Vacancy: Communications Officer

About Theirworld

Theirworld is an influential global charity aiming to end the global education crisis and unleash the potential of the next generation. We work to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future. To achieve this, we are tackling the lack of political will, financial commitment and action that is currently preventing the realisation of inclusive, quality education for all children. We bring together experience and evidence from our research and projects alongside the passion and power of our campaigns and communications to unlock the big, transformational changes needed to end the global education crisis.

We have existed since 2002, and we are currently going through an exciting period of growth and transformation - assembling a world-class team of campaigners, communicators, researchers, advocates and project managers with the skills, commitment to our mission, and strong team spirit and creative energy to turn the organisation’s vision into reality.

About the role

One of these critical new hires is an engaging and creative Communications Officer with several years’ experience to join our growing communications team. Reporting to the Head of Communications, the role will be based in our London office, with occasional domestic and international travel as required.

Main responsibilities

The post will cover a broad range of communications skills, with particular attention to:  

  • liaising with our policy, research and project staff to identify and deliver communications opportunities from their activities and writing 

  • ensuring Theirworld is a credible source and cited in third party articles

  • handling stakeholder communications, high-level partner and donor relationships across multiple organisations and geographies.

  • Managing, editing and developing our stock of case studies 

  • Proofing and copy-editing reports and research papers and overseeing the printing process.

  • Raising the profile of our leadership through op-eds, speaking, panel and conference opportunities 

  • Preparing documents and briefings for senior management and board membership

These responsibilities and functions may be adjusted slightly for the right candidate and over time as needs change.

Experience, skills and character

  • Demonstrable interest in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and economic, foreign, security and other policies affecting marginalised and vulnerable populations around the world
  • Several years’ experience in strategic communications – working to inform and influence policy outcomes

  • Ability to work collegiately with researchers, helping to shape research communications for target audiences

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and communicate with colleagues at high levels of seniority 

  • Excellent writing and editing English skills, and attention to detail

  • Creative thinker – ability to find identify creative solutions – able to identify and exploit opportunities

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Resilient, a self-starter and a team player

Apply for this role

Please submit your CV and a covering email to [email protected] including the name of the role of interest in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for this application is January 21, 2020.

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