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Communications and Events Manager

Communications and Events Manager

As Communications and Events Manager your role will focus on building audience engagement, planning and developing external communications and events programme to raise the profile of the Foundation and increase the impact of the work they fund. You will join an established organisation that aims to improve social well-being by funding research and innovation in education, justice and welfare.

You will join a small communications team of passionate individuals who work closely together. You will be motivated by the mission to advance educational opportunity and social well-being. If you are a pro-active and enjoy a hands-on role then this could be a perfect fit!

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead on end-to-end management of the events programme, aligned with organisational strategy and encompassing online, hybrid and in person events (lead responsibility).
  • Develop and implement communications plans to support the Foundation’s strategic objectives (shard responsibility).
  • Advise and support grant-holders on communications and engagement activity to maximise the impact of their work (shared responsibility).
  • Support for proactive and reactive media relations.
  • Working with others in the team, ensure the communications activity is developed and implemented in line with its Diversity and Inclusion policy.

You will have experience of:

  • Experience of end-to-end event management for both online and in person events, from conception to evaluation.
  • Experience of using Zoom/Microsoft Teams or equivalent platforms to manage events.
  • Experience of writing, editing, and publishing content for different audiences across different communications channels.
  • Experience of translating complex or technical information into accessible, compelling material.
  • Experience of working with the media.
  • Experience of using website content management systems (CMS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.
  • Excellent relationship building skills, with the ability to negotiate, influence and co-ordinate multiple contributors.
  • Strong project management skills.

If you have experience in Higher Education, Non-profit, Charity, Research or Academia this could be a great fit!

Location- Hybrid- 3 days in Farringdon (London) office, 2 days WFH or flexible.

Salary- £37,000-£39,000

Full-time, permanent role. Open to 4 days a week.

Closing date- The charity is keen to move quickly, and will review applications on a rolling basis.

Interviews- w/c 21st February.

For more information, please email me Hannah.whittington@harrishill.co.uk with your CV, and I look forward to speaking soon!