Communications Manager, The London Institute of Contemporary Christianity
Closing date: 10 April 2018.
Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 p.a.
Leading on fresh opportunities to communicate the message of LICC with new and existing audiences, whilst optimising marketing activities across a variety of platforms and guiding the development of LICC’s look and feel.
It is an exciting time at LICC as we see unprecedented opportunities to realise our vision to see all of God’s people play their full role in his rich purposes in all of life.
As Communications Manager you will play a key role in LICC’s Creative Services team, alongside the Digital Lead and Project Lead, in delivering fresh and innovative solutions to communicating the whole-life vision of LICC using different platforms and media.
In this role you will ‘make things happen’, by helping to shape and develop our message, products and services, then spotting and initiating fresh opportunities get them ‘out there’. You’ll also plan and oversee existing communications channels to ensure smooth execution and maximise effectiveness.
You’ll provide editorial functions for the team and will write excellent feature and marketing copy. You will have a particular responsibility for LICC’s print strategy and will lead on development of striking creative design solutions for marketing materials, products and print with the help of graphic designers.
1. Develop new and existing communications opportunities in line with LICC’s strategic goals and objectives, including:
- Contributing creativity in developing and delivering the strategy
- Leading on development and delivery of integrated cross-platform campaigns
- Planning LICC’s marketing activity on an annual and monthly basis, and overseeing marketing workflow on a week-to-week basis
- Creation of marketing and promotional materials for LICC campaigns, products and services in digital and print
- Working closely with the Digital Lead to co-ordinate and execute on marketing activity in the digital and social space
- Monitoring and reporting on impact of marketing activities and campaigns
- Proactively managing and working within a defined budget
It goes without saying that you must be committed to LICC’s values, able to translate them into every aspect of LICC’s work and operate in such a way that releases creativity and excellence in those with whom you work
2. Lead on the development and implementation of LICC’s print strategy and editorial functions including:
- Developing effective communication and user journeys for our print mailing constituents
- Being LICC’s primary copywriter for marketing and fundraising communications including emails, product launches, announcements and webpage copy
- Producing copy across a variety of genres including stories and feature writing, working closely with LICC’s Writer
- Providing editorial oversight of LICC’s digital and print platforms
3. Lead on our relationship with designers and design agencies.
- Manage workflow, prepare briefs and proactively guide development to optimise results
- Ensure alignment of new products with LICC brand
- Identify, brief, direct and manage workflow for internal design tasks
4. Maintain oversight of LICC’s brand development
- Ensure the LICC brand is used consistently across channels and by third parties as per our guidelines
- Maintain, develop and update LICC branding and collateral, including templates and presentations
- Develop our image library and stock photography
Qualities, Skills & Experience
To flourish in this role you must have an infectious enthusiasm to help Christians be fruitful as followers of Jesus in today’s world. We’re looking for someone who shares our desire to serve the church as well as Christians in the world and who has a lively curiosity about the Bible and contemporary culture.
You’ll be someone who loves to write, with the ability to produce not only outstanding marketing copy, but a wide variety of inspiring stories and features. You’ll bring a whole host of ideas and energy, alongside an appetite to get things done. You’ll have demonstrable experience in a communications role and possess excellent creative judgment, with a strong eye for design and with the ability to assess visuals against brand guidelines. A working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is helpful but not essential.
This role calls for someone with effective organisational skills, an ability to prioritise workload, pay attention to detail and see projects through to completion. You’re likely to be a self- starter and able to work collaboratively with the whole of our team around core projects. You’ll take an active role in team meetings and idea generation to improve strategy and systems and you’ll be engaged by the mission of LICC. Cheerfulness and a joy in problem solving will serve the post-holder well.
Terms & Conditions
The role is a full-time position and is permanent. It is based in London with a salary of £30,000-£34,000, dependent on experience. There are 25 days holiday per year with statutory holidays being additional to that. Three further days holiday are given between Christmas and New Year. LICC offers a contributory Company Pension scheme; life assurance cover and an interest-free loan for the purchase of an annual travel season ticket. This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the post holder is a committed Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply
Email your CV, a covering letter, details of three referees – one personal, one professional and one from your church pastor/minister – and a portfolio (see brief below) to Nigel Hall, Operations Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), by midday on April 10th 2018. References will only be sought should you be offered the role.
The portfolio required is three pieces which must include:
- A short piece of marketing copy suitable for digital platforms (max. 150 words)
- A feature article or story about a Christian making a difference in their everyday context (max. 800 words)
A piece of creative work (e.g. a poster, book cover, flyer) in which you provided creative input and oversight during the design process (you do not need to have done the design work yourself).None of the pieces necessarily need to be new work, but they should have been created in the last two years. In addition, you can suggest links to work you’ve done in other media that demonstrates your skills and experience. You should clarify your role for each of these e.g. script writer, director, designer, client, etc.
If you have any questions about the role or about LICC don’t hesitate to get in touch with Nigel by email (email@example.com) or phone (020 7399 9575).
First interviews will be held 18 – 20 April Second interviews will be held 26 & 27 April