Permanent – Head of Public Sector Partnerships – London and SE
Full time – 35 hours per week.
Are you a proactive and energetic individual with excellent communication and relationship management skills?
Do you have experience of developing strategic partnerships and funding opportunities which will enable young people to release their potential and achieve success?
The Prince’s Trust is looking to recruit a Head of Public Sector for the South region.
The successful candidate will have strong partnership development skills and ability to relate to senior personnel across a range of organisations. Understanding funding environments, contributing to proposals and working closely with internal colleagues are key skills required of this role.
To learn more about the role, please download the job description.
About The Prince’s Trust
We are a youth charity whose mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills, to live, learn and earn. This year we will support more than 70,000 young people through a range of proven programmes, with three in four achieving a positive outcome!
We have a bold ambition to extend the reach and impact of our work and help one million more young people transform their lives over the next ten years. Our job is to inspire them, support them and release their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. We will focus on innovation, to ensure we adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. We owe it to ourselves and the young people we serve, to do the best work of our lives and to help give them an increasing stake in our economy and society. They are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.
The Prince’s Trust is committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of the children and young people we work with. Successful applicants to roles at The Prince’s Trust will be subject to criminal vetting checks, and where necessary for the role, a check at an enhanced level will be required.
To apply for this vacancy please go to our website and complete the online application. To help you with the supporting statement section, you may want to download a copy of the Prince’s Trust Behavioural Framework.
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We are seeking a Public Relations Officer to Initiate, plan, co-ordinate, respond to, provide advice on and implement a range of PR and media activities to achieve Corporate Communications’ objective to secure maximum public awareness in support of the Charity.
Main Duties & Responsibilities of the post
- Identify opportunities and set clearly agreed targets and objectives with the PR Manager
- Identify and source consultancies to help deliver these programmes where appropriate, managing them to ensure that communications objectives are delivered and monitoring costs and performance against agreed targets
- Identify key opportunities, gaining buy in and support for initiatives and acting as a representative of the Charity. Anticipate risks and challenges, adopting a proactive approach to problem-solving and mitigation
- Provide a critical supporting role to the PR Manager; assisting in the preparation, delivery and reporting of key performance indicators against the Corporate Communications’ five and ten-year strategic plan and the annual operating plan.
- Maintain a solid and growing network of stakeholder relationships among influencers, decision-makers, partner organisations and media assets; presenting a positive, professional and contemporary face of the Charity.
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Public Relations Officer - Up to £150 per day - 3 month contract - London
Our client is a much loved and admired national charity that helps a broad community through emotional and financial support as well as representation in society.
The Public Relations Officer ( temp t Perm, 3 months initially) will play a key role in supporting the PR Team for the imminent ,iconic, national campaigns. This busy role has the usual mix of PR and media activities and will see you researching, writing and editing press releases, articles for in house and external publications, creating speeches and notably you will be involved in answering enquiries from individuals, journalist and other organisations, speaking in public presentations, press conferences and in media interviews.
To apply for the freelance Public Relations officer role you must have really strong face to face media experience securing media coverage as well as experience in:
- PR, media relations or journalism ideally in a high profile organisation
- working with media - print, TV, radio
- Developing engaging stories to hook media and their interest
If you have the above and are available at short notice, then please apply now!
Public Relations Officer - Up to £150 per day - 3 month contract - London
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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, an international non-profit organization tracking the human rights impacts of over 9000 companies worldwide, is seeking a highly motivated person to join an exciting new collaborative project between its Corporate Legal Accountability (CLA) and Civic Freedoms & Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) programmes to map and analyse the scale and nature of the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) globally. A growing number of corporations are using SLAPPs as a tactic to intimidate and silence critics by burdening them with the cost and hassle of litigation in order to stop their opposition. They are a serious, growing threat to the vital work of NGOs, land and environmental defenders, community and social movement leaders, trade union representatives, and journalists focused on protecting our fundamental freedoms, human rights, and democracy.
The successful candidate will help map and analyse the scale of this global trend and produce a database of cases and a series of analyses and communications tools that will support the efforts of civil society groups and defenders across the globe. This will involve conducting research to identify and continously monitor cases of judicial harassment and SLAPPs against human rights defenders, including the parties involved, legal arguments used, remedies sought, law firms involved, strategies used against advocates (including legal charges and accompanying delegitimising campaigns), and results of these lawsuits, managing the creation of a publicly accessible database gathering cases of SLAPPs around the world, and writing a briefing analysing data on the scope and landscape of SLAPPs.
The Legal Researcher will also provide support to the Resource Centre’s Civic Freedoms and HRDs programme by identifying cases of judicial harassment, SLAPPs and other types of attacks for its global database of attacks against human rights defenders focused on business-related activities and support with company engagement.
