Communication and Engagement Officer – Action for Family Carers

Posted on: February 22, 2022

We are seeking a Communication and Engagement Officer to make sure people hear about Carers and Young Carers and the work that we do to support them. Please apply if you have excellent communication and IT skills, if you enjoy making best use of social media, if you have an interest in marketing and use of digital technology and if you want to make a difference for vulnerable adults and children in Essex.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer you will create high quality and creative content for a range of different audiences across a range of media channels. You will also play a vital role in our engagement with unpaid Carers/Young Carers and their families; listening and responding to their needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop this brand new role within a charity which achieves a positive impact for local families in Essex. Action for Family Carers has been providing support for Adult Carers and Young Carers for over 30 years – people with unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.  We are a Carers Trust Network Partner and hold Trusted Charity status.  We provide information, befriending, counselling, wellbeing activities, Young Carer Clubs, Activity Groups and Day Care across Essex, working within schools, with GP practices and in a variety of community settings.

Communication and Engagement Officer

£22,725 pro rata

Part-time – 25 hours per week

Based in Maldon, Essex 

Your role:

  • Coordinate, create and deliver external communication including on social media
  • Support and facilitate engagement with Carers and families to shape future services
  • Keep in touch with supporters and fundraisers
  • Develop new ways to raise awareness of the Charity and Carers including Young Carers

You are:

  • Skilled in the use of IT and social media
  • A creative and effective communicator
  • Highly organised and proactive 

We offer:

  • Full induction and relevant training.
  • 24-hour Confidential Staff Helpline
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • The chance to join a supportive and friendly team making a positive difference for carers and families in Essex

Submit CV and Supporting Statement to [email protected] by midday on 25th February 2022.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact James Clarke on 01621 851 734.

Action for Family Carers is a Mindful Employer and an equal opportunities employer. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Registered Charity No: 1127164

Author: Jade Bolton
Categories: News, Third Sector Jobs

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