Communications Development Officer

Voluntary Action Leicestershire
£27,577 pro rata
24 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) helps people change their lives for the better through voluntary and community action. We are one of the largest voluntary and community sector support organisations in the UK, working across Leicester city and Leicestershire, and have the aspiration to become a national leader in our field (Registered Charity No. 509300)

Communications Development Officer,
Leicester LE1
Hours: 17.5 per week, permanent
Pay: £27,577 pro rata

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Marketing and Communications Team supporting a £2.1m Family Inclusion Project (GREAT) Getting Ready for Employment and Training which will provide tailored and flexible support to enable individuals within families where worklessness is an issue to engage with a range of support services and activities, including training and work experience opportunities. 

As the lead officer for communications for the GREAT Project, you will manage the production of outstanding communications that will inspire families to be a part of the project.

An experienced communications professional with excellent copywriting and
interpersonal skills, you will manage the project's website, its brand, digital
communications and develop print products to support the project's delivery as well as inspiring families to take part.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for ensuring that families have the best possible chances in life, an eye for detail and experience of measuring the impact of your communications to ensure ROI.

Applicants will need a flexible, ‘can do' attitude, outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritise conflicting tasks and meet tight deadlines.

This role offers an opportunity to work for a sector leading diverse and ambitious organisation, with a vision for growth.

You will benefit from a competitive salary, a flexible and supportive working environment, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and a 6% employer pension contribution.


The job descriptions, person specifications and application forms for these roles can be found here or alternatively telephone

Aarti Thobhani on 0116 257 5034 for an application pack.

Closing date: 30th November 2016, 12 noon
Interview date: 8th December 2016

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Paul Kent - Marketing and Communications Manager at or 0116 257 5042.