Local recruitment: Communications Manager


London, UK 🇬🇧

Communications Manager

Contract: Secondment/Fixed Term Contract until September 2023
Salary: £38, 065 – £40, 052 with excellent benefits
Location: UK (Hybrid)
Hybrid Working: A minimum of 40% of working time is spent face to face, either in London office, or as a result of external engagement or travel for WaterAid. WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Closing date: Applications will close 23:59 on 19th March. Availability for interview is required week commencing 20th March.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in strategic communications to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid as Communications Manager to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

About the Role:
As our Communications Manager, you will lead the delivery of communications strategies for our partnerships (including corporate, philanthropists and trusts), and advise on brand and fundraising campaigns, engaging audiences in WaterAid’s mission through innovative and high impact activities.

Some of the exciting projects the team – and this role – will be working on this year, include our presence at Glastonbury and the Wimbledon Championships, as well as flagship corporate partnerships including Armani Beauty, Kimberly Clark and Diageo, among others.

In this role, you will advise on and develop the communications strategies as well as lead cross-functional working groups to deliver end-to-end campaign activities.

You’ll also:

Develop creative communications ideas to further inspire our strategic partners and explore ways to better engage them with WaterAid’s key aims.
Work closely with internal and freelance creative teams to gather and deliver bespoke content, including film, photography and design.
Develop communications approaches to new business opportunities, including support for new business pitches.
Contribute to the broader strategy for key cross-organisational dates and campaigns to drive engagement with WaterAid’s audiences.
Provide communications counsel to develop, deliver and leverage strategic opportunities for private and public sector collaboration.
Perform rigorous evaluation on all campaign activities for continuous improvement.
To be successful, you’ll need:

Education to a degree level or equivalent work experience.
Strong proven experience developing and project managing communications strategies to engage a wide range of audiences and stakeholders.
Ability to generate and develop creative ideas, with a good eye for brand, design, film and photography, and how to leverage relevant distribution channels.
Our Benefits:

36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
Season Ticket Loan
Free annual eye tests
Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
Volunteer Day
Our Commitment

An inclusive workplace:

We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities:

We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.


We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.




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