Organisation: The Womanity Foundation

Position: Head of Communications

Location: London, UK

Salary: Circa 45,000 – 50,000 UK Pounds based on experience

Reference:

Closing date: 25/02/2018 (day/month/year)

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Head of Communications

The Womanity Foundation

Background

About the Womanity Foundation

The Womanity Foundation (Womanity)’s vision is to live in a world, where women and men enjoy full social, economic and political rights. We at Womanity believe that empowering women and girls is the key to achieving global prosperity and wellbeing. Our programmes transform lives, remove barriers to success and challenge the status quo. We partner with businesses, social entrepreneurs and civil society around the world to deliver and scale effective grass-roots ideas and achieve meaningful impact through innovation, collaboration and replication. 

Job description

Role Description and Summary

To support the Executive Director and work in close collaboration with the Head of Partnerships, in the development and delivery of Womanity’s media and communications strategy. The objectives for this role will be as follows:


  • To raise the profile of Womanity, through a clear messaging framework, the production of thought leading insights and the communication of the foundations’ impactful innovations
  • To strategically partner and connect with key influencers in the media, social impact and philanthropic sphere
  • To raise the profile of Womanity for the purpose of attracting donors and investors for the foundation as a whole and for its varying programmes
  • To provide all programme leads with a strong narrative and communications approach, which will strengthen the profile of their programmes and raise awareness around their impact.

Key responsibilities 

Strategy:

  • To develop and lead on the delivery of a globally integrated communications strategy for Womanity and its programmes
  • To ensure the communications strategy is aligned with the overarching growth and partnerships strategy for Womanity
  • To take responsibility for media relations, public affairs, digital and internal communications
  • To lead on the development of strategic partnerships and relationships with key influencers for the purpose of raising the profile of Womanity on a global scale
  • To act as a communications subject matter expert for Womanity’s Programme Leads
  • To oversee reporting and management of information to allow monitoring of progress against plan.

Communications:

  • To be an ambassador for Womanity and an influencer, on behalf of the foundation, with key stakeholder groups
  • Oversee and deliver the media and integrated communications strategy including relationships with media outlets and journalists, driving tactical coverage
  • Develop and lead on specific communications and media partnerships
  • Plan and implement relevant communications campaigns, events and “moments” in conjunction with fundraising and Programme Leads
  • Input into organisational messaging and brand work which supports the fundraising and programmes
  • Build external relationships and networking within NGO and communications sectors
  • Keep abreast of trends and best practice in communications and public affairs.

Leadership:


  • You will be responsible for managing two consultants, covering social media and web analytics.

Candidate requirements

Qualifications, skills and experience

Essential:

  • Applicants must be educated at degree level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in French (written and verbal)
  • A proven track record in media relations and strategic communications
  • Strong copy writing skills
  • Solid understanding and previous recent working experience of developing and delivering media and communications strategies and planning successful projects for a range of audiences
  • Team player, outstanding communicator and influencer
  • Strong interpersonal skills, coupled with ‘outside the box’ thinking and the ability to generate new ideas
  • Experience of cultivating and managing communications partnerships for the cause
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office package, required; proficiency with other specialist software applications, desirable

Desirable:

  • Experience of communications supporting advocacy objectives and campaigns in Europe and globally
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the global women’s empowerment space and experience of navigating the variety of stakeholders within it.

Personal Attributes

  • A “can do” attitude and team player with ability to think quickly, proactively and strategically
  • Practical and hands on, as well as strategic thinker with a desire for delivering communications that are driven by doing things differently
  • Ambitious, keen to shape and build out the communications function during an exciting period of change for Womanity
  • Strong interpersonal skills with effective partnership working and relationship-building and the ability to thrive in and contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork in a diverse work environment.
  • High level of organization; a strong ability to prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines
  • Self-starter with an ability to lead work streams with minimal supervision.
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment and often, with a remote team.
  • Availability for and willingness to undertake international travel.

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the role along with your CV/resume (no photos) in English in strict confidence BY EMAIL ONLY to Zoe Oldham (see email below)   

 Ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”. Please put "Womanity -  Head of Communications” in the email subject line.

 Deadline for applications: Sunday 25th February -  18.00 CEST

 

Contact person: Zoe Oldham

Response email: Click here to email the recruiter

Website: www.womanity.org

Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2018-02-25

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