Head of Development
We offer a range of benefits to employees including:
- 5 weeks holiday a year plus Bank Holidays
- Sick pay
- Safeguarding training
- Pension scheme – run by Aviva
- Flexible working where role allows
The Eikon Charity is a leading Surrey charity supporting children and young people to overcome difficulties, manage their wellbeing and become resilient, enabling them to develop into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities.
We are looking for people with passion and expertise to drive the charity forward.
Main purpose of Job
Consistently tell The Eikon Charity’s story in a clear, concise, compelling way, coordinating marketing and communications activity across the charity, advising and supporting colleagues in all teams, and creating high quality content and copy that gets results.
- Research, coordinate, schedule and monitor an annual communications plan
- Oversee external communications, providing guidance to staff, setting and monitoring quality standards and ensuring consistent application of our brand
- Work across the charity to identify, create and publish content that is clear, concise and paints a compelling picture of why we exist, work we do and results we’re seeing
- Create social media, newsletter and web content, monitoring performance, learning and improving results, and reporting monthly on performance to the senior team
- Work closely with the Digital Marketing Executive to ensure we make effective, coordinated use of digital and that campaigns align with strategy and annual plan
- Write content for regular press releases and develop relationships with local media
- Edit and proofread key external communications and ensure all staff follow guidelines for writing published content
- Oversee subscriber lists in Mailchimp and our CRM, ensuring we comply with all legislation, follow best practice, and provide a rewarding experience for subscribers
- Ensure that we manage all marketing, fundraising and schools data in compliance with the GDPR, PECR, and DPA
- Manage external writers and designers as needed
- Lead on and manage key projects such as the charity’s Annual report and Accounts
- Ensure strict adherence to safeguarding policies and that we have full, informed, written consent when using a young person’s data in external communications
This Job Description and Person Specification reflect the duties of the post as they exist at this time and may be subject to changed based on the needs of the Department Programme. The post-holder may be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the salary and competence requirements of this post from time to time as required.
The Eikon Charity is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working environment which is free from unfair discrimination and will enable employees and volunteers to fulfil their personal potential.
Applications Eikon is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process.
An offer of employment will be subject to an approved Enhanced DBS and Barring Disclosure.
If you are interested in applying for the role, please download the job specification and application form below, complete it and submit using the Apply Now button below.
As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, we do not accept CVs.
Closing date for applications: 17.00 on 31 May 2021.
If you haven’t heard by 08 June, you were not shortlisted for interview.
First interview date: W/C 14 June 2021.
We do not provide feedback on applications. We are happy to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview upon request.