Circa £30,000 + contributory pension, generous holiday allowance and other benefits
The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest and newest charities, having been set up in 2012 to care for 2,000 miles of historic inland waterways. Now, less than a decade later, the trust is embarking on the next stage of its journey, as it adopts a new regional structure that will enable it to serve customers and stakeholders more effectively and help make it the charity for waterways and wellbeing.
About the role:
The trust has ambitious plans for six new regions across England and Wales – including the Wales & South West region, which is where you come in.
The role is integral to the Trust‘s key objectives of increasing brand awareness and driving support. The Canal and River Trust have staff and volunteers doing some amazing things across our Wales and South West region including the Kennet & Avon Canal, Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, River Severn and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, and has some fantastic stories to tell about the difference they are making.
The trust is looking for a comms and campaigns professional who can get around the region, put the message out there and ensure the Trust’s reputation is enhanced and secured.
- Identify, shape and place news stories in target media
- Provide a first point of contact for media enquiries and sharing an on-call rota
- Deliver agreed campaigns (integrating media relations, digital, and traditional marketing and fundraising)
- Protect the Trust’s reputation in response to crises
You must have a solid understanding of print, broadcast and social media and experience of working with journalists and integrating campaigns. There is a real creative side to this role, so you need to be able to come up with new ideas, strategies and stories, whether working independently or as part of a wider team. You also need to be a great all-round communicator with proven copywriting and proof reading skills.
The trust aims to represent the diverse communities which it is a part of and welcomes applicants from across all sectors of the community. The Canal and River Trust strongly believes that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do. Many of its vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.
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Please quote reference number 2019-5686 when applying.
Closing date for applications: 11th September 2019.