Communications Officer

  • Full-time job
  • UK
  • Ends: Friday 17th December 2021

Buglife is the only charity in Europe devoted to the conservation of bees, beetles and other invertebrate animals, it has offices in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  We’re actively looking for a Communications Officer to manage and deliver communications across all media for Buglife and grow our social media following whilst maintaining the highest standards for our website and member communications.

Alongside curating the Buglife website and managing our social media channels you’ll be responsible for preparing and distributing press releases and media stories for Buglife and the collation of content for our twice yearly member magazine.

As with all our employees you will take responsibility for managing the health and safety of yourself and any on-site volunteers, comply with legislation relating to wildlife and the operation of charities and business and adhere to internal policies.

Candidate Experience/Attributes

  • A confident communicator with the ability to speak to a wide range of audiences and act autonomously ‘without script’
  • Ability to research and write clear and informative press releases, articles, website and social media materials
  • Potential to work with television, radio and on-line to promote issues and activities
  • Proven experience in a communications or marketing role
  • An understanding of  the best practices of main social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.
  • Exceptional writing skills and ability to compose engaging and accurate content
  • Comfortable working independently as well as collaboratively
  • Strong time management skills multi-tasking skills
  • Good understanding of communications, public relations and marketing best practices
  • Ability to think strategically and identify ways to improve communication efforts
  • Working knowledge of WordPress or similar website operation
  • Basic understanding of online advertising

This role is being offered on a full or part time basis of minimum 30 hours per week and can be carried out on a remote basis or from one of our offices around the UK, but successful candidates must be able to attend meetings in person as required.

Due to the nature of this role occasional longer hours and attendance at meetings and events outside normal working hours, including weekends, may be required. There may also sometimes be a need for the candidate to work away from home for periods of more than one day or undertake longer distance travel.

This is an ideal role for someone looking to be involved in all aspects of communications, happy to be hands on as well as working strategically, and supporting the growth of the charity.

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