A fresh pair of eyes for EIA’s communications?

Organisation: Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Location: Islington, London

Position Type: Permanent

Salary: Grade 4,  £45k-£50k depending on experience

Closing Date: 10:30 BST on June 12, 2017

Website: www.eia-international.org

Contact Name: Bill Dishington

Contact Email: ukinfo@eia-international.org

Contact Phone: +44 (0) 20 7354 7960

Apply via the application form here

Full Job Description here

Person Specification here

 

Head of Communications

Since its inception in 1984, powerful communications and visual images have been central to EIA’s work and are increasingly important tools for campaigning as well as fundraising. A review was recently conducted of EIA’s Communications which highlighted areas for improvement and key recommendations for staffing, further improvements for the website, general branding and for developing the department. As a result, EIA is now seeking a Head of Communications to implement the recommendations and lead the development of the department.

 

Objective/Purpose of the Role 

The Communications portfolio in EIA is somewhat different to that in other organisations; there are multiple roles/responsibilities within the team and part of the department’s remit is direct involvement, as part of the campaigns’ teams, in off-site campaign work. As a campaigning organisation, EIA is fundamentally underpinned by Communications across all disciplines, both internally and externally

There are currently three distinct facets to the department.

Outward facing, which includes:

Press and media, includes traditional and social media

Production of films and footage to support campaign goals and messaging

Production of films and messaging to promote FR initiatives

Website

Branding

Direct Participation in campaign activities:

On-site trips to gather visual material

Preparation, participation in film and edit training programme

Technical support:

Equipment management and administration

Management of visual assets including the archive 

The Head of Communications (HoC) will provide the necessary vision, leadership and related skills to enable the organisation to maximise its public facing profile for both campaigning and fundraising purposes, and work cooperatively with heads of other departments in EIA.

The HoC is responsible for the management and creative leadership of all EIA’s internal and external communications and participates as a member of the senior management team which is responsible for the overall strategic direction and success of EIA’s work.

The HoC is responsible for our brand projection, developing resources and systems to ensure our work reaches all targeted audiences and implementing strategies to preserve the integrity of EIA’s logo and name.

To set the vision and strategy for the communications department in line with EIA’s mission; line manage and develop the professional skills of the members of the communications department.

 Must have the right to work in the UK