External Affairs Officer

North East, London (Greater)
Up to £37,280
30 Aug 2017
30 Sep 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

This is a full-time, permanent role. 

The organisation

  • The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse – the Centre is funded by the Home Office, led by Barnardo’s, and works closely with key partners from academic institutions, local authorities, health, education, police, and the voluntary sector.
  • The aim for the Centre is to bring about significant and system-wide change in how child sexual abuse is responded to locally and nationally. This will be achieved by identifying, generating and sharing high-quality evidence of what works to prevent and tackle child sexual abuse (including child sexual exploitation), to inform both policy and practice.

The role

  • This is an exciting new role, working within a high-profile project of immense national significance.
  • Within a proactive and busy support team, you will be helping to develop and manage the Centre’s external affairs activities. 
  • This exciting role incudes managing the communication plans for the Centre’s outputs and being responsible for the production of the Centre’s digital output.
  • You will help support the Centre with its publications, communications, website and external affairs activities.
  • You will manage logistical arrangements for events, workshops, training, seminars, and conferences.
  • You will monitor online press, announcements, news, website, social media and blogs for information or events relating Child Sexual Exploitation/Abuse (CSE/CSA).
  • You will liaise closely with the Centre’s SMT members and use project management techniques to plan and organise events.

The candidate

You will:

  • Have experience of working in a similar external affairs/communications role, preferably within a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Be an individual with highly competent IT skills, using office software on a daily basis and working with websites and social media.
  • Be able to adopt a professional, creative and innovative approach for ways of communicating.
  • Have experience of managing events.

Deadline: As soon as possible.

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