Applicants must have:
- Strong commitment to advancing human rights in the business sector and to the protection of human rights defenders
- Legal education
- 2+ years of experience conducting legal research, preferably related to human rights
- Proven track record of working constructively with a range of stakeholders and in very close collaboration with a small team
- Proven excellent communications skills, including an ability to write clearly and succinctly for a range of audiences and in diverse formats
- Ability to search for difficult to find information online and analyse this data
- Languages: English (fluency required); Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian or Arabic fluency highly desired
- The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is launching a new two-year project focused on the use of SLAPPs to stop the work of human rights defenders. This work will support the leadership of other coalitions and organizations focused on SLAPPs, including Protect the Protest and Greenpeace. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre aims to make a critical contribution to other efforts to stop the use of SLAPPs by creating a publicly available centralised hub of data about the scale and nature of SLAPPs globally. The Legal Researcher will be responsible for conducting the research and analysis to create this hub, as well as management of the project, with the support and supervision of the Civic Freedoms & HRDs and the CLA teams.
The Legal Researcher will also provide support to the Resource Centre’s Civic Freedoms and HRDs programme by identifying cases of judicial harassment, SLAPPs, and other types of attacks for its global database of attacks against human rights defenders focused on business-related activities and support with company engagement.
How to apply:
Please go to our website and follow Link to Job at the bottom of the page, and download, fill and submit the application form on the website by 8 October 2019. We do not accept CVs.
Specific activities include:
- Map existing data about SLAPPs and identify gaps in information in collaboration with the Civic Freedoms and HRDs and Corporate Legal Accountability teams;
- Conduct research to identify and continously monitor cases of judicial harrasment and SLAPPs against human rights defenders, including the parties involved, legal arguments used, remedies sought, law firms involved, strategies used against advocates (including legal charges and accompanying delegitimising campaigns), and results of these lawsuits;
- Liaise with defenders facing SLAPPs and their supporting organizations, as needed;
- Manage the creation of a publicly accessible and user-friendly English-language database gathering cases of SLAPPs around the world and an online hub of information with the latest developments regarding SLAPPs and an expert blog series on the phenomenon;
- Write a briefing analysing data on the scope and landscape of SLAPPs;
- Create infographics that visualise aspects of this phenomenon;
- Support efforts to increase reputational and other costs against companies using SLAPPs to stop the work of human rights defenders; and
- Participate in regularly scheduled Global Team calls and ad hoc calls and meetings as needed.
Key competencies and attributes:
- Values: Strong, demonstrated commitment to promoting human rights in business and supporting the work of human rights defenders. Shared values and ethos of the Resource Centre.
- Human rights experience: A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the field of human rights or social justice.
- Legal research & analytical skills: Proven experience in conducting high quality legal research and analysis, preferably related to human rights and persistent in seeking out difficult-to-find information.
- Data analysis skills:Proven experience with data analysis and competency with Microsoft Excel.
- Project management skills: Highly organised and detail oriented with project management experience.
- Communication skills: Proven excellent communications skills, including an ability to write clearly and succinctly for a range of audiences (from business to civic society organizations and trade unions), and in diverse formats (including briefing papers, blogs, web-based summaries of cases); experience with social media outreach desirable.
- Strategic insight: Able to identify key opportunities to enhance impact of project within given resource and time constraints.
- Teamwork: Able to operate effectively and constructively with team members on a collaborative project and ensure smooth communication despite geographical distances between team members.
- Initiative and motivation: Able to take initiative and drive work forward independently within agreed frameworks, motivated by achieving external results
- Organization and prioritisation: Strong organisational and time management skills, enabling efficient and effective work
- Languages: Fluent English (reading, writing, speaking); Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian or Arabic highly desired.
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is a diverse, global team. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background and we acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in progressive movements. We particularly encourage applications from people of Black/ African / Afro-Caribbean, Asian, and Latinx descent, people belonging to indigenous groups, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGTBQ+, and other minorities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Friends of Windmill Gardens (FoWG) is looking for an organised and proactive project administrator to be responsible for the smooth running of projects at the new Brixton Windmill Centre due to open in October. Experienced in dealing with the public, the successful candidate will have excellent administrative skills including IT, numeracy and premises management skills appropriate to the post. This role is crucial to the success of the new education/visitor and community centre at the last working windmill in central London.
The successful candidate will understand and be committed to the changes FoWG need to make through two years of Power to Change (PTC) funding. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record of administrative work in an office, project, small business or similar environment. They will have experience of using finance packages and keeping financial records so that there are excellent project processes, records and reporting. They will understand that the future of our growing social business depends on strong financial systems, accuracy and integrity.
The PA also needs the skills to handle petty cash, receipts for sale items, donations and other items and process such income in accordance with internal procedures and Gift Aid requirements. They will understand that a social business needs to work collaboratively in a team of paid staff and volunteers and the need for public facing systems to be user friendly but with strong controls.
