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Blog | 04 March 2022

Vacancy: Communications Officer

  • The salary is currently £25,000 - £28,000 moving to £26,000 - £31,602 from 1 September
  • Full-time
  • Islington, London
  • Closing date: 5pm on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

If you’re a skilled communicator and passionate about delivering real change for women who’ve faced multiple challenges, this could be the perfect role for you. Working Chance is looking for a talented, values-driven comms professional who’s as adept at digital and social as they are at persuading journalists to cover issues that really matter.

We’re a unique, award-winning charity supporting women with convictions - many of whom have been in prison - to develop their employability and self-belief and find a job they can thrive in.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You’ll lead on our digital and social comms, making sure that our online identity reflects our life-changing impact and our passion for helping women improve their life chances.

One of the main tasks for this role is to change attitudes: helping people to understand the lives of women who get caught up in the criminal justice system and to see these women’s potential rather than their criminal record.

You’ll use your media relations expertise to proactively target national and consumer media to develop coverage that tells compelling stories, highlighting – for example - why women go to prison and what helps them to turn their lives around. You'll need an instinctive feel for what makes a great human-interest story, and experience of building relationships with all sorts of journalists, including pitching ideas that lead to coverage.

You’ll work closely and sensitively with women in our service to enable them to share their experiences and opinions with media, so experience of supporting people in this way would be an asset.

We’re passionate about ensuring that there’s a strong mix of people from varying backgrounds and experiences amongst our staff. We're aware of the underrepresentation of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in the charity sector and are keen to lead this change. That’s why we are particularly keen to hear from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. We also warmly welcome applications from people with convictions.

If you want to use your comms skills to make a real difference, we’d love to hear from you.

Interested?

How to apply

Please send a CV and supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4) setting out why you want the job and how you meet the person specification to jobs@workingchance.org. Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.

Communications Officer

Job description and person specification