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Reference: 85983

Date Added: 17 September 2022
Closing Date: 7 October 2022

Job Title: Communications Officer

Working For: EMERGENCY

Location: London

Salary: £25,000-£28,000

Length of Contract: 1 year initial contract

Job Details

EMERGENCY is an international organisation that provides free, high-quality healthcare to victims of war, poverty and landmines, alongside building hospitals and training local medical staff.

EMERGENCY UK is looking for a Communications Officer to become an integral part of its small, London-based team. EMERGENCY UK oversees international communications and fundraising for EMERGENCY around the world, meaning that this role will be truly international in scope.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with colleagues in the London and Milan offices to develop and implement a communications strategy that raises awareness of EMERGENCY’s work and acquires new supporters and donors.
  • Create and edit content for social media and websites.
  • Manage content publication on social media and websites.
  • Collect and use analytics to learn audience preferences and shape content.
  • Analyse key trends and benchmark online communications.
  • Proofread, edit and adapt content for written publications such as the annual Activity Report and direct mailing materials.
  • Work closely with colleagues on implementation of supporter journeys.
  • Work closely with colleagues on digital marketing.
  • Liaise with freelance translators to ensure timely and accurate translations of a range of material from Italian into English.
  • Create, edit and adapt press releases for international media contacts.
  • Maintain and update media database.
  • Use media engagement platform to distribute press releases.
  • Compile media monitoring reports.
  • Support on organising and implementing public-facing communications activities and events.
  • Attend and assist with events (to be assigned within the scope of the position, as and when necessary).

Person Specification:

  • Outstanding writing skills and ability to use different tones.
  • Close attention to detail
  • Fluent English language ability
  • Professional experience in the charity sector
  • Proven track record of results in communications
  • Proactive approach to communications
  • Knowledge of key communications principles and trends
  • Ability to analyse data to inform strategy
  • Experience of, or willingless to learn, digital marketing
  • Experience of, or willingness to learn, email marketing
  • Experience using a range of social media platforms, and a good understanding of their differences
  • Experience using Wordpress would be beneficial

Closing Date: 7 October 2022

Interview/Start Dates

We may invite candidates for an interview before the deadline for applications.

The role start date is negotiable.

Application Details

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter outlining why you are the right person for this role on the CharityJob website: https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/emergency-uk/communications-officer/856932?tsId=8

Website: https://emergencyuk.org/

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