Using their IT skills they will produce regular accurate reports to the project’s management team. They will be responsive and adapt and change with a can-do approach to work and ability to prioritise appropriately to ensure project delivery whatever project challenges are faced. They will also have key responsibilities for managing the community building, booking events and classes, dealing with trainees, visitors and volunteers and assisting with purchasing items, working to the Business Development Manager and the appropriate lead Board member. They will be open to using local and social media to promote the project and the role of the Brixton Windmill and the Brixton Windmill Centre in the well-being of the community.
This 17.5-hour per week part-time post is funded by a Power to Change Business Fund grant for 18 months.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
MyBnk is a national charity, successfully empowering young people to take charge of their future, by bringing money to life.
Young people remain at the heart of everything we do. Their needs, ideas, curiosities and aspirations inform our work from programme development and delivery, to brand and policy.
Good financial capability breeds better financial outcomes, opportunities and wellbeing. Money worries and debts cause hardship and stress, potentially leading to family and health issues for the individual and a cost to society.
Founded in 2007, with a vision to help create a financially capable and enterprising generation, together with young people, we have created innovative, high-impact and high-energy financial education workshops, delivered by our expert trainers. We have continued to grow in scale and reach and build MyBnk into the thriving charity it is today.
With the impending departure of our Chair, who founded MyBnk and served as our former CEO, and led and worked with the team to successfully create a shared vision and achieve positive systemic change and outcomes, working with extraordinary partners and supporters, we are at a particular seminal and exciting stage in our development
MyBnk has ambitious plans to double income over the next three years, to £3 million per annum, and to reach so many more young people. With the role of Chair offering a unique opportunity for you to help drive this growth.
You will play a key role in shaping the long-term sustainable future of MyBnk, be able to horizon scan, broker new introductions and effectively mobilise new opportunities. You will act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity in partnership with the CEO, the trustees and the patrons. You will support the CEO and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the entire Executive of MyBnk to achieve our strategic objectives.
Closing date: Monday 30 September
Preliminary conversation with Harris Hill: week commencing 7 October
If you are potentially interested and would welcome an informal and confidential conversation please contact our advising consultant Philip Nelson, Director at Harris Hill.
Fundraising and Communications Officer Carers Support Merton (CSM) is a well established and respected charity in the London Borough of Merton with an ambitious development programme of work to support promote and improve the quality of life of unpaid carers from the age of 5 years. CSM is currently looking for self-motivated and dynamic Fundraising and Communications Officer to join our team.
The Fundraising and Communications Officer can expect a varied role with the opportunity to develop a board range of knowledge and skills.
Fundraising and Communications Officer
Hours: 30 hours per week (flexible working or with the possibility of some homeworking).
You will have experience of fundraising and digital communications, along with the passion to actively gain support for unpaid Carers in Merton. You will have excellent communication skills, be highly organized, and able to balance competing priorities.
The role will include building links with local businesses, building our donor base, recruiting and supporting fundraising volunteers, writing trust and foundation applications, organizing events, creating inspiring content for social media and the production of the quarterly newsletter. You will develop and maintain the administrative procedures to support the organisations fundraising activities. You will have a ‘can do’ attitude and work flexibly, including occasional evenings and weekends where necessary.
This is a great opportunity to develop your career in charity fundraising and communications. It would be suitable for someone with flexible-working needs (perhaps returning to work), or someone at an earlier stage of their career who would like to make use of their excellent digital marketing skills to make a difference locally. There is huge scope to develop your own ideas, whilst at the same time access to the support of an experienced fundraiser along with a range of training opportunities.
For an informal discussion contact us with a date and time when we can give you a call.
Application process: Application form demonstrating how skills and experience meet the Person Specification. CV’s are not accepted.
Closing Date: Monday 7th October 2019 5pm
Interviews: Week Beginning 21st October 2019
Carers Support Merton, as an employer, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This includes a commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures.
The successful candidate will be subject to a basic DBS check.
Carers Support Merton collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. If you apply for an application pack but do not subsequently submit an application your details will be kept until the end of the recruitment process. We will keep your details secure and will not share them with any third party. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use data and full Privacy Notice for applicants is available on request.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job title: Advice and Information Team Leader (South Region)
Region: London HQ
Contract: Fixed Term Contract, Maternity Cover until 13 March 2020
Salary: FTE £29,268 per annum (£24,816 plus London Weighting £4452) pro rata
About The Royal British Legion
The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.
Our Values and Behaviours
Does the following describe you?
A desire to provide a great customer service and support
Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others
If so then we would like to hear from you ….
