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Partners and Projects Communications Manager (Maternity Cover)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information £31898 - £35895 plus £3550 London Weighting allowance
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 15/07/2016
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Sophie Kennedy
Telephone 020 7324 3630
Email recruitment@forumforthefuture.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Most organisations now recognise that global challenges like climate change, food and energy security and population growth will mean big changes for the way they operate. Forum for the Future's role is to help them find their way to a sustainable and successful future.
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Based in London, UK

£31898 - £35895 plus £3550 London Weighting allowance

About Forum for the Future 

Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future. We aim to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food, energy and finance, to make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century. We have 20 years’ experience of inspiring new thinking, building creative partnerships, and developing practical innovations to change our world.

Where does this role sit within the organisation? 

This role will be part of the Communications and Networks team.  

What will the Partners and Projects Communications Manager (Maternity Cover) do? 

This role will form a crucial part of Forum’s work by using integrated communications to maximise the power of our work to create more change.

The post-holder will need to get under the skin of our projects, working alongside Programme teams to help them design and budget for effective communications strategies as an integral lever for change. They will also assist or lead in project managing these strategies, sometimes commissioning and working with third-party suppliers to deliver them.

The post-holder will take an integrated communications approach, drawing from a range of communications disciplines to suit the audience and subject matter of the project they are working on.

The post-holder will also help leverage our relationships with important partners so that we can use the power of third party voices to shout about the great work that we do.

There will be the opportunity to generate exciting, comms-led projects with our amazing network of pioneering organisations.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual with a proven track record of using communications as a strategic lever in change processes.

You should understand our values and mission, and have demonstrable relevant experience in: 

  • Strategic comms campaign planning and implementation, including audience segmentation; creative campaign idea generation; execution through a variety of online and offline channels; success metrics; campaign impact and evaluation
  • Experience of PR, ideally gained in a fast-paced, integrated agency setting, and a good network of relevant media contacts beyond the obvious sustainability channels
  • Experience of identifying and managing risks, including some media crisis management
  • Well-versed in the latest communications trends and able to feed insights from best practice campaigns into Forum’s approach
  • Content knowledge and international relationships in the Energy or Food systems would be a distinct advantage
  • Proven ability to get to grips with the detail and complexity of a global sustainability issue, pick up new information quickly and translate complex data and ideas into mainstream communications strategies
  • Proven ability to establish personal credibility with content experts and act as an ambassador for the value of communications as a lever for change
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with people at all levels within and outside Forum; familiar with stakeholder engagement processes
  • Demonstrable business development experience
  • Advanced competence in IT, in particular in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel; MS Outlook); internet navigation; contact databases; social media
  • Excellent planning and time management skills: able to multi-task on multiple complex projects, take the initiative and work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent writing and proofing skills
  • Membership of recognised industry body e.g. CIPR would be an advantage

Does this sound like you?

This is a fixed term contract for 10 months. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.



Does this sound like you?

This is a fixed term contract for 10 months. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Closing date: 9.00am Friday 15 July

Phone interviews: Monday 25 July

In person interviews: Monday 1 August

Final interviews: Monday 1 August

Start date:  Beginning of September

Application pack:

Job description
Application form
Equal opportunities form
Staff benefits
Annual Report

Please send your completed application pack by email to recruitment@forumforthefuture.org or by post to Sophie Kennedy, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QN. Your application should include a completed application form and an equal opportunities form. The equal opportunities form will be detached from your application and will not form part of the shortlisting or selection process.

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all individually. Therefore, if you have not heard from us by close of business on Monday 25 July we will not be taking your application further.

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