Communications Manager

  • Job Reference: TCGFR1204/PK
  • Date Posted: 17 March 2021
  • Recruiter: LGBT Foundation
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £32,702
  • Sector: HR Manager
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Communications Manager
Manchester, Greater Manchester

About Us

Nationally significant and focused on a fair and equal society, we are the LGBT Foundation, a charity supporting the needs of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Serving over 40,000 people each and every year, we provide information to a further 200,000 individuals online, making us one of the most significant charities of our kind in the UK. We help all LGBT people to achieve their full potential and aim to be ‘here if you need us’, living by our hashtag #EqualityWins.

We’re now looking for a Communications Manager to take the lead on our marketing and communications to support getting our message, story and work out there!

Your Benefits

- £32,702 per annum (pay review pending)
- Generous leave allowance (25 days’ annual leave rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
- Sector leading 10% employers’ contributory pension
- Your birthday as a day’s leave
- Staff counselling scheme
- Cycle to Work / Technology Scheme
- Season Ticket Loan
- Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters
- Free annual flu jab
- Free VDU eye care test
- Staff social budget
- Dedicated training budget for each member of staff & support with Personal Development Plans
- Flexible working to support a healthy work / life balance (including time off in lieu and flexi-time)
- Relaxed dress code

This is a visible and involved role that is at the forefront of ensuring our messaging, work and coverage is communicated to the communities we serve. You will have the opportunity to make a real impact on the two-way dialogue between LGBT Foundation and our communities on a day-to-day basis.

Internally, we’ve worked hard to make LGBT Foundation an amazing place to work and last year we were certified as a Gold Investors In People organisation. Your role will help us to continue to enable our people to thrive which in turn will help our organisation to succeed. As our organisation succeeds, equality wins.

We’ve been around for five decades and have seen much change during our time. From the decriminalisation of homosexuality, the rise of AIDS and HIV (and the inspirational response from LGBT communities), to the introduction of Civil Partnerships and most recently same-sex marriage equality. And we are not close to finishing.

What’s more, we live and work to an incredible set of values:

Passion: We are passionate about what we do, ensuring that everyone who comes into contact with us has the best possible experience.

Integrity: We are professional and honest, holding ourselves accountable to the highest ethical and performance standards.

Empowerment: We are committed to enabling everyone to flourish, creating time and space for good people to do great things.

Respect: We are respectful of ourselves and each other, celebrating difference and trusting people to do what’s right.

So, if you are ready to take on a career-defining role with our world-leading organisation as we break new ground in equality, support more people than ever before and provide an industry-leading working environment, this is the role for you.

Your Role

As the Communications Manager, you will lead and drive LGBT Foundation’s marketing and communications strategy and workstreams, ensuring consistently high-quality and creative campaigns across all campaigns.
You will get stuck in from the get-go with our media, online and social media presence; you will be able to maximise all opportunities that are presented to us to maximise the impact we make as an organisation.
In addition, you will:
- Ensure our communications and online presence reflect and serve the full diversity of our communities
- Manage the development and delivery of LGBT Foundation’s communications work to meet our two year forward plan objectives
- Deliver a professional service to internal and external customers
Furthermore, you will be responsible for the following: Communications Co-ordinator, Digital Engagement Officer, Designer, Freelance designers, videographers and creatives, communications and marketing volunteers

About You

To be considered as the Communications Manager, you will need:

- Experience of building effective relationships and partnerships with external organisations
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to identify and exploit key
messages and translate these into effective communication with smart audience targeting
- Experience of leading and managing a sector leading team
- Experience of using your excellent media contacts to generate powerful media coverage in
line with a comms strategy
- Demonstrable experience of delivering successful communications campaigns that increase share of voice, generate cut through and create positive sentiment
- Experience of designing, developing and delivering low or no-cost marketing campaigns
- Excellent knowledge of all major communications and social media channels
This is not an exhaustive list of duties, so if you would like more information, please visit our website to see a full person specification.

Other organisations may call this role Comms Manager, Comms Officer, Communications Officer, Communications Lead, Marcomms Manager, Marcomms Lead, Marcomms Officer, Marketing & Communications Manager, Marketing & Communications Officer, or Marketing & Communications Lead.

We are taking positive action to encourage applications from people of colour (PoC) and other racially minoritised communities, trans, non-binary and/or older people (aged 50+), to improve the representation of colleagues from these communities in our leadership team.

Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity differs in some way from that which they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, cross dressers and those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

The closing date for this role is 9am Monday, 12th April 202.

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