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Communications Officer

Employer
All We Can
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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Are you a creative team-player, keen to use your skills to help communities and individuals fulfil their potential? Do you love storytelling? Are you passionate about using your unique talents to engage, inform and inspire a wide range of audiences?

All We Can is looking for an enthusiastic Communications Officer to join our small, friendly team. We are looking for an imaginative, proactive self-starter who shares our commitment to helping people living in some of the world's most vulnerable communities, by ending the suffering caused by disasters, poverty and injustice.

As Communications Officer, you'll work with members of All We Can's Public Engagement team to help us improve our social media presence, manage our media library, and develop our advocacy work. You'll have experience creating high quality printed and/or online content, and exceptional communications skills. As All We Can enters the second year of its new 5-year strategy, you'll help drive the charity forward, and use your excellent storytelling skills across a number of different platforms.

If this sounds like a role in which you could flourish, we'd love to hear from you. Please complete the application form and return it to us by Friday 3 September 2021 at 12:00 pm.

Salary: £24k per annum

Term of appointment: Permanent.

N.B.: You must have the right to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

About All We Can:

All We Can is an international development and relief organisation, working to see every person's potential fulfilled. Focussed on serving the world's most marginalised communities, All We Can is rooted in the Christian faith. It works through partnership, alongside our global neighbours most impacted by disasters, poverty and injustice to enable flourishing and resilient communities.

All We Can is the Methodist development and relief agency and an integral part of the Methodist Church in Britain's response to international development and relief with its vision, priorities and values grounded in Christian principles.

Application Instructions:

Applications should be sent by email and must be received no later than midday on Friday 17 September 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 05th October 2021.

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and interviews of strong candidates may be conducted before the advertised date. Early applications are strongly recommended.

Your application should be on the application form downloadable from the All We Can website

Note: We do not accept CV's or other documentation, the All We Can application form must be completed for you to be considered for the job. The appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring check, please see application form for full details. We do not wish to be contacted by recruitment agencies. All We Can is the operating name of the Methodist Relief and Development Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales, number 291691

In the UK, All We Can's staff and volunteers are expected to follow All We Can's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure is required for all relevant All We Can members of staff and volunteers. In addition, All We Can follows Safer Recruitment principles and guidelines for all posts where contact with children and/or adults at risk is possible - this includes a full application process, interviewing candidates, taking up and verifying two satisfactory references, verifying qualifications, identity checks, and a full DBS check. Since 2021 All We Can has also been a part of The Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme - a scheme initiated to address the issue of known sexual abusers moving within and between humanitarian development and aid agencies. The scheme ensures development and aid agencies can effectively work together to share misconduct data between recruiting organisations and previous employers.

Location: Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR. Please note, in response to Covid-19, All We Can staff are currently working from home and a return to the office in Autumn 2021 will be subject to review and assessment nearer the time.

Purpose: To support delivery of All We Can's communications objectives during an exciting time, as the charity seeks to grow and energise its communications function. The role will be key to informing, engaging and inspiring a range of stakeholders interested in All We Can's work.

Responsible to: Communications and PR Manager

Relationships:

Internal:

1) All We Can staff

2) All We Can trustees

3) Office volunteers

External:

All We Can Supporters
Representatives of overseas or UK partner organisations

Mailing and fulfilment houses
External freelancers including graphic designers

Main tasks and responsibilities

Communications

Produce content for All We Can's website, including blogs and news articles

Work across the Public Engagement team to ensure that team webpage content is kept up to date with fresh and relevant material

Assist with the maintenance and management of All We Can's content library, Chorus

Help improve All We Can's social media presence, and that of any sub brands, connected projects and wider campaigns that the charity may be part of, by inputting on strategy, developing organic social content, researching trends and opportunities, and monitoring engagement

Help manage All We Can's social media presence by responding to messages, comments, and tags in a way that embodies All We Can's values - love, collaboration and respect

Proactively identify communications opportunities to share All We Can's work and work with the Communications and PR manager to develop appropriate responses - including awareness days, current affairs news stories, and online conversations

Support the Communications and PR Manager in the creation of print and web resources, including All We Can's printed quarterly newsletter and regular email updates

Identify opportunities for media coverage of All We Can's work, and assist the Communications and PR Manager in creating and distributing press releases

Work together with the Public Engagement Director and Communications and PR Manager to develop and implement All We Can's advocacy work - attending key meetings, making recommendations, and developing content and advocacy communications actions as appropriate.

