Press officer jobs
Youth Futures Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation established in December 2019 to improve employment outcomes for young people from marginalised backgrounds. Youth Futures launched with an initial endowment of £90 million from the Dormant Assets Scheme and, in January 2022, the government announced that they had been allocated a further £20 million.
We are looking for a Senior Policy Manager to work closely with our Director of Engagement (Interim), Head of Policy (Interim) and the Policy and Public Affairs Officer, and wider colleagues to develop influencing strategies across key focus areas, including ethnic disparities and place, to build our reputation among policymakers and to drive government thinking and policy on levelling up and towards marginalised young people. This will involve working closely with internal stakeholders across all teams to bring together our research, investment and evaluation activity in key focus areas to ensure we’re joining the dots and maximising opportunities to develop evidence-based policy recommendations.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate proven experience of:
- Significant experience in a strategic policy role in a similar organisation and/or working on a similar issue
- Policy development and influencing in a complex multistakeholder environment
- Knowledge of current key debates and priorities in the youth employment space
- Project and event management
- Drafting written materials for internal and external audiences (e.g. briefings, reports and/or responses to government consultations)
- Line management
and have the following skills and competencies:
- Able to demonstrate a high level of collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in the development of strategies/activity
- Able to gather and analyse a wide range of information from different sources and succinctly use that to have influence or set out a policy position
- Able to establish priorities and manage a complex workload to meet tight deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to engage at all levels, articulate complex concepts clearly and concisely
- Ability to work as part of a small, dedicated team
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?
HARP is Southend-on-Sea’s leading homelessness charity. On average we help around 1,000 local people every year to overcome or avoid homelessness. In addition to providing essential short-term emergency shelter, food, clothing and washing facilities, we work to identify the root causes of homelessness, creating tailored support for each person’s circumstances. We achieve success by providing structure, purpose and training opportunities, and by providing longer-term supported housing, empowering people to take steps to leave homelessness behind and ultimately live independently in the community.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Collection & delivery Team Member at our Furniture Shop. You will be responsible for assisting the Head of Charity Shops, Charity Shops Managers and existing Collection & Delivery Team Members with daily operations, supporting the delivery of sales and profit targets for the shop by collecting and delivering goods. You will have the enthusiasm, energy and 'can do' approach that will ensure you meet the challenges and expectations of warehouse operations, to collect, load and deliver stock to and from customers across a wide range of furniture product in a given geographical area, supporting the delivery and improvement of sales and profit targets for the furniture shop.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have experience of driving a medium sized van (Luton or equivalent) and hitting collection and delivery deadlines.
- Have a full clean driving license permitting the driving of Category B vehicles.
- Be able to lift and move heavy loads as part of a two person team throughout the working week.
- Be flexible and able to go above and beyond to achieve results, including able to work weekends.
- Have empathy and understanding for homeless people.
Closing Date: Friday 2nd September 2022 (Midday)
Shortlisting: Friday 2nd September 2022
Interviews: Thursday 8th 2022
HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our benefits package includes 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays with an extra day of leave awarded after 5 years' service (all pro rata for part time employees).
HARP participate in an auto-enrolment pension scheme through The People’s Pension. Where eligible, you and HARP will each be required to make a contribution to the pension scheme. Employees will also become members of the non-contributory HARP Death In Service scheme. Full details of the schemes can be given on request.
For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification and application form from our website.Please quote the reference VAN.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
DFN Project SEARCH is the largest transition to work programme for people with learning disabilities and autism in the world! We are a community that gives voice to a social injustice – did you know that only 5.1% of people a learning disability and or autism, known to adult services, are in work in the UK? Yet 70% of those on our programme secure paid work, at above the minimum wage and an incredible 60% are full time roles.
We are really proud to be a social movement for change that makes clear economic sense, is the right thing to do and enables people to be the best that they can be.
