Communications Officer, Part time 18.75 hours/wk

King's Cross, London (Greater)
£25,000 - £27,000 pro rata
26 Aug 2017
26 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Communications Officer, Part time 18.75 hours/wk

Location: Kings Cross, London

Salary: £25,000-£27,000 pro rata

Flexibility: The post is based in our London co-working space, but there may be opportunities to work from home from time to time, to be agreed between the post holder and the Executive Director.

Contract Type: Part-time (18.75 hrs per week – 0.5 FTE)

Job description:

We are recruiting for a part-time Communications Officer to work in our shared office in Kings Cross, London. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but dynamic team in an organisation that has been at the forefront of thinking on ethical concerns in food and farming since 1998.

Our influence depends on good communication. That doesn’t mean telling people what to do. We see ethics as a sharp ear and a helping hand, not a wagging finger. We need a dynamic Communications Officer to help us engage the people we work with, raise our profile and get our messages across.

You will support the Executive Director in developing and implementing our communications strategy. You will build our brand and support our external affairs. You will manage our social media, co-ordinate our media relations and work with colleagues to put good communication at the heart of all our work. You must be prepared to write copy and to represent us, as well as to co-ordinate and advise your colleagues.

You will have an eye for the story in research work and be good at distilling complex issues to their key points. You will take a strategic view of communication and be practiced at weighing the pros and cons of different media. You will understand how to communicate with different audiences about controversial issues and recognise that integrity is paramount.

The organisation has an open and supportive culture. You must be able to work independently and be willing to contribute ideas and to challenge. Whilst your primary responsibility is communications, as part of a small team, you must be prepared to get involved in different aspects of the organisation as needed.

To apply: Please send your CV (no more than 3 pages) and covering letter (maximum 2 pages), which explains, including examples, how you meet the person specification. Please also include a completed equal opportunities form (the data you provide will be kept confidential and separate from your application).

Note: Candidates short-listed for interview will be notified directly. We are unable to respond to all applications. If applicants have not heard back by 28th September 2017, unfortunately they have not been successful.

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