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Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: ELRHA
Closing date: 19 Sep 2021

SALARY: £25,000 - £27,000
TERMS: Full time. Two years fixed term with potential to move to a permanent contract
LOCATION: London, Cardiff, or remote within UK

Are you a talented communicator who can tell a compelling story about Elrha and our work? Are you good at thinking creatively about the best ways to share messages across different channels Are you someone who can plan, deliver and evaluate a range of communications projects?

We are looking for a creative and capable Communications Officer who is ready to apply their expertise and develop their skills further within a fast-paced strategic team.

This post requires an individual looking for a challenging role, who is ready to take on this exciting and varied opportunity supporting a busy and ambitious team. You will be particularly skilled at maintaining an effective online presence for an organisation including maintaining and updating websites using content management systems; producing external mailings; planning, producing and curating content for a variety of social media channels – all with a proven ability to tailor for different audiences.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a communications role with experience in taking the lead when planning, delivering and evaluating communications projects, ideally within the third/charity sector. You will be given a high degree of autonomy in your work and it is essential that you feel confident working both independently and within a team.

If you are passionate about communications and want to be part of an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector, and you strongly believe you can contribute, then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed.

If you feel you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please review the full job description for further details. Please ensure you tailor your CV to highlight appropriate skills and experience to the role/ complete the personal statement to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is the next career move for you.

About Elrha

Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We are based in the UK, but our roles have a global reach. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.

Remote Working

Elrha employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. In early 2022 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview**.**

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Salaries and benefits

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Elrha is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

Elrha also has a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement which increases year on year, 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution) and life cover.

Pre-employment Checks

Any Employment with Elrha will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

· a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)

· receipt of satisfactory references

· proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role

Please ensure you read the full job description and complete the Personal Statement as requested in the application process.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 19th September 2021

Interviews: 27th & 28th September 2021

How to apply:

Please visit our website to apply - https://www.elrha.org/career/communications-officer-2/

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