Head of Communications

Summary

World Land Trust (WLT) is strengthening its Communication team by appointing a Head of Communications. This position offers a real opportunity to make a powerful impact in an organisation committed to the long-term conservation of the world’s critically threatened habitats and their endangered species. The Head of Communications will work with, and inspire a small, dynamic and knowledgeable team and instil a sense of pride in the written word throughout the organisation.

Working with WLT

WLT is based in the UK and is unique within the conservation world. Reaching its 30th year of operation the Trust has grown from small beginnings, saving critically threatened forest in Belize to become an internationally respected conservation organisation with a proven track record, working with 32 overseas conservation NGOs on protection of threatened habitats. WLT has developed its modus operandi without losing its vision, integrity and transparency. You will be expected to learn the history, ethos and vision of WLT and become fluent in WLT’s work and its projects early on.

What you’ll be doing

The Head of Communications will be an inspirational and empathetic leader who can interpret, promote and clearly articulate the mission and ethos of the WLT.  We are looking for a skilled editor to oversee WLT’s printed and digital communications. You will supervise others in your team and will combine the innovative flair of a writer with the practical focus of a manager. You will oversee the development and constant maintenance of the website, ensuring high-quality content across the website and all other public materials. You will need to demonstrate exceptionally good communications skills both written and verbal.

The job may, on occasion, require you to act as spokesperson for WLT and give presentations relating to the varied work that you and WLT will carry out.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking a personable candidate who is keen to integrate themselves into a small, fast-paced, dedicated team, while grasping responsibility with both hands. You will need a proven track record of success in the production and management of communication and will have a fluid attitude and a lively mind that ensures all communications are vibrant and inspirational.

The post is full time, based in WLT’s offices in Halesworth, Suffolk.  It is likely that this position will include some UK travel.

Salary i.r.o £35,000

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Applications

To apply attach a full CV, and a covering letter explaining what particular expertise and experience you will bring to the WLT and examples of the work you are most proud of. Please ensure you fulfil the formal qualifications and requirements before applying. Send your application to:

Dan Bradbury, Director of Development and Communications, jobs@worldlandtrust.org. or by post to World Land Trust, Blyth House, 3 Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8AB.

Closing date for applications: 6 January 2019. It is expected that interviews will be held in the week commencing 14 January 2019 in WLT’s offices in Halesworth, Suffolk.  Please indicate in your application if you are likely to be unavailable on any of the key dates.  Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be asked to take part in a short test.

Please note that the closing date given is a guide.  We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.