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November 3, 2021

IFOW are hiring! Senior Communications Officer Vacancy

Closing Date: 12th November 2021

Role: Senior Communications Officer

Reporting to: Head of Programmes

Location: London with opportunity for flexible working

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Contract: 1 year with a view to renewal

Are you passionate about shaping a fairer future? We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Communications Officer to help drive the IFOW's mission to shape a fairer future through better work.

This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced and talented communications professional to join our organisation and help us grow our profile as the go-to voice in the debate around the future of work.

Using your exceptional storytelling abilities, you will have the chance to lend your voice to one of the most pressing issues of the day, whilst enhancing your own portfolio and developing your skills.

So, if you are looking for a rewarding career and are keen to get involved with our important work, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a Senior Communications Officer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing our communications strategy.

In this key role, you will raise our profile and amplify the impact of our work, growing our reputation as the go-to organisation for the future of work.

Working with colleagues across the organisation, you will plan, manage and develop our external communications, media relations and events. You will build strong relationships with journalists and influencers and deliver a variety of exciting and engaging events.

Additionally, you will:

· Ensure our messaging is clear, compelling and consistent

· Plan, write and edit a wide range of content including blogs and press releases

· Proactively seek opportunities to showcase our work and pitch stories to media outlets

· Maintain our CRM databases

About You

To join us as a Senior Communications Officer, you will need:

· A track record in planning and delivering impactful communications, preferably in a technology, policy or social justice environment

· Excellent writing skills across a range of formats and for a range of audiences with the ability to translate complex ideas into compelling storytelling

· Strong relationship building skills and some experience of working with the media

· Strong spokespersonship and editing skills to ensure clear organisational voice

· In-depth knowledge and experience of running professional social media accounts

· Knowledge and experience of developing, maintaining and updating a website

· The ability to work both independently and collaboratively withdrive and at pace

· A commitment to quality and attention to detail

The ability to work with audio-visual media to produce presentations and video clips would be beneficial to your applications.

This is a full-time role for a 12-month fixed-term contract with a view to renewal. Applications from people who wish to work four days a week are welcome.

The closing date for applications is the 12th November 2021 with interviews scheduled during the week of the 22nd November 2021.

Please email your CV and covering letter to




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