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Digital Communications Officer

Employer
The National Lottery Community Fund
Location
Hybrid from - Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown
Salary
£25,580 - £28,340 + generous benefits (includes London weighting and depending on experience)
Closing date
17 Jul 2022

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Digital Communications Officer

UK - Hybrid working

£25,580 - £28,340 including London weighting

Are you an ambitious Communications Officer with excellent digital skills looking for your next challenge?

We’re looking for a creative and proactive Communications Officer with at least two years’ multi-channel experience to join our busy strategic and digital communications team. You will use your skills in traditional media, digital and social communications to create the widest impact for our external presence.

In this role, you will help to protect and enhance The National Lottery Community Fund’s reputation, working within the Strategic Communications team to create and deliver targeted communications activity to external audiences, and helping to develop and maintain a strong presence through our digital and social channels.

You will be adept at story-telling and delivering creative content suitable for our different channels and audiences that effectively lands our key messages.

Whether drafting a tweet for our Chief Executive, a web statement from our Chair, videoing a project for use as part of a wider communications campaign or pitching to a journalist, you will be a confident communicator and a flexible, inventive and reliable member of our team.  

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 Hours per week, flexible working considered

Salary: £25,580 to £28,340 (includes London weighting and dependent upon experience)

Location: We have a hybrid approach to working and work pattern and location will be agreed with the successful candidate. The role can be based at any of our UK offices, these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown.

For successful candidates based in London, you will be asked to complete national security vetting clearance so that you can access our Marsham Street Office. This involves passing a disclosure and barring check and Counter Terrorism Check.

Interviews: 2 stages, w/c 25th July onwards

Essential Criteria

You will need to demonstrate your experience, qualifications and skills in these areas:

  • At least two years of experience of working in a PR agency, in-house communications, or Press Office and digital communications function
  • Enthusiasm for current news issues and the media and understanding of digital and social media channels, with a positive self-starter attitude to building relationships in the media and with excellent storytelling, content creation and written skills and the ability to influence and convince others
  • Highly organised, with an ability to think on your feet and work at pace - while being a supportive team player who shows interest in others and develops a range of contacts outside your own team to get the job done
  • In depth experience of digital communications including: managing online reputation and crisis comms, video and editing experience and in depth knowledge of social media.

Desirable Criteria

  • Be responsive to emerging issues and trends which impact on your work, the work of the team, or the Fund
  • A strategic thinker who seeks opportunities for integrated working and is confident when managing upwardly and representing the team in front of a range of business stakeholders
  • Take ownership and be accountable for your work and encourage others to do the same

For You

We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.

We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
  • Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Season ticket and cycle to work loans
  • Paid volunteering leave
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