Marketing & Communications Manager

Location
East of England
Salary
Starting salary i.r.o. £27,500 p.a.
Posted
10 Oct 2017
Closes
05 Nov 2017
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

World Land Trust (WLT) is strengthening its Communications and Development teams with two exciting new posts, offering a wonderful opportunity to make a powerful impact in an organisation committed to the long term conservation of the world’s critically threatened habitats and their endangered species. The Marketing & Communications Manager will work with and inspire a small, dynamic and knowledgeable team in the UK.  The second vacancy is for a Donor Relationships Manager (details on the WLT website).

Working with WLT

WLT is unique within the conservation world. With a track record of 28 years it started as a vision for a new model of conservation and has developed its modus operandi without losing that vision, integrity and transparency.  WLT has been instrumental in the purchase and long term protection of millions of acres working through its overseas conservation partners. You will have a sound knowledge of charity giving, ideally within the environmental arena and will need to work quickly to become fluent in the Trust’s work and its projects.

What you’ll be doing

The Marketing & Communications Manager will be a very special person who can interpret, promote and clearly articulate the mission and ethos of the WLT. WLT’s communications team consists of 6 staff members; you will interact with them all and, in due course, take on some line management responsibilities.

The job requires you to be outgoing and energetic and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life including existing donors and engaging new ones. Integrity, commitment to the cause and being quick to learn are just some of the qualities you will need to demonstrate. You will need demonstrate a record of success in fundraising, communications and marketing development and will have a fluid attitude and a lively mind that relishes innovation.

You will be qualified to oversee the development and constant maintenance of the website, enjoy all elements of social media and be just as comfortable with the written word. You will need to demonstrate exceptionally good communication skills both written and verbal. You will develop a strategy to secure a wide variety of income streams and will manage a marketing budget which looks at income generation in conjunction with marketing spend.

Who we’re looking for

Requirements within this post are many and challenging. We are looking for exceptionally personable candidates who are keen to integrate themselves into a small dedicated team of 20+ staff while grasping responsibility with both hands. As well as a proven track record in fundraising, marketing and communications, you will have a lively personality that mixes well and shares the ethos of WLT. You will demonstrate excellent team development skills and be a leader in public relations. An ability to use a creative approach to inspire and speak with confidence, while listening and learning is a must.

The post is full time, based in WLT’s offices in Halesworth, Suffolk.  Some travel, including overseas, may be involved.

This is a re-advertisement: previous candidates need not apply.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

Applications

For a full job description and person specification, and instructions on how to apply follow the link to our website.  Please ensure that you fulfil the formal qualifications and requirements before submitting your application.

Closing date for applications: 5 November 2017. It is expected that interviews will take place in the week commencing 27 November 2017 and will be held in WLT’s offices in Halesworth, Suffolk. Please indicate in your application if you are likely to be unavailable on any of the key dates. Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be asked to prepare a short presentation.

Please note that the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

No agencies or advertisers please.