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Location
Swindon / Remote
Advertising Salary
Up to £35,000

The opportunity

We're searching for a dynamic communicator to join our growing Foundation team, to revitalize and develop our communication networks, connecting with our UK colleagues and partners—a vibrant community of around 8,000 members. Our goal is to increase engagement and aid in the expansion of the Openwork Foundation, with the ambition to exceed our target annual income of £1 million.
 
This is an 18 month fixed term hybrid role, based 2 days a week in our Swindon office, however travel to events will be required.
 
What we offer:
  • Salary - up to £35,000
  • Bonus scheme - on target bonus -7.5%
  • Pension scheme - contribute up to 5% of your salary and Openwork will match you and put in an extra 5%
  • Critical illness cover
  • Income protection 
  • Death in service 
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy up to an additional 10 days
  • A range of other flexible benefits to include private medical insurance, dental insurance and much more.
What you'll be doing:
  • Support the Head of Foundation to develop a Foundation communications and engagement strategy.
  • Create a range of new communications channels and platforms to reach more of our UK wide colleague and partnership population to promote awareness and increase engagement and participation. Including social media, website, intranet, newsletters and presentations.
  • Refine and enhance our charitable Foundation message and narrative, including working with the charities we support, to tell the story of how donations create the impact we have in changing lives. 
  • Set up a range of engagement campaigns to leverage increased levels of volunteering, fundraising, regular giving and ad-hoc giving. 
  • Refine and enhance our charitable Foundation content and collateral including video, images, infographics, reports, presentations and copy.
  • Support our volunteer and ambassador networks to grow, providing them with platforms, content and collateral to get their messages out, increasing engagement and participation.
  • Create a communications calendar to clearly illustrate planned activities.
  • Develop a recognition approach to thank those who support our Foundation. 
  • Support our charitable Foundation to be a core part of business culture and shared values. 
  • Support the wider charitable Foundation team.

What will you need to succeed?

  • Experience of passionately delivering successful communications across varied stakeholder groups.
  • Imagination to develop a range of collateral and clear messages.
  • Experience in planning and developing creative communications campaigns to inspire all audiences. 
  • Experience in developing communications platforms and using them to grow reach into varied stakeholder populations.
  • Experience in building and maintaining successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders including securing pro-bono support. 
  • Proven ability to balance competing priorities and manage multiple projects and the same time. 
  • Experience of developing or co-ordinating video content. 
  • Up to date knowledge of social media platforms and how to make best use of them.
  • Strong and positive PR knowledge to write compelling pieces to share. 
  • Knowledge of inclusion and accessibility within communications. 
  • Highly organised - Project management experience and or training.
  • Exceptional communication, influencing and persuasion skills.
  • Knowledge of the charity or financial services sectors.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – a collaborator and team player who works well with others, reaching challenging goals often under very tight deadlines.
  • Effective project management: organisational skills together with project and time management skills are essential.
  • A commercial focus to all activities.
  • Understanding of how to develop opportunities to maximise reach and make the most of current and emerging media and communication trends.

Why us?

We're a dynamic, fast-paced and growing business with huge ambition. This is all made possible by the brilliant people who are part of The Openwork Partnership family. We're investing heavily in our colleagues, continuously striving to give them the platform to develop personally and professionally and reach their full potential.

We’re also very proud of our culture, as one of the Best 100 Large Companies to work for in 2022. The Openwork Partnership values and respects individuality and we are committed to building an inclusive culture and environment where you can balance a successful career with your commitments and interests outside of work. We believe that you will bring your best self to work if you are trusted to choose when, where and how you do it.

On top of offering a modern workplace with bags of development opportunities, we also offer a highly attractive benefits package to reward you for your hard work. This includes a competitive base salary, an industry-leading annual bonus, enhanced pension, critical illness cover, income protection and a range of other flexible benefits.

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