Age International is Age UK’s international charity, supporting older people living in poverty around the world. Our work makes a real, tangible difference to the lives of older people in low and middle-income countries, helping them access better health and care, delivering life-saving aid in emergencies and working to ensure older people have a secure income.
With a new brand currently in development, this is an opportune time to be joining the ambitious communications team at Age International as Communications Manager.
The successful person will play an integral role in our growing team by leading on the digital strategy and working closely with digital colleagues in the fundraising team and with our sister charity – Age UK’s digital and PR team.
This a great opportunity to showcase your strategic skills, planning content creation, messaging, and outputs of our communications campaigns.
As Communications Manager, you will also be involved in our emergency humanitarian work, the Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeals, and will manage the communications process to launch the appeal on our channels and provide high-speed support for content production and messaging.
Excellent communication and leadership skills are required in this role to support the team as you will manage two Communications Officers and a Multimedia Content Producer within this role.
We are a small team sharing the same common goal.
We are innovative, creative, and we take great ownership and pride in leading on projects and delivering positive solutions for the benefit of older people around the world.
Please note that due to the Hybrid nature of this role, the successful applicant will be required to commute to the central London co-working hub on a regular basis, for example around four times per month.
All applications for this role will be anonymised, we won’t know your name, address or gender until after shortlisting for interview has taken place. We want to select the best candidate for this key role based on lived experience and passion, rather than qualifications.
You will have:
Experience working in a communications role for a minimum of 5+ years
Line management experience and leadership skills
Experience creating and managing a digital content strategy
Excellent planning and process implementation skills
Impeccable communication and interpersonal skills
Experience of social media management, Google Analytics and Adobe Suite – including Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
User experience and website management experience
Evaluation and reporting capabilities
Agency and freelancer management experience
Commissioning content experience to include case studies in the field
Ability to work to schedules in a pressurised environment
The ability to present and convey key information to senior management and stakeholders
What we offer in return:
Competitive salary, 26 days annual leave + bank holidays + annual leave purchase scheme.
Excellent pension scheme, life assurance, health cashback plan and EAP.
Car Benefit Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loan.
Techscheme – buy any tech from Apple or Currys, up to £1000, and spread the cost over 12 months, interest free
Heka Fitness & Wellbeing Benefit.
You Did It Awards – recognition awards from £100-250.
There is a requirement in this role to carry out a content-gathering trip overseas (to source stories, photos and videos) once a year, disseminating information across various channels.
Age International is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We welcome requests for flexible working.
Age International is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.
Age International politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.