Communications Manager

£31,000 to £35,000 per annum dependent on experience
21 Nov 2018
09 Dec 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Communications Manager 

Help transform billions of lives. Including yours. 

Compassion in World Farming is a leading global farm animal welfare organisation campaigning to bring an end to factory farming and to implement the highest animal welfare standards in Europe and beyond. For animals, people and planet: We are on a mission to end factory farming and create a world where fresh air and sunshine are natural parts of any farming system. 

We lead a growing worldwide movement of people concerned about how industrial agriculture mistreats animals, wastes precious resources and fails to meet the needs of the planet’s inhabitants. With headquarters in the UK and offices in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium and the USA, we are an influential organisation whose supporters and partners throughout the world help us deliver on our initiatives. 

Position: Communications Manager 
Location: Godalming, Surrey 
Job type: Full Time, 12 month Fixed-Term Contract 
Hours: 37 hours per week 
Salary: £31,000 to £35,000 per annum dependent on experience 
Benefits: We offer 25 days paid holiday. 45 minutes by train from London Waterloo, our international headquarters are in Godalming near Guildford, a picturesque market town on the banks of the River Wey. We occupy modern, bright open plan offices just two minutes walk from Godalming station; Free parking; Extensive E-learning programme for professional and personal development; Free fruit! 

Closing date: 12am Sunday, 9th December 2018 

About the Role: 

The purpose of this role is to help end factory farming. This role will contribute by raising the profile of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) by communicating its strategic objectives through engagement with all forms of the media and through the charity’s own communication channels, offering guidance and support to Compassion’s International offices and representatives. 


- Managing activity for Compassion’s campaigns through the EU and the world’s media 
- Devising and implementing broadcast/print/communication strategies and long-term planning 
- Communicating the organisation’s work through the media and aid the UK communications team to 
utilise celebrity opportunities 
- Developing opportunities for presenting Compassion in World Farming to all forms of media plus other 
external stakeholders 
- Monitoring and evaluation of media work 

About You: 

We are seeking a Communications Manager to join our HQ team. This post requires a passionate, experienced and creative communications professional. You need to have previous experience in PR, either agency-side or at an NGO; be able to convey strong and clear messaging and understand our target audience. You will need to be capable of working in a reactive manner, to tight deadlines, and within a team that is based throughout Europe and beyond. 

Traditional media knowledge is a must, and digital and social media know-how would be beneficial. Candidates should also possess a keen interest in animal welfare. 

If you have the journalistic contacts, knowledge of the animal welfare industry and most importantly, the drive and passion to sell in all of our stories to the media, then we’d like to hear from you. 

Please see our website for a full job description and person specification 

Please note that we reserve the right to commence interviews on a rolling programme. 

You may have experience of the following: Marketing Manager, Media Manager, PR, Public Relations, Public Relations Officer, Animal Welfare, Communications Manager, Marcoms, Marketing Communications, Campaigns Manager, Campaign Manager, Project Management, Charity, Third Sector, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.

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