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Job Description - Communications 

 

Location: Uganda or Zimbabwe 

 

Role: Communications Officer. 

Main Purpose of Job:

  • To deliver high quality communications about SFAC work that promotes the brand to new and existing donors, and supporters. 
  • To deliver high quality communications about SFAC to new perspective organisations that can benefit from SFAC’s skills and resources as well existing and former orgnaisations. 
  • To produce and oversee high quality content for website, social media, newsletters, campaigns, and other communications needs. 
  • To support the head of communications in ensuring brand consistency, high quality production and delivering a innovative and creative communications and marketing strategy.

 

Key Tasks:

  • To liaise with the head of communications and CEO in the creation of a consistent SFAC brand. 
  • To liaise with the head of communications and CEO in creation of a innovative and creative communications and marketing strategy reviewed each year and in line with business plan objectives. 
  • To lead on marketing and communications delivery. 
  • To produce, maintain and update an SFAC website with engaging content on a regular basis covering both marketing of SFAC to organisations and selling SFAC to supporters and donors. 
  • To produce and deliver a regular newsletter once a quarter with engaging content including one aimed at donors and one at organisations and practitioners. 
  • To manage all donor and supporter communications including emails, meetings, calls and thank yous. 
  • Researching opportunities for SFAC to market and sell our work to potential organisations, and to new donors; including podcasts, magazines, conferences and other. 
  • To represent SFAC at fundraising, communications or marketing events online and/or in person. 
  • To be on camera as a face of SFAC
  • To copy-edit material
  • To design, produce and deliver regular SFAC communications on social media, email and other methods aimed at various audiences including donors and potential partner organisations. 
  • To ensure all communications are consistent with SFAC brand, values and are accurate and comply with Fundraising Regular Code of Practice. 
  • To ensure all marketing communications is relevant to the different audiences but has a consistent theme that recognises it as SFAC. Such audiences include donors, partner organisations, online training and internal use. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of SFAC work, mission, vision and objectives and can communicate examples of impact in a engaging and effective way. 
  • To manage graphic designers, volunteers and SFAC staff effectively to ensure content output is produced in a timely manner and of high quality. 

 

Key Skills Expectations:

  • To be able to communicate complex information in a clear, concise and understandable manner
  • To be fluent in English both verbal and written. 
  • To remain up-to-date with fundraising and marketing codes of conduct.  
  • To work independently and part of a team
  • To manage workloads and meet deadlines
  • To produce reports and maintain case records as required
  •  To follow SFAC’s policies and procedures at all times including, but not limited to, SFAC’s health and safety and safeguarding policy and procedures and the code of conduct
  • To build and maintain effective relationships with other members of the SFAC team. 
  • To be able to use, or learn to use, SFAC I.T systems (namely Google Workspace) and Adobe systems. 
  • To manage and plan work with colleagues
  • To be creative, innovative and confident in their work
  • To be able to work in a small team. 

 

Desirable:

  • To be efficient in use of Adobe 
  • To have skills and experience in graphic design
  • To have experience of building and creating content for high quality websites

 

Key Results: 

  • To meet the targets set out in SFAC Business, Strategic and Action Plans,
  • To work to personal appraisal targetsand agreed work set through supervision and work allocation. 
  • To evidence successful implementation of SFAC values throughout the organisation's work. 
  • To demonstrate effective outcomes from communication activities including consistent implementation of a brand SFAC.
  • To ensure all policies and procedures have been followed and evidence of knowledge of such policies and procedures throughout the organisation. 
  • To have contributed to more people knowing about SFAC, and as a result, seeing an increase in donors supporting SFAC and organisations using SFAC. 

 

Requirements:

  • No criminal records or prohibitions on working with children or vulnerable adults. 
  • Ability to travel and work unsocial hours including meetings in UK work hours. 
  • Ability to use IT at a highly proficient level.
  • Access to a laptop and reliable internet. 

 

Desirable:

  • Experience of communications work in other small charities or organisations. 
  • Skills in Adobe CC, graphic design and video editing and production. 

 

Line Management

  • Line Manager to be CEO and Head of Communications 

 

Benefits

  • For Pay Scale see SFAC pay scales. Rates will vary depending on person’s geographical location. All pay will be equivalent to the SFAC UK pay rate and at an appropriate level agreed with parties subject to SFAC pay scale. 
  • Training and personal development. 
  • Part of a small and friendly team at a time of growth where you can influence and be part of creating effective communications and marketing strategies. 
  • Being involved in a ‘challenger’ organisation seeking to improve children’s care and protection around the world. 
  • Use of Adobe Creative Cloud apps

 

Status of Work

You will be an independent contractor. The work is likely to involve 2 days a week for the first 12-24 months before being subject to a formal review. You will be responsible for ensuring you meet all local tax and registration requirements. 

Applications 

If interested in the role, please send an email to info@sfac.org.uk with your CV and your reasons for applying by the 31st of July, 2022. 

All applications will be screened and a short list of successful candidates will be made.

 

Successful candidates will go through a two - stage interview process: 

  • Stage One will be to demonstrate capabilities in communications and marketing work through a test to show skills and experience. 
  • Stage Two will be an online interview. 

 

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