Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Job title: Communications Manager

Organisation: Wonder Foundation

Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

Overview

4 days per week
Office based (Old Street, London)
Annual salary: £22,000 pro rata

Job description:This is a varied role for someone with initiative and team-spirit. Working within a small charity, this role is at the centre of our work with four key goals:

  • To amplify the work and voices of our partners and projects
  • To promote and share our vision
  • To engage audiences in our events and campaigns
  • To engage new and existing donors in our work to increase giving.

Key roles and duties

  • To give the strategic direction for all communications objectives and targets, working closely with the Director, Director of Policy and Campaigns and Fundraising Manager.
  • To manage and lead in the execution and drafting of all communications, working with other team members to amplify the impact and awareness of their projects, events and dissemination of results:
  • Delivery, adjustment and monitoring of communications strategy, in conjunction with organisational objectives.
  • Social media communications –Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Write newsletters, for which you will need to collect material.
  • Manage website interface, content and search engine optimisation (SEO).
  • Create and edit written and graphic content for blogs and social media.
  • Media relations – reaching out to journalists, bloggers and organisations where relevant
  • Upload and manage YouTube content.
  • Edit and manage publications, including the annual report and research.
  • To recruit and manage interns and volunteers who are working on communications projects such as copy-editing, graphic design, videography and photography.
  • To undertake other appropriate duties as required.

Person specification
Essential skills and experience (in either paid or voluntary capacities)

  • Strong, engaging and accurate writing skills
  • Social media management
  • Demonstrable interest and engagement in issues related to women’s rights and education and/or global development.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of dynamic team.
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple streams of work at once.
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and adapt to change.
  • Ability to understand and communicate with diverse audiences Desirable skills and experience (we would not expect you to have all of these)
  • Understanding of Drupal and/or website content management interfaces in general.
  • Basic knowledge of search engine optimisation (SEO).
  • Basic abilities across Adobe suite of programmes: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
  • Experience of managing others, including volunteers
  • Marketing experience

HOW TO APPLY:Apply by sending your CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the person specification to Olivia Darby at contact@wonderfoundation.org.uk by 12pm London time on Wednesday 1st November, with the subject line “Communications Manager Application”. Interviews will take place the following week.

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