Communications and Campaigns Manager
The person we are looking for will have a strong track record of successful campaigning, and astute political and policy insight. You will be a confident communicator, able to motivate and mobilise people, and be great at managing your time, people, volunteers and money.
Together, we want to make life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus. At RNID we have an exciting future ahead and we need you to be a part of it. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications and campaigns professional to advocate on behalf of deaf people and people with hearing loss or tinnitus.
The person we are looking for will have a strong track record of successful campaigning, and astute political and policy insight in order to develop and deliver lobbying campaigns and strategies. They will be able to advocate policy positions, understand and influence external policy; and develop relationships with key influencers to bring about meaningful change in the lives of the people we are here to serve. They will have experience of motivating and mobilising supporters in the delivery of campaigns.
A confident communicator, this person will have proven PR and media experience to help us to tell impactful and compelling stories to a wide range of stakeholders, using our social media and PR channels. They will manager our PR Coordinator to deliver on our communications strategy, and work closely with campaigns and communications colleagues across the UK, and partners in other organisations.
Working closely with the Director for Northern Ireland, the Communications and Campaigns Manager will play a critical role in delivering a change in the way deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus are treated by public services and employers, to improve public awareness of the barriers facing deaf people, and to promote our organisation as a source of practical support and expert advice.
Overall Purpose of the Role:
- To ensure RNID extends its reach and impact in Northern Ireland for the benefit of deaf people and those with hearing loss and tinnitus, through the delivery and development of high-impact campaigns and communications strategies.
- To influence key stakeholders across Government, the public, private and voluntary sectors, and guide our supporters in the delivery of social change.
- To lead creative multi-platform PR plans to achieve ambitious Northern Ireland media coverage targets and protect/promote the organisation’s reputation.
- To contribute to the management of the Northern Ireland Directorate of RNID as a member of the local Senior Management Team, to line manage the PR Coordinator and to work closely with other colleagues across the UK.