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Director of Engagement & Communications

Up to £58,000 yearly

Marine Conservation Society

Marine Conservation Society

Last Updated: 6/24/22

Job Description

Director of Engagement & Communications
Contract: 28 -35 hours for the right skills and experience
Salary: Circa £58k dependent on experience
Location: Flexible – good access to transport links needed
Closing date: Sunday 12 June 2022

Are you passionate about the ocean?

Do you want to inspire everyone else to care and take action to help fight for its future?

We’re looking for an exceptional person to join us as our Director of Engagement and Communications to lead five brilliant teams: Communications and Campaigns; Education; Marketing, Social Science and Volunteer and Community Engagement. These teams reach out to our audiences, to inspire them to join us in our fight for a cleaner, better protected ocean: one we can all enjoy.

It’s never been more important to highlight the benefit of the ocean to people’s wellbeing and to help protect our planet from climate change. Your natural optimism will drive our strategies and bring that creative edge to make our campaigns, membership recruitment and volunteering compelling and full of people-powered action so that everyone can play their part and support us.

As part of the team of Directors, you’ll be working together to lead and inspire a busy and passionate organisation who are based all around the UK and take an active role in our development as we grow. You’ll work with integrity, valuing inclusion and equity and be able to uphold our organisational aims.

Senior Leadership: Experience as a Director or Head of Department leading multi-disciplinary engagement and communications teams; can develop innovative, costed and well-planned strategies; comfortable leading and motivating organisation-wide change programmes as part of the Senior Leadership Team.

Key Expertise: Able to show skilled management and maximisation of the organisational brands; practical, hands-on experience of at least 2 of: communications and campaigns; marketing; volunteering and community engagement; education; and social sciences. Strong understanding of using audience insight and planning strategic activities which grow support from new audiences.

Working with us: Takes a people-centric approach with a supportive and open management style. Has a committed interest in communicating with varied audiences to achieve a positive and active result. Enjoys working with a team of passionate advocates for our ocean and environment. We are looking for people who demonstrate our values, but who also contribute their own perspectives and experiences to add to our knowledge and our culture.

How to apply

To apply, select the apply button shown and follow the process. To request an adjustment that would support you fully taking part in a recruitment process please contact our human resources team

What we need to see

We understand that the application process can be difficult if you have a condition or disability that you live with. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to shine during your application process, so please let us know what we can do to accommodate you.

Your CV – We would prefer that you removed your personal information like photographs, contact information, name and age from your CV.

A motivation statement - Tell us how your experience meets the role requirements by referring closely to both the job description and the person specification. Include examples of your work or experiences which show how you will meet the job criteria and person specification and what skills you bring which would make you successful in the role.

Your motivation statement should also let us know what inspired you to apply for this role with us – tell us what it is about our work that attracted you to the organisation and the position.

We find that stronger applications have this statement – to give yourself the best opportunity for this role, please ensure you include it. No need to write pages, one side of A4 would be perfect, two would be more than enough so try to limit yourself.

Selection process

If you’re invited to an interview, you may be requested to prepare a task in advance or take part in a group activity as part of the assessment process – we’ll let you have all the details in the invitation to interview. We will also invite you to talk to us about any reasonable adjustments which would support you in fully taking part in the interview process.

The legal bit

If you’re successful, all offers of employment are conditional, subject to the following:
- We are not licensed to issue work permits so candidates are required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK and will be required to present original documents if invited for interview. Information on what you’ll need to show will be provided as part of the invitation to attend an interview, but you can read more on the Home Office UK Border Agency website
- Receipt of two references which are satisfactory to MCS
- Your driving licence and insurance, if using a vehicle is an integral part of your role

Our Commitment

Everyone can expect to be treated with consideration and respect and MCS is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all. Good working relationships release the full potential, creativity and productivity of each individual, in an atmosphere where everyone can learn and work without prejudice, discrimination, harassment or violence.
We are committed to developing a team which is reflective of our society, and which can offer insight and views that influence our work. We are particularly interested in applications from groups which are under-represented in marine, environmental and charity sectors. If you would like to speak to us, please contact our HR team.

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England and Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)

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Company Details

Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Who we are We believe too much is being taken out and too much is being put into our seas. Our scientists, campaigners, volunteers, advocates, data experts, fundraisers, divers and researchers are all passionate about creating a sustainable future for our seas. The Marine Conservation Society has an impressive past and an exciting future.  What we do The Marine Conservation Society is the...