Job title: Communications Director
Place of work: Central London
Salary: Competitive for non-profit
Minimum experience: 8 years
Contract type: Full Time
Starting date: ASAP
Application Deadline: Monday 24 July 2017
Interviews: Phone Interviews 27 – 30 July, In-Person Interviews 2 – 4 August
Please send applications with CV and cover letter to: email@example.com
Reports to: CEO
Best for Britain is a dynamic new advocacy and campaign organisation, working across the UK and other European capitals, focused on keeping all options on the table for the UK’s future relationship with the EU.
The Communications Director is at the heart of Best for Britain’s output and strategic thinking. They will be responsible for developing and driving the implementation of an effective external communications strategy and advising on the tactics of the campaign.
We are seeking an experienced Communications Director with a proven track record of delivering high-profile communications within a political, campaigning or policy based environment.
- Shape our local, national and international communication programme, ensuring our positions are covered in the media, and as many social and media channels as relevant, with a view to influence policymakers;
- In conjunction with Best for Britain leadership, set the short, medium and long-term communications strategy of the organisation;
- Execute the day-to-day media strategy of the organisation;
- Be responsible for the relevance and currency of our messaging across website, social media and all outward facing communication channels;
- Monitor and analyse trends in the media and news-reporting on issues relevant to or affecting Best for Britain’s priority work and external profile;
- Brief and support principals and senior staff for media appearances;
- Generate press, TV, radio and social media coverage that helps forward the objectives of the campaign;
- Develop a strategic communications strategy and narrative in diverse media in order to pre-empt and influence, as well as respond to, political events;
- Draft op-eds, articles, press releases and quotes on a regular basis;
- Maintain and build a wide circle of journalistic contacts;
- Work with partners across all sectors on a regular basis.
- Proven success in delivering high quality communications, initiatives and strategies targeting a diverse range of audiences;
- Clear commitment to the aims of the organisation;
- Experience at the highest level of UK national, regional and local media across TV, print, social media and radio, and an understanding of how these media operate and how they interlink;
- A good understanding of the key policy and political issues around the Brexit process;
- A proven track record of effective use of the media to achieve change;
- Contacts across national, regional and local media and in politics;
- Political campaign experience an asset;
- A clear understanding of how research, advocacy, operations, campaigning, digital and media functions work together and how media can maximise the impact of an organisation;
- Experience of working in a shifting environment and of working to short deadlines;
- Experience of working with high profile figures essential;
- Willingness to experiment, innovate, learn and do things differently.