Strategic Communications Officer job vacancy

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND

Overview: Strategic Communications Officer job vacancy in Birmingham recruiting now

Ref: 3573_8147588
Employer: THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary: + generous benefits (includes London weighting and depending on experi
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

About Us

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we support people and communities to prosper and thrive.

National Lottery players raise an incredible £30 million a week for good causes. This money funds projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage and enrich lives through arts, spots and culture. We are proud to be one of 12 distributors responsible for awarding this funding across the UK.

Thanks to National Lottery players, last year we were able to award over half a billion pounds of life-changing funding to UK communities, supporting thousands of projects making a real difference to people’s lives.

Over eight in ten of our grants were for under £10,000 going to grassroots groups and charities across the UK doing great things to support their communities, during a particularly tough time.

We also distribute non-National Lottery funds, working closely with Government on funding for important issues, such as tackling loneliness, multiple and complex needs, mental health and distributing Dormant Accounts money.

Over the last five years we’ve awarded a total of £3.4 billion, of which £2.7 billion is National Lottery money.

We fund things that matter – whether helping communities respond positively to national, regional or local priorities, or helping the UK achieve its big social ambitions. Our grants range from £500 up to multi-million-pound programmes – supporting people and projects to do extraordinary things and bring great ideas for their community to life.

About the Role

Are you an ambitious Communications Officer looking for your next challenge?

We’re looking for a creative and proactive Communications Officer with at least two years’ multi-channel experience to join our busy strategic and digital communications team. You will use your skills in traditional media, digital and social communications to create the widest impact for our external presence.

In this role, you will help to protect and enhance The National Lottery Community Fund’s reputation, working within the Communications team to create and deliver targeted communications activity to external audiences, and helping to develop and maintain a strong presence through our digital and social channels.

You will be adept at story-telling and delivering creative content suitable for our different channels and audiences that effectively lands our key messages. Whether drafting a tweet for our Chief Executive, a web statement from our Chair, videoing a project for use as part of a wider communications campaign or pitching to a journalist, you will be a confident communicator and a flexible, inventive and reliable member of our team.

This role will be based in either Birmingham, Newcastle or London and will involve some travel to other offices in the UK, as well as being part of an out-of-hours on-call rota.

Contract Type: Fixed-term contract (12 months)

Hours: 37 Hours per week, flexible working considered

Salary: £25,580 – £28,340 (this includes London weighting)

First Interview Date (to be held virtually): 11 th /12 th July 2022

For You

We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.

We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
  • Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Season ticket and cycle to work loans
  • Paid volunteering leave

Equal Opportunities

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. As such we particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from disabled people and will proactively make reasonable adjustments if needed through the recruitment process and during employment. This can be related to a physical and mental health conditions.

We are also proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, supporting our commitment to being a great place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff.

 

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