- Contract type:Permanent
- Full / Part time:Full Time - 37 hours per week
- Salary:£25,200 per annum
- Closing date:Wednesday 29th, November, 2017
Migrant Help is a national charity that has been established for over 50 years and delivers a range of support and advice services to migrants across the UK. Our vision is for a global society that protects migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to become successful members of their communities.
We are a non-campaigning organisation but we believe in raising awareness of migration and modern slavery issues and influencing policy through objective, fact-based information.
We are recruiting for a creative and organised Communications Officer – Digital and Copy to join our Communications team in Dover office.
This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates.
The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of communications to protect the reputation and enhance awareness of Migrant Help, our subsidiary Clear Voice, and our services. As a vital member of the Communications team, your main focus will be on digital communications channel but you will also assist with other aspects of the team’s work. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that will create and launch social media strategy at Migrant Help.
You will be expected to create engaging and relevant digital content for the organisation under the direction of the Senior Communications Officer, and to analyse the success of this content according to agreed performance indicators. You will run social media channels on a day to day basis for Migrant Help and its subsidiary Clear Voice, and respond to related queries as necessary.
You will develop and update content for our websites, intranet and other digital communications. We are looking for someone who can write and edit copy for a number of channels and audiences, using clear and concise English. You will also assist with quality control, including proof-reading, editing and ensuring that all content is compliant with our branding guidelines.
You will play part in all aspects of Migrant Help’s communications. This will include internal communications, such as staff newsletter, as well as external communications, such as media engagement, stakeholder newsletter, promotional materials production and assisting with events.
Supporting fundraising activities, business development, governmental tenders and stakeholder presentations is also within the communications team’s brief.
Ideally, you will have a formal public relations, communications or marketing qualification or equivalent and be able to show credible examples of relevant experience.
We also expect minimum of two years’ experience of managing social media accounts for an organisation, preferably within the charity sector. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are a pre-requisite, along with creativity and the ability to be hands-on where necessary. You must have a sharp mind and be able to react quickly and decisively to events as well as think strategically and creatively.
You will need to demonstrate experience of working with senior colleagues, engaging with external services such as design, technology and printing experts. Knowledge of managing a brand as well as ensuring consistency across the organisation is part of your role.
Some UK travel to Migrant Help offices may be required and possible unsociable working hours at short notice should media activity dictate.
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, successful candidates will be contacted within 5 working days after the closing date.