Other

Attend team meetings and other meetings as appropriate and input into developing effective and efficient processes

Use Microsoft Office packages and other digital systems to perform the functions of the role effectively and adapt well to future technologies

Any other reasonable duty consistent with the responsibilities of the post as requested by your manager, the Communications and PR Manager, the Director of Public Engagement, or a member of the All We Can Senior Leadership Team

Corporate responsibilities

Ensure familiarity with and adhere to All We Can's policies and procedures and keep informed of all cross departmental activities

A commitment to All We Can's vision, mission and values, and accepting of its identity as an international development and relief organisation actively engaged with the Methodist Church

Communications Officer

(Public Engagement Team)

Personal Specification

Attributes

Essential

Desirable

Method of Assessment

Education and training

Good literacy and numeracy skills

A/I

Proven abilities

Experience creating high quality printed and/or web resources

Knowledge of design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva etc.

A/I

Experience creating social content and managing online communities

A

Special knowledge and skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

A/W

Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to build cross-cultural relationships

To be comfortable communicating to Christian groups and individuals, as well as other staff

A/I

Proficient in computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Strong leaning to digital processes to improve productivity

A/I

A systematic, organised and planned approach to work and strong attention to detail

A/I/W

Able to work under pressure, plan and manage time effectively and prioritise a range of varied tasks effectively

Proven experience of multi-tasking and work in a fast paced environment.

A/I/W

Special qualities

Commitment to All We Can's vision, mission and values, and accepting of its identity as a faith based international development, relief and advocacy organisation actively engaged with the Methodist Church

A demonstrable interest in international development and/or the charity sector

A/I

Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative, while working as part of a small team

A

Reliable, adaptable and flexible

A/I

Sensitive to the complexities of cross-cultural communication

A/I

A willingness to undertake extra training as appropriate

A/I

Method of Assessment: A - Application Form, I - Interview, W - Written exercise, P - Presentation, G - Group exercise, Q - proof of qualification (certificates or transcripts)

Communications Officer

(Public Engagement Team)

Terms and conditions

Term of Appointment: Permanent.

Hours of Work: A total of 35 hours per week, 5 days per week. Payment for overtime is not given but employees are entitled to time off in lieu by agreement.

Starting salary: £24k per annum

Holiday Entitlement: Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays and an extra three days at Christmas and New Year. Additional leave is also awarded after 2 years (3 days) and 5 years (2 days) continuous service (please note, holiday entitlement is pro-rata for a part-time post).

Other Benefits: Life Assurance, tax-free childcare scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme, Confidential Counselling Service, Health Assured Scheme, Critical IIlness/ Income Protection Insurance, TOIL, Volunteering Time Off Scheme, study leave, flexible working hours and working from home options.

Sick Pay: Entitlement in accordance with All We Can's terms and conditions of employment.

Pension: All We Can operates a contributory pension scheme, with a minimum contribution of 6% employer and 3% employee that all employees are eligible to join. Full details will be provided at the commencement of employment.

Probationary Period: Appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period, normally six months (or trial period to be discussed)

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service): The appointment is subject to a Disclosure and

Barring check, please see application form for full details

Season Ticket: Season ticket loans are available after the satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

Health and Safety: The post holder will be subject to All We Can's Health and Safety policy.

Equal Opportunities: The post holder will be subject to All We Can's Equal Opportunities policy.

Physical Conditions: open plan office at Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Rd, London, NW1 5JR. PLEASE NOTE: In response to Covid-19, All We Can staff are currently working from home and a return to the office in Autumn 2021 will be subject to review and assessment nearer the time.

Applications should be received by no later than midday on Friday 17 September 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5 October 2021.

Your application should be on the application form downloadable from the All We Can website.

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and interviews of strong candidates may be conducted before the advertised date. Early applications are strongly recommended.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post of Communications Officer as soon as is reasonably possible.
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