IMIX is recruiting a Communications Manager to lead our work on the EU Settlement Scheme. Please see all details below.
Immigration is one of the key debates within UK politics and the media. IMIX is working to ensure that debate includes voices from migrants and those who support them. We work alongside the refugee and migration sector to shift public attitudes on migration and create an open and welcoming Britain for people who make the UK their home.
The role has a specific focus on the EU Settlement Scheme, the new immigration status EU citizens will have to apply for if they want to stay in the UK after Brexit. We want to make sure that no one misses out on settled status and that the wider public hear the experiences and views of those whose immigration status in Britain is changing as a result of Brexit.
We need an experienced communications manager to work across the migration space to find case studies, train spokespeople, craft messages/campaign material and talk to journalists to ensure EU nationals know the change coming, and that their views and experiences of settled status are heard. We’re looking for someone who really understands the importance of collaboration, is a natural communicator, and who understands how to use a variety of channels to reach a target audience. If you appreciate audience insight, the importance of value-based messaging and why story telling matters when encouraging people to act we’d love to hear from you.
To work collaboratively across the migration sector to support the development of campaigns, materials and awareness to ensure that people can secure their right to settled status.
Responsibilities will include:
- Forging relationships with the media and decision makers to ensure the EU settled status scheme is understood by people choosing to stay in the UK.
- Building trusted relationships with organisations and communities of those directly affected by the changes; and supporting them to share their stories and experiences of the scheme.
- Writing, editing, publishing content across various channels, including the IMIX website, social media, and print and online marketing materials.
- Media training for people who want to share their stories, in particular how to do broadcast interviews.
- The role of journalism in changing attitudes and behaviour
- Integrated communications, audience insight and targeting
- Media and digital landscape and how to reach diverse audiences through a range of channels
- Understanding of or empathy with people subject to immigration control
- Excellent coaching skills
- Ability to maintain positive relationships
- Exceptional communication, collaboration, influencing and problem-solving skills
- Excellent planning and organisational skills with ability to negotiate and manage multiple priorities
- Working in the media or as a press officer
- Working across organisations to agree on campaign messages and tactics
- Storytelling and case study generation to encourage others to act
Terms and Conditions:
- Salary: £30,000 per annum
- Working hours: full-time (35 hours a week) with occasional weekend and evening work
- Holidays: 28 days per annum plus UK public holidays
- Pension: IMIX contributes 6% to its workplace pension scheme
- Length of initial contract: 12 months, renewable if further funding becomes available
- Location: Southwark, London / flexible
To apply please submit a maximum two-page CV and a short cover letter (maximum 2 sides A4) explaining how you meet the person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that due to the large number of applications we expect to receive we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates and cannot offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.
*Closing date for applications Monday, 3 February 2020. Interviews beginning of February.*