Communications Manager

Employer
The Plunkett Foundation
Location
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Salary
c£30,000 per annum, starting salary
Closing date
9 Nov 2020
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Help us create a thriving network of rural community businesses across the UK.

Role: Communications Manager
Starting salary: c£30,000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time (35 hpw)
Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire

The Plunkett Foundation is a national organisation and has been the leading expert in rural community business for over 100 years. Community businesses are enterprises that are owned and run democratically by members of the community and others, on behalf of the community.

The Plunkett Foundation currently works with over 600 community businesses and this number is continually growing. They come in many forms - including shops, pubs, woodlands and anything which lends itself to community ownership. In addition to developing and safeguarding valuable assets and services, community businesses address a range of issues including isolation, loneliness, wellbeing, work and training.

We are pleased to announce the vacancy of Communications Manager. This is a full-time role at Plunkett Foundation and responsible for leading the delivery of our communications strategy, public relations work, media management, website, digital communications, coordination and delivery of strategic campaigns and their associated communications and relationship management with partners, funders and stakeholders. It will be responsible for providing communications and promotion support across the organisation.

Reporting to the Head of Engagement, the applicant should be an enthusiastic self-starter, with proven experience in high level PR and communications work and a track record of building networks to generate national media coverage, with an interest and understanding of the issues facing rural communities today. Taking in to account the current Covid-19 pandemic, Plunkett’s Communication Manager will play an important role in placing community businesses at the heart of a rural economic recovery. This role will support our vision for rural communities, which will ultimately support even more community businesses to open across the UK.

If you are interested in joining Plunkett Foundation, at a time when more and more local services and businesses are coming into community ownership then we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Monday 9 November 2020, 9am
Interviews: w/c 16 November 2020

To Apply and for More Information:

If you feel excited by the challenges posed by this role, you can find further information by clicking the apply button to be directed to our HR Advisor's website where you can complete your application. 

The Plunkett Foundation are committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.

Registered Charity: 313743

No agencies please.

With £10 million funding by The National Lottery through Big Lottery Fund over the next five years, The Plunkett Foundation’s Making Local Food Work programme has the potential to achieve exciting, valuable and sustainable results for rural communities all over England.

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