Advert: Communications Manager
This is an exciting time to join our client's creative and dynamic Communications and Marketing Team as a Communications Manager
This is a busy role for a talented individual who has experience delivering campaigns, engaging new audiences and is passionate about raising awareness of the youth sector. They are looking for someone who is proactive and uses their initiative to find creative solutions and manage priorities. You will have excellent attention to detail, be super organised and a team player.
Our client provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together they offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.
About the role:
Their Communications and Marketing team leads their national campaigns advocating for new policies and increased funding for the youth sector. They also raise awareness of the work youth organisations within their Movement by showcasing their innovative work.
Reporting to the Head of Communications and Marketing this role will be responsible for helping to develop and deliver their communications strategy. You will lead high-profile national campaigns across social media, newspapers, broadcast, website, email and offline marketing channels. You will enable their raise awareness of the inspiring and vital role youth services play in a young person’s development, advocating on behalf of their organisation and the wider youth sector. In doing this you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from across the organisation including their outdoor learning centre, Avon Tyrrell as well as with their corporate partners including Microsoft, UPS, Coca Cola and Starbucks,
This is an exciting time to join their team in a role that offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people.
Why work with them?
They are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis and baking.
This role will be located at their new Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. They also benefit from a staffed reception, 24 hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces as well as free fruit and breakfast provided for all staff.
They pride themselves on being an Equal Opportunity employer and they would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.
They value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. 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. They can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.
What they can offer you:
A salary of £30,000-£36,000, dependent on experience and other benefits including:
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
• Pension scheme (currently they match employee contributions up to 5%)
• Membership of their life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary
• 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery.
• Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally
They are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at the organisation. Every staff member is entitled to 1 days paid development per calendar year in addition to the 2 days charity wide staff training days as well as volunteering leave one full day or two half days per calendar year.
How to Apply:
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 state your salary expectations. Full details of the role will be emailed to email address provided on your CV.