Communications Officer

  • Job Reference: HKYIZ2802/PK
  • Date Posted: 10 February 2021
  • Recruiter: High Trees
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £23,000 to £27,000
  • Sector: Membership Officer
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Post title: Communications Officer

Salary: £23,000 - £27,000 per annum

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

The closing date for applications is 28th February at 11:59pm. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 1st March.

As a Communications Officer, you will sit within the Partnerships and Development team, co-ordinating our communications by creating and editing content and working closely with each service team to engage our different audiences.

Reporting to the Partnerships and Development Manager, you will be responsible for implementing our Comms Plan, ensuring the publication of new content to the highest quality standard. You will update and maintain our website on WordPress, grow our social media reach, and design engaging multimedia material that highlights our work and community. You will build relationships with each of our teams, assessing their needs and creating top-quality content for all our channels. Your work ranges from the design of a programme flyer and scheduling social media posts, to developing a creative online campaign that shares our communities’ stories. You will have exceptional organisational skills with an ability to plan for multiple, fast-turnaround publication deadlines. You have a strong attention to detail, excellent copywriting skills, and enjoy turning content into engaging stories.

Ideally, you will have at least 1 year’s experience of working in a similar post supporting communication and/or operations within the VCS sector. You will have experience growing profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, creating email campaigns via Mailchimp and developing engaging graphics through Canva. You might have already published articles for news media or have a strong interest to do so. You have excellent written communications skills and a special aptitude for storytelling. Most importantly, you care deeply about community development and can communicate with a broad range of people.

How to apply:

To apply, please select the apply button shown to submit your CV and cover letter (no more than 2 pages), the applicant monitoring form and the additional information form outlining why you are suitable for the role.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Communications Executive, Content Executive, Marketing Executive, Marketing Officer, Marketing Co-ordinator, or Communications Campaign Executive.