Director of Communications (Part-time)

Director of Communications (Part-time)

The Anne Frank Trust UK is an education charity that empowers 10 to 15-year-olds to challenge all forms of prejudice, inspired by the life and work of Anne Frank.

Founded in 1991 by friends of Anne’s father Otto, we are the UK education partner of the Anne Frank House Amsterdam.

In 2020, despite Covid restrictions, our education programmes reached nearly 14,000 young people in 163 schools across the country. Our starting point is always the life and work of Anne Frank, explored as a Jewish experience in the historical context of the Holocaust, and as insight and inspiration for understanding and challenging prejudice in all its forms today.

The Anne Fank Trust are looking for a Director of Communications to join the team on a permanent, part-time basis.     

SALARY:        £55,000 per annum (pro rata for 3 days a week = actual salary of £33,000)

Plus London weighting of £1,500 pro rata

CONTRACT: Permanent. Part-time.

HOURS:          22.5 hours a week (equivalent to 3 days a week).

Hours may be worked flexibly but must include Senior Management Team meeting on Mondays at 9am and whole staff meeting at 4-5.30pm on Tuesdays.                           

BASED:          The Anne Frank Trust UK, Star House, 104-108 Grafton Road, London NW5 4BA or at home, with frequent meetings and events in London and occasional travel elsewhere.

The new Director of Communications has lead responsibility for building awareness, understanding and enthusiasm for the work of the Anne Frank Trust UK among all relevant audiences, including young people, schools, donors and the general public.

In collaboration with Education Team colleagues, the Director of Communications will help achieve the Trust’s strategic goal of youth empowerment, by giving young people leading roles in communications activity and disseminating their anti-prejudice messages as powerfully as possible.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A track record of generating and implementing communications strategy that has achieved major impact on an organisation’s reach, identity or profile.
  • Significant experience of leading change, e.g. in branding.
  • Substantial experience of securing positive press and media coverage.
  • Experience of managing reputational risk.
  • Experience of managing and developing staff.
  • Highly developed, well-articulated knowledge of best practice in internal and external communications.
  • Knowledge of software and other resources that can help with planning and monitoring of communications activity.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills – able to engage brilliantly with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, specifically including media producers and journalists.

Closing date for applications:             8.00am Tuesday 16th November 2021

 First Stage Interview:                        Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Second Stage Interview:                   Monday 29th November OR Wednesday 1st December 2021

If you would like to receive an information pack for this role, with full details of how to apply, please send your CV to Hannah.whittington@harrishill.co.uk or call Hannah Whittington on 0207 820 7302.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.