Big Society Capital

Communications Officer

London (Central), London (Greater)
£30-£35k per annum
08 Jan 2018
31 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side

Key purpose of role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Big Society Capital as we implement our new strategy to improve lives across the UK. As a member of the Communications team, you will lead on our relationships with national, trade and financial sector journalists, and develop high quality case studies that demonstrate our social impact. You will shape effective communications programmes to raise the profile of our work with key stakeholders, using traditional media and social media channels.

Key responsibilities

This will be a varied role, delivering across traditional media and social media channels. Key areas will include:
•Manage the press office
•Writing content for a range of outlets, including opinion pieces and blogs
•Developing relationships with key media outlets
•Developing and pitching media stories
•Proactive and reactive media relations
•Driving engagement through social media channels
•Reviewing financial promotions and ensuring compliance with regulations
•Supporting staff and directors to understand and promote key messages


•Strong relevant experience
•First-hand understanding of UK national print, broadcast and digital media
•Experience of financial services or investment management(in-house or agency)
•Proven track record of achieving positive media coverage
•Creative flair
•Strong writing skills, with attention to detail
•Collegial, team player
•Media monitoring
•Commitment to supporting positive social impact in the UK

•Experience and competency in: 
- video/sound editing
- design packages including InDesign and Photoshop
•Experience of working in social investment/impact investment

How to apply

Application is by covering letter (no more than one side of A4) and CV (no more than two sides of A4)






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