delivering fundraising events (e.g. galas, challenge events, film screenings, etc.)
- Understanding of regulatory environment and relevant compliance issues, e.g. GDPR, fundraising regulations and best practices
- Understanding of global advocacy landscape and mechanisms for NGO engagement, e.g. United Nations Human Rights Council
- Proficiency in French
- Proficiency in use of popular web CMS platforms such as Squarespace
- Proficiency in use of image and video-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and PremierePro
- Proficiency in use of email marketing services such as Mailchimp
- Proficiency in use of publishing and design software such as InDesign and Pages
- Proficiency in use of data visualisation software such as Tableau
Standing Voice considers gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, religious belief, disability (or former disability) and age to be irrelevant to our recruitment processes and we do not take those factors into account when selecting candidates.
Please submit the following by 23:30 on Wednesday August 31:
2. Contact details for two referees (your referees must have known you for more than six months and either be a current or former employer, or lecturer)
3. Cover letter (one page maximum) demonstrating A) why you are interested in this position, and B) why you consider yourself to be a suitable candidate, with reference to previous experience
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore please submit your application as early as possible.
Interviews to be held virtually WC September 19, with successful candidate starting in October.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are seeking an extraordinary communications specialist to take a leading role in one of the most exposed departments of this ambitious and fast-growing ocean conservation charity. You must thrive in a busy and demanding department juggling the needs of multiple projects, campaigns and partnership projects.
The position requires competency and confidence in dealing with the press, exquisite writing skills and an extraordinary eye for detail. You will understand how to communicate complicated environmental issues to broad and eco-fatigued audiences. As a consummate professional you will deal with our many important ambassadors confidentially and be a reliable and passionate team member who can get stuck in as the situation demands.
Salary: £35,000 - £37,000 per annum, dependent on experience, plus a living in London supplement (if based in London)
Hours: Full- time, Monday – Friday, 9am - 6pm
Location: Somerset House, London, and/or working remotely
Reporting to: Director of Communications
Application deadline: Friday 9 September 2022
For more information on how to apply please visit the 'contact us' page on our website. We ask all applicants to please send a CV and a letter explaining their skills and suitability for the role along with information on salary expectations.
If you would like to know more or have any questions, then we’d be happy to help.
We are committed to an inclusive workplace, where there is equality of opportunity. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Role & responsibilities:
- Supporting the Director of Communications to deliver the marketing and communications strategy for Blue Marine.
- Develop relationships with national and global press/agencies.
- Support the Director of Communications with creating press releases and respond to requests from the media for comment.
- Establish a communication strategy incorporating media and public relations, press, celebrity/ambassador engagement, internal communications, brand marketing, advertising, events, digital and social media and the production of materials.
- Manage Blue Marine’s ambassadors and spokespeople; ensuring high engagement levels and that relevant opportunities are taken advantage of.
- Create and maintain all marketing collateral including fundraising and ambassador packs, leaflets, reports, brochures and invitations.
- Take responsibility for the development, management and maintenance of Blue Marine’s website – including the development of a next generation website.
- Lead on the production of all marketing materials and communications, including newsletters and updates to supporters, as well as key publications such as the annual review.
- Analyse all aspects of communications on a quarterly basis and provide relevant updates for Blue Marine’s quarterly board meetings.
- Increase the organisation’s profile at important marine conservation events and conferences.
- Edit and proofread reports and proposals, ensuring they adhere to Blue Marine’s style guide, as needed.
- Create and circulate a monthly internal newsletter with relevant updates to the team.
Skills and experience required:
- Relevant qualification/s
- Strong understanding of effective conservation communication and marketing
- Relevant experience within a similar position
- Personable and confident personality
- Ability to manage many moving elements of a project
- An excellent communicator (written and verbal), with experience of engaging, managing, and building stakeholder relationships.
- Highly self-motivated and determination to succeed.
- Able to work under pressure, prioritise tasks and meet key deadlines.
- Excellent team working and inter-personal skills.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Salary: £43,500.00 per annum + generous benefits
Initial term: One-year Fixed Term Contract with potential to extend
Reporting to: Senior HR Manager
Location: London, Westminster (Hybrid: we encourage flexible working and therefore do not require you to work from our office full time).
Closing date: noon Monday 22 Aug
Interviews: w/c 5th Sept
NHS Providers has an exciting opportunity for someone with a real passion for ED&I and we are looking for someone who can help us embed best practice into everything we do.
The ED&I Lead will help drive forward NHS Providers’ commitment to be an anti-racist organisation and to support our wider ED&I programme. You will lead and implement our race equality action plan from within the HR team, working collaboratively to support the organisation as each directorate implement their race equality actions.You will be pivotal in supporting ongoing cultural change and creating an inclusive environment, where equality issues are firmly embedded within our policies, processes, procedures, and practices.