Now it’s your chance to play a leading role in making a difference to the lives of those who served their country and their families. Working with our members, volunteers, statutory authorities and other Armed Forces charities, you will be tasked with understanding of the needs of the Armed Forces community and work of The Legion, raising public awareness and reaching more beneficiaries.
Working with the London Area Manager, you will lead a team of Case Officers, an Advice & Information Officer and volunteers, ensuring our beneficiaries receive the information, signposting and support they need; whether that is face-to-face or via our Contact Centre and online information portal. You’ll co-ordinate this support, planning and arranging out-reach into all parts of the community.
For this exciting role, you will need to have management experience in a customer focused environment and will have experience of running a busy case-work service. You will also have a good understanding of the scope and provision of statutory welfare support services and Armed Forces service entitlements. A strong team player and communicator, you will have an empathy with the Armed Forces community and be confident in both leading staff and volunteers as well as working with web-based systems.
The role is based in London with frequent travel around the city with some national travel.
The post of Advice and Information Team Leader is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
How to Apply
Please apply clicking ‘Apply Online’
Closing date for this role is: Wednesday 25th September 2019 with interviews on Tuesday 1st October 2019
Reports to: Head of Communications
Location: Vauxhall, London
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum dependent on experience + benefits
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
About Malaria No More UK
Malaria has been described as the oldest killer disease in history; even now, despite recent progress, it claims the life of a child every two minutes. Malaria No More UK is part of a global movement that is determined to make this the generation that beats this killer. To realise this vision, we need to mobilise governments, influencers, businesses and the public, inspiring them to commit funds, energy and resources to ending deaths from malaria and wiping out the disease for good. We are a small but very hard-working team with ambitions and objectives that reach way beyond the expected, and every member of our team contributes to winning the fight to ending malaria, saving millions of lives and eradicating the poverty that this disease causes to so many. Together, we can end it for good.
A great opportunity to kick-start your career in communications while contributing to an ambitious, passionate organisation with a bold mission. Under the supervision of the Head of Communications you will be working with our small communications team, undertaking a varied range of tasks including: keeping abreast of all upcoming comms activity and tasks, maintaining and monitoring Malaria No More UK’s social media channels; editing website content; content creation for media, influential supporters, website, email communications ; image editing; and providing general communications and administrative support where needed. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience across a range of communications functions: PR, media relations, digital, content creation and talent management.
We are a busy team and this role will be key in keeping us organised and on track.
- General team support:
- Be the first point of call for day-to-day requests for the communications team, supporting the team with external and internal requests.
- Support external and internal meetings and workshops. This could include attending meetings, taking minutes, creating presentations, event management and ad hoc requests.
- Team activity support:
- Lead on the monitoring and evaluation process, supported by the digital and PR & Communications interns.
- Work with the digital, content and PR/media leads to update and act as the guardian of the communications content and activity plan.
- Support the project management of different external stakeholder groups.
- Communications materials: helping produce compelling, on-brand content for external and internal audiences. This could include press releases, presentations, pitch decks, briefing documents and digital content.
- PR & media relations support: Helping to maintain media lists, pitching stories to media, ongoing evaluation of our media coverage.
- Digital support: supporting with website and social media updates, including writing, scheduling and monitoring posts across channels; creating media for posts; responding to comments and interactions.
- Content support: support the Creative Content Lead with the creation and editing or images and video content.
- Talent support: Supporting the Senior Manager, Communications and Talent Relations with research and creating pitch decks and key updates to talent
- General copywriting tasks for digital, media and talent
- Supporting the communications team with ad-hoc tasks
- To undertake any other reasonable additional duties as required by MNMUK.
Qualifications, skills and experience
- Experience of working in a busy in-house communications team or an agency.
- Understanding a large mix of online and offline communications channels.
- Strong communication & interpersonal skills; being able to articulate yourself clearly face-to-face as well as online.
- You’ll have a keen eye for detail & should feel comfortable editing copy: from emails & case-studies, to digital copy and press releases.
- You’ll enjoy thinking creatively about how to improve communications and have a passion for different tactics that we use – social media, working with talent and media relations.
- Comfortable with MS Office in all forms.
- Experience managing email marketing campaigns
- Have basic skills in Adobe applications including Photoshop (or other image editing software) and Adobe Premiere.
