Communications Manager

Bethnal Green North
12 Mar 2018
22 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Communications Manager

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £35,000-40,000 per annum, plus benefits

Purpose of the Role

The Young Foundation is a charitable foundation and accredited research institute with a long track record in supporting social innovation and engaging and working with communities across the UK.

Working closely with the Senior Management Team, the Communications Manager is responsible for increasing awareness of our mission and our work with key audiences. The post holder will be responsible for raising the profile of the organisation; bringing our new strategy to life.


  • Develop and implement a strong, cross-channel media strategy to grow the Young Foundation’s profile and understanding of the work that we do
  • Support research and programme teams to maximise the reach of their work
  • Lead on the production of Young Foundation reports and outputs, including creation and delivery of all dissemination strategies
  • Lead on the refresh and maintenance of the Young Foundation’s website
  • Copywriting for online media and implementing message discipline across all media
  • Maintain and build our social media presence
  • Design & distribute regular e-newsletters
  • Monitor all online channels through use of Google Analytics, producing regular reports for CEO
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements and communications best practice especially in relation to the GDPR
  • Lead on liaison with a range of designers and printers to commission content as required keeping to deadlines and ensuring quality control.
  • Maintaining brand guidelines for all Young Foundation publications and outputs.


Essential Experience:

  • Experience developing and implementing an organisational communications strategy
  • Experience of website content management systems (including WordPress)
  • Experience of producing/project managing the development of digital products for an organisation
  • Experience of producing and designing publications and/or of overseeing brand development and implementation.
  • Experience of organising events
  • Adobe skills and proven experience in use of Photoshop, InDesign

Skills & abilities:

  • Writing Skills: You will need excellent copywriting, editing and proofreading skills as well as a journalistic ‘nose’ to source great stories from our staff and projects.
  • Interpersonal skills: You will have excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and possess the confidence to engage with senior management and explain communication activities to them and why they will be impactful
  • Creative skills: You’ll have a proven creative flair, and the ability to devise communication plans that ‘speak’ to our key audiences. Familiarity with digital and video means of communication and understanding the sector we are working in public is crucial.
  • Project management skills – the ability to juggle multiple tasks, prioritise your own work and meet internal and external deadlines with tenacious eye for quality and detail.
  • Digitally savvy with proven experience and knowledge of how to use key IT and design packages.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is midday Friday 23rd March 2018. Interviews will take place the following week.

Please send a CV and a covering letter setting out how your skills and relevant experience relate to the person specification by an email via the button below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Non-­EU nationals who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.

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