£35,000 - £42,000 yearly
Malaria No More UK Oval Way, London SE11 5RR, UK
Feb 18, 2019Permanent
About Malaria No More UK Malaria has been described as the oldest killer disease in history; even now, despite recent progress, it claims the life of a child every two minutes. Malaria No More UK (MNM UK) is part of a global movement that is determined to make ours the generation that beats this killer. To realise this vision, we are mobilising a powerful network of governments, influencers, businesses and the public, inspiring them to commit funds, energy and resources to ending deaths from malaria and wiping out the disease for good. We are a small hard-working team with ambitions and objectives that reach way beyond the expected, and every member of our team contributes to winning the fight to ending malaria, saving millions of lives and eradicating the poverty that this disease causes to so many. UK government malaria investment has trebled during our 10-year existence. Last year we convened the Malaria Summit alongside the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, reaching over one billion people with our ‘Malaria Must Die’ campaign, delivering $4.1bn of investment to the global fight from governments and the private sector, and a momentous commitment from 53 leaders to halve malaria in 5 years. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small, powerful and agile organisation and in an age of so many intractable challenges, to forge a path of hope and progress by helping the Commonwealth deliver on its promise to halve malaria by 2023 and putting the world firmly on the path to beat malaria. About this role Malaria No More UK is looking for a dynamic Media and Communications Manager to work within our highly effective communications team. This is a part time role suited to proactive and creative thinkers who are driven to apply their considerable talents to combating one of the world’s deadliest diseases. MNM UK has a phenomenal track record of delivery and access to considerable talent and agency support which will need to be grown and harnessed to maximise impact. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about building creative and highly effective partnerships to bring about real change in the world. We have big ambitions for the next 5 years this is the ideal time to join our team. The role will support the Head of Communications and work with the part time Media & Communications Manager in planning and delivery of MNMUK’s media and PR strategy; talent recruitment and relationship-management; message development and “translator” role for malaria. Strategy: To help set, define and deliver the media and PR strategy for the organisation. Take responsibility for media and PR reporting and management of information to allow monitoring of progress against plan. Communications: Oversee and deliver the media and PR strategy including relationships with media outlets and journalists, driving tactical coverage Develop and lead on specific communications and media partnerships Plan and implement relevant communications campaigns, events and “moments” in conjunction with fundraising and advocacy teams Input into organisational messaging and brand work which supports the fundraising and advocacy team Build external relationships and networking within NGO and communications sectors Keep abreast of trends and best practice in communications/PR and horizon scanning. Oversee talent recruitment, development and management Other Responsibilities To undertake any other reasonable additional duties as required by MNMUK. Qualifications, skills and experience Essential A proven track record in media and PR Strong copy writing skills Solid understanding and previous recent working experience of developing and delivering media and PR strategies and planning successful projects for a range of audiences Talent management experience and track record in development and management of talent and champions Team player, outstanding communicator and influencer Demonstrable personal skills in creative, ‘outside the box’ thinking and new ideas Project management experience in communications (PR/media) Experience of cultivating and managing communications partnerships for the cause Desirable Experience of communications supporting advocacy objectives and campaigns in the UK and globally Knowledge of the global health sector and experience of navigating the variety of stakeholders within it. Personal Attributes A “can do” attitude and team player with ability to think quickly, proactively and strategically. Practical and hands on, as well as strategic thinker with a desire for delivering communications that are driven by doing things differently. Strong interpersonal skills with effective partnership working and relationship-building. Application by CV and covering letter (2 pages max) detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification. Please send by email no later than midnight on Thursday 28th February. For more information on the application process please visit our website via the Apply button. There will be a 2-stage interview process provisionally scheduled as 1st during the week of 11 March and 2nd during the week of 21 March Staff benefits include : 10% employer pension contributions 28 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holiday days Interest-free staff season ticket loan Employer’s childcare voucher scheme Continuing personal development opportunities Interest free bicycle loan scheme Professional training & qualification subsidy Only candidates with a legal right to live and work in the UK will be considered for this role.