We are evidence based, high aiming and everything we do is based on research. We are committed to continuous improvement and are pace setters in this area. Our programme is based on strong partnerships and our role is to provide the model, tools, training, and quality assurance to enable each participant to flourish. This model has been running for 25 years and once a programme is established it is evidently sustainable.
Establish, Promote, Support & Develop DFN Project SEARCH Programmes.
You will be required to identify opportunities to develop and grow DFN Project SEARCH programmes across a geographical area with the aim of supporting the organisation to ensure that as many people as need it have access to DFN Project SEARCH programmes. In addition, you will be required to develop strategies to ensure that the operational programmes in your area are achieving at least the average outcomes expected for young people in our programmes and so you must be committed to continuous improvement.
You will be specifically required to develop strong partnerships and train and support colleagues within your area. You may also be required to support colleagues promoting DFN Project SEARCH in other areas, further European projects as required and contribute to the development of relevant new UK focussed materials.
As a Programme Specialist you will be expected to:
- Demonstrate effective project planning and preparation so that each project delivers achieves the highest quality programme possible and great employment outcomes for the interns.
- Establish effective working relationships with schools, colleges, local authorities, employers and the project professional staff to promote the building of excellent partnerships at each site to ensure the effective running of programmes and promote sustainability in a volatile environment.
- Take an active part in decision making, planning and audit processes of each project.
- Ensure that you implement DFN Project SEARCH policy and have a clear understanding of required quality standards and criteria which constitute effective teaching and learning
- To contribute to the development of a new enhanced UK offer to new and current projects to better prepare our interns for employment.
This is home-based working with travel to sites within a specific region
Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 pro-rata
Start Date: 3rd October or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract Type: This is temporary position to provide parental leave cover and will terminate on or before 8 October 2023 on the return of the Communications Executive, CLP from parental leave
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK
Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.
FFI is seeking qualified candidates to provide parental leave cover for the CLP Communications Executive to coordinate all CLP communications work across a range of mediums. The successful candidate will be joining the team at a particularly exciting time for CLP, with the programme implementing a new strategy and beginning to work towards securing new funding opportunities. The position will involve being directly connected with conservationists (CLP alumni) who are delivering ground-breaking projects to save threatened species around the world. CLP alumni have delivered some exceptional results that have grabbed headlines in the past: they have discovered new species, started their own non-governmental organisations and used their results to designate important conservation sites. Working in a huge array of different countries and landscapes worldwide, CLP alumni are able to provide insights into the contexts and challenges of delivering conservation action on the ground. Using their active voice, words and vivid photos, you will ensure that their field updates and achievements are retold to a growing audience who want to help overcome threats to our planet.
We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced communications professional with a good eye for a story and excellent people and project management skills, with the ability to create compelling content targeted at different audiences. The successful candidate will help us manage our communications activity strategically to increase the visibility of CLP’s work and promote its impact. You will source stories from CLP alumni and publish regular news items and blogs on CLP’s website, and will build CLP’s social media and online presence. You will develop case studies and other content aiming to capture the attention and support of new partners, funding prospects and other stakeholders. You will do this independently for CLP but also constantly seek ways to make this relevant to the CLP partners: BirdLife International, FFI and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
As a good ‘all-rounder’ you will have previous experience of designing and implementing effective communications activities and creating content tailored for the full spectrum of communications channels, from online and social media to press and print. You will also have experience of developing communications strategies and growing an engaged following on social media. The successful candidate will have worked in a similar role in the past, possibly involving fundraising and/or marketing, and will ideally have an interest in biodiversity conservation, environmental issues and capacity development. You will have excellent relationship management skills in order to work across this partnership programme and will enjoy working with people from different countries and cultural backgrounds. Some international travel may be possible.
You may have previous experience in the environmental sector, capacity building and / or grant management and a keen interest in conservation and supporting early-career professionals.
In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.
Our offices are located in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.
For further details and to apply please click here
The closing date for applications is Sunday, 14th August 2022.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you an experienced Communications & Media Officer and looking for your next challenge? We are placing a renewed emphasis on press and media. Working within the Fundraising and Communications Team and will report directly to the Fundraising & Engagement Manager and work closely with the CEO.
