Communications Manager

We are looking for an experienced, strategic and creative individual who will lead and deliver high-quality, effective communications strategies.

Salary: £37,500 per annum (Pro rata 0.8 FTE actual £30,000 per annum)

Hours of work: 30 hours per week. Flexible days/hours, hybrid office/home-working.

Contract: Permanent, subject to funding

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Closing date: 29 September 2023 at 12:30

Interviews: Thursday, 12th October 2023

The Role

To lead Dementia Adventure’s marketing and communications to build brand awareness, promote our services and activities, support income generation, and communicate our impact, in support of the Dementia Adventure business plan, charitable mission and objectives.

The successful applicant will work closely with stakeholders across the organisation to lead communications activity which maximises our stakeholder relationships, partnerships and fundraising, engaging audiences in Dementia Adventure’s mission through creative, strategic and effective storytelling across multiple channels from digital, social media, PR and media.

They will work closely with the Head of Fundraising & Development working in line with the 3-year
Strategic Framework towards the charity’s strategic goals and mission.

They will line manage a Communications Officer.


The Candidate

You will need to be a strong verbal and written communicator, with the ability to empathise and influence different audiences.

As the brand champion, you will have significant experience in designing communications campaigns for a range of target audiences and understanding the correct channels to reach them, with the ability to generate and develop creative and innovative ideas, and with a good eye for brand, design, film and photography.

An experienced Social Media Manager, you will also have developed and managed websites, with a good understanding of tech and content SEO requirements, and how to use analytics to learn and shape strategy.

You should have the ability to lead our press and PR activities.

You will need strong project management skills, and be adept at using platforms such as Hootsuite, Canva, Mailchimp (or similar).

You will be a team player, able to develop collaborative, strong and effective working relationships, both with internal and external stakeholders, third-party agencies and direct reports. 

You will have experience managing budgets and projects and be confident communicating with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior management and the board of trustees. 

You will be passionate about the power of communication, and about making a positive difference to people living with dementia, and be energised by the opportunity to grow and develop the communications portfolio. You will enjoy working collaboratively as part of a small, non-hierarchical team.

How to apply

To find out more and apply click the link below. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Dementia Adventure is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.