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Global Communications Manager

Based in London or Bath

Full-time / Permanent

Salary: £45,000 - £54,000 (according to skills and experience), including £3,700 London weighting

Benefits:

  • 28 days leave (including bank holidays) increasing by 1 day for each year of service.
  • Option for two days per week working from home.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Generous employer contributory pension increasing with each year of service.
  • Private health insurance

As the Global Communications Manager for the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), you will play a lead role in building EJF’s visibility and global brand and maximizing our impact on environmental security and the associated human rights. Working within an international team of campaigners, researchers, filmmakers and communication specialists in Europe, Africa and Asia, you will lead and coordinate our global communications work.

If you are an ambitious, talented professional with outstanding communications skills, superb people and project management and a passion for driving real change for environmental justice this is the role for you.

As Communications Manager you will be working with senior management and the international campaign team. You will be a highly organised, creative and collaborative manager willing and able to refine and deliver an ambitious communications strategy that will help us to achieve our campaign goals and vision.

You will develop and implement the communications strategies for EJF’s global campaigns, building support across a range of targeted audiences. You will maximise the use and reach of EJF’s investigative films and campaign reports as well as build a broad supporter base on social media and elsewhere. You will manage a close-knit international communications team of seven based in the UK, Germany, Ghana and Liberia. You will also work closely with EJF’s graphic designer, film team and campaigners in offices across the EU, Africa and Asia.

You will have the intellectual rigour to understand the issues and present them in a compelling way, putting your excellent writing and storytelling skills and experience to great effect. Knowing how important it is to get the story right, you will have great attention to detail and factual accuracy. You have the creative flair to present EJF’s campaigns and investigations to the strongest effect and identify the best ways to engage, inspire and mobilise diverse target audiences.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and implement communications strategies for individual campaigns and EJF as a whole to ensure the greatest possible impact and desired outcomes for this global change-making organisation.
  • Lead the comms team to develop sector-leading communications that engage and inspire audiences about our campaigns across traditional and digital media platforms, ensuring appropriate, inspirational and effective messaging.
  • Ensure that our internal communications are effective to bring the campaigns, comms and other team members together to share information and updates as needed. You will work with colleagues to ensure that opportunities for coverage are not missed and that our planning is smooth and effective.
  • Ensure strong outreach to our target audiences in the public and private sector and to policymakers and world leaders. You will identify - and preferably experience securing coverage in - the most influential media platforms that will bring our campaigns to the attention of leading changemakers.
  • Lead, guide and plan for our digital and media staff to maximise all campaign opportunities to drive impact for our campaigns, including:
  • Write, edit and place compelling op-eds, press releases and briefings, ensuring they are tailored to the target audience and strongest media platforms and channels.
  • Coordinate and produce high-quality impact reports, updates, briefings, blogs and speeches/presentations to engage new audiences including celebrity and high-profile supporters.
  • Devise and coordinate media, press and special events such as film screenings, patron and celebrity events and like-minded business partnerships.
  • Effective use of social media to grow EJF’s exposure and support the delivery of communications strategies and campaign objectives.

Essential

  • An excellent writer/editor – including press releases, features, opinion pieces, letters to editor and blogs – particularly to meet tight deadlines
  • At least three years experience leading communications teams. You are a strong people manager, with excellent interpersonal skills, able to motivate, inspire and collaborate with EJF’s communications professionals and campaigners in the UK and overseas
  • A track record in designing, prioritising and delivering media strategies and multiple comms activities that drive up the quality and quantity of media coverage
  • Excellent skills in creative storytelling: producing engaging and inspiring content that delivers real-world impact
  • Superb attention to detail and factual accuracy and an ability to ensure your colleagues meet the same high standards
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Experience in managing strategic relationships with external partners (corporate, high-profile individuals), you are entrepreneurial and a creative problem solver
  • You are committed to changing our world for good

Desirable

  • Good understanding of environmental justice issues and policies, in particular within the fields of climate change and ocean conservation
  • Foreign language skills


Applications: Submit your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to recruitment@ejfoundation.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm 25th May 2021

Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity, fair and equal treatment within the workplace.