Part-time Communications Officer

🔭 Our mission & vision

Support refugees into work

Job Description

Job title: Part-Time Communications Officer
Reporting to: Project Director
Remuneration: £25,000 (Pro-rata, part-time, self-employed)
Days and Hours: 2 days a week, flexible hours, availability to support at least 4 hrs over the weekend
Duration: 6 months guaranteed, renewal subject to funding.
Location: London, several central areas and expanding reach. Coworking Office Space in Brixton.
Start: Oct 2022 / Apply ASAP, no more applications will be taken after 30 of Sept 2022
(check out our Videos / Impact Report 2021 / Stories )

Breadwinners is looking for an enthusiastic Comms Officer to support the Director in delivering the communications strategy on social media, the website, via email marketing, press and events, with the aim to grow and inspire the ‘Breadwinners Community’, and support refugees into their first UK jobs.
We currently run three progressive programmes. The ‘Risers Programme’ for young people seeking asylum and the ‘Breadwinners Programme’ for refugees operate from our unique artisan bread stalls in markets across London, where we sell organic high-quality bread with 100% of the profit going back into the charity to power our work. The ‘Proofers Programme’, an innovative programme and last stage of support was recently created as a response to COVID 19 challenges, to support refugees with IT skills and expand their work experience by managing our new wholesale service for restaurants, cafes and corporates.

We have supported 223 young people seeking asylum and refugees through our programmes, with 90% of Breadwinners graduates landing a job after an average of 7 months of Breadwinners support. 96% of our Programme participants significantly improved their aspirations, communications skills, work readiness, integration and wellbeing.

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and innovative Comms Officer with a passion for supporting refugees and young people seeking asylum, with a good understanding and ability to drive sales of high-end artisan bread. We are a small, grassroots charity and social enterprise, so a can-do attitude and the drive to work within a small, start-up team, delivering huge impact is essential, together with an ability to drive sales through content creation.

You will be working with the Project Director, Programme Managers, Charity partners, Programme Participants and volunteers to change perceptions about refugees and highlight the positive contributions they bring to the UK. You will me managing our Social Media Channels and communications platforms including websites, newsletters, WhatsApp groups, Google and Facebook Ads and at our stalls. You will be using Buffer to schedule posts, Canva to design flyers or presentations, Squarespace for website and newsletter, and google ads, google platform for documents.
You will have the chance of seeing the impact your work has, meet the inspiring people we work with, working together with a passionate team in a fun and positive environment.

Responsibilities & tasks

Highlighting the skills and positivity of refugees and people seeking asylum with positive stories and images
Planning and creating engaging digital content for social media, website and email (this includes writing, photography, and photo editing)
Updating and managing content marketing on the website
Designing a digital strategy for both outreach as a charity and to grow our online sales
Managing our social media community including customer service through these platforms
Taking ownership of branding, design and digital asset management
Where the opportunity arises, support the people on our programmes to tell their stories and gain new skills in writing, communications and photography
Monitoring and improving web performance through SEO techniques, content marketing, Google Analytics and Google Ads (including using the Google Ad Grant)
Collaborate on and launch fundraising campaigns
Managing volunteers who contribute on blogs and social media
Using key platforms and software: Canva, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Squarespace
Ensuring safeguarding and GDPR best practices are followed on all communications.

Ideal candidate

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the below points:

Passionate about supporting refugees and young people seeking asylum, with either personal, professional, or volunteering experience.
Effective use of content through a variety of platforms including social media.
Strong communication skills, planning and creating content, dealing with a variety of people, and different communication styles and forms (Face to face, email, WhatsApp).
Experience in running comms tasks with attention to detail, using online platforms.
A simple approach, finding quick solutions to problems, and setting up new processes.
Energetic and self-motivated, able to work by yourself, and as part of a team.
Capacity to produce a long-term comms strategy, and execute it.
Computer literate with good knowledge of all Social Media channels, Squarespace, Canva, and Google platforms including email, calendar, drive, sheets, docs, slides.
Excellent English.
Marketing experience desired.
Online retail experience desired.

Skills & qualifications

How to apply

We want to encourage applications from people with personal, professional, or volunteering experience, and welcome informal chats about the role - please call Martin Cosarinsky Campos on 07783996918. Experience with online retail is highly valuable.

Please apply as soon as possible, by submitting your cover letter and CV.

We will arrange interviews for great applications as they come in. No more applications will be taken after the 30th of September.

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