For more than 60 years Oxfam has worked hard to end poverty and injustice. We’ve provided aid in the wake of devastating crises, delivered life-changing development programmes and become recognised as a leader in the campaigning field. But while we’re proud of what we’ve achieved, we still have a lot to do. And in this high profile role, you’ll help us take more strides towards a fairer world.
As a globally recognised NGO the Oxfam name carries enormous weight on the international stage. We’re an established, successful organisation whose influence can make the difference between life and death. And as such, communications is a hugely important part of what we do.
Therefore taking responsibility for the management and delivery of communications for Oxfam GB, the biggest national affiliate within the global Oxfam confederation, is an exciting professional challenge. One that will see you lead the continued development of our comms, media and PR strategies, drive our digital vision in both established and emerging channels and steer the roll-out of a new global identity in the UK.
Motivating and inspiring senior staff across Oxfam will be critical to achieving your objective of delivering coherent and impactful communications that enhance the brand. Whether that’s actively managing direct reports or influencing key decision-makers both in the UK and throughout our international network.
However, there’s much more to this role than managing a communications function. As part of our Corporate Management Team, you’ll participate fully in making the strategic decisions that will guide the future of Oxfam and have a positive impact on the lives of millions of people all over the world.
What we’re looking for:
An exceptional and highly professional talent within your field, you’ll know what it takes to lead an integrated communications strategy. As well as having solid brand experience and a well-developed knowledge of media and comms trends both globally and in the UK, you’ll understand the powerful role media, public relations and politics play in societies the world over and be confident driving innovations in digital communication. Indeed, your reputation for delivering creative solutions and thinking strategically will command respect from the teams you lead, inspire trust at every level of our own organisation and influence senior stakeholders outside Oxfam too. Driven by the potential to change lives and overcome poverty, you’re ready and eager to contribute to decision-making at the highest level.
A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.
Applications should include a covering letter and CV. Odgers Berndtson - 12 months ago