You will be leading proactive and reactive communications across RISE both internally and externally. You will maintain existing relationships with journalists and media and build new ones, to raise awareness of our work and brand profile. You will have responsibility for volunteers, students and interns. You will ensure our survivor’s voices are heard in a sensitive and engaging way.
You will also be responsible for our digital media channels and growing our reach here will be an important part of your role. You will need to be comfortable and familiar with using social media, email software and CRM systems and your outputs will always be creative, high-quality and inspiring.
We offer hybrid working, and we believe in creating a positive environment where our differences are respected and each of us feels valued for our contribution. Treating people fairly and with respect is part of our values and at the core of our culture.
On appointment, you will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and supply us with references.
More information about the role and how to apply is available on the RISE website.
The deadline for applications is: 28th August 2022
Interviews will take place: 9th September 2022
* This post is only open to female applicants as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
RISE is a Disability Confident employer and actively works on being inclusive. We are keen to diversify our staff team to better reflect our community by encouraging black and minorities and disabled women to apply for this role. We guarantee an interview to all women meeting this description that meet the competencies required.
Benefits that we can offer in return:
- 3% employer contribution pension.
- Very generous holiday entitlement of 27 days’ annual leave rising to 29 after 5 years plus bank holidays.
- Employee-assisted programme.
- Focus on well-being and balancing flexible working alongside RISE’s priorities.
- Committed to training and learning opportunities for continuous development.
- Trauma Focussed wellbeing support.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY
We are looking for a Media Manager to lead the development and implementation of the organization’s UK media engagement strategy encompassing high profile media campaigns in the UK. Reporting to the UK Director, the Media Manager will work closely with the key communications staff in other teams in North America, Europe and Africa and will be supported by other media staff across the organisation as required.
The ideal candidate will be a great team player with experience of supervising projects, the capacity to be an advisor, a demonstrated interest in development issues and African current affairs, the ability to communicate complex issues concisely, and who can help us increase the media’s coverage of international development and Africa, influencing policy change through the media. High-level experience of political journalism and contacts among political lobby correspondents would be an advantage.
The position is a fixed term position for 9 to 12 months, based in London with hybrid options available.
IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL
- Lead on the development and implementation of ONE’s UK media strategy, devising and implementing proactive and reactive media strategies as required
- Identify and target key media outlets, developing relationships with journalists
- Pitch highly impactful and high-level stories to print, broadcast and online media
- Draft and sell in press releases, edit articles for publication, contribute to web content
- Manage requests for media interviews and create media interview opportunities, and prepare spokespeople for interviews
- Analyze media coverage of development issues identifying trends and opportunities for ONE
- As a key member of the global communications team, contribute to the development of ONE’s media positions across Europe and globally, ensuring UK insights and requirements are considered appropriately.
- Produce ONE information materials, cover letters and concept notes.
- Coordinate external consultants, agencies and service providers for several parallel ongoing projects and oversee their performance
- Develop ideas for media friendly campaign stunts and press pictures and support the coordination of its implementation
- Represent ONE at external events, in civil society/partner working groups, and drive forward key joint media products such as open letters, op eds and stunts
- Manage a Media Assistant and oversee their work
- Collaborate with campaigns and digital leads in the design and implementation of consistent communications and campaigns strategies.
- Stay abreast of changes and trends on the development sector, Africa and communication practices.
- Train and guide Youth Ambassadors on media related activities.
- Any other duties as required
WHAT YOU BRING TO ONE
- Bachelor’s degree
- At least 6 years work experience in journalism or media relations/PR
- Well-organized and able to deal confidently with media inquiries
- A thorough understanding of the media market and requirements of different kinds of media i.e. print, TV, radio, and web
- Experience of working with high profile individuals
- Personal media contacts in the UK
- Proven track record in delivering effective media strategies
- Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills
- Outstanding written and verbal communications skills including the ability to synthesize complicated policy issues into digestible products and to deal with both elite and popular media and specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Excellent time management, forward planning, and prioritization skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
- Exercises good judgment in managing risks
- Experience of supervising the work of others; ability to advise on critical issues; leadership and autonomy.
