Communications Officer - Job Description
About Forces in Mind
The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) was established in 2011 with a £35 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund to spend over a 20-year period. Our vision is for all ex-Service personnel and their families to lead fulfilled civilian lives, and our mission is to enable successful sustainable transition back to civilian life. The Trust awards grants and commissions research to generate a strong evidence base for influencing policy makers and service deliverers and has recently increased its focus on influencing and convening thought-leadership activity.
The role of the Communications Officer is critical to the effectiveness of FiMT in achieving its mission. The Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced and flexible Communications Officer with strong traditional and digital communication skills, stakeholder management and Public Affairs expertise.
· Job Title: Communications Officer (CO)
· Location: Based in Victoria, London (occasional travel and overnight stays may be necessary to support events around the UK).
· Status: Full time 37.5 hours
· Starting salary range: £31,755 - £33,623 (depending on skills and experience)
· Benefits: Group pension plan, interest-free season ticket loan, individual training budget, death in service insurance, health screening, access to a cycle-to-work scheme
· Holiday: 30 working days plus Public/Bank holidays
· Reporting to: Head of Policy
The role of the Communications Officer is to contribute to the delivery of FiMT’s mission and increase FiMT’s impact by developing and delivering the Trust’s communications and influencing work with key policy-makers, opinion-formers and decision-makers.
· The Communications Officer reports to the Head of Policy and is responsible for the day-to-day preparation, management, and delivery of FiMT’s communications and influence plans.
· The Communications Officer has access to guidance and input from an external communications and public affairs agency, and can refer to them for specialist input when required.
· Working closely with other members of the staff team, the Communications Officer has responsibility for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of Trust communications activity in order to ensure that the Trust is fulfilling its charitable objects, following the Board’s strategy, and executing its programmatic approach to grant making as effectively as possible.
· The main purpose of the Communications Officer’s role is to support the Chief Executive and the Policy, Influence and Evaluation team in every aspect of influence activity.
We invite interested candidates, who meet the requirements, to email their applications. Applications must include:
1. A Supporting Statement explaining how your skills and experience fit the role;
2. A CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) specifying your qualifications, education and relevant work experience.
Email your application to email@example.com
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a successful candidate may be selected prior to the closing date. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.
The deadline for applications is Friday 29 May 2020.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 15 June 2020 either in London or virtually, depending on the advice on COVID19.