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7 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: £42,660 per annum (£47,660 if London)
Location: South East London
Job type: Permanent
Employment Type: All
Contact: Blue Octopus Team
Sector: Charity
Category: Marketing Manager

York or London

£42,660 per annum (£47,660 if London)

35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility

About the role:

Our Client has an exciting opportunity for a brilliant Strategic Communications Manager to join them in their ambition to win hearts and minds to solve poverty in the UK.

Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK. They don’t believe that’s right. That’s why they’ve made it their mission to solve it. Their new strategy is to work alongside others to build public and political will for change and demand for solutions.

Communicating effectively with the public, using the best possible insight, is critical to this. Their award-winning ‘Talking about Poverty’ (aka framing) work has given them the communication tools to start to shift public thinking and attitudes on poverty in the UK and this exciting new role will focus on driving and embedding that insight across our Client’s communications and content. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a content strategy, ensuring they are creating engaging and accessible ‘framed’ content for all their channels and stakeholders, based on user need.

They are passionate about telling a new story about people in poverty – one that can drown out dominant negative narratives. Part of this role will therefore be to work alongside poverty campaigners and activists to ensure their content positively and authentically reflects people’s lived experience.

About you:

They want someone who has a passion for what they do, and who can help drive the step change they seek in their communications. They are looking for someone who really gets their ‘Talking about Poverty’ work: ideally you will have had experience of applying framing insight to communications and campaigning work. Working in a senior communications/campaigns role for a public-facing organisation, they are looking for someone who has experience of leading a team of content specialists, as well as brand development.  

Above all, you will be engaged in their mission and purpose, have an understanding of the challenges of the public conversation and attitudes surrounding poverty in the UK, and will have a drive to train and support others, enabling them to perform to the best of their ability.

About us:

Our Client is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. They’re built on trust, show they care, and exist to make a difference.

They work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK’s influencers and decision-makers.

They believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach - they just need more people to believe it too.

To make their vision a reality they need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus they need to change some of what they do and how they do it. So, they’re embarking on a significant period of change - change that will see them become an outcomes-focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices.

If you share their passion, then they need to hear from you.

Closing date for applications is Monday 18 February 2019

In support of their approach to flexible working they are happy to receive applications from those seeking full time employment, as well as those who may want to share the role on a part time basis. 

When making your application, please state whether you want to be considered for either full or part time work and, if part time, the number of hours per week you would be looking for.

Our commitment to diversity:

They are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. Black Asian minority ethnic groups and those with a declared disability are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. They shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process.

Our Client are inclusive and are committed to giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. They are also committed to making reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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