Application Deadline

Job Title: Interim Communications Manager

Responsible to: Head of Fundraising and Communications 

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

Contract: Fixed-Term until 31st March 2017

Salary: £33,997 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)

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

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care
  • Promotes and funds research that could help to reduce loss of babies’ lives.

Sands is looking for an experienced Communications Manager to lead on the development of our communications and influencing strategy, maintain and increase the public profile of the charity and manage the function on a day-to-day basis. 

This a high-profile and rewarding role which will involve strategically working with the Head of Fundraising and Communications to develop a communications and marketing plan, taking responsibility for organisational branding and leading on external relations, acting as a spokesperson for Sands when necessary.  Additionally, you will develop key messages and campaign ideas to promote Sands activities, plus assist senior management with developing a parliamentary and public affairs strategy.   This will entail working closely with our Research, Operations, Fundraising and other internal teams and also with external organisations as required.

With demonstrable experience of managing a communications function including digital media development, marketing and external relations you will have excellent people management and leadership ability.   You will possess a high level of strategic thinking and planning ability, as well as having extremely strong verbal and written communications skills. Additionally, you will have good influencing, negotiating and budget management skills with the ability to think creatively.

Closing date: 23rd October 2016

Interview date: w/c 7th November 2016

Application information. 

Application form. 

Equal opportunities 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 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been shortlisted.