Media and Communications Officer

Big Society Capital
13 Mar 2018
27 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About Big Society Capital Big Society Capital improves the lives of people in the UK by connecting social investment to charities and social enterprises. Up and down the country, people are benefitting from the services provided by more than charities and social enterprises that are using repayable finance to provide homes, create employment, reduce inequality and being communities together. With our co-investors, we have made over GBP1bn of new capital available to organisations with a social mission, through investments into fund managers and social banks. Purpose of the Role This is an exciting opportunity to join Big Society Capital as we implement our new strategy, focussing on homes, communities and early intervention. As a member of the Communications team, you will lead on our relationships with national, trade and financial sector journalists, and develop high quality case studies that demonstrate our social impact. You will shape effective communications programmes to raise the profile of our work with key stakeholders, using traditional media and social media channels. Key Responsibilities This will be a varied role, delivering across traditional media and social media channels. Key areas will include: Writing content for a range of outlets, including opinion pieces and blogs Developing relationships with key media outlets Developing and pitching media stories Proactive and reactive media relations Driving engagement through social media channels Reviewing financial promotions and ensuring compliance with regulations Supporting staff and directors to understand and promote key messages Person Profile Essential Strong relevant experience Commitment to supporting positive social impact in the UK Experience of working in at least one of the charity and social enterprise sector, financial services or investment management ((in-house or agency) First-hand understanding of UK national print, broadcast and digital media Proven track record of achieving positive media coverage Managing social media accounts Creative flair Strong writing skills, with attention to detail Collegial, team player Media monitoring Desirable Experience and competency in: video/sound editing design packages including InDesign and Photoshop Experience of working in social investment/impact investment For the full job description, go to the Big Society Capital website.