- Interview/journalism skills to help us gather and produce compelling case studies
- We’re a fun but hard-working team so it would help if you’re as conscientious as you are light-hearted
- Able to hit the ground running & work independently while working to brief
- Well organised and reliable with a willingness to “muck in”
- Capacity to deal with sometimes unstructured and unpredictable environments
- Enthusiastic about our mission and your future in communications
This job description and person specification is a statement of requirements at the time of writing and is not contractual or exhaustive. It should not be seen as precluding future changes after appointment to this role and it may be amended over time in consultation with the Director of Communications
Staff benefits include:
- 10% employer pension contributions
- 28 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holiday days
- Interest-free staff season ticket loan
- Continuing personal development opportunities
- Interest free bicycle loan scheme
- Professional training & qualification subsidy
Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter of no more than 1 A4 page detailing how you meet the criteria and why you would like to work for us by the closing date of 5pm on 18th September 2019
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Create positive change in communities across the UK by developing major gifts and trusts, maximising opportunities for income generation.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust feels like one of the charity sector’s best kept secrets, but there is a high chance you will know, or be connected to, someone who has been part of their Fellowship Programme.
The Trust was founded with the proceeds of a national fundraising campaign, launched following Sir Winston Churchill’s death in 1965, to recognise his contribution to the nation. £2.8m was raised from the general public – equivalent to £48m today.
These donations formed an endowment that funds Churchill Fellowships, a unique programme of practical research grants. These fund ordinary people to travel the world seeking innovative solutions for today’s most pressing problems.
In-keeping with their commitment to diversify voluntary income, the Trust is looking to appoint their first Development Director, increasing income from c. £250,000 p/a to £1 million p/a, allowing them to maintain 150 Fellowships each year.
Reporting to the CEO, the Development Director will work very closely with senior leadership and trustees, who recognise their involvement in supporting fundraising. This position plays a significant role in the overall leadership and management of the organisation and will support the development and implementation of organisational strategic plans.
The Trust also has budget planned for a part-time development resource. The Development Director will have the opportunity to define and recruit this resource.
Key areas of responsibility
- Develop and implement strategic fundraising plans – prioritising major gifts, Trusts and individual giving (including legacies)
- Overall responsibility for fundraising – building and managing relationships with major donors and Trusts and managing these in a systematic manner to secure support
- Work in partnership with the Communications Director to source, create and deliver fundraising and stewardship communications
- Define the Trust’s use of Senior Volunteers by working closely with the Board and Partnerships & Communications Sub-Committee – ensuring they are inspired and motivated to help deliver income
- To act as a public face of the Trust – communicating their mission, impact and fundraising requirements at public events/conferences
- Create systems, processes and policies for an effective fundraising operation
- Senior level fundraising experience, securing six-figure gifts and multi-year philanthropic gifts
- Experience of major donor and Trust fundraising, especially partnership working
- Knowledge of individual giving and legacy programmes e.g. supporter recruitment/alumni relations
- Gravitas and charisma – able to command respect and action from a range of senior stakeholders while having the adaptability to communicate with a variety of audiences
- Experience of working in a small team/being a sole fundraiser with the confidence to work in that manner
- Candidate selection – w/c 14 October
- CEO Interviews – w/c 21 October
- Board Interviews – w/c 28 October
- Appointment – w/c 4 November
- Estimated start date – February 2020
For more information and to apply for this role, please click Apply on website and submit your CV to Naomi Carruthers at QuarterFive Fundraising Recruitment. If your experience is a good fit, we will send you a job description and arrange a briefing call or meeting that will provide you with all the information required to formally apply. QuarterFive aims to proactively support your job search, so we may also consider your details for other job vacancies to enable us to find a position that is most suitable for you.
Job based in London. The role may require the post holder to travel occasionally throughout the UK and attend events out of hours.
At FareShare, we fight food poverty by tackling food waste. We source fresh, quality and in date food that is surplus to requirements from retailers and manufacturers and redistribute it to charities and community groups that provide meals to vulnerable people - individuals who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated or recovering from addictions.
FareShare operates 21 Regional Centres around the UK and in conjunction with our store level solution, FareShare Go, we now support over 10,900 local charities and community groups. Over the past year FareShare managed over 20,800 tonnes of food nationwide, feeding over 920,000 people every week. By making sure good food is not wasted, we turn an environmental problem into a social solution.
Main purpose of the role
FareShare has an experienced Marcomms department working to raise our profile and strengthen our brand amongst the general public, the food industry, our charity members, the media and other stakeholders.
We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual who feels passionate about food poverty and food waste in the UK.
This role is vital in strengthening FareShare’s ability to promote its work and the issues of food waste and food poverty. Your key focus will be to:
- Gather and provide content and evidence of FareShare’s work and impact (e.g. case studies, research)
- Develop and maintain marketing collateral to promote this and in the process maintain and ensure brand consistency
- Communicate and promote FareShare through various communications channels (events, website, newsletters)
This post requires someone with drive, initiative, a ‘just do it’ attitude and who is not afraid to learn on the job through giving it a go! By demonstrating this attitude and combining it with the experience level required below this is a great opportunity to make a real difference in an area of great relevance in the current economic climate.
