Director of Communications and Marketing

Director of Communications and Marketing

Ongoing role
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At a glance

Skills

  • Digital strategy
  • Advertising
  • Copywriting / journalism
  • Event management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations

Where

All members work from their own home., WR11 9AW
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? Reasonable travel expenses are covered in line with the charity's travel policy (see our website).

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
Most work can be done at any time. Leadership meetings are face-to-face 3 times per year for 1.5 days and virtual each month in between for 1-2 hours.

Do you have experience in managing an organisation's communications and marketing? Could you work effectively as part of a virtual team of home-based, part-time volunteers? Are you seeking to use your talents to serve world mission?

What will you be doing?

Overall Responsibility: Provide assistance to the CEO, and contribute to the leadership of the charity in the areas of communications and marketing, in support of MissionAssist's charitable objects.

Key Tasks:

  • Manage the marketing and publicity strategy and budget, continuing the work of the retiring director.
  • Maintain the charity's brand, promoting and extending knowledge of the work of MissionAssist.
  • Provide assistance to the CEO, producing press releases, display materials and other publications.
  • Have contact with client organisations and the media, on behalf of MissionAssist.
  • Lead the Social Media Manager, developing the charity's digital profile.
  • Lead the Events Administrator, planning exhibits and other events.
  • Lead the Editor of the members' magazine, issued three times per year.
  • Serve as part of the Leadership Team, with other Directors, the Treasurer and the CEO.
  • Attend leadership meetings, normally three per year, and the annual conference for members.
  • Report to the CEO, including submission of written reports for meetings and annually.

Further details:

  • Voluntary
  • Part-time
  • Home-based/remote
  • Meetings in the UK
  • Expenses covered

What are we looking for?

Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Enthusiasm for the effectiveness of good communications and marketing.
  • Confidence in handling communications in a variety of media, including print and digital.
  • Understanding of the principles of graphical design and impact - desirable.
  • Professional experience in corporate communications/marketing - desirable.
  • Evidence of an eye for detail and a commitment to accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently, with good judgement, in a virtual organisation.
  • Experience of managing and motivating others to achieve agreed goals.
  • Willingness to be an ambassador for MissionAssist, a faith-based charity.

What difference will you make?

The Director of Communications and Marketing is a key role in promoting and extending the reach of MissionAssist as we work together to show God's love for people everywhere.

MissionAssist's services are offered without charge to the mission workers being supported, with the work carried out by skilled, committed volunteers, largely from their own homes. Therefore, over the thirty years since it was first established, the whole organisation has been focused on achieving its charitable aims and not distracted by fundraising.

Publicity via various media and events is targeting potential beneficiaries and potential volunteers. MissionAssist seeks to match up people who have suitable tasks, but not the necessary time and/or expertise, with others who have the time, expertise and motivation to help remotely  Also important is promotion of resources such as the EasyEnglish Bible, and Functional Literacy Shell Books produced by MissionAssist volunteers.

 

What's in it for the volunteer?

The volunteers who make up MissionAssist are skilled, experienced and committed. The opportunity to work with them, exchange knowledge and support one another is very fulfilling as well as the key aspect of participating in the shared mission.

The Director of Communications and Marketing specifically can make a real difference in promoting awareness of MissionAssist which we expect to be reflected in objective metrics and personal feedback from those who are extremely grateful that they were directed to this charity.

A few more details

There is no closing date deadline. Applications will be considered as they are received. The post will be advertised until a volunteer is appointed.

Before you apply

Enquiries are welcome from existing members of MissionAssist and those willing to become a member. As part of your application, please describe your impression of MissionAssist and explain what you consider would be your first priority on day 1 in this role.
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