An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, creative and highly driven Communications and Media Manager to join Kinship to help grow brand awareness and increase its impact in securing support and recognition for kinship carers. This is a fun, varied and fast-paced role in a growing charity within the newly-formed Communications and External Affairs directorate. The Communications and Media Manager will shape and deliver strategies to raise awareness and understanding of kinship care and the urgency of the cause. This is an exciting time to join Kinship as the organisation grows and develops its next three-year strategy, and with kinship care more in the spotlight than ever before. You’ll be part of an ambitious, influential and focused communications and external affairs team working closely with colleagues across the organisation and kinship carers. You’ll be a skilled self-starter who thinks strategically while keeping on top of the detail. You’ll have a hunger for staying abreast of communications best practice and innovation, unafraid to test news ideas and approaches. You’ll love collaborating as part of a team with a can-do and supportive attitude and will be strongly committed to Kinship’s values. We will guarantee interviews to any candidates with experience of kinship care (either of being in kinship care or of being a kinship carer) who demonstrate that they meet the essential skills and experience outlined.Location: London office-based, 2-3 days per week, but would consider remote for the right candidate, minus the London weighting.Working hours: Full-time (flexible, working minimum of 28 hours/per week considered – pro rata)Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata if part-time) and pensionAbout Kinship:Kinship is the leading charity in England and Wales for kinship carers – relatives and friends who raise children when their parents aren’t able to. We offer kinship carers expert advice as well as financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. We’re always there to help with the complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make, as well as to celebrate the good times. Working alongside kinship carers and the children they raise, with their voice and views at the fore, we build communities of support and give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, as well as to raise awareness of kinship care and secure better support for all those playing this critical role.
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