Communications and Campaigns Manager
£32,000 pa plus excellent benefits
Full-time, 35 hours per week
Fixed-term contract for 12 months
The person we are looking for will have a strong track record of successful campaigning, and astute political and policy insight. You will be a confident communicator, able to motivate and mobilise people, and be great at managing your time, people, volunteers and money.
Together, we want to make life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus. At RNID we have an exciting future ahead and we need you to be a part of it. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications and campaigns professional to advocate on behalf of deaf people and people with hearing loss or tinnitus.
Our new strategy has campaigning at its core. With a renewed strategic focus on social change and a policy landscape that is increasingly recognising the significance of hearing loss, with its growing prevalence in an ageing population, we expect our influencing work to have substantial impact in the coming years.
The person we are looking for will have a strong track record of successful campaigning, and astute political and policy insight in order to develop and deliver lobbying campaigns and strategies. They will be able to advocate policy positions, understand and influence external policy; and develop relationships with key influencers to bring about meaningful change in the lives of the people we are here to serve. They will have experience of motivating and mobilising supporters in the delivery of campaigns.
A confident communicator, this person will have proven PR and media experience to help us to tell impactful and compelling stories to a wide range of stakeholders, using our social media and PR channels. They will manage our PR Coordinator to deliver on our communications strategy, and work closely with campaigns and communications colleagues across the UK, and partners in other organisations.
Working closely with the Director for Northern Ireland, the Communications and Campaigns Manager will play a critical role in delivering a change in the way deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus are treated by public services and employers, to improve public awareness of the barriers facing deaf people, and to promote our organisation as a source of practical support and expert advice.
Communication is a basic human need. Yet most of us know someone who struggles to communicate through hearing loss. It can cause substantial harm to friendships, family relationships, confidence, employability, mental health and life chances.
The RNID (formerly Action on Hearing Loss) is the UK’s largest charity for the 11 million people in the UK who confront deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss every day. Established in 1911, we help people to take control of their lives and live the life they choose, removing the barriers standing in their way. We give people support and care, develop technology and treatments, and campaign for equality.
We champion the value of difference and equality and celebrate our diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from BAME backgrounds or who are deaf or hard of hearing. With almost 20% of our employees having a disability we proudly hold Disability Confident Leader status and guarantee an interview for disabled applicants meeting the minimum essential criteria.
The post is initially offered as a fixed term contract of 12 months.
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Closing date: 25 January 2021.