Do you want to help build trust in charities through innovative communications campaigns?
Prospectus is delighted to be working with the Fundraising Regulator to recruit a new Communications Executive for its growing team. The Fundraising Regulator was launched in 2016 to promote good fundraising by charities and to protect the public from unacceptable fundraising practices, by working with the charity sector to ensure it understands its responsibility to donors. This is a great opportunity to play a key role in delivering a communications and media strategy which supports the regulator in maintaining and building public trust and confidence in the important work charities do.
Working closely with the Communications Manager, you’ll be responsible for day-to-day communications activity, content planning and implementing profile-raising marketing campaigns. The role will involve the end-to-end production of a monthly newsletter, social media management and maintaining forward planning schedules. You’ll also write, edit and upload content to the website and work alongside the external website development team to evolve the website’s functionality. This is a broad role that encompasses both digital and traditional media, as well as ad hoc event planning and organisation. You should also be comfortable with identifying PR opportunities by being engaged with what is happening in the wider charity sector.
The right candidate will have a track record of executing communications plans and meeting campaign objectives. You’ll have excellent copy writing and proofreading skills, and be comfortable working to an agreed house style. You’ll have experience using content management systems, particularly Drupal, to upload, edit and maintain online content. Digitally savvy, you understand SEO, social media management tools, such as Hootsuite, and multimedia content production. The Fundraising Regulator is a close-knit and ambitious team, so the next Communications Executive should thrive in this space and be happy to take the initiative. Experience producing podcasts and videos, using Mailchimp and Adobe InDesign is desirable but not essential.
To apply for this role, please submit a Word document version of your CV. Cover letters are not required at this stage; a full job description will be provided to candidates shortlisted by Prospectus.