- Experience of using social media for campaigning would be an advantage
- Some knowledge of, and strong interest in, Africa and development issues
- A commitment to ONE’s policy priorities and a clear understanding of the links between policy, lobbying, campaigning and media work
- Fluent English essential
- Ability to work in the UK
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants. When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing. ONE will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.
We understand that a diversity of strengths, experiences, and backgrounds makes our team stronger. If this position interests you, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you are a great candidate for the role. ONE does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. To learn more about our diversity and inclusion work and priorities, visit our website.
Due to the number of inquiries that ONE receives, we thank all candidates for their interest yet only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.
Fixed Term Contract - 12 Months
28 or 35 hours a week - You choose!
Salary: £37,210 - £38,336
ActionAid UK is a member of the ActionAid Federation, an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.
As part of the ActionAid Federation, we work with women and girls, our partners, and dedicated staff in 43 countries to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.
The Media Manager's role is key to helping us increase the profile of our vital work, influence for change and bring in new supporters. It combines opportunities to develop media strategies, to tell amazing stories about the women and girls we work with and also to engage the public through PR and social media.
This role will provide a key point of contact for the media, and you will be handling enquiries and liaising with journalists to make ActionAid UK the ‘go to’ voice on the rights of women and girls. You will write media releases, op-eds, blogs and social posts, and have an excellent understanding of what makes a great story.
We are looking for someone with strong knowledge and demonstrable engagement in women’s rights issues, current affairs and international development. Strong relationship-building and communication skills are also essential, as well as the ability to manage deadlines and rapidly changing priorities.
ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.
ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.
We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce and therefore encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQI+ community, the trans community, and those with a disability.
As part of the Region team, the Communications and Engagement Manager will lead the Communications and Marketing team to ensure delivery of the Girlguiding South West England Region Strategy.
They will be responsible for growing our reach and impact through the positive promotion of Girlguiding South West England to external audiences, engagement with press, supporting our membership through effective internal communications and deliver a range of digital content which supports our strategy. In addition, this role will develop and led the delivery of an external engagement strategy and set up and support staff and volunteer led projects in the area of Growth and Retention, Communications and Engagement.
Main Areas of Responsibility:
- Be the staff lead for and support the Chief Commissioner Team and Lead Volunteers in delivery of the Inclusive and Impactful aspect of the Region strategy
- Work with the Deputy Chief Commissioner and Lead Volunteer for Communications and PR and lead the Region Marketing and Communications Team to create a Marketing and Communications strategy for the Region and to facilitate its delivery.
- Lead on the development of an external reach strategy and develop new projects which may include an ambassador scheme, strengthening relations with Press and Media and new marketing resources.
- Oversee digital content, promotional design material and information created for Region Website(s), Social Media and Communications by the Region Communications and Marketing Team
- Work with Region Staff and volunteers to ensure events and activities create impact through press coverage and public engagement
- Lead on Regional press and media engagement as required
- Work alongside lead volunteers and external consultants on the research, design, development and administration of region projects and initiatives.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job title: Managing Editor
Reports to: Chief Executive, RSTMH
Hours of work: Full time, office based
Salary: £36k – 40k, depending on experience
Job type: Permanent
Location: High Holborn, London
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) is a society of over 1,500 members from more than 90 countries, who work in, or are interested in tropical medicine and global health.
RSTMH publishes two peer-reviewed scientific journals. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Transactions) was launched in 1908, is published monthly and is a hybrid journal. International Health was launched in 2009, is published every two months. International Health flipped to being fully open access in 2020. Both journals are published by Oxford University Press, and we currently work with an external editorial office to support the peer review process. Both titles have high profile Editors in Chief (EIC) - Professor Nick Day is EIC for Transactions, and Dr Stefanie Meredith for International Health as well as excellent editorial boards of Associate Editors and Editorial Advisers who oversee the peer review process. Following a restructure 3 years ago the journals have been steadily improving in terms of Impact Factor, submissions and special content. Supported by the Editors in Chief and other partners, an exciting programme of special issues and supplements is in place and also being developed for the future.
