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Social Media Officer

Employer
World Land Trust
Location
IP19 8AB, Halesworth
Salary
£22,000 to £24,000 DOE
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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Summary

Like the climate and biodiversity crisis that World Land Trust is trying to tackle through protecting threatened habitats, we are at a pivotal point in our history.  With an ambitious strategic plan, we want to be more visible and even more engaging, but most importantly, we want to communicate our ambition through our story telling.  A contemporary social media strategy that matches this aspiration is key and we are searching for the right people to fill several new positions within our Communications team, each with a different focus.  The Social Media Officer will focus on all things social in order to bring World Land Trust to life online, increasing our following, and engaging with our audience of dedicated supporters.  This role offers a real opportunity for someone looking to make an impact, with the potential to develop in post as we continue to grow. 

Working with WLT

WLT is based in the UK and is unique within the conservation world. Reaching beyond its 30th year of operation the Trust has grown from small beginnings, saving critically threatened forest in Belize to become an internationally respected conservation organisation with a proven track record, working with more than 30 overseas conservation NGOs on protection of threatened habitats. WLT has developed its modus operandi without losing its vision, integrity and transparency.  

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about social media and who have an up-to-date knowledge, and hands-on experience, in using a wide range of social media platforms in a workplace setting to spark engagement.  Alongside this, a track record in growing and cultivating online communities that create positive brand perceptions. You will have an ability and desire to gather insights from key social media marketing metrics to support continuous learning and improvement of the way we communicate.  You need to be able to prioritise your workload and adapt to change, be an inclusive and collaborative team player as well as able to produce on-brand and on-brief social communications within your own deadlines. 

This post is available up to our full-time hours of 35 hours per week.  Whilst our offices are located in Halesworth, Suffolk, we know that our staff have valued the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.  We build flexibility into the way we work from day one, including options for hybrid working between home and office with supportive technology to enable remote connection and collaboration.  We believe that this supports our staff to achieve their full potential at work and to maintain a healthy work life balance to do the things that are important to them. 

We recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce, bringing new perspectives and different experiences into the workplace.  Our aim is to be an inclusive employer, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all staff, where staff can be the best they can be.  We are aware that we are underrepresented in some groups, so welcome and encourage applications from minority ethnicities, those with disabilities, and all gender identities.  What’s important to us in this process is your skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to do the job and that is where our focus will be to find our next new team member!

Applications

For the full application pack including job description and person specification, along with details of how to apply, please follow the link to our website (https://www.worldlandtrust.org/who-we-are-2/vacancies/).  You will need to apply online and upload your CV and covering letter, which should explain how you feel your skills and experience meet the role requirements.  In support of your application please upload examples of your work that you are most proud of.  Please note that applications will not be accepted unless these documents are provided*.  Closing date: 1000 hrs on Thursday 14 July 2022.  Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 27 July 2022.  Please note that the closing date given is a guide.  We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. 

*If you have any difficulty uploading your documents or completing your online application, please email jobs@worldlandtrust.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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