New Europeans is recruiting!


Communications & Engagement officer

Salary: £23,398 pa (NJC scale 26) pro rata 10.5 hours/week

New Europeans UK is recruiting a Communications and Engagement officer to join the Programmes team in our office by London Bridge, London.

They will be responsible for the outreach work and communications work for our Trust for London project.

The Communications and Engagement officer will work with the Head of Programmes, the Programmes development officer and the London Regional Coordinator for New Europeans, as well as a number of key activists and volunteers. 

The officer will also work in collaboration with the New Europeans CEO in his capacity as Head of Communications. The post is funded by Trust for London and is an 18 month contract. 


Job description

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop community engagement with key EU communities in London
  • Source and engage community contacts based in London with the aim of empowering them and helping them cascade information about Brexit to EU Londoners.
  • Broadcast community contacts’ voices using social media, promote campaigns and programmes’ events and projects.
  • Support and train volunteers
  • Manage the comms strategy of projects; revamping current London publicity materials, writing press releases, developing links with local media, writing a London newsletter, using social media, compile a database of stakeholders and individual contacts in London.

Other duties and responsibilities

  • Professional development
  • Attend relevant internal and external meetings, as agreed with the manager.
  • Participate in own supervision and appraisal.
  • Self-administration
  • Uphold the aims and principles of New Europeans.
  • Work within New European’s policies and values, especially equal opportunity and anti-discrimination policies.
  • Have regard to appropriate health and safety procedures.
  • Carry out any other appropriate tasks requested by the manager, to ensure the effective delivery and development of the service.

Knowledge and experience

  • Experience of developing and implementing media and PR strategies to publicise the work of the project.
  • Ability to use social media and innovate using social media
  • Knowledge of community structures and work in local communities.
  • Understanding of migrant organisations working with London citizens.
  • Experience of training and coaching individuals to become volunteers , trustees, paid staff for small, local, Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.
  • Understanding of equal opportunities practice.

Personal specification

Personal skills and qualities 
Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong social media skills
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels.
  • Able to develop links in the community.
  • Understanding of the importance of research and campaigns work.
  • Understanding of key current social issues, and their potential impact on EU Citizens in London.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of New Europeans.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, within given guidelines.
  • Good IT skills and willingness to learn further IT packages.
  • Good level of written and spoken English.

Desirable:

  • Fluency in a second European language
  • Confident with public speaking

If this position is of interest to you please submit your CV and a covering letter, no more than 2 sides of A4, to office@neweuropeans.net by 6th September 2017.

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 18th September.

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