Press and Communications Manager – ShareAction

Press & Communications Manager


Full time – 35 hours per week

£26K- £33K+ 8% pension contribution

Closing date:

Monday 14 November at 12noon we will review applications as they are received

ShareAction is a charity which promotes responsible investment by pension funds and other institutional investors. We believe that investment can be a force for good, serving savers and communities, and protecting our environment for the long term. We campaign on specific environmental and social issues that the investment industry has the power to influence, like climate change and workers’ rights. We advocate for policy changes required to enable responsible investment to thrive. We undertake research and rankings to drive up best practice among pension funds and asset managers. And we work with savers to help them push their pension schemes towards more responsible behaviour and sustainable investment practices.

Brief description of role:

The Press & Communications Manager will oversee the delivery of ShareAction’s communications strategy and will ensure that ShareAction’s work continues to be well profiled in trade, national and international print and broadcast media, showcasing the range and breadth of our work as well as key successes. The role will involve a mix of proactive and reactive press and media work, digital communications, contribution to campaign strategies, and supporting senior colleagues with strategic communications.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ShareAction’s press and communications function – planning, delivering and evaluating press launches of reports, campaigns and events and ensuring that ShareAction maintains its social media profile. You will liaise with journalists and other stakeholders. You will work with the senior management team to set and deliver the organisation’s communications strategy.

How to apply

Please send us a cover letter and CV – please use the cover letter form and include a well- thought-out personal statement of no more than 300 word works that explains to us why you would be a perfect fit for this role.  Please also complete our Diversity Monitoring Form. We refer you to our Diversity Monitoring Guidance for Users if you want to know more about why we monitor diversity.

Make sure your application clearly explains your interests and the skills you would bring to the role. Don’t be afraid to show your enthusiasm!  Please send your CV and Cover letter to by 12noon on Monday 14 November 2016.

We will try to get back to all applicants regarding the progress of their applications. However, due to the high number of applications we receive, we can only offer feedback to candidates we shortlist for interview. Due to the size of our organisation we are unable to sponsor anyone.

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