COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - CHARITY SECTOR

Location
England,West Yorkshire
Salary
Up to £35000 per annum
Posted
19 Feb 2019
Closes
19 Mar 2019
Ref
81353
Contact
Nicky Price
Experience Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client, a local charity based in West Yorkshire are looking to recruit a Communications Manager to work with the Senior Management Team and Executive Management Team to create and implement a new Communications plan. Communicating with internal and external stakeholders through a variety of methods. If you have extensive internal/external Communications background then please get in touch!

Key Responsibilities:
Working with all internal departments to ensure effective internal communication within the organisation so that employees and volunteers are kept well informed during their day-to-day work and as part of a change management plan.
This will include working with colleagues in front-line roles and support staff across all functions e.g. Finance, IT, Quality, HR, Fundraising, Therapy, Health and Safety & Asset Management
Working with multiple external stakeholders to ensure effective communications relating to the business. This will include communicating with:
Families, young people and adults that the company supports
Multiple funding authorities e.g. Social Service departments and Clinical Commissioning Groups
Media organisations
Regulatory bodies e.g. Ofsted, The Care Quality Commission, The Charity Commission, Information Commissioners Office
Our charity supporters and donors, charitable trusts
Commercial partners (local businesses, national companies, local colleges and other community groups)
Reviewing, evaluating and managing our existing communication channels and creating new methods to support effective two-way communication internally and externally, promoting the business using a consistent style and tone of communications
Ensuring the business uses all methods of communication to reach the numerous stakeholders. This will include verbal and written communication via Intranet, our website, email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
Working with The Executive and Senior Management Team to enhance their formal communication skills
Assist the Executive Team to effectively manage crisis communication, both internally and externally
As part of this role, you will be expected to create reports for the Executive Management Team, operate in a flexible way with lots of different people and deliver work on time and within budget You will also be asked to effectively represent the business at various internal and external events

Skills Required:
Educated to Degree Level in a relevant field (i.e. English, Marketing, Journalism, PR, Communications)
Recent communications both internal/external experience in a commercial or charitable sector
Experience of developing internal and external communications strategies
Experience of supporting change management through a strong communications plan
Experience of stakeholder management
Ability to build and maintain good relationships across a business and externally
An outward and future oriented perspective
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including listening skills
Strong IT skills
Experience of digital communications - desirable
Experience of Team Management (Desirable)
Company Benefits:
Salary £35k
Full time, 37 hours per week
Flexible working options available
Option to agree some home working (Some travel required to support events)
30 days holidays plus Bank Holidays
Pension
Life insurance
Option to buy into Health cash plan (provided by Simply Health)
Company rewards scheme- discount shopping
Laptop

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