Communications, Campaigns & Marketing Manager

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£31,769 - £37,283 pa, plus pension

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

[email protected] Natasha Stewart

Reference: NTXUH618360

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 14th June 2021   1 day left

Full time is 35 hours per week.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust (SWT) is working to address the ‘triple crisis’ of climate emergency, ecological crisis, and people’s disconnection from nature. We manage 41 nature reserves, we work closely with other land managers to restore habitats, and we run innovative programmes to help people of all ages and backgrounds engage with nature. The Trust and its trading subsidiary employ over 40 staff, in addition to 800 volunteers and a network of local branches. Annual turnover is around £3m. SWT is an autonomous charity, but we are also part of the Wildlife Trusts movement (TWT) and we aim to align our programmes and systems more closely with TWT where this will enhance our impact.

We are creating a new post of Communications, Campaigns and Marketing Manager to take over the leadership of our team of comms and digital specialists; to plan, manage and evaluate our strategic communications and campaigns, in collaboration with TWT and the relevant SWT teams; and to coordinate all external communications across the Trust and ensure consistent high standards. The overall goal is to help nature’s recovery by influencing individuals and organisations, and by driving up unrestricted income in order to fund other vital work.

About you

  • Strong experience of planning and running successful campaigns including Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

  • A working knowledge of digital media and a good understanding of market research

  • Proven ability to coordinate a range of communication channels within an organisation and of working with specialists, in any field, to communicate with a non-specialist audience 
  • Experience managing a similar team. 
  • A knowledge of wildlife and the natural environment is not essential, but an interest in public affairs and environmental issues is.
  • You must have the ability to work under pressure and prioritise actions, and the flexibility to react rapidly to short-notice media requests and opportunities.

Closing date: 14 June 2021
First interviews: 21-24 June
Second interviews if needed: 28 June – 2 July

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