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Senior Manager: Transparency and Reporting

Comic Relief
London (Central), London (Greater)
£45,000 - 49,000
Closing date
24 Sep 2020
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Senior Manager: Transparency and Reporting

£45,000 - 49,000

London, currently remote

The Senior Manager: Transparency and Reporting champions transparency regarding Comic Relief’s Social Change Strategy. This involves driving forward a clearly articulated understanding of transparency, consolidating and synthesising data and learning, and preparing reports and other content to communicate our social change work to a range of internal and external audiences.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create communications about our social change work, championing the value of openness and providing support and guidance to the wider Impact and Investment Department and the rest of Comic Relief.
  • ·Advise on how transparency is incorporated into key Comic Relief policies and procedures
  • Develop reports and content on the Social Change Strategy for a range of internal audiences, including the Board of Trustees, the Social Impact Committee, Executive Directors, and Impact and Investment Leadership Team
  • Prepare, oversee and gather content for reporting and communicating our Social Change Strategy and learning to external audience through annual reports, website content, social media content, films and reports for key stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with the Evidence and Learning, Fund Design and Systems teams to make sure data systems and processes are effective for understanding progress towards social change, reporting, fundraising and communication purposes.
  • To work closely with all other departments and teams, including Story Hub, Corporate Partnerships, Media and Marketing, agreeing information flows and identifying appropriate information to evidence impact
  • Line management of the I&I Data Analyst

Essential Experience and Competencies:

  • Significant experience within the charity and funding sector, specifically with respect to monitoring, evaluation and learning within social change programmes and effective communication of social change content to different audiences
  • Critical understanding of the role of data in understanding and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Significant experience of data management and analysis experience to generate insights and evidence for strategic and operational decision-making
  • Experience of organisational planning and reporting
  • Effective relationship builder, with strong emotional intelligence and experience of working in collaborative, cross sector environments to facilitate conversations and alongside individuals and organisations with diverse perspectives
  • Exceptional analysis and sense-making skills, underpinned with sound judgement under pressure, and the ability to identify solutions to address delivery risks and issues
  • Ability to listen deeply and communicate well with colleagues, with an expertise in conveying conceptual and sometimes complex information to a variety of audiences
  • Proven leadership skills with experience of line-managing high performing colleagues

To apply please visit our website via the link.

Role closes - 12:00pm, 24th Sep 2020 BST (Europe/London)

Inclusivity at Comic Relief

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself
  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed
  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background
  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm


Our mission, thanks to our comedy heritage and the fantastic relationship we enjoy with the BBC, is 'positive change through the power of entertainment'.

And our biggest tool, in trying to achieve these two goals, is the ability to inspire people across the whole country especially those who don’t normally do charity - to do charity.

As the world has changed and become more complex over the last two decades, so Comic Relief has had to adapt and change too but the fundamentals remain the same - a just world free from poverty. In trying to achieve that vision we make this promise to the people who make those efforts possible - our supporters:

"In order to run itself in a professional and effective way Comic Relief incurs necessary costs. Raising funds, making grants and organisational overheads cost real money.

Despite these costs, Comic Relief is still able to promise that for every pound the charity gets directly from the public, a pound goes to help transform the lives of people living with poverty and social injustice. If Sport Relief raises £20 million, Comic Relief will spend at least £20 million doing just that.

It can make this promise because its operating budget is covered in cash or in kind from all types of supporters like corporate sponsors and donors, suppliers, generous individuals and government (including Gift Aid) as well as from investment income and interest"


Comic Relief is obviously a charity - but it's also a business too.

The money we raise is allocated to a wide range of grants and social investments aimed at delivering real and long-lasting change to the poorest, most vulnerable people at home and across the world; as well as informing the public and young people in particular about global citizenship and the underlying causes of extreme poverty.

That money comes in from a number of different sources. Traditional charitable fundraising obviously plays a vital role. The public contribute to Comic Relief's annual campaigns by raising money through sponsorship and by making donations online, by post, by telephone and through major banks and building societies. This support, from almost the very day Comic Relief was formed, has been both humbling and inspirational.

On the business side of things, Comic Relief works with key corporate partners to produce products and promotions that are profitable. The clearest example of this is the Red Nose that is the emblem of Red Nose Day.

Where possible these products tie-in with the charity's commitment to delivering benefits to poor farmers and producers. The Red Nose Day 2007 T-shirt for instance was made with fair trade cotton from Mali, Cameroon and Senegal and there will be a fair trade Maraba Bourbon coffee grown in Rwanda, a country to which Comic Relief has had a clear commitment since the appalling genocide of 1994.

Another way Comic Relief raises funds is via the creativity made available to the charity. Comedians from time to time offer access to key brands like Little Britain for commercial exploitation. The charity also develops and owns key sub-brands like Robbie the Reindeer and Monkey, both of which deliver a revenue too.

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