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Contract type: Part-time
Salary: £24,000 – £27,000 per annum (£40,000 – £45,000 FTE)
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expiry date: 2023-04-23
Start date: April/May 2023
Calling all communications professionals!!
A Crown Charity who have been providing support to serving and former Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel and their families for over 325 years are looking for a self-motivated Communications Manager to join their small, high performing team on a part-time basis (21 hours per week)
The Communications Manager will lead the charity’s external communications, boosting communications opportunities to support their work. This role is responsible for developing and delivering high quality communications to a range of audiences to promote the charity’s work and support the organisation’s charitable activity targets, with a focus on engaging audiences to attract applications for charitable funding and spreading the word about the difference their charitable activity makes in the lives of those they support.
This is a key role, working in collaboration with the Charity Team, Head of Property and other senior leaders within the organisation to improve awareness the charity’s work, especially regarding their charitable grant-making work, creating and delivering a communications strategy, and ensuring that the organisation have the materials, both online and offline to project the charity as a modern, effective organisation.
What they can offer you:
- Part-time salary of £24,000 – £27,000 depending on experience (£40,000 – £45,000 full-time equivalent)
- 31.5 days annual leave + public holidays (pro rata for part-time)
- Competitive salaries, reviewed annually
- Pension contribution to a defined contribution scheme with Legal and General – usually 7.5% of pensionable pay, with the charity matching employee contributions up to 7.5%.
- Life insurance of 3 x salary
- Hybrid working, subject to the demands of your role and organisational needs
- Interest-free season ticket loan
- Free office refreshments and basic kitchen facilities
- Collaborative culture
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Commitment to your learning and development
- Opportunities to learn about the Navy
- Enhanced maternity leave and pay, subject to eligibility
- Enhanced parental pay, subject to eligibility
Main responsibilities will include:
- As the Communications Manager, you will develop and deliver the communications strategy for the charity, ensuring the delivery aligns to their wider strategy, providing innovation, efficiency and value for money
- Develop brand guidelines and tone of voice for all external communications
- Work with the team to develop key messages to support communications activity around priority areas for the charity
- Production of annual Impact Report, including work with Charity Team to ensure supply of materials
- Lead on the development and maintenance of charity’s new website
- Deliver active and non-controversial social media presence for the charity
- Develop and implement a calendar of engagement communications for key stakeholders
- Liaise with Royal Navy and naval charities, Visit Greenwich and Royal Hospital School to ensure effective linkages and synergies with their work, including ensuring recipients of grants give good publicity to the charity
- Identify and respond to press and social media communication opportunities from funded organisations, charity partners and across the naval community
- Advise the charity’s property function as necessary: in particular keep under review the Greenwich Market website and social media coverage of Greenwich Market which is delivered by Visit Greenwich
- Assess and report quarterly to the Head of Property on the performance of Visit Greenwich’s promotion of Greenwich Market with recommendations on how it could be done better
- Create and maintain the organisation’s picture and video library
- Good/improved awareness of the charity’s causes amongst its target audience
- Responsive, up-to-date website
- Good social media presence for the charity
What you’ll bring
- As the Communications Manager, you will have excellent writing and drafting skills, including for social media, e-news, newsletters; the ability to tailor content to a variety of audiences
- Experience of developing and implementing impactful communications strategies across all channels
- Strong copywriting and proofreading skills: ability to edit others’ work for publication
- Ability to work with/mobilise colleagues to produce material/deliver objectives
- Social media – experience of tools, and in using them for corporate impact
- Experiencing of developing and maintaining websites
- Production of professional published documents: experience of developing and delivering high quality content across a range of platforms and materials/experience of creating impact reports and producing flat plans
- Comfortable using technology, especially with regard to graphics
- Project management skills
- Attention to detail
This is a great opportunity to work for a unique Crown Charity that supports serving and retired personnel of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their families through a wide range of charity work. Last year, they spent nearly £6m in grants and other charitable activity in areas including education, housing, and employability.
To find out more about this Communications Manager role or if you would like to apply, please submit an up to date CV and 1-page cover letter which will highlight how your skills and experience relate to the responsibilities listed.
If selected for interview, this will be a 1 stage process and include competency based questions and a writing task to be completed on the day.
Interviews will ideally be held in person on Wednesday 12t April but can be flexible for the right person
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.