A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a part-time Engagement & Communications Manager to join SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, for a one-year period supporting our organisational change programme.
SSAFA supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.
About the role
You will play a critical role in a very important programme, SSAFA@140 – an organisational development programme which is designed to identify, pilot and implement new ways of working across our volunteer delivered services. We are looking to redefine how the charity can continue to deliver timely, effective, personalised support to beneficiaries while also creating even more rewarding opportunities for volunteers and employees.
Your role will be to plan and deliver a communications strategy for SSAFA@140 that will inspire individuals to participate and share information with all stakeholders.
We are open to discussing the possibility of occasionally working from home.
About the team
You will be working in a newly formed project team headed up by our Programme Director and reporting to our Programme Manager.
To carry out this role you will have a track record of
If you have first-hand experience of generating true engagement, facilitating organisation-wide discussion and sharing solutions with any mix of volunteers, employees, beneficiaries and other stakeholders, we want you to engage and communicate with us now.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 28 April 2019.
Interviews: Friday 10 May 2019. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test and deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.
SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service. SSAFA is committed to safeguarding and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV. Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission. Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement.
Whatever challenges they’re facing, members of the Armed Forces community can rely on SSAFA. Our network of more than 5,800 trained volunteers provides practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families across the UK and worldwide.