Head of Communications and Marketing

London (Central), London (Greater)
£35,000 - £48,000.
02 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Communications and Marketing

Our client is recruiting a Head of Communications and Marketing to join their passionate, dynamic and energetic Communications and Marketing Team.

Their mission is to provide access to appropriate, high quality services for young people in every community so that all young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances. But this isn’t possible if they don’t raise awareness of the inspiring and vital role youth work plays in society. 

As Head of Communications and Marketing you will lead a team to deliver their communications strategy, with a focus on giving a voice to young people and the youth sector and raising awareness of the value of youth work among three key audiences – decision makers (including Government and policy makers), funders and organisations working with young people.  

Founded in 1911, our client provides young people aged 9-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of locally accessible youth organisations across the UK. Together they offer support, advice and training to over four million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment. 

Their work engages young people most in need of support with 77% of the young people on their programmes facing at least one barrier to progress and over half living in some of the most deprived areas of the UK. Thanks to high quality youth work delivered by a trusted adult in a local safe space, 88% of their young people report improved key life skills after engaging with their skills development programmes. 

From our recent consultation with our network of youth organisations across the UK, they know that they need to be bolder in their communications. They're looking for an ambitious communications professional who can oversee all their marketing and communications channels to amplify the voices of local youth organisations and young people and advocate at a national level for the value of youth work. They are looking for someone who can work with their corporate partners including Lloyds Banking Group, Microsoft and Starbucks to put them at the forefront of the national conversation across social and tradition media, support their fundraising activity and develop their brand. They are looking for a well-respected leader with excellent communications skills and an innovative and creative approach. The successful candidate will have inspired and motivated teams to deliver marketing and communications initiatives that have made a real difference.

This is a really exciting time to join a creative team, where you can create real impact by helping key audiences understand the real value of youth work and make a difference to the lives of young people across the UK. 

They offer a salary of between £35,000 - £48,000. Additional benefits include 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, a pension scheme (currently they match employee contributions up to 5%), a life insurance scheme which would pay out up to four times your salary and 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery.

They are a flexible employer and will to consider applicants applying for this role on working on a part time, flexible basis or job share basis, this will be subject to operation need. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as part of this role.

They are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone with them. Every staff member is entitled to one days paid development per calendar year in addition to the two days charity wide staff training days as well as volunteering leave one full day or two half days per calendar year. They also offer an Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally.

In return for your expertise, experience, initiative and drive, they can offer you a friendly, supportive, vibrant environment, and genuinely interesting work within an ambitious charity with a proud history and an exciting future. 

Please apply online with a CV together with a one page supporting statement. Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to please can you outline your salary expectations. 

Closing date for applications will initially be 18 October, however they will be reviewing applications throughout the process and holding interviews on a rolling basis. So if you are interested in this opportunity please submit your application as soon as you can to ensure you are considered.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference. 

Our client is an equal opportunities employer. They value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. They welcome applicants from all backgrounds and within their selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment on the grounds race; colour; nationality; religion or belief; ethnic or national origin; age; gender; marital status; sexual orientation; or disability.

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