Communications Manager

Work part time (up to 4 days/week) and benefit from flexible working (min 1 day in the office) for one of the UKs leading children’s charities based in the East Midlands (commutable from Milton Keynes, Luton, Bedford & Cambridge) as a Communications Manager. This charity is looking for is looking for a committed, compassionate and driven Comms Manager to work on FTC for up to a year on a national media and launch programme. Supporting children and families, you will join a fully integrated non-siloed comms and marketing team, working alongside fundraising. Become part of this highly talented team in a very supportive working environment, with good work life balance and flexible/home working
It is a chance to make a real difference to the lives of children using your pr, comms and marketing skills

The Role:
• Develop and implement a proactive PR and comms function across all channels (consumer, corporate and b2b) to grow brand recognition
• Manage and support local and national events.
• Support the charities corporate branding and messaging and communicate this across stakeholder groups
• Support the delivery of an integrated digital strategy including social media
• Work directly with the management team including the Assistant Director of Comms, CEO and Fundraising and Business Development
• Produce impactful content (external, internal and digital) for national, international and regional media alongside other team members
• Support and develop junior comms/marketing team members
• Promote key spokespeople from within the charity for media and events and act as first point of contact for media enquiries

Skills and Experience required:
• Strong media relations, devising key messages, writing, handling media enquiries and good understanding of working with the UK and regional media and have a network of contacts.
• Able to deliver both communications and marketing campaigns
• Experience of developing and implementing national events
• Knowledge of the charity sector – children/young people/social care sector is desirable but not essential
• Experience of working with a faith based charity would be useful
• Knowledge of digital communications
• Able to work on own initiative and drive programmes
• Creative and innovative in approach and enjoy the challenge of working in this kind of environment
• Demonstrate gravitas and confidence to influence and advise others externally and internally
• Be willing to travel – a car driver and access to car and flexible approach to working hours
To apply for this role please send your cv to anne@carterferris.co.uk quoting CF0363

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