- With the Marketing and Communications Manager, develop and implement the marketing and communications activity plan and production schedule to better promote FareShare to all our stakeholders across all communications channels
- Develop briefs for marketing materials and social media content, write copy and liaise with designers to publish
- Create and implement campaigns and materials to support internal communications
- Provide content by identifying stories across the FareShare network and develop cases studies to be used:
- for media, social media and PR/marketing purposes.
- by the various teams at FareShare National to pitch and promote FareShare and to nurture current partnerships
- Review, develop and maintain a bank of marketing resources, such as photos, case studies library and promotional videos and graphics
- Maintain a contact strategy for external stakeholders, including regular newsletters
- Deliver an effective support service to meet the communications and marketing requirements of the Fundraising and Operations Team, as well as the Fareshare Regional Centres
- Manage FareShare’s Google Grant and AdWords account to drive traffic to the FareShare website and support targeted campaigns on social media
- Assist the Marketing Manager on research activities/surveys, including research with our charity members
- Support the delivery of events as diverse as network conferences or public facing events
- Act as a brand champion by monitoring use of logo, messages, language, iconography and other visual elements
- Act as first point of contact for FareShare, including responding to email enquiries and redirect web enquiries to relevant people.
- Develop and manage other appropriate activities as defined by your line manager.
· Demonstrable experience of working in marketing/communications to raise the profile of an organisation or an issue ideally in FMCG or charity
· Demonstrable and proven track record of developing materials and resources to support campaigns
· Demonstrable experience of supporting internal teams in the delivery of team and organisational objectives
Skills, knowledge and abilities:
· Excellent copy-writing and proofreading skills and experience in writing engaging multi-channel content
· Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience in graphic design
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Proven ability to develop and maintain good working relations, both within an organisation and with stakeholders
· A self starter with proven ability to work on own initiative, meet objectives and tight deadlines under pressure
· Accuracy, meticulous attention to detail and excellent proof reading skills
· Knowledge of Wordpress, Mailchimp, Survey Monkey, salesforce and/or other CRM systems is desirable.
Values and behaviours
· A commitment to Equal Opportunities
· An understanding of, and sympathy with, FareShare’s mission and strategy
· Flexibility of approach and ability to work in a team
· Willingness and ability to travel around the UK on an occasional basis.
If you would like to apply for this role then please send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement showing how you meet the essential experience outlined in the person specification via our website.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 19th September. Interviews will be held in London during weeks commencing 23 September.
About Ditch the Label and Our Work
Our research consistently shows that 1 in 2 of all young people have at some point experienced bullying, so we’re standing for a society that is fair, equal and free from all types of bullying.
Launched in the UK in 2012, Ditch the Label has quickly become one of the largest and most recognised youth, anti-bullying charities in the world, working to teach young people aged 12-25 that it’s okay to be different. Our award-winning work spans across the UK, USA and Mexico, working with and aiding young people, parents/guardians, education establishments and other organisations involved with the safeguarding of young people.
Our work is internationally recognised and has been heralded as some of the most innovative and ambitious anti-bullying work around. Each month, we help thousands of young people to navigate through bullying, the potentially devastating impacts and supporting youth through the myriad of issues that they face. Additionally, we regularly produce world-class research to understand the changing nature and dynamic of bullying and canvas for real societal change with our public facing campaigns.
Our current work includes:
- SUPPORT:Providing direct advice and support to thousands of young people each week through the Ditch the Label website and owned platforms. We provide crucial support around issues such as (but not limited to) bullying, abuse, coming out, mental health/wellbeing, self-esteem and relationships. Additionally, we work online, through partnerships with social networks to remove abusive content
- RESEARCH:Working in collaboration with education establishments, social networks and other organisations as a means of producing new, innovative research surrounding bullying and related issues to uncover hidden insights which leads and informs our support programmes
- CAMPAIGNS:Utilising the power of the media and innovative content to generate societal shifts in attitudes and behaviours surrounding bullying with our public facing campaigns
- EDUCATION: We produce complete and downloadable high-quality educational resources for teachers in order to support and aid the delivery of PSHE lessons within schools and further, to reach youth in offline environments to challenge subjects such as bullying, gender stereotypes, body image and digital literacy.
- POLICY:Working to positively influence education and policy across government to bring us closer to combating bullying, abusive and harassing behaviours and vitally, to reflect and highlight youth voices and experiences
The span of our work is constantly changing in line with the growth of our organisation. If you want to be part of a growing team with passion, drive and genuine enthusiasm then Ditch the Label is the workplace for you.
Our U.K. office is based in Brighton. Our U.S.A. office is based in Los Angeles.
Head of Corporate Giving: Job Description
If you truly believe in a world that is fair, equal and free from all types of bullying and share our ambition and passion to drive change, our Head of Corporate Giving role is the perfect fit for you.
