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PR, Communications and Marketing Officer - London Office

Basis: Full-time paid position, £25,000 p.a.
Location: based in Finsbury Park, London, UK with occasional international travel
Reporting to: Programmes Development and Fundraising Manager
Direct Reports: None but management of UK office and international volunteers is part of the role
Deadline for applications: 02 February 2018. CV and cover letter required. Submit through Charity Jobs
 
Outline
The international development charity Teach A Man To Fish is looking for a professional with at least 2 years’ experience in Public Relations, Communications and Events management. The role offers an exciting opportunity to play a significant role in enhancing the public image and profile of this innovative organisation both in the UK and internationally. 
 
The Officer will write, develop, edit and manage organisation-wide communications to raise the image and profile of Teach A Man To Fish and ensure that high-quality communications are produced and shared in a timely fashion with the appropriate audiences. In addition, the Officer will provide marketing and communications direction and support for exciting development programmes - our global School Enterprise Challenge competition, our programmes in Africa and Latin America and the Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education.
 
About Teach A Man To Fish 
Teach A Man To Fish is an award-winning charity, with the mission to empower young people in schools with the skills and mindsets that help them into decent employment or to create their own jobs when they leave school
We support schools to set up student-centred businesses in school which are both educational and profitable. Participation in real-life businesses empowers student entrepreneurs with critical workplace, entrepreneurship and life skills so that they leave school prepared with the competencies to get a good job or run their own successful business. 
 
We are a small organisation with big reach - since 2006 we have brought the pioneering school business model to more than 100 countries, reaching over 200,000 young people and helping them to reach their full potential in work and in life.
 
The overall aim of this role is to raise the global profile of Teach A Man To Fish
 
Main responsibilities:
The PR, Marketing and Communications Officer role encompasses three main areas of work – Public Relations and Communications; Marketing; and Events management. The Officer will be supported and managed by the Programmes Development and Fundraising Manager. 
 
PR and Media Communications
Identify, write, edit, and manage distribution of press releases, newsletters and other PR material to develop relationships with different media and enhance the image of Teach A Man to Fish and our key staff 
Create and manage high-quality communications for different media, social media, print materials and publications, and the Teach A Man To Fish website. 
Represent Teach A Man To Fish externally at conferences, meetings and other events related to raising the public image of the organisation
 
Marketing
With the support of the Fundraising Manager, develop and maintain effective PR and marketing materials 
Work with various programme teams to promote and enhance the image of Teach A Man To Fish international programmes 
   Promote and be Lead Manager of the annual Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. 
 
Events
  Promote and be lead manager of the two-day Education That Pays conference each year with the aim to enhance the public image of Teach A Man To Fish
 
Other
  Maintain an up-to-date contacts database of members, media contacts and other target groups and 
  the related email marketing system
  Recruit and line manage a range of volunteers to support certain PR, communications, marketing and events tasks
 
Person Specification
In addition, to at least 2 years’ proven experience of creating, managing and working with international colleagues to develop a range of print and digital communications and publications to enhance the profile of an organisation, the successful applicant will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
 
Essential
Undergraduate degree in a relevant field 
minimum 2 years’ PR, marketing and/or communications experience 
minimum 1 year experience of working in a developing country and/or within the international development charitable sector 
proven experience of promotion and as lead manager of international/national Awards competition(s) and international conference with a range of speakers, presenters and workshops
recruitment and management of international and UK-based volunteers across a range of disciplines 
building and maintaining relationships with mainstream media professionals
native-level English written and verbal communication skills with proven experience of adapting communications for different audiences and coordinating with remote international teams/partners
solutions-orientated with a demonstrated ability to proactively identify and solve problems
excellent administration and project coordination skills
I.T proficient – confident user of Word, Excel, social media and experience in website maintenance.  
organised approach with keen attention to detail
proven experience of being able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with high-quality results
positive can-do attitude and a team-player 
demonstrated interest in international development and education within that context
 
 
Desirable
French or Spanish language skills – intermediate or above
Experience of working in a small, fast-paced office environment
Video editing experience

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