Job title: Head of Communications, Campaigns & Advocacy

Job type: Permanent – Full-time, hybrid and flexible working available. 

Salary: £51,191 per year (pro-rata)

Location: All staff are currently working remotely, with access to the office on a voluntary and needs basis. The office is based at: Skyline House, 200 Union Street, London SE1 0LX.

Deadline for applications: Friday 4th February 2022 at 10.00 (GMT)

About the role

Are you a strategic thinker with the capability to inspire, build relationships, collaborate, support and mobilise people from different backgrounds and cultures?

Would you like to lead a team of staff and MS organisations from around the world to develop existing and new international advocacy campaigns? Will you strive to ensure people affected by MS have access to reliable, relevant, accessible content in their language, wherever they live in the world?

If so, this could be the role for you!

It will suit a strategic, collaborative person who likes to take the lead and get things done. It requires an appetite for hands-on work as well as the skill and authority to bring together high-level communications, campaigning and advocacy staff from our network of member organisations to facilitate their contributions to shared projects. You will be an internationally-minded person with strong written, editorial and verbal communication skills. You will be an excellent project manager; IT literate, with experience across a range of communication channels, showing enthusiasm for keeping on top of new developments and for acquiring new skills. Competency in one or more additional languages such as Spanish, Arabic, French, or Portuguese is highly desirable.

Line managing a team of two, you will work together with the Heads of other teams and the Director of fundraising on a number of cross-cutting projects that have an element of communications, information or advocacy (e.g. the Atlas of MS or regional awareness raising campaigns), ensuring our approach is consistent across the organisation.

Interested?

Please find out more about the role and the skills and experience we’re looking for by downloading the job description below:

Job description

How to apply

All applicants must apply via CharityJob.co.uk as we are making use of the website’s service to anonymise applications in an effort to reduce bias in our recruitment process. On the Charity Jobs website, you will be asked to upload your CV and covering letter (no longer than 500 words) explaining why you want the role and what you’d bring to MSIF in relation to the Job Description and Person Specification. For monitoring purposes, please also tell us how you found out about the job.

Please include contact details of two professional references. These will only be contacted if an offer is made.

We can only give feedback to candidates who are shortlisted.

Eligibility

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom (UK) and provide information regarding the basis of their right to work in the UK along with their application. All our staff are currently based in the UK and will need to be going forward.

Recruitment agencies need not apply

Inclusion

MSIF places great value on human diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and particularly welcome applicants with personal experience of living with MS. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview stage, please contact us at recruitment@msif.org. We’re here to support you.

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