Head of Communications

  • Job Reference: HKYBF0202/PK
  • Date Posted: 7 January 2021
  • Recruiter: LGBT Foundation
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £30,212
  • Sector: Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Head of Communications
Manchester, Greater Manchester

You will be responsible for managing relationships with the media; key partner organisations and their communications teams, key influencers within LGBT communities and non-LGBT allies; and wider LGBT and non-LGBT communities

You will also be responsible for managing internal communications processes including production and sign off processes, providing strategic and operational direction and support to all colleagues to ensure effective use of all communications channels and consistent use of brand and message, and lead on developing a bank of spokespeople

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans and/or older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

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

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.

Job Title: Head of Communications
Salary: £30,212
Hours: 37 hours
Special Terms: Permanent (subject to funding)
Accountable to: Director of Operations
Accountable for: Communications Co-ordinator, Digital Engagement Officer, Designer, Freelance designers, videographers and creatives, communications and marketing volunteers.

Your responsibilities will include:

- Drive LGBT Foundation’s communications, ensuring high quality and creative communications across all programmes.
- Manage and monitor LGBT Foundation’s press, online, and social media presence, exploiting opportunities to maximise the impact the organisation makes within LGBT communities, in wider society, and with our partners and stakeholders.
- 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 in order to meet our two year forward plan objectives

Please contact us for an informal chat about this post. We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of the role further, please contact Rachel Waterman (contact details can be found by selecting the apply button shown).

Closing date: 9am on 2nd February 2021
Interviews: TBC

Benefits of working for LGBT Foundation

- 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 and 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

To download a recruitment pack and receive a copy of the full job description please visit our website.

LGBT Foundation is part of the Disability Confident Scheme and is an Investors in People accredited organisation.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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