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Media and Communications Manager

Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Location: Russell Square, London
Term: Fixed term until 31 March 2024
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

We are looking to recruit an experienced, organised and motivated Media and Communications Manager to join our growing team.

The Media and Communications Manager will work closely with the Communications Director to implement the Modern Slavery PEC Strategic Delivery Plan. The post holder will play a pivotal role in implementing the Centre’s Communications Strategy, communicating the evidence funded and produced by the Centre, its policy expertise and its impact to its key audiences, with a particular focus on the media.

This role will suit a proactive, independent and collaborative problem solver, who is aiming to broaden their skillset with a longer-term view of career advancement into more senior roles. This is an ideal position for someone who can independently and proactively implement media and communications strategies and adapt tactics depending on particular situations and issues.

As the role involves working with external researchers funded by the Centre, it will also suit someone who enjoys working with people and has a required flexibility to do it effectively. The role requires an excellent ability to build relationships with external academics and other research partners, including people with lived experience of modern slavery, providing support to them to communicate their research effectively, and responding to challenges presented by this setting in a constructive manner.

You will be a communications all-rounder covering wide-ranging functions, with proven experience in working with the media a must. You will have substantial experience of working as a press officer in research and/or policy settings, with a proven ability to develop successful media strategies.

You will have superb copy writing skills, experience of using digital media and channels and ability, with ability to identify and adapt your style for different audiences.

You will have experience of working independently, with the ability to spot opportunities and pursue them without supervision. As working with people both inside and outside the organisation is key to the success of this role, you will also need to have a proven track record of building strong working relationships with journalists, colleagues and external partners, particularly in a research or policy setting.

You will have an understanding of the landscape of policy-influencing research, an understanding of the human rights landscape and ideally a basic understanding of modern slavery, with an ability to work on sensitive issues with potentially vulnerable people.

The Modern Slavery PEC is committed to being inclusive and diverse and particularly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities, BAME applicants, LGBT+ applicants and other minorities. The Modern Slavery PEC is committed to ensuring that the voice of people with lived experience of modern slavery informs research and policy and we encourage applications from those who have been directly affected by modern slavery. The Centre is committed to being a values-based organisation and, in the spirit of our values, we commit to proactively challenge bias and offer a fair and equitable recruitment process for all applicants.

We expect the successful candidate to come to the office - located in Russell Square, London - for a minimum of two days per week – and we would expect there could be occasional additional travel where necessary to support the aims of the role and the Modern Slavery PEC.

Full details, including the job description, person specification and how to apply are available in the application pack below.

Application deadline: 23:59 on 9 October 2022

Media and Communications Manager application pack