Communications Manager- National Charity

Location
England,Berkshire,Reading
Salary
£33000 - £35000 per annum
Posted
04 April 2018
Closes
02 May 2018
Ref
13910121/001
Contact
Amie Hemson
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled Communications Manager to join a leading charity on a 12 month fixed-term contract


Client Details

My client is a leading national charity based near Reading


Description

The Communications Manager will have the following responsibilities;



* Develop and deliver communications plans to engage new stakeholders and retain existing stakeholders - including customers, volunteers and staff - ensuring all activites are monitored and reviewed to maximise results.

* Ensure all communications activity reinforces the brand positioning and strategic direction of the charity, reinforcing key messages.

* Manage all communications activities including advertising, Public Relations and media relations, social media, internal communications and publications, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.

* Provide support for the management, development, training and recruitment and performance of the communications team and to deputise for the Communications Manager.

* Ensure all communications materials are accessible

* Provide communications advice and expertise across the organisation - in particular being a key advisor and spokesperson when handling difficult media issues.

* Develop issues and crisis management plans to protect the reputation of the charity - including management of an out of hours emergency response.

* To lead on cross-functional projects and key awareness raising events

* To ensure the brand is at the forefront of communications best practice and aware of the work or competitors.


Profile

The Communications Manager should have the following skillset;



* Significant experience in communications- Proven ability to deliver communications campaigns and initiatives to meet objectives.

* Excellent written skills.

* Ability to advise, influence and negotiate.

* Ability to prioritise and manage many projects and tasks.

* Experience of managing large projects.

* Experience of managing contracts and external suppliers.

* Knowledge of producing communications materials in accessible formats.

* Knowledge of communications best practice and innovation.


Job Offer

The Communications Manager will be offered a salary of between £33,000-£35,000 (plus a generous benefits package) on a 12 month Fixed-term contract

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