Communications Officer

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  • Posted 1 year ago


Prospectus is delighted to be partnering with CISV International as they seek an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Communications Officer to contribute to and help develop their communications and fundraising efforts, internationally and through CISV communities across the world. This role is offered as full-time hybrid or remote opportunity.

CISV International is a global organisation dedicated to educating and inspiring action for peace through building inter-cultural friendship, cooperation, and understanding. Founded in 1950, today CISV is a federation of nearly 70 National Associations with over 200 Chapters or local groups. Through their innovative, fun, non-formal ‘learning by doing’ programmes they help young participants develop to their full potential as future leaders and active citizens, to make a difference in their communities and the world. CISV International also give them the opportunity to build global friendships and networks that will last them a lifetime.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development while helping to strengthen and develop the communications and fundraising efforts of CISV. As Communications Officer, you will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a range of communications (largely online) initiatives for CISV’s global internal and external audiences and in time supporting our fundraising efforts. You will contribute to the development and implementation of communications policy and strategy for CISV, including working with the Senior Management on internal communications and contributing to crisis communications. A key responsibility in the role will be to coordinate the Communication Team volunteers and support them in developing and delivering a robust and engaging social media strategy and comms schedule and ensuring the website is regularly updates, SEO is enhanced and performance is tracked across platforms. In this broad role you will be the brand guardian and work with external partners such as designers to articulate and support the development of excellent campaigns and materials. In time as the Fundraising team grows, you will be playing a key supportive role in writing content and information to support funding applications and reports for existing funders.

The successful candidate will be outgoing, highly motivated and creative with the ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently. With a stakeholder focus you will hold excellent organisational skills alongside a high attention to detail. With a track record of working in communications, marketing or campaigning you will thrive when writing and editing highly engaging materials for different audiences. You will have an understanding of the digital environment, Content Management Systems for example and although not essential, ideally some web analytics and SEO experience. Likewise, you will not need to have experience in fundraising but it is a helpful addition. Some travel may be required.

As a specialist Recruitment Practice, Prospectus is committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call to brief you on the role.

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