We are actively committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse staff team at NHS Providers. We understand that creating and maintaining a work environment in which all social groups are represented and feel safe and respected, is something we must work at. We do not take this for granted. We see anti-racism and anti-discrimination more broadly as a life-long commitment. We are working towards removing all barriers that staff and applicants may experience. Steps taken include having gender-balanced and racially diverse panels and considering all candidates against a clear, realistic and well-defined person specification. We would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people with disabilities and those identifying as male, female, non-binary or trans.
If you feel you have the requisite skills and experience and would like to join our team then please send a CV and cover letter setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification to HR Team.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you up for a challenge working in a fast-paced environment with colleagues as passionate about championing young people as you are? Are you keen to gain experience in a busy, multi-discipline communications team and develop your media relations skills? From supporting your team on breaking news to coordinating proactive news stories covering what young people care about, the role of the Media & PR Executive will be varied and exciting.
The Media & PR Executive at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) will play a role in supporting the charity to deliver our brand and Youth Without Limits strategy. You’ll be a confident communicator with excellent organisational skills and a passion for making a difference to young people’s lives from the moment you start.
What we’re looking for:
A budding Media & PR talent keen to develop their skills working in a busy press team. You’ll have a great eye for detail, work well under pressure and be full of creative media ideas. You’ll help deliver daily media updates and support a wide range of media activities including timely statements, ground-breaking research, key policy and advocacy moments, fundraising activities and UK events.
- Provide support for a busy press office, including producing daily media updates, updating colleagues on relevant breaking news, and managing journalist enquiries.
- Support the Senior Media & PR Officer and the Senior Social Media Officer to plan in activity, spot opportunities and optimise how news is delivered across media channels.
- Help coordinate the day-to-day media calendar working closely with colleagues across the charity – from media and marketing to external affairs, fundraising and operations.
- Support the Senior Media and PR Officer to create briefing notes, media releases, comments and other media materials.
- Contribute to crisis communications plans and help spot and manage risk.
- Help translate media stories into compelling social content across channels to grow audience understanding of the charity and consideration to support.
- Support with the planning and coordination of media events, such as filmings and interviews.
- Build strong relationships across teams and when working with our ambassadors, celebrities, influencers and content creators, including the young people we work with, to support media activities.
- Support our storytelling approach for media, working with story producers to present young people’s stories and supporting them to speak to media.
- Support the press office with a range of administrative and other tasks, such as developing contact lists, carrying out media-related research, and helping coordinate training.
- Help the charity to deliver the brand narrative and tone of voice across activities.
- Support the Media team with monthly media reporting, benchmarking data and taking meaningful action from findings.
- Support colleagues across the DofE, including Country and Region teams, with their media relations needs.
- Support the Creative Content team to populate and sustain the media library.
- Support media preparation or production of charity communications that generate news interest, including annual statistics and reports.
In return, you’ll work with friendly and supportive colleagues. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, contribute and develop your skills at a leading charity.
We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, Volunteering days, Healthcare cash plan and an employee assistance programme.
Successful applicants will be required to undergo a basic criminal record check (e.g. DBS/PVG or similar).
Please visit the DofE website for full details.
- Applications will close 29th August - Midnight
- Interview dates WC 5th September(to be held virtually).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Talent Set are happy to be working with a wonderful Health Membership Body to find their new Media Relations Advisor.
This is a Maternity Cover position to join on a 16-month fixed term basis, starting in September 2022
This role offers a wonderful flexible working environment and is offered as a remote home-working position with occasional travel to offices in either London, Belfast, Cardiff or Edinburgh for meetings, events and visits as required.
We are looking for a media professional to develop effective communications plans and support projects across the organisation, as well as within the Communications and Engagement team. You must be skilled at sharing information effectively and in a timely way, identifying key internal and external stakeholders and able to provide insight and analysis to the wider team.
- To manage media relations, including evaluating, triaging and fielding enquiries from journalists quickly and efficiently.
- To write compelling media releases, responsive comments, news stories, opinion pieces and blogs, to promote the organisation, its campaigns and policies.
- To liaise with the media to ensure the organisation’s position is well understood and communicated, and to challenge misleading information before it is published.
- Develop strong professional relationships with health correspondents, particularly at a national level, including those working for agencies.
- Prepare media interview briefings for senior spokespeople, including the Chief Executive Officer, and support them ahead of national, regional, and local broadcast, print and online interviews.
- Use digital channels and platforms to complement and enhance the organisation’s reach.
- Deputise for the Director of Communications and Engagement as required.
To do this the right candidate will have experience in the following:
- Extensive experience of working in a fast-paced media and communications team.
- Ability to balance a high number of external media requests with in-house demands.
- Proven track record and recent experience of delivering a high-quality media relations and communications service.
- Experience in briefing the media on specific issues.
- Experience in editing and managing website content.
If we receive a high number of applications, we may need to close earlier than advertised so get your application in quickly! Regrettably please note we may not be able to reply to each and every application.
We are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practises that ensure equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make adjustments to always ensure a fair process.