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Reference: 72235

Date Added: 7 August 2019
Closing Date: 2 September 2019

Job Title: Communications Officer

Working For: Countryside Alliance

Location: London

Salary: Competitive/Dependent on experience

Job Details

The Countryside Alliance promotes and supports the livelihood of rural people and their communities. The Alliance is a campaigning organisation based across the UK, with approximately 100,000 members and supporters, and based in London.

Role purpose:

The Communications Officer is an integral role within the Countryside Alliance’s Campaigns team, reporting to the Head of Policy, and working closely with the Political, Policy, and Media teams. The Communications Officer will play a key role in communicating with our audiences, to raise the profile of our work, services and projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead digital communications with specific audiences in mind, making sure the organisation communicates effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Maintain and deliver an internal communications grid of newsletters and associated communications for the Campaigns team and charity projects.
  • Liaise with the commercial team to provide relevant copy for marketing campaigns.
  • Ensure campaigns content receives full exposure through email, website and social media.
  • Monitor engagement with newsletters, website and social media and report back to content providers.
  • Responsible for writing, editing and proof-reading material for online communications to an excellent standard, ensuring it meets branding and style guidelines.
  • Producing regular web and other relevant analytics to assess whether the communications activity is on track to meet key performance indicators and collate information on outcomes to shape future projects and drive engagement.


  • You will have the ability to write engaging, tailored copy for a variety of audiences.
  • You will be highly organised and comfortable working to tight deadlines and managing schedules.
  • Excellent knowledge of online communication systems such as dotmailer and social media channels.
  • Be able to assimilate and interpret large amounts of information in short periods of time and be able to work under pressure.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a positive ‘can do’ attitude where you will have lots of initiative and keen to take on responsibility for projects and drive them forward.
  • You must be supportive of the Countryside Alliance’s aims and objectives. Ideally you would have some existing knowledge of rural affairs and country pursuits.

Closing Date: 2 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held from 16th September 2019.

Application Details

Please email your CV and covering letter to sarah-lee@countryside-alliance.org

Website: http://www.countryside-alliance.org

Additional Notes