You will be working closely with our Chief Fundraiser Officer and senior management to focus on the corporate and individual giving area (new business) fundraising at Ditch the Label. In this role you will work against mutually agreed financial targets and KPI’s. You will be based in our Brighton UK office but you will be working across all of our markets, with potential opportunities to travel internationally.
We are looking for an individual who is a strategic thinker and able to develop and build on our fundraising strategy and activity, actively seeking new opportunities. The successful applicant must be passionate about the work of Ditch the Label and able to confidently articulate our values in order to build support and influence with external stakeholders – such as major donors and corporate decision makers.
A proven track record in fundraising is essential and we are ideally looking for a candidate with a diverse range of fundraising skills. You must be innovative, fresh, energetic and have a strong drive to succeed.
- Generate new income from corporate donors and individuals to fund Ditch the Label’s vital services supporting young people aged 12-25
- Build a pipeline of new funding opportunities which have the potential to generate high value, multi-year donations
- Identify and make approaches to new prospects from scratch including major companies and high net worth individuals
- Develop relationships and steward potential donors through the new business pipeline, from making the ask to securing a partnership agreement
- Create bespoke, powerful and compelling written proposals for potential donors based on their requirements and leverage brand assets accordingly
- Deliver engaging and motivating pitches to potential donors
- Secure new contacts through networking opportunities and existing relationships
- Manage and develop relationships with new donors, as and when required
- Contribute to Ditch the Label’s fundraising strategy and budgeting process
- Monitoring, evaluating and reporting against KPI’s to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Fundraising Officer and members of the board
Head of Corporate Giving: Person Specification
- A diverse portfolio of fundraising experience or previously held a similar position
- An understanding of charity fundraising and experience with major donors, trusts and corporate fundraising
- Understanding of how to make a successful fundraising approach
- Tenacious and results driven
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Great networking, interpersonal and influential skills
- The ability to articulately and confidently communicate our organisation values to individuals or in front of an audience
- Passionate about youth issues
- Demonstrable new business experience securing major donations in a fundraising role (or comparable experience from a different sector)
- Proven track record of developing a new business pipeline and winning new partnerships from scratch
- Experience of writing successful proposals or bids
- Experience of closing deals and securing partnerships
Head of Corporate Giving: Technicalities and Compensation
Place of work:Brighton, United Kingdom
Working week:36.5hrs p/week (with a paid 60-minute lunch break).
Compensation: £28-32K PA depending upon experience.
- Company pension scheme
- Annual pay reviews
- Team socials
- Discount on Ditch the Label merchandise
- Opportunities to travel and attend invite-only partner events
- 28 days of fully paid annual holiday
- Office refreshments
Please contact us with your CV to request an application form.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is an exciting and critical time of growth and organisational development for Oxford Research Group. As we have recently developed our new 3-year strategy into action, we are looking to put it into action and scale-up our organisation to ensure we can deliver on our planned impact.
We are looking for an inspirational Chief Executive to build on our current successes, drive our strategy and accelerate progress towards our vision.
The role requires a focus to income generation to support the strategy and credibility to be a compelling spokesperson and advocate for the organisation to build its reputation.
You will be an experienced people leader with the strategic vision and drive to ensure a forward looking and ambitious agenda, bringing significant experience of leading a team and an ability to deliver organisational change.
You will be entrepreneurial, authentic, adaptable and action orientated. You will have excellent communication and ambassadorial skills as well as the ability to build strong relationships across a complex range of stakeholders. Most importantly, you will demonstrate a passion for the cause, personal integrity, a commitment to diversity and positive leadership.
We are influential in developing new approaches to sustaining peace and security. We use our research and peacebuilding projects to connect, educate and inspire others to work together to break the cycle of violence.
Our work is more important than ever with 33 countries currently experiencing armed conflict, 70.8 million people being forcibly displaced globally and almost half of all post-civil war countries relapsing into conflict within 5 years.
We work with those affected by conflict and engage with policymakers around the world because we believe that together we can make a change.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
JRS UK is looking for a capable and competent individual to join our team as the full-time Communications Editorial Assistant, supporting our communications and fundraising activity. The external communications of JRS UK seek to be clear and balanced, and congruent with our values as an organisation, protecting and highlighting the dignity of refugees at all times. We place a high value on encouraging refugee participation in, and the shaping of, our messaging. The Communications Editorial Assistant is a dynamic and varied role developing written and visual content which: raises awareness of the situation faced by people seeking asylum and experiencing immigration detention in the UK; the work JRS does in response; and the difference supporters donations makes to individuals’ lives. Through all our communications, we seek to engage existing and new supporters of JRS, particularly among the Catholic Community, as well as influencing public debate and opinion. The role will involve working with digital and social media, alongside traditional print media.
