All Locations
Newtown, Wales, Cardiff
Communications and Engagement
Advertising Salary
£32,524 - £33,500
Vacancy Type
Contract
External Advertising End Date
25 Feb 2024
Basis
Full Time
Hours Per Week
37

About The Role

We are looking for a Communications and Engagement Manager to join our team in Wales.  This is a 12 months fixed term contract.  

Depending on your location and preference, you will be based in either the Cardiff or Newtown office. You are welcome to be based in the office full time, or a combination of home and office working. You will occasionally need to travel within Wales to work with community groups and charities, and to other offices across the UK to work with colleagues. 
 
You will be responsible for leading on the delivery of our multi-disciplinary communications work to a range of audiences. This includes promoting our grant programmes, and telling the stories of community groups and charities which have successfully applied for a grant from us.

You will manage successful, targeted and strategic communications activity, taking an integrated, but digital first approach, maintaining and developing a strong presence through digital channels, including social media, email marketing and blogs.
 
Working with the Head of Communications and Engagement you will be responsible for protecting and enhancing our bilingual brand.
 
You will have the ability to engage in horizon scanning in relation to the context in which we operate - with a strong and considered response in terms of communications approaches that strengthen our position and that of the community projects we fund.
 
You will be able to demonstrate strong reputation management skills, e.g. handing sensitive issues with media and stakeholders. 

Welsh language skills are desirable. We can provide support and training to learners. Our team are currently all Welsh speakers, so there is always plenty of opportunity to use and practise your Welsh, and work through the medium of Welsh is that’s your preference.

Interview Date: Tuesday 5th March (Teams or face to face)

If you would like to have a discussion ahead of applying, please email Ruth Bates - [email protected]

Any questions about the recruitment process, please email: [email protected]

On application, please align your supporting statement to the criteria below.

Essential:

1. Highly developed skills in writing, editorial and content creation
2. Experience of developing and delivering multi-platform communications strategies based on audience analysis 
3. Experience of brand strategy and development, and the ability to provide expert guidance and advice on brand, including at a senior level 
4. Experience of stakeholder management and developing effective communications approaches that deliver strong stakeholder and customer satisfaction. 
5 .Experience of managing, motivating and developing people

Desirable:

1. The ability to communicate in Welsh 
2. An understanding of public policy and the context in which we operate, with experience of interpreting complex policy ideas
3. Project management skills including the ability to manage time efficiently in an environment of changing priorities, working to tight deadlines and balancing immediate (both proactive and reactive activities) and long-term priorities.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.  

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why the National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.) 

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