Head of Communications - Tenders Global

Head of Communications


Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Communications  to join our Humanitarian Division to lead on the development, coordination, and implementation of a communications strategy for a new humanitarian research and strategy institute (Alameda).

About Us

The Humanitarian Affairs Team within Save the Children UK has promoted critical reflection on humanitarian politics and practice for the last decade through research and policy engagement, as well as cultivating a network of intellectuals and practitioners focused on humanitarian affairs.

In 2023, a new institute for research and strategy called Alameda has been set up, incubated by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. It will explore the social and political transformations conditioning humanitarian action, and will promote the renewal of internationalism through rethinking and reshaping the politics of humanitarianism in the twenty-first century.

Consolidating the network built up around the Humanitarian Affairs Team over the last decade, it will provide a space for critical research, debate, and learning, a meeting point for leading public intellectuals, as well as radical young thinkers and practitioners, from across the world.

About the Role

The Head of Communications will lead on the development, coordination, and implementation of Alameda’s communications strategy, ensuring the effective external presentation of Alameda’s work, while contributing to the integration of its internal structure. You will work in collaboration with other communications teams with Save the Children, as well as other partner organisations.

In this role you will:

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement a communications strategy.
  • Develop and execute an effective visual identity for the institute.
  • Build and maintain relations with key strategic media and communications partners.
  • Manage, develop and maintain the institute’s website.
  • Manage the institute’s mailing list and newsletter.
  • Work with the Head of Publishing in developing a marketing strategy that identifies the audience(s) for the work of the institute inside and outside the humanitarian sector.
  • Work with the Head of Publishing in developing a podcast and YouTube channel.
  • Oversee the use of social media accounts of the institutions including twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
  • Help identify funding opportunities to support the sustainability of the institute.
  • Create a digital toolkit to aid to the institute’s education and outreach activities.
  • Work with the head of social strategy to manage communications with network.
  • Work with the head of social strategy to organise and promote social strategy activities.
  • Develop an online platform for courses and seminars.
  • Participate in the editorial committee of the institute’s book series.
  • Participate in all strategic decision-making of the institute, including through membership of the council

About You

To be successful, it is important that you have:

  • Significant experience in publishing and media work, in terms of website design and designing publications in multiple languages.
  • Experience with multimedia work on a variety of platforms and in different languages.
  • Experience in creating websites, designing publications and crafting visual identities.
  • Experience with creating a social media strategy on multiple platforms.
  • Strong capacity for turning complex debates into coherent, digestible narratives for the general public.
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to assimilate and process large amounts of information into a coherent narrative.
  • A sharp and critical intellect, and an ability to craft and realise strategic opportunities to raise the profile of the institute’s work.
  • Ability to offer critical and engaging commentary and feedback on research
  • Strong networking skills, ability to build and maintain relationships with influential persons and organisations.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to plan, lead international teams and execute complex projects
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese

Please Note: This is a Part Time role (3 days per week – 21 hours) and are flexible in working pattern.

Closing Date: 14th July 2023

Please note:

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.

Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly  working from home,  we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter).  Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.

On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.

Flexible Working – We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be « Free to Be Me ». We are not looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.

We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences – of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability – help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.


3 Years Fixed Term Contract / Internal Secondment

Salary Range : £46,750-£55,000
Hours Per Week: 22.5

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