Communications Officer 

Salary: £28,000

Contract Terms: 37.5 hours per week – 6 month fixed-term with a view to extending (we are currently all working remotely but have an office in Kings Cross)  

Holiday: 25 days plus bank holidays.

The recruitment timeline is:
Application Deadline: Midnight, 12 August 2020
Notification of application outcome: 17 August 2020
1st interview: 20 & 21 August 2020
2nd interview: 25 August 2020

How to apply: Please fill out this application form.   

If you would like to compose and edit your answers to paste into the form you can view and download an outline of all the questions here.

Job overview
We are recruiting a communications officer with a keen interest in comms and marketing to support The Social Change Agency’s comms team in finding creative ways to engage their audiences and build their public profile across various channels.   

A large part of the role is also to work with our key client the Department for International Development (DFID) on their UK Aid Match programme. You would provide communications support and oversight to international development charities as they plan and run their UK Aid Match communications appeals. 

About The Social Change Agency
The Social Change Agency exists to build people-powered movements that change the world. We provide strategic consulting, communications expertise, workshops, training and programme design to create social impact.  We are experts in systemic and organisational change, peer networks, crowdfunding and community organising. 

We work with a range of exciting clients including DFID, Shelter, the Greater London Authority (GLA), and the Lloyds Bank Foundation.  Through grant funding we also incubate, build and support social movements like the Young Trustees Movement, The Youth Climate Strikers and The Women’s March.  We have brought innovative products to market, such as The Movement Building Canvas, Lost Voices and Accountable

We are a BCorp business and a Living Wage Employer. 

Reporting to
Communications Manager

This role involves:

Agency communications

  • Playing an active and vocal role in a small communications team supporting a growing agency across all channels. 
  • Taking responsibility for producing high quality communications outputs including writing blog posts, social media posts, newsletters or podcasts.  
  • Regularly tracking and evaluating performance of SCA marketing, recommending and experimenting with ways to improve our approach.
  • Using marketing skills to input to a comms strategy and increase the quality and reach of the Social Change Agency’s comms.

Client work 

  • Supporting international development charities to develop and run their UK Aid Match appeals.  This includes creative and strategic support as well as ensuring compliance with DFID guidelines and objectives.  
  • Evaluating the charities communications plans, assessing any risks, suggesting improvements and ideas for further outreach.
  • Establishing and managing successful ongoing working relationships with multiple charity comms contacts and DFID comms team.  
  • Understanding when to escalate risks and reporting up proactively. 
  • Gathering data and insights to report, and suggest areas where processes could be improved.  

Required skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years’ relevant comms/marketing experience 
  • Marketing or creative skills including (but not exhaustively) mailchimp, social media management tools, canva, indesign/adobe suite, CRMs, podcast/video editing.
  • Experience and confidence in building and maintaining successful client relationships.
  • Demonstrable experience of inputting to a communications strategy and taking responsibility for own output. 
  • Exemplary written communication skills that enable you to assess messaging, copy edit and independently draft high quality content.
  • Experience of creating, tracking and improving outputs over social media, websites, email and press
  • Enthusiasm for (if not direct experience of) social justice and international development issues and communications. 

This role will be suitable for:
Someone with a desire to pursue a career in communications, who isn’t afraid of experimenting and is excited to get stuck in and try things out.   The ideal candidate will be hungry to make an impact in a small, friendly team and comfortable advising a range of international development charities on their comms as well as using their skills to support the agency’s work more broadly.   

Location: We ‘normally’ work out of our office in Kings Cross, London but have all been remote working since March.  This position would be remote until we’re able to return to the office.

How to apply: Please fill out this application form.   

If you would like to compose and edit your answers to paste into the form an outline of all the questions can be viewed and downloaded here.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Social Change Agency is committed to the diversity of our team. We encourage applications from all suitability qualified people regardless of age, gender expression, sexuality, race, disability and ethnicity.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK independently, as we unfortunately are unable to provide visa sponsorship.