Communications Officer (Brand and PR)

Oxfam GB


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have experience in organisational & time management?

Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to adapt message style and content according to audience, builds rapport?

Do you have experience of managing projects, including tracking progress against targets?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a Communications Officer at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation

What you’ll be doing

In this role you will assist with research, implementation and updating of messaging frameworks; organise internal communications to explain our brand story and guidelines; support the PR team during periods of key activity and assist other colleagues as required.

You‘ll have:**

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to he values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.
An ideal candidate for the role will also have/ be:

  • Organisational & time management (Able to work in an organised way, to plan own time, and adapt and prioritise work to meet deadlines)
  • Communication skills (Verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to adapt message style and content according to audience, builds rapport)
  • Project management (Some experience of managing projects, including tracking progress against targets)
  • Team Working (Collaborates with others and work as part of a team)
  • Manages own workload without close supervision and works independently on making decisions and problem solving on routine issues/problems.
  • Provides creative/ innovative solutions to routine problems/ tasks and projects.

  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to anti-racism and feminism

Flexfam

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

How to apply

Please apply here: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/communications-officer-brand-and-pr–0882/15941/description/

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