Application Deadline

Job Title: Engagement Manager

Responsible to: Director of Fundraising & Communications 

Location: Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB

Contract: 1-year fixed term contract 

Salary: £37,500 per annum plus £3,400 per annum London Weighting Allowance

Hours: Full Time – 35 Hours per Week (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break)

About Sands

Every single day in the UK, in spite of medical advances, 15 babies are stillborn or die within the first 28 days of life.

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, is a well-established and widely respected national charity that:

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby through our Helpline and our 100 Groups nationwide across the 4 devolved nations.
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care by transforming the culture and practice of perinatal bereavement care through our accredited training programmes and resources.
  • Promotes changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives by funding high impact research projects that identify the causes of stillbirth and point to ways of reducing their incidence.

The charity has grown its income by over 40% since 2012 and, as part of its strategic plan to 2020, is focusing on long term growth, sustainability and success!  This is an especially exciting time at the charity as it repositions to become the leading charity in sector.

About the role

Sands is looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Engagement Manager to lead on the development and implementation of our integrated supporter engagement plans involving communications, fundraising and campaigns.

This is a high-profile and rewarding role which will involve leading our Communications Team, ensuring that all communication channels are co-ordinated and optimised. You will be responsible for developing engagement campaigns across the organisation to strengthen supporter relationships and increase awareness of the services which Sands provides, and driving the development of effective supporter journeys that inform, inspire and motivate.

With demonstrable experience of managing a communications or engagement team, you will have developed and managed integrated engagement plans across communications, fundraising and campaigns. Experience of developing effective supporter journeys is essential, as well as effectively managing external partnerships and relationships.

A high level of leadership and people management skills is vital, as is the ability to grasp complex issues and communicate these effectively.

You’ll need to have solid experience in the use of digital and social media as well as good political judgement and strong news sense. Additionally, you will have excellent influencing, negotiation and budget management skills with the ability to think creatively.

How to apply

Please forward a copy of your CV, together with a supporting statement detailing how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the criteria set out in the person specification to by the closing date below. Please also complete the Diversity Monitoring Form and send this with your application.

Closing date: 5:30pm on 30th November 2017

Interview date: w/c 4th December 2017

Application information.

Diversity Monitoring Form.

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been shortlisted.