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Communications manager

Communications manager

companyChild Rights International Network(CRIN)
locationUnited Kingdom
remoteHybrid
ExpiresExpires: 20/05/2024
Fixed term contract
Mid-Level

Closing date: 20th May 2024

Salary: £33,000 - £36,000

Hours: 32 hours

Duration: 12 months, with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

Location: UK-based, with a balance between remote work and at times travelling to our London office

Holiday: 22 days pro rata (for a 32 hour full-time working week), plus off between Christmas and New Years 

Start date: ASAP

 

Lead digital strategies, craft compelling narratives, and make a difference at a leading human rights organisation, Child Rights International Network.

We are a creative human rights organisation with a focus on children and young people. We believe children deserve to have their rights fully recognised and respected, just as all humans do. We want to ask hard questions about how we live, what needs to change and how we can contribute to a planet where all the intersections of our identities can thrive. 

We press for rights – not charity – and campaign for a genuine shift in how governments and societies view and treat children. Through research, policy, art and creative storytelling, we encourage people to think critically about the world.  

We see communications as storytelling. Because stories make our world. They hold real power and have real consequences. On a basic level, the stories we hear influence the things we believe, which in turn, influence the laws and policies making up the systems that govern us. So every aspect of how we present stories – how we read, watch and listen to them – matters. Looking at our work through this lens has challenged us to reframe our thinking on how we want to communicate. 

Our website and our digital platforms are our biggest tools for communication. We have been working towards a dream of audiences encountering CRIN’s website as a holistic experience - bringing design, content and expression together. For our platforms to feel like spaces for conversation (open), not solely where people go for information (closed). Spaces to share ideas and build on the ideas of others to form a community. We still have a long way to go to get there. But we have started the work – and invite you to join us in continuing it.

This is why we are looking for a new Communications Manager to lead on planning and implementing our communications work.

 

Responsibilities

Working with CRIN’s Creative Directors and communications team, you will:

  • Lead, coordinate and deliver the communications campaigns and digital strategies for CRIN’s projects, events and activities;
  • Develop a new social media strategy;
  • Manage the production and delivery of content for our digital platforms in a variety of formats (illustrations, videos, audio and written pieces);
  • Manage an effective Twitter strategy for the CRIN team;
  • Implement a shift in approach to CRIN’s Instagram – fully weaving it into how we communicate about our work and developing CRIN’s Instagram audience beyond stats and followers to build a real community where there is mutual learning;
  • Coordinate tasks for our Digital Designer and Graphic Designer as required;
  • Manage CRIN’s newsletter, sending out regular news and updates to our mailing list;
  • Manage website maintenance and ensure that key pages on CRIN’s website are kept up to date and search engine friendly;
  • Support the Creative Directors’ work, taking CRIN’s existing research and policy work and reimagining it into different formats for different audiences;
  • Any other responsibilities discussed with CRIN’s Creative Directors.

 

About you

  • You understand the power of language in all its forms: written, spoken, unspoken, and visual. You’re passionate about justice, equality and global issues facing our planet. Under the guise of your day job, you may even secretly be an artist. Crucially, you practise the disappearing art of listening.
  • You believe that storytelling has a crucial role to play in sharing ideas, changing opinions and building a collective vision for a better world. You have a strong understanding of how narratives are constructed and how to effectively communicate in different ways, with different audiences, on different platforms.
  • You’re aware that the world won’t change one tweet at a time, but you nonetheless know how to get the message across to the right people, and have a complete and nuanced understanding of digital audiences.

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • A genuine interest in working at an organisation that focuses on cutting-edge human rights issues in creative ways. 
  • Approach communications with a human touch - and a hint of mischief and humour;
  • Experience in a communications role at manager level; 
  • Creative and strategic thinker with an understanding of communications in the digital age and an ability to adapt to new approaches and audiences; 
  • Able to engage with abstract ideas and turn them into tangible creative solutions;
  • Excellent ability to plan and organise simultaneous projects;
  • Good knowledge of design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Good knowledge of SEO best practices and familiarity with web platforms;
  • Experience using MailChimp, or similar email marketing platforms;
  • Eagle-eye attention to detail and excellent editing and proofreading skills; 
  • High level of written and spoken English;
  • Thrives within a small but diverse and international team. 

 

To apply

We are not big fans of formulaic responses. We want to know who you are, how you think, what your principles are and why you want to work with us.

To begin with, please read The CRIN Code. We hope you agree with all of it, as it guides all of our work.

Still interested? Then please send us the following:

  • Please attach a short CV (no more than two pages) that highlights your communications journey.
  • In place of a cover letter (in no more than one page) tell us about a movement that has had a significant impact on you or how you see the world. (Feel free to showcase your writing style here. We want to get a sense of your voice and tone).
  • How would you plan a digital campaign for one of our current areas of work? Feel free to present this in any form you want – written, visual, audio or other. If written, please note that we encourage brevity (no more than two pages), clarity, and language that is direct, accessible and free of jargon.

Please note: For your application to be considered, you will need to submit all three documents.

 

Applications are being reviewed on an on-going basis, until we find the right candidate for the role.

Guided by our CRIN Code, we are committed to building a team that represents a wide range of experiences, locations, backgrounds, heritage and perspectives. We understand that the world and its problems cannot be looked at in isolation, that everything is connected, and achieving change calls for many different voices. If this resonates with you – we would really love to hear from you.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Mid-Level

Required languages

  • English

Required skills

  • Digital Marketing
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Office applications