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Communications and Campaigns Manager

£33,000 – £42,000 yearly

Learning and Work Institute

Last Updated: 12/02/22

Job Description

Communications and Campaigns Manager

Leicester, London or Cardiff. Hybrid working: home-based 2-3 days per week, and the remainder in an L&W office.

About us

We’re Learning and Work Institute, an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.

We're focused on the big questions. How do we help more people find work and build careers in a changing jobs market? How do we help people to be active and engaged citizens? How can more adults develop their skills over their lifetime?

We are currently seeking a Communications and Campaigns Manager to join us on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £33,000 - £42,000 per annum
- 25 days' annual leave (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service), plus 8 bank holidays
- Hybrid working
- Flexible working practices
- Local Government Pension Scheme with 18% employer contribution
- £200 Personal development allowance (training)
- Free tea and coffee
- Extra 6 grace days in addition to public holidays and annual leave allowance
- 5 days paid carer’s leave
- Occupational maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay
- Occupational sick pay
- Eye care scheme
- Annual pay reviews
- Season ticket loans
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Silver award in Investors in People

If you’re a communications professional with experience of managing projects, securing media coverage, and delivering events, this is an excellent opportunity to join our team. It’s an exciting time at L&W, as we’re re-shaping our policy and communications function in order to increase our impact.

You will have the opportunity to showcase your creativity, create meaningful content, and lead on our flagship Festival of Learning campaign, all while further developing your skills and enhancing your portfolio of experience.

This is a key role within our organisation where you will bridge the gap between us and our audiences through your incredible comms work and an array of event and campaign activity. You will also have management responsibility of our new role of the Communications and Public Affairs Coordinator, which has a focus on parliamentary activity too.

So, if you are ready to do more with your skills and experience, drive change through your expertise and the written word and make an impact right across the country, this is the role for you.

The Role

As a Communications and Campaigns Manager, you will support the impact of our work through the delivery of communications, events and campaigns

You’ll be involved in all aspects of our communications management, from our flagship Festival of Learning campaign through to social media and our website. As part of our Festival of Learning, you will organise our national award process and ceremony, Lifelong Learning Week and regional adult learning awards.

In addition to press and media work, relationship building and a range of other events, you’ll make sure our website is filled with engaging, relevant content and our social media is connecting us to our audience.

Additionally, you’ll play a key role in the development of communication and influencing strategies as well as supporting fundraising and event sponsorship activities.

About You

To be considered as a Communications and Campaigns Manager, you will need:

- Experience in a communications role
- Experience of designing and managing events
- Experience of prioritising workloads and meeting deadlines
- Knowledge of how to secure press and media coverage
- Knowledge of social media and social media analytics
- The ability to use CRM, email marketing and website editing software
- Strong project management skills
- Basic design skills and familiarity with design software, such as Canva
- Good copywriting skills
- Some public affairs experience would be desirable

The closing date for applications is 10am on 12th December 2022. Interviews will be held w/c 12 December.

Other organisations might call this position Communications Manager, Campaigns Manager, PR Manager, Public Relations Manager, Media and Campaigns Manager, or Digital Campaigns Manager.

L&W is a Silver Investor in People award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable. L&W prides itself on being a supportive and flexible employer. We recognise the importance of work-life balance for our staff and will consider flexible working arrangements. L&W is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications from under-represented groups.

So, if you can engage people in our work as a Campaigns and Communications Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Company Details

Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
About Learning and Work Institute We are an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. We research what works, influence policy, develop new ways of thinking, and help implement new approaches. Working with partners, we inspire people to learn and help transform people’s experiences of learning and em...