We are hiring a Senior Communications Officer

By Olivia Vicol - 04 January 2021

The Work Rights Centre is looking for an expert storyteller. Do you start your day with a cause you care about, and down your tools only after you've told the world about it? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

We are a charity dedicated to employment justice and social mobility. Every week our multilingual teams of advisers help vulnerable workers challenge unscrupulous employers, and rebuild their lives by accessing decent employment and training. We want to grow our team with a colleague who can recognise the story potential in our work, and make it visible to stakeholders. This is why we are advertising this position.

The role

As senior Comms officer, you will have one key objective: to grow our supporter base. In practice, fulfilling this objective means taking the lead in drafting newsletters, social media content and web articles, as well as establishing relationships with traditional media at local and national level. No target is too bold. But we want you to be strategic, by planning your interventions, keeping an eye on metrics of engagement, and focusing on what works.

The candidate

We are looking for a good writer with a head for strategy. You will excel at building rapport and growing a community online. But you will also have a good grasp of metrics of engagement. At the end of the day, you'll take pride in increasing our social media followers, newsletter subscribers and press mentions.

Generally speaking, we want to hear from you if you can demonstrate:

  • 4 years of experience in communication;
  • a track record of building a supporter base;
  • familiarity with media planning tools (like MailChimp, Hootsuite etc);
  • excellent written English (you know your "it's" from "its");
  • a real interest in social mobility. 

How to apply

Download the job description and follow the process. In summary, we want to see your CV, Cover letter, and a few supporting documents or links illustrating your comms portfolio. The deadline for applications is the 16th of January, 23:59. Interviews and a short written test take place online, the week commencing the 18th of January.

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