Communications Officer

Are you interested in making London better for the people who live here?

Centre for London is a charity focused on London’s critical challenges. We identify things that aren’t working, research ways to improve them, and then speak with decision makers to persuade them to make the changes necessary to make London better. This could be relating to where people live, how we move around the city, the work we do and where we do it, and the way London connects with other areas of the UK

From social media to media engagement and website editing, the successful candidate will play a key role in supporting our activities and learn about how decisions are made about London.

Perhaps you’ve recently completed an internship within a communications team at another charity or think tank. Or you might have been responsible for overseeing the communications for a campaign or society at university. You might run your own blog or podcast. Whatever your previous work experience, you must have a keen eye for detail, be an excellent writer, and a confident proofreader. You’ll also need to be proactive and be able to prioritise work to meet tight deadlines. 

In this role, you will need to use key communications skills including: 

  • Editing websites (Using a platform such as WordPress);
  • Email marketing (Mailchimp);
  • Managing social media accounts (Twitter, Tweetdeck, LinkedIn);
  • Media and political monitoring (CisionDeHavilland).

You don’t need to have previous experience of all of these, but you will be supported to learn how to use them.

This ideally is a full-time role, however, we would be open to applications from people who would like to work part-time.

Full details of the role can be found in the job description. If you meet the criteria in the person specification and are excited about this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you.  The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

If you would have any questions about this role, please email: [email protected]  

Read the job description and person specification

Find out more about Working at Centre for London

To apply:  

  • Follow this link to complete the application information.
  • Email your two PDF files to [email protected] with the subject line “Communications Officer”.
  • File 1: Your CV and cover letter showing how your experience and achievements to date would make you a suitable candidate for this role (max three pages combined total) saved as a PDF with your initials as the file title and included as a header within the file tooPlease remove any reference to your name, including your email address.
  • File 2Responses to the assessment questions (below) saved as a PDF with your initials as the file title and included as a header within the file too. Please remove any reference to your name.

The following assessment questions will be assessed anonymously: 

  • Which organisation do you think does social media well? What makes them successful? (150 words)
  • What makes a good blog post? (150 words)

Please note, applications will only be submitted when the form has been completed and your PDF received via email.  

Deadline – 9am on Thursday 13 May 2021

Expected interview date – 19/20 May 2021

We do not want any contact from recruitment agencies regarding this vacancy. We are not able to sponsor visas, so you must have the right to work in the UK at the start of your employment.