We’re looking for an experienced Managing Editor who will relish the opportunity to oversee these two growing journals and help us achieve our ambitious goals. RSTMH is a small team, so the ideal candidate needs to be happy to work independently and also be an effective team player. They should be equally comfortable writing a new strategy for the journals, networking to identify great researchers and professionals, and answering day to day queries from authors or reviewers. The candidate needs to be responsible for the budget for the journals and have excellent project management and relationship building skills.
Summary of the role
- Taking ultimate responsibility for the quality and balance of content from the selection and commissioning of articles, special issues and supplements
- Developing and overseeing Editorial Board networks of the highest calibre and managing/maximising their contributions through effective regular communications
- Maintaining timeliness and a high impact for the journals in the international scientific and global health communities
- Ensuring that the journals are an integral part of RSTMH, reflecting and complementing wider organisational activity and strategy, and working with the publisher to promote RSTMH and its journal content to a wider audience
Key external contacts
- Editors in chief
- Editorial Board members
- Authors and reviewers
- External peer review management suppliers
- Publisher (publishing partner)
- Marketing Manager (publishing partner)
- Production Editor (publishing partner)
- Typesetters (with publishing partner)
- Contact with others including for technical support, supplements and membership discussions (publishing partner)
- Finalise and implement a detailed 12-month strategic plan and work plan that cascades from and complements wider RSTMH strategy and goals
- Work with the Editors in Chief, and editorial boards to develop, communicate and implement editorial policy, holding regular conference calls with individual members
- Manage Editorial Board activity; to include annual skills gap analysis, levels of engagement, quarterly reports, annual meetings. Recruit additional Board members as appropriate, rotating off those who have either completed their terms or who do not contribute
- Regularly commission reviews, opinion pieces, editorials, special issues and supplements
- Work with Editors in Chief to communicate policy changes and other author-related developments via editorial pieces
- Citation analysis, analysing the reports produced by publishing partner or internally, and using those to inform commissioning strategy, calls for papers for the journals and drive Editorial Board recruitment
- Updating and rolling the strategic plan and work plan forward every quarter
- Work with Oxford University Press (OUP) to implement the journal development plan, ensuring milestones and goals are met
- Demonstrate consistent improvements (e.g. impact factor, turnaround times) in the journals over a period of time.
- Leading and supporting the work of our suppliers and OUP editorial team to ensure efficient journal workflow, ensuring journal issues are produced on time and with an appropriate balance of content
- Lead regular status meetings with our suppliers and Publisher, ensuring action points are followed up
- Take responsibility for monitoring of page budgets and turnaround times
- Work with the Marketing Manager (OUP), Publisher (OUP) and Chief Executive to determine journals marketing strategy, ensuring it complements RSTMH marketing efforts
- Provide the Chief Executive with monthly reports on journal workflow and key outcomes and performance of the journals
- Manage the journal print stock, ensuring the required number of copies are ordered in for RSTMH events, in addition to maintaining a rolling stock
- In collaboration with the Chief Executive, oversee the journal budget and monitor/report on finances throughout the year
Business development of journals
- Monitor and report reception/perception of RSTMH journal content through networking (e.g. at scientific meetings), organising author and reader surveys in association with the publisher
- Collaborate with Chief Executive and rest of RSTMH team on all matters concerning promotion of RSTMH journals
- Lead on the process of sharing information from the journals with the rest of the society, where relevant
- Actively seek out opportunities for, and commission, manuscripts and special projects to promote and maximise income from the journals and their content (e.g. online collections, themed issues, themed article series and supplements)
- Ensure that relevant journal content is promoted on the RSTMH website and other communication channels
- Manage the relationship with our publishing partner, OUP, and our suppliers who are managing parts of the peer review process, including oversight of the contractual side of these relationships
- Establishing plans to meet, monitor and evaluate the performance of key contacts, producing quarterly status reports
- Significant editorial experience on scientific journals
- Science background, ideally with PhD in an allied area of medical research
- Experience of open access publishing
- Knowledge of major publishing trends
- Experience in using online submission and peer review management systems
- Strong project management skills and numeracy
- Ability to network effectively with a range of external scientific and non-scientific contacts
- Results oriented
- High level of communication skills: articulate, clear, concise, accurate
- Ability to prioritise and manage workload
- Demonstrated networking skills: able to form effective new relationships with a wide range of internal and external contacts
Closing Date: 18th August 2022
If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.
