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Communications Manager

Woodcraft Folk
Closing date
11 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Woodcraft Folk has an exciting opportunity available for a talented and experienced Communications Manager to join us and help the charity become better known and understood. This is a position where you can make a real change!The role is offered on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £26,507 - £31,825 per annum plus benefits.

Woodcraft Folk is an educational movement for children and young people, seeking to develop their self-confidence and promote their participation in social action, with the aim of building a world based on equality, friendship, peace and cooperation.

The successful Communications Manager will be responsible for:
  • Creating, maintaining and implementing the charity's communications strategy
  • Co-ordinating proactive and reactive communications with stakeholders and the general public
  • Supporting staff and volunteers to embed good communications practice in their work

Our ideal Communications Manager will have previous experience of communications management, ideally gained within a voluntary sector or membership organisation, or of working in a membership organisation. This will be complemented by a flair for creating engaging content for a range of audiences, the ability to manage competing priorities and relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and a commitment to Woodcraft Folk's aims and principles.

Experience managing corporate social media and developing brand and visual identity guidelines would be an advantage in this role. Previous experience of a youth work setting would also be highly beneficial.

Key duties as ourCommunications Manager include:
  • Leading the development and implementation of an organisation-wide communications strategy
  • Developing and disseminating resources to support staff and volunteers to promote a consistent visual identity, including a style guide/brand handbook
  • Supporting the Board to review the organisation's branding, and consulting with stakeholders to inform future development
  • Providing dedicated communications support to time-limited projects
  • Working with Woodcraft Folk's outdoor centres to maximise commercial benefit and showcase their delivery of the organisation's aims and principles
  • Commissioning publicity materials to support local groups to promote their activities to potential members and volunteers
  • Proactively identifying and authoring news stories and blog posts from groups, centres and projects to share via appropriate channels
  • Monitoring and maintaining corporate social media accounts to grow reach and ensure they reflect positively on the organisation
  • Proactively seeking media coverage for noteworthy activity locally, regionally and nationally
  • Monitoring the reach of press releases and other media activity and providing feedback to the Board and leadership team

An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

Closing date:Monday 13th Decemberat 5pm

Interviews will be held via video call onThursday 6th January

If you feel you have what it takes to become our Communications Manager then click 'Apply' today, we'd love to hear from you!
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