Communications Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

Hope For The Future

Sheffield with national travel
£27,613 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Monday, 13th June 2022  

Communications Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

Sheffield with national travel (Home-working/hybrid-working options/flexible working options available)

The Company

Hope for the Future is a climate change charity, training communities, groups and individuals to work with politicians on climate change. Our vision is to see politicians of all political persuasions joining together with each other and with communities across the UK to take decisive action on climate change.

We are a small but fast-growing charity, operating nationally at a grassroots level, linking constituents with their MPs, running training and holding events.

Hope for the Future now has regional offices in London and Liverpool and is looking to open a third regional office in Scotland in 2022. We have several funders who are backing our vision, methods and ambition and are helping us to grow at pace.

We are seeking a Communications Co-ordinator to join us on a 12-month fixed-term contract until 11th August 2023, working 35 hours a week on a full-time basis.

The Benefits

  • A salary of £27,613 per annum
  • 30 days’ annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Employers’ Pension Contribution
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Wellbeing support

This is the perfect opportunity for a talented communications professional looking for that rare chance to engage with the climate crisis in a professional capacity or gain experience in the third sector.

The climate emergency is already having an impact on all our lives, By ensuring we have clear and impactful messaging, you will play a crucial role in helping us to engage with individuals, communities and politicians across the UK.

We have innovative and ambitious plans for the coming year and are working hard to communicate our message to a wider audience. If you want to make a difference and help us achieve our mission to prioritise climate change on the political agenda whilst raising the voices of those less likely to be heard then we want to hear from you!

The Role

As a Communications Co-ordinator, you will produce and disseminate digital and print content that illuminates our unique contribution to the climate movement with potential supporters, clients and funders.

Leading a small team, you will develop and manage an external communications strategy that focuses on audiences that we aim to support with our training and resources.

You will seek to increase our online presence, developing our website, newsletter and social media content.

Additionally, you will

  • Work with key internal figures to develop an internal communications strategy
  • Develop our branding and organisational ‘voice’ and lead on re-branding processes
  •  Manage and develop digital media assets including photos and videos
  •  Develop a comms accessibility strategy and auditing process

About You

To be considered a Communications Co-ordinator, you will need:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in a communications role
  • Experience of using analytics to measure online traffic and social media impact
  • Experience of website management (preferably Squarespace)
  •  Experience of evaluating the success of communications
  • Experience of supporting internal communications
  • Experience of creating newsletters (preferably using Mailchimp)

Ideally, you will have experience of social media advertising. Design, video editing and photography skills would also be beneficial. Up to date knowledge of working with G Drive and G Suite would be equally advantageous.

The closing date for this position is 9am Monday 13th June 2022.

Other organisations may call this role Communications Officer, Communications Lead, PR Manager, Digital Marketing Lead, Internal Comms Officer, Digital Marketing Officer, or Marketing Officer.

Webrecruit and Hope for the Future are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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