Communications and Campaigns Officer
Location: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire (with some opportunity for home working)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary: £26,669 per annum
This exciting and dynamic role will contribute to and support the delivery of this charity’s communications and campaigns strategy and help manage their relationships with the media to support public engagement, income generation and awareness raising about the value of wetlands and the charity's work around the world. It will also help develop new and imaginative ways of broadening their audiences to encourage a million people to take action for wetlands.
You’ll bring your experience, track record of dealing with journalists and knowledge of the current media landscape to their talented Communications and Campaigns team. You’ll work alongside the Communications and Campaigns manager to ensure they are regularly securing high quality coverage of the organisation, their campaigns and their work in the media and wider public sphere.
Using your creativity, experience in building relationships and understanding of current environmental issues, you will build networks of contacts within the organisation and externally, including within the media, to identify coverage opportunities and develop compelling stories to promote their work.
You will respond effectively to enquiries coming through the press office and monitor and analyse the media landscape and their coverage. You’ll bring your excellent writing skills to the fore when drafting a range of written media, social media and web materials. You will be well used to targeting communications at different audiences. Your knowledge will enable you to support staff with media handling and become a trusted source of PR and reputational advice across the organisation.
You will enjoy working under your own initiative and within a team, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and an ability to think laterally with the ability to spot an opportunity.
It’s an exciting time to join this charity. 2021 is their 75th anniversary, but they’re not sitting on their laurels. They are looking to the future and have set themselves ambitious targets to develop bigger and better wetlands and increase understanding of the crucial role they play in helping to solve the major environmental and societal issues of our day. This post will play a vital role in helping them to achieve these aims.
Our client is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. They conserve, restore and create wetlands. They are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At their 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. They work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.
In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
- Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
- Life assurance
- Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free entry to all their centres
Please note they can offer flexibility around working from home on an agreed number of days per week. If this is of interest then they are happy to discuss this at interview stage.
Closing date: Sunday 28th February
Interview date: Friday 12th March
To find out more information, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website where you can complete your application for this position.
This charity is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.
No agencies please.