Job Summary

We are looking to recruit a proactive, enthusiastic, and skilled communications professional to help us develop and establish communications and PR as a key function at Be First. You will be a leader and champion for communications within the organisation; developing strategies, improving the organisation’s website, creating exciting and engaging content that can be used across digital platforms. You will also work on internal comms, updating our staff intranet and promoting staff events that reflect our company values and bring the organisation together to achieve its mission.

Job Salary

£45,000 to £50,000

Closing Date

March 20, 2023

Job description

Principal Duties
• Create and manage content on the group’s social media platforms, website and intranet
social media monitoring
• Updating and manage the company’s website
• Produce press releases, email newsletters, blogs and other written materials
• Create and manage marketing campaigns to existing and prospective clients
• Perform admin duties such as raising POs, paying subscriptions and invoices
• Media monitoring, producing communication updates and reports
• Management and supervision of support (e.g. other members of staff, project teams, suppliers) to deliver projects and initiatives and achieve key objectives
• Working with local and trade media to sell in stories and promote the work of Be First
• Representing Be First communications at various events and visits and liaising with media on promotion
• Play a leading role in developing Be First’s internal communications, for example by producing internal communications stories, newsletters, and managing staff events
• Ability to deputise for Head of Communications when required
• Some out of hours on call work required

Person specification

Key experience and qualifications required for this role

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Ability to demonstrate and apply creativity, imagination and initiative
• High quality standards and a keen eye for detail
• Working well within teams, including teams made up of a mix of key stakeholders, internal and external staff
• You will thrive in an environment which involves working to challenging deadlines
• A keen interest in staying ahead of the curve in terms of communications and PR approaches and techniques, keeping up to date with the latest social media sites, trends & technologies
• Confident and friendly and able to communicate with employees and customers at all levels
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and multitask
• Experience with successful supervision and management of others (e.g. direct reports, project teams, external suppliers) to get first class results whilst enabling development of skills and capabilities
• Experience with evaluation of projects and initiatives, to determine whether goals and objectives have been achieved, incorporate learning and experience from delivery into future work as part of continuous improvement
• Flexible person ready to adapt to changing conditions, circumstances and business needs, and turn your hand to a wide range of tasks
• Experienced with WordPress, hootsuite, Search Engine Optimisation & google analytics
• Desirable: video editing and production skills (kinemaster, Adobe premiere etc)

Providing Direction
• Ability to set clear direction for others – whether direct reports, project teams or external suppliers – to ensure goals, objectives, standards and key requirements are clear
• A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen, persuade, negotiate and influence
• Provide effective support and advice if required to internal and external stakeholders

Working with People
• Ability to influence and motivate a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders in complex stakeholder landscape
• Develop productive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders (internal and external)
• Takes responsibility for effective management of project resources

Achieving Results
• Goal focused, positive and resilient with the determination to support Be First in developing its organisational potential and outcomes for its customers and communities
• Ensure best use of available resources, and proactively seek out ways to deliver better value for money and enhanced efficiency
• Ability to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of work produced and delivered, and incorporate learning from experience into continuous improvement

Facilitating Change and Development
• Ability to manage and develop self and others
• Facilitate and enable growth of professional networks, to help facilitate personal and team development
• Take accountability for achievement of specific goals in relation to personal and wider team and company development

Core Skills Required
Interpersonal – Promotes effective teamworking; demonstrates leadership, collaboration and ability to motivate self and others
Good judgement– Demonstrates high level of skill in relation to communication, engagement and promotional activity; possesses strong analytical skills and ability to apply these to delivery management and continuous improvement
Excellence in Reporting – Ability to design, manage and oversee production of reports to high standards of excellence, for a diverse range of audiences
Initiative – Problem solving and self-starting

Apply for this position

To apply: please submit a cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the role, and details of how you meet the essential criteria set out in the Job Description, and send this to no later than 20th March 2023.
Please note applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Be First London