The Partially Sighted Society – a national charity providing help and support for people living with sight loss – is seeking a talented and passionate Communications Officer to help us increase our income, develop our social media presence and engage with our supporters and volunteers.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious and continually developing small, but well established, national charity and to make a positive difference to the lives of people with a visual impairment in the United Kingdom.
The successful candidate may have worked in another sector or have transferable skills from another role, including volunteering opportunities. You must have the enthusiasm, creativity and the communication skills to engage with people from a range of different audiences and get involved with a variety of projects and initiatives.
The main responsibilities within the role will include:
- Being a first point of contact by telephone, email, or in-person for the charity’s client base.
- Associated administration to process all clients’ support and product orders.
- Ensuring the charity’s online presence is updated with all relevant products, aids and information.
- Working closely with the CEO and the charity’s nominated marketing consultant to raise the charity profile on a local, regional, national and online basis.
- Working closely with the CEO and fund-raising committee on events, charity shop and all fund-raising initiatives.
- Attending events when required to represent the charity and its aims and objectives.
- Working closely with the CEO, liaising and working with volunteers to further the charity’s objective to alleviate social isolation associated with sight loss.
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate empathy with our client base offering the help and support they require. Also, they will demonstrate the ability to be flexible, to prioritise, work as part of a team or on their own initiative, and have strong time management and prioritisation skills and be able to work to a deadline where necessary.
This is a full-time role on a 1-year fixed-term contract, however an extension beyond this date could be available following a successful probationary period. The hours are 37.5 hours per week. The starting salary is £19,300.00 per annum. Please apply with CV, covering letter and any relevant information to support your application to email@example.com
Closing date: 17 May 2021