Senior Communications Officer, Local Trust

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Location: London
Salary details: £34,000- 39,000pa (4-month Fixed Term Contract)
  • Full-Time

We’re looking for an experienced, enthusiastic communications professional to develop and share brilliant content that will engage Local Trust’s external audiences and increase wider support for our approach. Focused on channel management and crossteam working, this role has particular responsibility for scheduling content, developing messaging, social media and media coverage. The role is also a contact for the policy and partnerships teams.

Working with us

Telling the story of communities is the backbone of our team’s work and a passion we all share. Unlike many organisations, our communications are not driven by fundraising or membership recruitment. Instead, our funding model allows us to focus on supporting communities in 150 Big Local areas and sharing learning from the Big Local programme to influence wider change.
With growing political interest in levelling-up, we believe there is an opportunity to shift power and resources to communities. Local Trust is in a unique position to demonstrate the value of this approach and win support for it.

About this role

This role is one of three senior communications officers (SCO) who, with the rest of the team, deliver Local Trust’s communications workplan. The SCO roles are mutually supportive and collaborate closely. Although each one has their own areas of expertise and responsibility, senior communications officers may be involved in any aspect of the team’s work if required and share core skills.

This particular role will hold our digital and offline channels, producing content and coordinating with teams to grow our reach and engagement. They will develop messaging and narrative to progress our strategic ambition to enable change and transform the wider system. They will be the contact person for the policy and partnerships teams. It is an exciting time at Local Trust as we take our strategic priorities forward. We need a creative communications professional with strong experience of content creation who can quickly master a communications brief one day and pitch a story to Woman’s Hour the next. They will need to be equally comfortable editing publications, commissioning an animation and creating effective promotional assets.

How to apply

We are working with Harris Hill recruitment agency to recruit this role and you can
apply by contacting with SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (ENABLING CHANGE) in the subject line. To apply, you should provide:

  • An up-to-date CV which shows your full career history. We recommend that this
    is no longer than three pages.
  • A supporting statement, with your name at the top of each page, explaining
    why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a good candidate for
    this post and how you fulfil the person specification. We recommend that this is
    no longer than three pages.
  • Links or copies of 2 published writing examples that are relevant to this role

We are seeking candidates on a rolling recruitment basis.  Suitable candidates will be invited for interview in February 2022. Note that we will only contact candidates we wish to invite to interview.

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