Comms and events officer (parental leave cover)

We’re recruiting a communications and events officer to support across several projects, with a particular focus on London Leap. Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for details and how to apply.

Hours: 24 hours per week (3 days based on a 40 hour week), flexible by arrangement.

Contract: Fixed term for 8 months (subject to 3 months’ probationary period). Expected start date 6 October 2019 or earlier.

Salary: £33,000 pa, pro rata adjusted according to need, in line with Platform’s Social Justice Waging System. See Terms & Conditions in Job Description.

Application deadline: 10.00am on Tuesday 27th August. Interviews will be held in Platform’s offices on Tuesday 3rd September.

What the post holder will work on

The successful candidate will work on communications across Platform projects, and on several events as part of the London Leap project. The post-holder’s work plan is outlined below. Depending on the candidate’s strengths and motivation, the role can develop to emphasise one or more of these aspects.


The post-holder will:

  • Help others on the Platform team draw up communications plans for upcoming events and releases, by working from a template;
  • Carry out a campaign communications plan in the run up to the London Mayoral elections in May 2020: produce comms materials for groups we are working with, work with a designer to produce multimedia content, and build a social media campaign targeting election candidates;
  • Write up stories, social media posts, blog posts, email newsletters, and findings from events for several Platform projects (based on information provided by colleagues);
  • Secure coverage in mainstream media (by writing and disseminating press releases and by reaching out to outlets and journalists by phone);
  • Help maintain Platform’s social media channels, including by promoting events, proactively posting content, checking and responding to messages and mentions;
  • From time to time edit other written materials, including reporting documents and funding applications.


Together with the London Leap coordinator, the post-holder will be responsible for 2-3 planned campaign events between November – January for between 50-100 participants. The post holder’s responsibilities will include: securing venue and catering, drafting invites, keeping an overview of engagement, securing facilitators and helping plan the structure of the events.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for details and how to apply.