Communications Development Officer

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) is seeking an exceptional individual to join our Communications and Marketing Team, to lead on the marketing and communications work stream of The GREAT (Getting Ready for Employment and Training) Family Project.

The GREAT Project is a free service designed to give members of families, who are currently not employed, the support they need to find work or training opportunities through bespoke tailored support, workshops and skills training. This includes, confidence building courses, work experience, behind the scenes tours, CV writing, job search, access to Adult Learning and mental health and wellbeing support. The Project team work with individuals in families who have multiple and complex barriers to training or employment, may be at risk of social exclusion and furthest from the labour market.

As the lead officer for communications for the GREAT Project, you will work on developing the communications strategy and interventions to increase participant engagement across the Project.

An experienced communications professional with excellent copywriting and interpersonal skills, you will manage content on the Project website and develop the brand, using digital communications and print products to support project delivery, as well as inspiring family members to be part of the project. As such you will have responsibility for Event Management, PR, Media Relations and Digital presence for the Project. You will be able to write engaging content, including news items, case studies and blog articles, which showcase the project’s impact to a wide audience. The GREAT Project has specific targets for engagement and you will be expected to deliver specific campaigns and events in support of this.

This role requires a proactive and dynamic approach, excellent technical and organisation skills, a keen eye for detail combined with the ability to process detailed information, manage complex processes, prioritise and multi-task. The project works with structured processes and to tight timelines and targets, so flexibility and a “can do” attitude are a must.

VAL is a sector leading diverse and ambitious organisation, with a vision for growth. You will benefit from a competitive salary, a flexible and supportive working environment, 25 days annual leave (FTE) rising with service, plus bank holidays and a 6% employer pension contribution.