Communications Lead

Job Title: Communications Lead
Location: Blackfriars, central London
Salary: Circa £30k pa + excellent benefits 
Reference: 15633415
Job Published: May 15, 2018 01:00

Job Description

Communications Lead                                  

Circa £30k pa + excellent benefits 

Fixed-term contract until March 2020

Part-time (22.5 hours pw 3 days per week)

Blackfriars, central London

Are you an influential, strategic and creative individual looking for that career-enhancing role?  If so, Nesta is looking for a Communications Lead to lead and implement all communications and marketing activity for its new project – the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.

About Nesta

Nesta is a global innovation foundation.  We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time.  Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone.  We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities.  We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.

A partnership between Nesta, the Big Lottery Fund, and the Economic and Social Research Council, The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice and is working in a consortium to set up a What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.  The Centre’s goal is to improve outcomes for children and their families by supporting translation of evidence into better practice on the ground, and our Communications Lead will play a key role by developing and implementing effective strategic communications plans for the Centre and its projects.

About this exciting opportunity

Working day to day with the Development Team and its Research Partner, Cardiff University, you will use your solid understanding of the target audiences to oversee web and social media, media relations, presentations, events, publications and blogs. You will also be expected to:

  • Develop and implement a CRM/stakeholder management process for the Centre
  • Ensure lessons, stories, outputs and outcomes from the Centre are captured and shared effectively
  • Liaise with the relevant teams to ensure alignment with the Nesta and Cardiff University brands
  • Manage and update the What Works Centre website and social media channels
  • Contribute to the Centre’s brand identity and oversee its application

What we are looking for:

You will have proven marketing and communications experience gained in a similar role, with the ability to successfully manage a wide range of relationships, especially public, third sector and research organisations.

An outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, you will be able to write for a range of audiences and purposes, plus possess impressive financial management skills and attention to detail. Experience of managing a website and generating content for social media channels is vital, as is experience of working across a range of public service innovation projects and managing third party creative agencies to produce marketing materials.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a supporting statement outlining clearly how you would succeed in the role to, citing “Communications Lead” in the subject of the email.

Closing date: 30 May 2018 at 11.45pm

Interviews will take place June 7 2018.

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