Communications Officer – Secrets of the Solent and other projects

Curdridge, Southampton
£23,000 to £24,500 pa (depending on qualifications and skills)
06 Jul 2018
03 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Communications Officer – Secrets of the Solent and other projects

Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire

£23,000 to £24,500 pa (depending on qualifications and skills)

4 year fixed term contract

Full-time 35 hours per week


Our client is one of 46 Trusts working across the UK. With the invaluable support of volunteers and members they manage over 50 nature reserves.


Secrets of the Solent is an exciting project which aims to raise the profile, appreciation and understanding of the marine environment in the Solent. The project will include the development of creative engagement mechanisms, including art, interpretation and multimedia communications in order to build understanding of the diversity and importance of the Solent’s marine wildlife. This post is a combined post – with three days a week dedicated to the Heritage Lottery Funded project, Secrets of the Solent and the remaining two days a week developing and delivering communications for the trust’s other projects.

You will be responsible for coordinating and delivering communications for the delivery period of the project and for developing communication plans for each area of activity. The role will also involve working with external agencies to develop creative content.

Other projects that you will be involved in will work with staff across the organisation to capture and tell compelling stories about the work of the trusts and the difference it makes to our natural environment and local communities.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent and will have experience of delivering engaging and creative multimedia communications and content. You must also be experienced at producing content for blogs and social media channels and will be able to write engaging copy for a variety of channels and formats.

A broad understanding of current conservation issues locally and nationally is desirable.