Content Manager/ Communications Director

Content Manager/ Communications Director

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Social media marketing
  • SEO and analytics


London, E6 2JA
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week, 3-7 hours / week or 7-15 hours / week
Flexible working hours

Help us engage our audiences by creating compelling content for our website, social media and print materials so that we can engage our different Sustainable Development stakeholders.

What will you be doing?

Our research centre focuses on sustainable development research and provides services like sustainability assessment, interdisciplinary and interfaith research,  webinars, workshops, training courses, conferences, and consultancy services to different stakeholders such as students, researchers/ academics, policymakers and professionals. We are urgently looking for an experienced content producer to work with us on developing our communications strategy and help us in implementing it.

We would like the volunteer to help with:

  • Thinking through our audiences’ information needs and how we can present that effectively through different media channels
  • Web copywriting: Create engaging content for our website that adheres to SEO and brand
  • Copywriting: Create well-written and compelling copy for use in a brochure, one-pager/fact sheet, or fundraising/promotional materials.
  • Email content: Write compelling email content that is short, relevant and has clear a call-to-action and high click-through rates
  • Copyediting: Edit our existing copy for grammar and typos, and to make sure it is consistent with the style and voice of our organisation.
  • Case study writing and storytelling: Help communicate our impact via stories and case studies that we can use on our website, in marketing materials, or in our annual report.
  • Communication materials review: Review our existing communications materials. Recommend edits that will provide us with consistency in writing style and tone, accurate spelling and grammar, and a clear and engaging voice for our organisation.
  • Brochure/annual review writing: Create or update copy for a brochure or our annual review, highlighting our impact on current and potential stakeholders

You will be working with the Managing Director, executive team and research heads who will provide an overview of our different research areas, and brand identity guidelines to help in creating a communication strategy and marketing materials. You will work together to produce initial concepts for all deliverables, including goals, SEO keywords, target audience, and desired tone and style of writing.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a volunteer who has:

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Understanding of use of, and ability to write for, different mediums and formats (print copy vs web copy)
  • Experience in copywriting, marketing, public relations, communications or journalism
  • Ability to write with SEO [web writing tasks only] and brand at front of mind using our existing voice and style
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly understand the needs of our team/organisation/users
  • Can ask key questions to enable us to clarify requirements
  • Understands the resource constraints of a start-up CIC  and is able to work with these.
  • Open to feedback

What difference will you make?

Your input will shape how we present ourselves to our service users, stakeholders, funders and the general public. With your help, we will be able to continue to increase our visibility within our targeted stakeholders, engage a wider audience with our services, attract funding bodies and sponsors and position our organisation as a leading sustainable development think tank.

Before you apply

Interviews will be an informal Zoom chat with CEO

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