Communications Director

Recruiter
MAG
Location
Manchester
Salary
£45,768- £51,780 per annum (plus contributory pension)
Posted
08 Oct 2017
Closes
08 Nov 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

MAG is a successful and growing landmine action organisation. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict. We deliver this vision by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with mines, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG has discovered and destroyed 4.7 million landmines, cluster bombs and other unexploded ordnance since it began work in 1989. As a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, MAG was co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.

MAG currently works in more than 20 conflict-affected countries, employing around 3,000 people globally. 2017/18 is set to be our most successful year: with projected revenue of over £60m, we aim to reach more people than ever before. You will join us at a very exciting time: 2017 marks the 20thanniversary of the landmark Mine Ban Treaty, and we recently delivered a high profile event at Kensington Palace, which included the launch of the #Landminefree2025 campaign by H.R.H Prince Harry, so our message has never been so important.

The right Communications Director will allow us to have an even greater impact by developing, overseeing and delivering a communications strategy that supports MAG’s mission and ambitions. Heading up a close-knit Communications Team you will have the resources, space and authority to plan and lead. This is a new and key role in the organisation. You will report to the Director of Business Development and be supported by the Management Team, Chief Executive and Board of Trustees, who all recognise the invaluable difference an effective communications strategy can make.

Ideally with a background in the charity sector, you will need to be passionate about MAG’s work, saving lives and building futures for men, women and children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict. The role will involve using strategic media and communications to drive change, so you will need a track record of producing fresh ideas that are both innovative and creative. Paired with your in-depth knowledge of the media and communications environment, you will have a passion for story telling to insert MAG’s messages and impact into the news. You will need to be willing to travel overseas and visit MAG programmes, as well as represent MAG at external events outside of working hours.

For further information about this role, the full candidate pack and details of how to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.maginternational.org/mag/en/jobs/careers-at-mag/vacancies-at-mag/. Closing date is 22 October 2017.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.