Senior Communications Officer

Location
London
Salary
£36782 + £3520 London Allowance
Posted
04 Mar 2019
Closes
17 Mar 2019
Sectors
Public Sector
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time

Senior Communications Officer

Reference: HQ00174679

Location: London

Salary: £36782 + £3520 London Allowance (pro rata) 18.5hpw/fixed term until 31/03/2020

Contract type: Contract

Date closing: 17/03/2019

We're looking for a highly motivated individual to lead strategic communications projects to help Citizens Advice deliver for the millions of people who come to us for help each year. You'll be joining a high-performing team responsible for engaging key audiences including our staff, the extensive local Citizens Advice network and the general public with our work, using a range of channels including digital, events and print material.

This senior role will sit alongside 4 other senior communications officers and have ownership over the communications strategy for a specific programme or programmes of work, with possibility of  managing additional team members.

This is a pivotal role in one of the country's most important organisations. In the last year alone, Citizens Advice helped 2.7 million people through a network of 2,700 locations and there were 43 million visits to our advice website.

Citizens Advice offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Through our national network of charities, we give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem. In 2017-18 we helped 2.6 million people face to face, over the phone, by email and webchat, and people visited our online advice pages 25 million times. We help with everything from money issues to problems at work, housing to consumer rights. Now we want to do even more.

Citizens Advice are working exclusively with our recruitment partners Prospectus on this position. All applications must be made through the Prospectus website where you can download the job pack, submit a CV and complete your supporting statement using the template provided. Any queries should also be directed to Prospectus. 

Our roles are open to discussion about flexible working, which may include arrangements such as part-time working, formalised flexitime, fixed (non-standard) working hours, working from home and job-sharing.  

Flexible working - while our teams are office based, it's fine to work from home regularly, and we welcome discussions about working part-time.

Ranked by Indeed as a top 10 non-profit employer in the UK (December 2018)

We welcome applications from Local Citizens Advice staff and are open to arranging secondments.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented throughout Citizens Advice. We are a member of the race equality campaign at Business in the Community, the Prince's responsible business network and are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across the UK. We also welcome applications from, LGB and Trans and non binary candidates.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profiles.

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