No agencies please.
Location: Home based (UK-Wide)
Salary: £43,477 - £48,852 per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 16 August 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 17:00pm on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
About Alzheimer\'s Society
Who we are
Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.
What we want
We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.
What we do
We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future
How we do it
We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.
About the role
We are looking for an experienced Senior Creative Copywriter who understands the power of strong, engaging copy and who skilfully deploys our tone of voice to powerfully connect with and inspire our target audiences.
Through positive collaboration and influencing, you’ll play a key role in championing and embedding our brand tone of voice across the charity to help it shine out through everything we do. You’ll inspire staff and stakeholders to understand the importance of a consistent brand tone of voice and messaging and help to bring it to life consistently across all our creative touchpoints to a very high standard of excellence, whilst optimising engagement.
Building strong, trusted relationships is key. As well as working closely with the rest of the Creative Services team, you’ll work as an expert friend with teams across the Society to provide tone of voice advice and consultancy across the development of all significant creative products. You’ll liaise and advise at all levels of the organisation, including the CEO and other members of the Senior Leadership Team on brand tone of voice issues.
As we review and reposition our brand there’s never been a more exciting time for this role. You will be part of a passionate team working to shape and bring to life our new brand positioning and visual identity to raise awareness of what we do - growing our reach to inspire more support for our life-changing work and help more people living with dementia to live lives free from stigma, fear, and inequality.
We are looking for a skilled and passionate Senior Creative Copywriter to join the team. You will have:
- Expertise in composing and crafting engaging copy for campaigns and other brand & marketing communications, across all touchpoints
- Strong knowledge and understanding of principles and best practice in creating and implementing messaging and tone of voice guidelines
- Experience of working closely with designers and videographers to generate ideas and concepts collaboratively, resulting in outstanding creative work that works across the creative disciplines
- Experience of managing large-scale brand tone of voice and messaging implementation across an organisation
- Experience delivering workshops or training sessions
- Strong relationship building skills including the ability to identify, develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships at all levels – gaining respect and influencing outcomes
- An open and approachable style of working, promoting collaboration across teams and functions
- Knowledge of audience insight, tailoring brand executions to meet audience needs whilst remaining true to the brand
- Strong project and time management skills, ability to prioritise, work under pressure and manage conflicting deadlines
- Budget management skills
- Love of great creative and keen eye for detail
- Excellent communications and presentation skills - verbal and written
- Proactive, with a can-do attitude, solutions focussed
Most of all, you’ll be passionate about using your skills to grow awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s Society and our initiatives so we can meet our ambitious targets to support even more people affected by dementia.
You may have experience of the following: Senior Marketing, Senior Creative Copywriter, Senior Copywriter, Copywriter, Creative Copywriter, Marketing Communications, Marketing Manager, Marketing Assistant, Content Editor, Journalist, Journalism, PR Officer, Public Relations, Marcoms, Press Officer, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc.
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How can a story change the world for the better?
The newly formed AKO Storytelling Institute is looking for a leader to shape the future. Following a successful pilot, we are now looking for a Director to take the Institute to the next level. Can you help us deliver practical, creative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems like climate change and economic, social and racial justice?
