Communications Executive

London (Greater)
£25,883 - £31,059 (Band 1)
01 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Communications Executive Do you think it is a national disgrace that in England and Wales, two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner? Or that one woman in every four will experience domestic violence at some point during her life? Refuge is the country's largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence. Every day we support over 5,500 women and children in our national network of services. We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. At a national level we run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, manage a busy press office and work hard to build Refuge's fast growing digital channels. At a local level we respond and provide communications tools to Refuge's wide base of violence against women services. Refuge is committed to a world where domestic and other gender violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. Position: Communications Executive Location: London Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Hours: 37.5 hours per week Salary: £25,883 - £31,059 (Band 1) Benefits: include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. About the role: Do you want to work for an organisation that provides a voice for abused women, and plays a vital role in ensuring that life-saving services are in place to support them? If so, then the communications executive role may be the perfect for you. Refuge's communications team works hard to reach out to women experiencing all forms of gender based violence, whilst working to educate the general public, raising awareness of domestic violence and support Refuge's broader organisational activities. This is a chance to join a small but high achieving team and make a real impact to the lives of women and children who experience domestic violence. Responsibilities: - The role is very varied and no one day is ever the same as the next. - Managing a busy press office, profiling Refuge's work through proactive media relations, speaking to women who have experienced abuse, supporting and growing Refuge's digital channels, whilst responding to the communications requests which come through from the different frontline service teams who work across Refuge are just some of the key areas of activity undertaken by this role. - We work in an exciting and fast paced environment. - The successful applicant will proactively work with the team to respond to the daily political and news agendas. - You will speak to women who have experienced abuse frequently and will work with a wide variety of media to broaden Refuge's editorial exposure nationally and regionally. - You will also spearhead Refuge's online, social and digital communications and grow our online communities of engaged supporters. About you: - The successful applicant will have experience of working within communications and of implementing social media and cause related campaigns. - You will have developed exceptional copy writing skills across a variety of media, be a strong communicator who can tailor messages to different audiences and have the ability to manage many competing priorities. If you would like to work with Refuge to save and transform the lives of women and children who experience domestic violence, and would like to be part of a growing communications team, then please do apply for this role. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work. Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice. You may have experience of the following: Marketing Executive, Marcoms, Corporate Communications, Marketing Graduate, Advertising, Media, Marketing Assistant, CIM Qualified, Marketing Communications Executive, Marketing Exec, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, etc. This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
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