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Reference: 72444

Date Added: 22 August 2019
Closing Date: 22 September 2019

Job Title: Communications Officer

Working For: The ScaleUp Institute

Location: London

Salary: £25,000-£28,000 per annum

Job Details

The ScaleUp Institute is seeking a Communications Officer to join our growing team, reporting to the Head of External Affairs and working closely with the CEO.

The ScaleUp Institute (SUI) is a private sector, not-for-profit organisation focused on collaborating with Government, policy makers, corporate partners and educational establishments to make a real and identifiable impact in helping our UK high growth businesses to grow further and ‘scale up’.

Main functions of the job

  • Manage full spectrum of external communications (Newsletters, ambassador updates, blogs, social media, web / social media, etc.)
  • Manage media opportunities and content, including press releases; trade publications, SUI website, etc.
  • Work on SUI strategic events and thought leadership publications, including Annual Review, Indices and Insights
  • Work on communication strategies in conjunction with the Head of External Affairs and CEO including speech writing; specialist articles, etc.
  • Work closely with partners in developing content/ comms opportunities
  • Work closely with local areas and stakeholders including the development of regional events
  • Liaise with external designers for content production (digital and print)

Key Requirements

  • Graduate or equivalent professional experience with 2+ Years’ experience in related roles
  • Excellent communication and copywriting skills and a communications specialist
  • Experience in corporate and public communications, digital marketing and project management
  • Media engagement
  • Experience of working in a research and policy organisation, trade association, membership organisation or start-up would be desirable
  • Experience of working within the business or finance industry is a plus
  • Detail oriented and quality obsessed
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Outstanding organisational and planning abilities; project management
  • Excellent command of English
  • Experience in Wordpress, basic graphic editing and content production (or willingness to learn if you’ve used an alternative website CMS in the past)
  • Solid understanding of project management principles
  • Computer literacy including MS Office suite and Google Docs/Drive functionality
  • Photo and video-editing software experience is an asset

For a full description of this opportunity, please follow this link: http://www.scaleupinstitute.org.uk/job/communications-officer/

Closing Date: 22 September 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be scheduled for the end of September/first week of October.

Earlier interviews may be scheduled and we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

Application Details

To Apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: fae.brennan@scaleupinstitute.org.uk 

We will not be able to acknowledge all applications.

Website: http://www.scaleupinstitute.org.uk

Additional Notes