Communications Lead

Rewilding Britain

Home-based
£28,000 - £35,000 (pro rata depending on experience)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.rewildingbritain.org.uk admin@rewildingbritain.org.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 31st May 2018   4 days left


We need a great communicator to help us tell our story. This is an exciting time for Rewilding Britain. We’re in the middle of developing large-scale rewilding projects that bring together disparate groups of landowners with a shared vision of regenerating a large tract of land while developing new economic opportunities for local people.

Rewilding Britain’s long-term vision is to see at least one million hectares of Britain’s land rewilded over the next 100 years in a way that works ecologically and economically. Established in 2014 as the first national charity with a primary focus on rewilding, we are a small, agile organisation with an experienced Board of Trustees, skilled staff and a diverse range of expert advisors. Over the next three years we aim to demonstrate a workable, evidence-based model of rewilding to inform people’s choices around the stewardship of land.

We’re looking for someone with experience of creating great content across a variety of media.
You’re probably an experienced writer and editor, used to writing engaging copy for a variety
of audiences. Ideally, you have experience planning content and stories that hit the mark.

This would suit someone either looking for a part-time job 3 days a week or initially someone who would prefer to work freelance on a project basis. Please send your CV, your reasons for applying for the job, and where you believe your skills set match our essential and desirable criteria as listed below to admin@rewildingbritain.org.uk by May 31st.

Key Job Purpose

To lead Rewilding Britain’s creative communications and maximise the impact of our communications work across a range of channels as part of a coordinated strategy that informs, builds support and furthers our work.

You will be responsible for:

  • Further developing and leading Rewilding Britain’s communications strategy in line with the organisation’s strategic aims, identifying audiences, messages, channels and methods of evaluation.
  • Planning and delivering effective and timely communications activity based on this strategy, building and maintaining a consistent brand.
  • Writing creative communications materials and content including: brochures and leaflets; blogs; learning materials; communications with key supporters, e.g. e-newsletters; innovative/creative materials e.g. animations/videos; media/press releases.
  • Designing and developing engaging online content that can be repurposed across multiple channels.
  • Working with multiple stakeholders/partners to coordinate communications activities
  • Leading on media relations, proactively identifying news stories and ensuring that a consistent message is delivered.
  • Collaborating with and managing input from design and other agencies
  • Planning and implementing appropriate methods for evaluation of the communications strategy, and monitor and analyse the results.
  • Briefing or commissioning volunteers, freelancers and contractors when needed
  • Managing part of the communications budget (and delivering value for money)

You should have experience in the following:

Essential

  • Proven ability to conceive, implement and evaluate successful and cost-effective communication strategies and activities (including an understanding of how to identify audiences, create appropriately differentiated content and use relevant channels).
  • Track record of writing and editing, preferably different types of writing for different publications and platforms (e.g. web, social media, e-newsletters, learning materials).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, in person, online and in print.
  • Experience of assimilating complex information quickly, identifying the pertinent points and making them accessible for a wide range of audiences.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, advocacy and diplomacy skills.
  • Experience of pitching stories to the media and responding to media enquiries.
  • Experience of commissioning freelancers (e.g. designers, web developers)/external agencies to carry out specific projects as part of a wider communications strategy, and managing those relationships.
  • Experience of managing social media accounts (twitter, facebook etc) and commissioning video.
  • Experience of sourcing images and print buying.
  • Capacity to work independently, problem-solve, handle multiple projects, and exercise good judgment in an organised and professional manner.
  • Experience in communications to support resource development/fundraising

Desirable

  • Background in or demonstrable understanding of and passion for rewilding.
  • Experience of managing/coordinating communications across partnerships
  • Experience of budget management.
  • Experience of Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of HTML (for when the CMS doesn’t quite do what you intend)
  • Experience of brand management
  • Understanding of web legislation and best practice.

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