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Communications and Projects Officer

The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) is looking to recruit a Communications and Projects Officer to join its team.

 

Location: London, or willing to commute for semi-regular in person events and meetings.

Salary: £28-32,000, depending on experience/location.

Contract Terms: Fixed term for 12 months, with potential to extend after a year. Envisioned as a full time role, although we are open to 4 days per week for the right candidate.

Hours: FPC offers flexible working hours, with the option to work from home and/or a co-working space (TBC). To note, the successful candidate will be required to occasionally attend or facilitate meetings and events in person, which may sometimes be held outside of regular office hours.

 

About FPC: The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) is an independent, non-partisan international affairs think tank based in the United Kingdom. Our mission is to inform both the British and global debate, seeking sustainable solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.

The FPC takes a global perspective, informed by the values of democracy, human rights, good governance and conflict resolution. To deliver our mission the FPC publishes independent research, holds events and engages with key decision makers and the wider public. We provide an open and accessible space for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience, so that the voices of experts and advocates can be heard and acted upon.

 

About the Role: FPC’s Communications and Projects Officer will have primary responsibility for the day to day running the organisation’s external communication (website, newsletters, social media channels), as well as supporting internal communication (within the team, as well as with our network of fellows, advisors, political council and board of trustees) and tracking of organisational impact. The role will also involve supporting the smooth running of FPC’s events programme (including designing flyers, briefs and managing invite/RSVP lists), the running of FPC’s projects (including supporting fundraising proposals and the preparation of donor reports) as well as other administrative support as required.

 

Job Details

  • Leading the day to day running of the FPC’s website, social media accounts and other external content, including regular digital newsletters, with oversight from the FPC’s Director.
  • Preparing, with oversight from the FPC’s Director and other colleagues, the organisation’s comms plans, managing our communication lists, as well as tracking the impact of FPC’s communications and media coverage.
  • Supporting FPC’s media outreach and responding to media requests.
  • Proof-reading and supporting the design production of the FPC’s publications, articles and briefings.
  • Supporting the FPC’s programme of seminars, roundtables and conferences, including through the design of promotional materials (flyers/leaflets), managing invite lists and RSVPs, as well as on the day assistance.
  • Assisting FPC’s Policy and Parliamentary Affairs Manager with the coordination of, and communication with, the FPC’s research fellows.
  • Supporting FPC’s Director and other colleagues with the preparation of fundraising proposals, as well as drafting narrative project reports.
  • Providing other administrative and operational support as required.

 

Essential:

  • A minimum of two to three years’ experience working in a communications or similar role.
  • Strong communications skills, with native English language proficiency.
  • Prior experience of working with Mailchimp, WordPress as well as design programmes such as Canva or Adobe Express/InDesign.
  • Proven knowledge of how best to communicate for different audiences – both publicly and privately – in a variety of formats, including social media.
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills for a range of formats, including for articles, briefings, and reports, with a keen eye for attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills, including ability to work to tight deadlines, prioritise workload and operate both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible approach to working hours, with the understanding that evening work will sometimes be required in order to attend or deliver events.
  • The ability to respect the need for confidentiality when appropriate.
  • The right to work in the UK.

 

Desirable, but not required:

  • Prior event organisation experience, particularly for Parliamentary or similar audiences.
  • Knowledge of YouTube and video editing skills.
  • Familiarity with using AI for comms purposes.
  • Fluency in another language (particularly Arabic, Russian or Chinese).
  • Regional or thematic knowledge on one of our focus areas (human rights, democracy, good governance and conflict resolution).
  • Fundraising and donor reporting experience.
  • Project administration experience.

 

Additional Information:

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role to jobs@fpc.org.uk by 23:59 on Sunday 14th July. Please note, applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered and we will only be able to give feedback to shortlisted candidates. Interviews are expected to be held between 18th – 23rd July.

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