Communications Officer

£28,500 yearly
  • Sarcoma UK
  • London N1, UK
  • May 15, 2019
Permanent Communications Editorial Marketing Social Media Web

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Over the last eight years, Sarcoma UK's profile and influence has grown. The launch of its new brand (due in early summer 2019) is the latest development and over the past few years it has also seen the charity launch its Support Line. Sarcoma UK has successfully campaigned for new drugs, funded more sarcoma research than ever before and steadily built upon its range of information.

Over the coming years the charity is expanding its work in campaigning and public affairs. It is through this area of work that the charity will have a genuine long-term impact on the lives of people affected by sarcoma in the UK.

The post holder will play an essential role within the organisation to support the continued rollout of the new brand, and the efforts of the whole charity across a mix of channels. This role is ideally suited to someone who isn’t shy of a challenge and is already working in a communications role, looking to get more hands-on, in a growing dynamic charity. 

Job Purpose

To provide support across the full range of communications activity at Sarcoma UK. The successful applicant will work alongside the Director of Communications and the Digital Communications Manager to drive awareness of sarcoma cancer in the UK and highlight the charity’s efforts to affect positive change for sarcoma patients. This varied role will involve working with all departments as the charity continues to grow.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Support in the creation and updating of the charity’s range of marketing materials.
  • Monitor and help supervise the use of Sarcoma UK’s brand, giving advice internally and externally.
  • Proofread to ensure brand and tone of voice consistency.
  • Write copy across all charity marketing and information material.
  • Source images and help to build the charity’s image library for use in communications.
  • Create material for charity presentations.
  • Run polls/surveys to support the charity’s work.

Supporter communications

  • Write, create and distribute Sarcoma UK’s e-newsletter every six weeks.
  • Support the copywriting and production of the charity’s physical newsletter.

Press and media

  • Pro-actively sell-in/pitch stories to media around the charity’s work and impact.
  • Write press releases.
  • Assist the Director of Communications with comments and official responses to the media.
  • Be the charity’s first point of call for media enquiries.
  • Identify potential press opportunities and stories that would benefit the charity.
  • Manage and build Sarcoma UK’s bank of case studies.

Digital and social media

  • Regularly update and write copy for the Sarcoma UK website.
  • Support the Digital Communications Manager and Director of Communications on content creation, distribution and evaluation.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Analyse, evaluate and report on website and social media performance and engagement, media activity and coverage.

General

  • Be responsible for regular internal news updates on Sarcoma UK media coverage and sarcoma news.
  • Undertake administrative work generated by the post, including providing updates on communications team activity and managing press clippings.
  • Manage the charity’s consent process.
  • The post holder will be working in a developing environment and will therefore be required to undertake other appropriate duties as necessary for the efficient operation of Sarcoma UK.

Key relationships

  • The role will work across all departments in the charity: operations, research and policy, support and information and fundraising.
  • The role will involve frequent contact with Sarcoma UK’s freelancer copywriters, designers and creative agencies, printers and photographers.

Other

  • The post holder will be working in a developing environment and they will therefore be required to undertake other appropriate duties as necessary, for the efficient operation of Sarcoma UK.