Canal & River Trust Gloucester GL1, UK
Apr 10, 2019Permanent
The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest and newest charities, having been set up in 2012 to care for 2,000 miles of historic inland waterways. Now, less than a decade later, we are embarking on the next stage of our journey, as we adopt a new regional structure that will enable us to serve customers and stakeholders more effectively and help make us the charity for waterways and wellbeing. We believe life is better by water. Join us, at this exciting time, and you can help make that vision a reality. About the role We have ambitious plans for six new regions across England and Wales – including the Wales & South West region, which is where you come in. The role is integral to the Trust‘s key objectives of increasing brand awareness and driving support. We have staff and volunteers doing some amazing things across our Wales and South West region including the Kennet & Avon Canal, Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, River Severn and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, and we’ve some fantastic stories to tell about the difference they are making. We’re looking for a comms and campaigns professional who can get around the region, put the message out there and ensure the Trust’s reputation is enhanced and secured. Identify, shape and place news stories in target media Provide a first point of contact for media enquiries and sharing an on-call rota Deliver agreed campaigns (integrating media relations, digital, and traditional marketing and fundraising) Protect the Trust’s reputation in response to crises About you You must have a solid understanding of print, broadcast and social media and experience of working with journalists and integrating campaigns. There is a real creative side to this role, so you need to be able to come up with new ideas, strategies and stories, whether working independently or as part of a wider team. You also need to be a great all-round communicator with proven copywriting and proof reading skills. About us We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of canals and rivers. Our waterways contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies, creating attractive and connected places to live, work, volunteer and spend leisure time. These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the strategic and local green-blue infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. Our waterways are on the doorstep of 8 million people and reach some of the most deprived communities within the UK. By caring for our waterways and promoting their use we believe we can improve the wellbeing of our nation. Come and be part of it. To apply We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do. Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time. To find out more and apply, please visit our website via the button below. Please quote reference number 2019-5686 when applying. Closing date for applications: 23 rd April 2019.