Head of Communications, Marketing and Membership - cover

£42,580 - £48,021 yearly
  • Rethink Mental Illness
  • London SE1, UK
  • Apr 15, 2019
Contract Communications Marketing

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If you have experience working in Senior Communications & Marketing position and looking for an exciting challenge that brings variety then read on, this role offers that and more!

Rethink Mental Illness is the largest charity in England supporting people severely affected by mental illness. For more than 40 years we have brought together people affected by an illness, their carers, families and friends to support each other.

As a campaigning organisation we challenge the stigma, injustice and discrimination experienced by people affected severely by mental illness by improving knowledge and changing attitudes. For those experiencing mental illness we campaign for better services, and for carers and families, we provide vital support and information services. We directly provide high quality services for people severely affected by mental illness - from short stay crisis houses to long stay accommodation, advocacy services to floating community support.

The communications team is responsible for increasing the public profile of Rethink Mental Illness and ensuring that all colleagues are aware of, bought into and engaged in contributing to the Values and Direction of the Charity. Achieved by proactively promoting the charity’s services, groups and campaigns through its internal and external communication channels. Helping people to access relevant information and advice, and building a growing movement of supporters who share the charity’s passion to create a better quality of life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.

With the delivery of a brand new website in May, this role will focus on consistently delivering engaging content through our communications channels. Including our social media accounts, website, emails to supporters, marketing materials and membership magazine.

The Post Holder will be responsible for:

  • Managing a team of five communications and marketing professionals and working alongside the Associate Director you will help deliver the communications and marketing strategy of our new 5-year national plan.
  • A focus on internal communications, the marketing of services and groups, digital communications, and membership, your role will be crucial in promoting the work and expertise of the charity to both internal and external audiences. 
  • You'll lead on effective communications to our 3000+ members - amplifying our campaigns to bring about much-needed changes in policy and public attitudes. 
  • You'll also be working to engage our 700+ staff across 200 services and you'll be responsible for our web and social media channels - which are followed, visited and viewed by millions of people each year. 

The Post Holder will have:

  • We're looking for a creative individual with considerable Communications and Marketing experience and a track record in managing high performing staff.
  • You will have extensive experience across the communications and marketing mix, ideally with a charitable campaigning organisation within mental health or a related sector. 
  • You will be able to demonstrate success in building awareness and engagement with existing and new supporters and raising brand awareness.

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual increments
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • 33 days Annual leave including statutory/bank holiday
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • Where appropriate paid eye test plus up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses
  • Excellent Career Development Opportunities

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be eligible to work in the UK, and provide proof of this (i.e. a passport/visa)

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Charity is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.  If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our HR Shared Service team.