Senior Communications Officer

Location: London, EC4A (currently remote working)

Accountable to: Senior Communications Director (job-share)

Contract type: Full-time, permanent

Salary: £33,750 - £38,750 (depending on experience)

Application deadline: Midday on Monday 17 May 2021

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  • Overall purpose of the role

    We are looking for an enthusiastic communications expert to join our Communications Team, part of the Engagement Group. Your role will include devising engaging campaigns, planning and coordinating the production of content for external communications, leading on the creation and production of our corporate publications and working with external partners on joint publications. Collaborating with colleagues across our organisation, you will help shape effective communications plans, using traditional and digital channels.

    This is a dynamic role that will suit someone who has excellent writing skills and creative flair, excels at running projects, and who can analyse and measure success to determine future activity.

    You should be passionate about the role that social impact investment can play in helping improve lives across the UK, excited about raising our profile across our target audiences and improving public understanding of what we do and why we do it.

    We are a collaborative, agile team so we need someone with a can-do attitude, willing to roll their sleeves up and unafraid to ask for help when needed. We do our best to support each other, so you may be needed to flex across different disciplines to help us deliver on business needs and create truly integrated campaigns.

    This is an exciting time to join the Communications Team as we embark on a new business strategy to raise awareness of social impact investing and build an investment ecosystem that supports enterprises to improve people’s lives across the UK.

    Key responsibilities

    • Helping to devise campaigns based on understanding audiences and spotting opportunities across both digital and offline channels, ensuring an integrated approach
    • Taking the lead on producing corporate publications including annual review, corporate brochure, corporate video including copywriting and editing to create compelling content
    • Ownership of impact story library, ensuring that we have a regular flow of new stories representing the diversity of our investments and permissions for use of images etc are recorded centrally and kept updated
    • Offline content creation to include producing PowerPoint presentations and guardianship of the corporate deck
    • Supporting the communications team in content planning, as well as collecting information from the organisation needed to develop those plans
    • Overseeing the content calendar for the Big Society Capital website and social media channels, with specific focus on Twitter and LinkedIn
    • Measurement and reporting of marketing and communications activities, using insight to inform and optimise future content
    • Running kick off and wash up meetings to ensure we plan effectively and learn from results
    • Developing content that is inclusive, diverse and follows Big Society Capital brand guidelines and tone of voice
    • Compliance - reviewing financial promotions, ensuring compliance with financial promotion regulations, record keeping and quality control measures for all content produced. Ensuring activities operate in line with GDPR and data privacy requirements

    Essential experience

    • Strong and relevant external communications and publications experience
    • Proven track record of running successful communications campaigns
    • Project management
    • First-hand understanding of offline and digital communications channels
    • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills
    • Good knowledge of and comfort with digital communications, social media, and emerging digital platforms

    Desirable experience

    • Experience of working in social investment/impact investment or broader financial services

    Skills, abilities and attributes

    • Excellent writing skills, able to transform complex messages into clear communications for a variety of audiences
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Creative flair with the ability to bring ideas to life
    • Highly organised, can work under pressure, with strong problem-solving skills and a focus on solutions
    • Collegial, team player with a supportive approach and desire to be part of a close-knit team
    • Genuine enthusiasm for campaigning and engaging new audiences
    • Passionate about making a positive difference by helping to improve the lives of people in the UK
    • An appetite for continual learning and development of skills and expertise

    Salary and terms of employment

    • This is a permanent position. All applicants must have an existing Right to Work in the UK
    • Location: Chancery Lane (most Big Society Capital staff are currently working from home)
    • Salary – £33,750 - £38,750 (depending on experience)
    • Big Society Capital is committed to being a diverse team that is truly representative of the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunities employer with an inclusive environment where all employees can contribute to their fullest potential.

Application details

  • Please apply through BeApplied by midday on Monday 17 May 2021
  • Interviews will be held in mid-late May
  • The majority of Big Society Capital staff are currently working from home. Throughout the recruitment process, we will be as flexible as possible in light of any COVID-19 related priorities and challenges you may be facing.
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