Date Added: 23 July 2020
: 10 August 2020
Job Title: Head of Communications (job share)
Working For: Impetus
Salary: £47,300 per annum pro rata
Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life. We find, fund and build the most promising charities working with these young people, providing core funding and working shoulder-to-shoulder with their leaders to help them become stronger organisations. In partnership with other funders, we help our charities expand and we influence policy and decision makers so that all young people get the support they need.Impetus currently has 35 members of staff, supporting 15 charities with programmes across England, Wales and Scotland
About this role
The Head of Communications occupies a unique and exciting role within Impetus as they sit at the heart of our organisation and work across all teams, giving them insight into all our work and allowing them to draw this together to build an exciting, engaging narrative and body of work to build our profile.
Our long-standing Head of Communications is returning from a period of maternity leave in October 2020 on a part-time basis, this role would work alongside her on a job share basis (Part time, 2 or 3 days per week (15 - 22.5 hours) - to be agreed with candidate). We’ve split the role of the Head of Communications along the lines of key competences. Our current Head of Communications would lead on corporate communications, the design elements of our brand, marketing and charity support. This role would lead on PR, policy comms, messaging and digital.
We are therefore primarily looking for someone with PR skills and experience in this role. You will be responsible for delivering Impetus’ PR strategy and plans, working closely with the policy team to maximise the impact of our advocacy work and across the organisation to help externally communicate who we are and what we do. You will work to position the charity as a leader in our field among policymakers, social sector leaders, media and funders, with a focus on cultivating strong relationships with key journalists. As part of a job share, you will be responsible for using your excellent communication and planning skills to work collaboratively with your job share partner.
For more information please see job description and person specification on our website https://impetus.org.uk/careers
Closing Date: 10 August 2020
Closing time 9am
Interviews - week commencing 17 August 2020
Start date - October 2020
Please send your CV and a one-page cover letter telling us why you’re applying for this role. You should also include the contact details of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.
For more information on how to apply please see https://impetus.org.uk/careers