The AKO Storytelling Institute is an ongoing experiment that blends policy and programming. The Institute works with artists, academics, students and all kinds of creatives from a wide range of disciplines. We engage with difficult, challenging and complex issues.
Our outputs will include useable, scalable practices and clear policies designed to improve people’s lives in our changing world. We want to become the world’s foremost centre of excellence on how narrative and storytelling influence public discourse and bring about change. And we need you to get us there.
You are a leader with a background from any of the below areas:
- Creative practitioner or curator
- Campaigns or Advocacy
- Academic leader in social, political or creative fields
- Policy maker or think tank
We welcome applicants from unusual disciplines and diverse backgrounds. The key elements we want you to bring to the role are expertise in leading world-class interdisciplinary projects for positive social change; and a talent for finding the right balance of people, partnerships and networks to make a difference.
The Director will work with the Chief Social Purpose Officer to develop the operational plans for the Institute, overseeing a rich mix of interconnected policy development and creative project programming. You will also work alongside the University’s advocacy, campaigning and impact work to deliver our ambitious Social Purpose objectives.
Why join us?
University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.
We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.
The final design of the Institute will be shaped in collaboration with the Director and will lean into their skills and expertise.
We expect the skills and experience listed below will be of particular use and will be looking for a candidate with some – though probably not all – of the credentials below.
- Senior management in UK higher education
- Senior management in a campaigning or advocacy organisation
- Experience in public programming and events
- Experience as a creative practitioner or researcher in the discipline of storytelling
- Senior-level experience in research, policy making and/or academic course development
- A track record in fundraising, either for research, campaigning, arts or social impact
In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.
For full details and how to apply please click the apply button.
Closing date: 30 August 2022 23:55.
UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.
We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.
With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.
As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.
We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.
The ADoP has delegated oversight of programmes within the portfolio and line manages Team Leaders. The ADoP also oversees the Programmes’ Resource Unit (PRU) with line management of Head of PRU. The ADoP works with the New Business and Partnerships Team, Technical Department, Management Services and Country Representatives in Tier 1 countries to ensure high quality programme delivery and growth across the company. The ADoP is part of the Programmes Department Senior Management Team responsible for high quality delivery of Options portfolio, with cross-departmental responsibilities.
- Significant and proven work experience in the development sector at a senior level
- Extensive experience of delivery health and social development programmes within low-middle income countries
- Experience of overseeing the delivery of large, complex programmes, supporting senior leaders to deliver against agreed contracts
- Strong commercial acumen and budgeting skills
- Strong negotiation and influencing skills
- Excellent line manager motivating and supporting teams to deliver
Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance.
- Closing date for applications is: 31 August 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, candidates are encouraged to apply early.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
- Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
- As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
- Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
- We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
- Applicants must have the right to work in their chosen country of employment; the UK, Kenya or Nigeria.
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.
Are you passionate about Mental Health? And campaigning for a cultural change?
Mind in Salford are looking to recruit a Training Manager to build on and develop Mind in Salford’s training offer, which aligns with Mind in Salford’s values. Represent the voice of Salford in campaigning to dispel stigma and influence political, social and cultural change around mental health. To gain new business, and coordinate the promotion of our training programmes.
Mind in Salford has developed an excellent and well-received range of training for employers, which includes: Mental Health Awareness, Managing Mental Health in the Workplace; Resilience training. Delivery is by free-lance trainers. The training enables us to promote good mental health as well as developing a sustainable business model to support the wider work of the charity. The Training Manager has a key role to play in building and sustaining this area of work.
Hours: 37.5 Mon – Fri
The skills and knowledge that are important to us are:
- Working collaboratively with staff and volunteers
- Experience of developing a business and/or projects
- Building/maintaining good relationships
- Good organisational and management skills
The closing date is Friday 2nd September 2022.
Interview date – TBC - will take place at the Angel Centre.
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An enhanced DBS check and comprehensive references will be required.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities and encourage those with lived experience of mental or emotional distress to apply.
No agencies please.