Job Title: Communications Manager
Location: London or Cardiff (with office-based working on two fixed days each week)
Contract: Interim 9 months
Salary: £45,000 (pro rata)
BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Our mission is to get every child reading - regularly and by choice. We know that children who read are happier, healthier, more empathetic, and more creative. They also do better at school. With the long-term impact of the pandemic on children’s lives, and with an ever-widening gap for the most disadvantaged children, our work has never been more important. We have a new ambitious 5-year strategy with a deep commitment to doing even more to support children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds in reading.
We deliver our mission through evidence-based interventions that reach over 3 million children and families each year from 0-13 with a strong focus on the early years. We work with a network of skilled partners; with every local authority across England and Wales, health visitors, schools, libraries, social workers and early years workers; and with an excellent and increasingly diverse community of children’s authors and illustrators; and committed and expert support from publishers.
Communicating our new strategy to our diverse delivery partners and stakeholders is a priority and we are looking for an interim communications manager to provide additional capacity in the coming months.
The Interim Communications Manager will be expected to
- Help develop and refine the messaging for different audience segments
- Produce communications materials and assets which can be used with a variety of different stakeholders
- Develop and execute sector specific press-focused media plan to get our messages out to key audiences
- Develop communications materials for flagship projects
- Manage and update our communications grid, including key external events/opportunities.
To apply please send a copy of your CV to us along with a covering letter showing how you meet the person specification and a sample of your written work. Your covering letter should not be longer than two sides.
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Closing date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity
We aim to provide an inclusive recruitment process and actively welcome applications from diverse talent pools: BAME candidates, candidates with disabilities and long-term conditions and candidates from underrepresented communities.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and want to ensure we have an accessible application process for all candidates. If you need any reasonable adjustments or would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact our HR team to discuss your requirements further.
BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The recruitment and selection process reflect our commitment to safeguarding therefore, the suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment, and pre-employment checks.
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Job Title: Communications Manager