Join our team! Communications Officer
Date Posted: Monday 17th October 2022
Could you be our next Communications Officer?
Are you a strong communicator with a passion for gender equality? Would you like to join our small busy team as our new Communications Officer?
The Women’s Budget Group (WBG) is an independent network of leading academic researchers, policy experts and campaigners.
For over 30 years we have been analysing economic policy for its gender and other equalities impacts and developing and promoting polices that will increase equality. Our work influences national policy debates and helps build the capacity of women’s organisations and other equality groups campaigning and lobbying for change.
This is an exciting time to join the Women’s Budget Group. We have been through a period of significant growth and currently have a team of 12 staff. We have built a strong reputation for analysing the impact of government policies, and our research into policies that would promote gender equality is often cited by parliamentarians, press and other campaign organisations. The successful candidate will build on our work and improve our ability to communicate our work through broadcast, print and social media
We are looking for someone who enjoys working as part of a small, committed team, with strong communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. A commitment to the aims of the Women’s Budget Group is essential.
In return, WBG offers a supportive, passionate environment with the opportunity to affect real change in women’s lives. We understand the reality of people’s lives and strive wherever possible to offer flexibility and support to enable you to balance your work and personal life in a healthy way. We are committed to learning and development for all staff; in addition to organisation-wide training opportunities, each member of staff has an individual training budget to be used on enhancing their skillset. We also believe it’s important that our people feel their work has purpose, so we’ll encourage you and support you to be autonomous and creatively lead on key pieces of work.
Hours: 30 hours per week worked over a minimum of four days. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and invite job share applications. Some out of hours working will be required for which TOIL will be given.
Location: Negotiable but the postholder must be resident in the UK with the right to work in the UK. Office is in Vauxhall, London. Post can be worked as office based or a mixture of office/remote working. Must be able to attend meetings in the office on a regular basis.
Duration: two-year contract.
Salary: £31,568 pro-rata (25,254 for 30 hours) plus 5% pension contributions (cost of living increase due April 2023)
For more information see the Job Description and Person Specification
If you have any questions about the role, or if you feel you could succeed in this role but are unsure if you meet all the role requirements, please contact the Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Erin Mansell at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal conversation.
Interviews will be held Tuesday 15 November 2022.
WBG is committed to diversity and inclusion. We use positive action under section 159 of the Equality Act in relation to disability or race. This means that if we have two candidates of equal merit in our process, we will seek to take forward the disabled or Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic candidate in order to diversify our staff team.