Head of Communications
We are looking for a new Head of Communications to join the team at an incredibly exciting time in our development.
Salary scale: £48,719 - £56,891 per annum (with generous leave entitlement and pension). Please note that we normally appoint at the start of the scale.
Contract type: Permanent, full time
Closing date: 9am, Monday 14th October 2019
Interview date: Friday 1st November 2019
This is a readvertisement of this role.
About the role
Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation that aims to tackle poverty and inequality in London. We do this by funding voluntary and charity groups, currently make grants totalling around £10 million a year. We also fund independent research and provide knowledge and expertise on London’s social issues to policymakers and journalists.
The Trust is recruiting a new Head of Communications to help raise the profile of poverty and inequality in the city and show what can be done to tackle it. This is a unique opportunity for someone with ambition and commitment to shape our approach to external communications and make a real difference to the lives of low-income Londoners.
The role has responsibility for both our digital communications and our media relations. This includes managing our website and social channels, as well as contact with journalists, newspapers, radio and television. The role will be responsible for the proactive identification of opportunities for further coverage related to poverty and inequality in London, ensuring that the organisations the Trust supports are placed front and centre.
What we are looking for
You are likely to be someone who has a track record of developing relevant and powerful communications strategies or campaigns, working with both digital and traditional media.
You could already be leading a communications function, or looking to make the step up into a leadership role. What is important is that you have a strong commitment to social justice and the ability to drive our external communications forward.
If you would like to apply, please find all the documents you need below. Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From our Twitter
It’s a week to go until #LDNChallengePoverty Week! It’s a chance to raise your voice against poverty and show what needs to be done to #SortItOut . There’s still time to be a part of it - find out how to get involved on the website http://www.londonchallengepovertyweek.org.uk pic.twitter.com/kgGTZw6ED47 Oct 2019
It’s your last chance to apply for our Head of Communications vacancy! Closing tomorrow at 9am, come and join the trust as we continue to spread the word of how we can tackle #poverty and #inequality across the capital #jobalert #funderjobs #charityjob https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/about/vacancies/headofcommunications/ …13 Oct 2019
Thank you to everyone who joined the pilot of our social policy innovation accelerator with @RCA 's Jeremy Myerson. We tackled future of work challenges in the service sectors on #WorldMentalHealthDay @trustforlondon11 Oct 2019
Fab to be at the @Media_Trust @CityBridgeTrust ‘Telling Your Stories’ event this afternoon where they shared their inspiring #volunteerfilms made for and with some incredible charities to promote their voice #StrongerVoices pic.twitter.com/HGIljJvAZk10 Oct 2019
Very excited to be adding the voice and experience of @equalitytrust London advocacy at this event thanks to funding from @trustforlondon and @thetudortrust https://twitter.com/ATDFourthWorld/status/1182274615198015489 …10 Oct 2019