This role would suit a creative individual with outstanding written communications skills who is passionate in supporting refugees and asylum seekers. The postholder will have strong attention to detail, experience of working in communications, excellent organisational skills, and a flexible approach. The role involves working alongside refugees and volunteers from varied backgrounds, so high levels of empathy and sensitivity are essential, along with an enthusiasm for working in a small and dedicated team. Much of our communications material directly engages with the faith-basis of our mission so enthusiasm and an aptitude for developing our resources in this area is essential for this role. The role will involve some evening, weekend, and ‘duty communications’ work, for which time off in lieu should be taken.
- Applications close: Thursday 26 September 2019 (9am BST)
- Salary: £38,000 pa inc. London-weighting
- Reporting to: Partnerships Director
- Contract: Fixed term contract: one year (possibility of becoming permanent). Full time (37.5 hours per week). Requests of flexible working or part time hours will be considered.
- Job Location: London
- Start date: ASAP
- Interview date: TBC - during w/c 30 September
About the role
The Access Project is sector-leading in its outcomes for young people - and we want the world to know about it. We are looking for an experienced communications professional to make a step change in our media profile and brand awareness.
There is a national conversation going on about higher education and social mobility. The Access Project is a leading expert in this field - we have insight, evidence and student stories to contribute to this debate. Growing TAP’s profile will play a central part in attracting more volunteers and donors and in raising awareness of the educational disadvantage faced by young people from low-income backgrounds.
The successful candidate will be passionate about levelling the playing field for disadvantaged young people in education. You will be a superb copywriter. And you will build strong relationships, able to work closely with colleagues across the organisation and develop relationships with journalists and ambassadors for our cause.
This is a fixed-term role while The Access Project reviews its vision, mission and strategy in preparation for our next phase of growth. There is a possibility of it becoming permanent.
Raising TAP’s profile
Secure national, regional and local press and broadcast coverage to raise the profile of The Access Project, placing us in the national conversation around social mobility and university access:
- Build relationships with journalists and proactively pitch stories
- Make the most of local and regional press opportunities where our partner schools and universities are based
- Coordinate interviews and brief spokespeople
- Keep track of relevant news and policy developments in social mobility and higher education
- Help to source and steward high-profile ambassadors for TAP
Grow our profile in the higher education sector, promoting us as leaders in our field:
- Coordinate and draft articles and blogs for specialist HE platforms
- Interact with specialist and expert sector voices as part of our social media strategy
- Ensure The Access Project is nominated for relevant awards
Communicating our impact and student stories
- Ensure our sector-leading impact is clearly communicated on our website, social platforms and other channels.
- Ensure our student stories are told in a compelling way, working with colleagues to source these and giving guidance on interviewing and storytelling techniques where needed.
- Work with our student ambassadors to bring their voice into media coverage.
- Develop publicity materials for the organisation including our annual review, brochures, leaflets and short films.
Developing our messaging and brand
We have recently established a new brand and core messaging. This needs to be reviewed, refined and rolled-out across the organisation.
- Lead a review of our messaging, including commissioning research and testing if needed.
- Ensure our brand guidelines are up-to-date, practical and accessible
- Work with colleagues across the organisation to ensure they have suitable messaging and materials for their key audiences (e.g. funders, volunteer tutors, school partners)
- Ensure joined-up communications plans across TAP.
- Input into plans to ensure smooth supporter journeys for people volunteering and donating to TAP.
- Contribute to internal communications, including our internal newsletter with news of interest.
- Ensure the privacy and safety of the young people we work with in all communications.
- Input into our critical incident policy and response plan.
Line managing our Senior Communications Officer
Our Senior Communications Officer is primarily responsible for our social media platforms, the website and creating visual content, but is involved in all areas of communications.
- Provide oversight and guidance.
- Develop objectives opportunities for professional development.
- Proven track record of pitching and securing press and broadcast coverage.
- Superb copy writing skills.
- Ability to convey complex and technical information in an appealing way, understanding the needs of different audiences.
- Ability to form excellent working relationships with colleagues, journalists and ambassadors.
- Flexible and able to work under pressure to short deadlines.
- Good knowledge of digital communications and what a good digital and social strategy looks like.
- Commitment to TAP’s mission.
- Good knowledge of the higher education and social mobility news and policy environment.
- Line management experience.
- Experience of brand development and message testing.
No CVs please. Please complete the application form via the link provided.
- Flexible working options
- Generous annual leave entitlement: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, including Christmas-New Year closure.
- Professional Development: we are committed to developing our staff and help to provide professional development courses to complement and enhance your employment with us.
- Cyclescheme: This is a tax exemption scheme which allows employees to purchase cycles and safety equipment as a tax-free benefit, saving on average about half the cost
- Travelcard Loans: For permanent staff who have passed their probation period, to help cover the cost of travel, with repayment options up to 12 month instalments per year
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.