Marketing and Communications Officer

We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Officer to support us with our aspirations to raise the charity’s profile and increase support from the community. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, dynamic and a great team-player. This new role is an exciting step for Allsorts and for the candidate to add creative flair to our marketing and communications strategy. The post is initially for 1 year, with the potential for it to become permanent following a review.

JOB TITLE: Marketing and Communications Officer (1 year contract)

REPORTING TO: Fundraising and Marketing Manager

EMPLOYED BY: Allsorts Gloucestershire

HOURS: 22.5 hours per week

ANNUAL LEAVE: 25 days per year plus all bank holidays (pro rata) plus 1 day Birthday leave

LOCATION: The main office is Stroud with work across the county (home-working options available).            

PAY: £24,000 FTE, £14,400.00 pro rata

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop Allsorts’ existing communication platforms, ensuring that information provided is accurate, creative and accessible.
  • Explore and implement appropriate communication methods and systems as required.
  • Oversee and build upon the Allsorts social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and respond to any engagement from our digital community in a timely and professional manner
  • Create interesting and appropriate content for social media, the website and emails
  • Liaise with external designers/agencies on marketing material for fundraising events and for general charity use
  • Ensure any marketing materials meet brand guidelines and are consistent in their look and feel
  • Work with the whole team to produce case studies and good news stories for use in communications and grant reports.
  • Support the development and delivery of internal communications so that staff and volunteers are informed of key charity messages and activities
  • Create press releases and manage any public relations enquiries
  • Manage the latest statistics and data produced by the Senior Team and ensure they are communicated appropriately
  • Stay up to date with the latest digital technologies, social media trends, and SEO.
  • Take responsibility for the photograph and video database and produce photos when required for the website and promotional purposes.
  • Encourage participation from Allsorts members with film and photography projects.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Become a co-operative and supportive member of the Allsorts Fundraising and Communications team
  • Participate in all mandatory training as required
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of all information acquired
  • Undertake an appraisal and personal development review annually and through self-development, continuously update and improve knowledge and competencies.
  • Take responsibility for being up to date with current policies and procedures and to adhere to these.
  • Co-operate fully in the introduction of any new technology and new methods as appropriate.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to work independently, co-operatively and as an effective team member.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills which can be shown to inspire supporters and potential supporters.
  • Strong administration and IT skills, with good knowledge of MS Office
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including occasional weekend and evening work.
  • Commitment to the mission, values and goals of Allsorts.

 

IDEAL TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

  • Email design and build (Mailchimp)
  • Canva
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft office 365
  • Zoom
  • Eventbrite

 To request an application form, please contact Sally Dyer on 01453 750474 or email [email protected]. For a chat about the role, please contact Head of Development, Rosa Barratt on 07944 726444 or email [email protected].

Closing date for applications: 3rd May 2022

Interview date: 5th May 2022