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Job - Communications officer

Food Ethics Council is recruiting!



We're looking for a P/T communications officer to work in our shared office in Kings Cross, London. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but dynamic team in an organisation that has been at the forefront of thinking on ethical concerns in food and farming since 1998.


Our influence depends on good communication. That doesn’t mean telling people what to do. We see ethics as a sharp ear and a helping hand, not a wagging finger. We need a dynamic Communications Officer to help us engage the people we work with, raise our profile and get our messages across. You will support the Executive Director in developing and implementing our communications strategy. You will build our brand and support our external affairs. You will manage our social media, co-ordinate our media relations and work with colleagues to put good communication at the heart of all our work. You must be prepared to write copy and to represent us, as well as to co-ordinate and advise your colleagues. You will have an eye for the story in research work and be good at distilling complex issues to their key points. You will take a strategic view of communication and be practiced at weighing the pros and cons of different media. You will understand how to communicate with different audiences about controversial issues and recognise that integrity is paramount.


Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 pro rata


Hours: Part time – 18.75 hours per week (0.5 FTE)


Location: Kings Cross, London


Deadline for applications: midday on Tuesday 26th September 2017


Interviews: Monday 2nd October 2017, London


Preferred start date: As soon as possible following interviews


To apply: Please send your CV (no more than 3 pages) and covering letter (maximum 2 pages), which explains, including examples, how you meet the person specification.

Please also include a completed equal opportunities form (the data you provide will be kept confidential and separate from your application). Please send your application to, with ‘Communications Officer application’ in the title of the e-mail. 

Note: Candidates short-listed for interview will be notified directly. We are unable to respond to all applications. If applicants have not heard back by 28th September 2017, unfortunately they have not been successful. 

There may be an opportunity for more hours in the future, but this would be subject not only to performance, but also to the organisation securing sufficient funding. 

The post is based in our London co-working space, but there may be opportunities to work from home from time to time, to be agreed between the post holder and the Executive Director.

The Food Ethics Council is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and aims to ensure that all members, directors, volunteers, staff and job applicants are treated fairly and on an equal basis, irrespective of their gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, colour, creed, social status or sexual orientation.

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