Platform is recruiting for a Communications Manager

Please note due to COVID-19 the interviews will take place online via Zoom.

Tara Mariwany and Yasmin Younis address the crowd (credit Diana More)

Platform is looking for a Communications Manager

Communications Manager is a new role in Platform. You will lead our organisation’s comms across all platforms including digital and press, helping us develop sharp messaging, a strong online presence and effective communication systems. You will work closely with project staff to create effective project comms and will also be required to take on some of the core tasks needed to keep our small, non-hierarchical organisation running e.g.sitting on the Management Group, relevant fundraising etc.

Job purpose To coordinate and support Platform’s communications work across all projects including digital comms and press work across all projects. To support Platform’s campaigns by carrying out communications work and supporting other staff in communications work.

Hours 4 days 32 hours per week based on a 40 hour week (open to 3 day per week applications).

Contract Permanent, subject to 6 months’ probationary period.

Salary Circa £34,650 per annum pro rata, depending on circumstances (see Terms & conditions below). Please note we are working towards a 4 day week with full time pay.

Location London / remote.

Post lockdown staff are now able to work in the London office again but are not required to. All staff will be expected to attend 8 in-person meetings per year. Most of these will be in London but some will happen elsewhere in the UK (travel will be paid for those outside of London). This is subject to review and if the Covid pandemic worsens meetings will switch to online.

Closing date 10.00am on Monday 28th February

What we are looking for
Platform needs a Communications Manager who is great with words, media savvy and confident talking to journalists, a skilled social media user and a patient teacher of those who aren’t.

We’ve just finished writing Platform’s strategy for the next five years, and we’re excited to share our new ideas. Your first task will be to help us figure out how to communicate that strategy – both the framing and how we promote it. During your first year you will also coordinate the creation of a new Platform website, lead an overhaul of our communications systems and work with project staff to pinpoint how they can use comms to meet their project aims and deliver exciting and engaging content.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a clear aptitude for this type of work and the ability to develop the knowledge and skills where required. Please cite examples from outside of the formal employment if they are most relevant.

We would particularly like to encourage applications from people of colour / Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people and/or people who identify as working-class/ from low-income backgrounds or who have done so in the past. This is because these groups are currently underrepresented in Platform. Where two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, priority may be given to a candidate who belongs to a less well represented group.

Let us know if there’s any reasonable adjustments you’d like us to make in the application and interview process in view of a disability or health issue.

For more information please download the pack here:

Platform Communications Manager 2021-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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