RNRMC – Communications Officer (Grants)

We are looking for an exceptional Communications Officer (Grants) to join our Marketing and Communications team, with a focus on raising awareness amongst stakeholders and beneficiaries of the support made available to our beneficiaries through our Grant Making and Commissioning work. Working closely with the Grants team, you will be responsible for researching, sourcing, and writing powerful human-interest stories and case studies, ensuring consistency with our brand and messaging, that bring the RNRMC’s funding programmes to life and that engender support and drive engagement.

About the RNRMC
RNRMC is the Navy’s principal charity which exists to support every sailor, marine and their families, for life. We do this by offering grants to and working with, other organisations to deliver programmes that meet the needs of our beneficiaries. We work hard, engaging with supporters to help raise awareness and funds to deliver the outcomes required for today and tomorrow.

Experience and Background
You will have previous experience within a communications, marketing, or PR role along with a good standard of education, excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with good attention to detail. You must possess strong story-telling skills with the ability to translate the complex and nuanced work of the RNRMC into clear and concise narratives that increase understanding of the charity. You will have excellent interpersonal and engagement skills, with a welcoming and collaborative approach to working with colleagues and the ability to maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will be highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload, juggling consecutive projects and often conflicting deadlines.

Please see the job description for full details on the duties and responsibilities.

Hours of Work
Hours of work are 35 hours per week, 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday.

Frequent travel to meet and interview beneficiaries will be required, along with a willingness to work outside normal office hours to obtain the story.

We have a friendly, supportive, and inclusive environment with a hybrid working framework involving the opportunity to work from home and in the RNRMC offices. There will be a small number of roles where employees will be required to work only from our offices, but typically most employees will be able to work remotely on average 40% of their working week. All employees are welcome to use our office for their whole working week if that is their preference.

Salary
The full time equivalent annual salary range for the post is between £26,500 up to £29,500 per annum based on experience.

Benefits

  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme & BHN Discounts Scheme
  • Free Access to HMS Excellent Fitness Centre
  • Employee Assistance Programme to give you confidential support 24 hours a day
  • Life Assurance (after one year’s qualifying service)
  • Private Healthcare Scheme (after one year’s qualifying period)
  • A generous non-contributory Pension Scheme (7% contribution after 3 months qualifying period)
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave Package (after 2 year’s qualifying period)

Closing Date: 09:00, 01/07/2024

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis during the advertising period and RNRMC reserve the right to close the vacancy early and make an appointment at any stage of the application process. Applicants may be asked to attend an on-line Application Review prior to the closing date to aid in the shortlisting process. This will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Pre-appointment Checks
The successful candidate will be asked to provide evidence they are eligible to work in the UK and undergo a DBS Check and additional security checks as required.

How to Apply
If you are interested and wish to apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to HR@rnrmc.org.uk, detailing your relevant experience and identifying why you would be a good fit for the role.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an RNRMC Application Form prior to interview.

Job related enquiries for the Recruiting manager can be forwarded via email to: alice.farrow@rnrmc.org.uk

If you require assistance on this recruitment process, please contact our HR Officer by e-mail to: hr@rnrmc.org.uk

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