CHARITY PEOPLE: Communications Executive

Charity People is delighted to be working with a fantastic organisation, to find their next Communications Executive. Joining the charity during an exciting period of growth this is an opportunity to really develop your skills in a rewarding role, and take ownership of an exciting range of projects.

With a small and talented team in place, they are passionate about the power of community, and runs impact-led, life-changing programmes in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe that equip vulnerable children with the skills to change their futures and their families and communities to support them along the way.

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Working closely with the Head of Communications you will play a key role in the organisation as it grows. Core responsibilities will include:

* Bringing stories and data to life with engaging and effective copywriting and design content, including drafting regular blog posts.
* Coordinating image, video and story banks to communicate the charity’s work as effectively as possible.
* Planning, implementing and evaluating social media content and developing an ongoing strategy to increase audience engagement across a range of social platforms, in particular LinkedIn as they look to grow their corporate supporters.
* Managing and developing the charity’s website using WordPress skills, ensuring regular updates including blogs, stories, photos and videos, and that webpages are current and SEO friendly.
* Coordinating the copywriting and design of email campaigns, including quarterly e-newsletter and events bulletins.
* Assisting in the design and creation of both online and print materials, such as event collateral, email signatures, posters and handouts that are in line with our brand.
* Supporting the Head of Communications in the development of the organisation’s brand, and delivery of key messages, ensuring consistent use of brand and tone of voice.

The charity is keen to see applications from individuals with the following skills and experience:

* Previous experience working in communications and / or marketing
* Experience writing and editing highly engaging content for different audiences across communications platforms
* Experience using social media channels to promote brand awareness and increase following
* Experience using MailChimp or similar email marketing platforms, as well as WordPress or similar
* Excellent written communications skills and attention to detail
* Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to prioritise a high workload and meet deadlines
* Excellent visual design skills
* Flexible and relational team player; who is a confident, articulate and enthusiastic self-starter
* Interest in international development

Key details of the role are below:

Permanent full time position
Salary is £26,000 to £28,000 per annum
Office location is in a co-working building in South London near to Vauxhall and Kennington
This is a hybrid home and office based role with two days per week home working
Deadline for applications: Friday 21st January
First stage interviews: Monday 31st January to Friday 4th February with second stage w/c 7th February

If you’d like to be considered for this role please send your CV to [email protected] or call on 07563 03587 to have an initial chat about the position.
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), race, religion or belief, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.
Please note, due to the number of applications we receive we aren’t always able to respond to unsuccessful candidates.

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