Communications Manager

Closing date: 27th January, 2020

As a key member of the Communications team, you will be responsible for delivering exceptional communications to help Orbis UK build its profile, generate funding and benefit more people.

You will have demonstrable experience of working with the media and developing PR plans, as well as the insight and knowledge to shape broader communications strategies. You will be well versed in reputation and crisis management.

Title: Communications Manager
Department: Fundraising and Communications
Reports to: Head of Communications
Location: London, UK (near Monument)
Contract: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week permanent
Salary: £35-38k per annum, subject to experience

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Developing relationships with key media and journalists, including the international development, aviation and ophthalmic sectors
  • Identifying issues which could affect the reputation of Orbis UK, maintaining the reputational risk register and developing holding statements and Q&A’s as required
  • Work with the Head of Communications and the rest of the team to implement the Orbis UK External Relations strategy
  • Support organisational initiatives and campaigns - such as UK Aid Match or Qatar Creating Vision - as needed, providing strategic advice and communications expertise
  • Build and manage relationships with Orbis medical volunteers through the development of communications and stewardship plans
  • Develop media opportunities around our medical volunteers including preparing and issuing media releases and selling-in features
  • Line manage the Senior Communications Officer


Full details of the job description can be downloaded at the bottom of this page


Benefits of working for Orbis UK

Before completion of probation:

  • 22 days holiday plus three days between Christmas and New Year
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexi-time
  • E-learning Courses
  • Social Activities
  • Access to low cost gym within the building

After completion of probation:

  • Matched employer pension contribution up to a maximum of 10% of basic salary
  • Interest free season ticket loan


Application and interviews

Closing Date: Monday 27th January
First Interviews: Wednesday 5th February
Second Interviews: Week commencing 10th February
Start Date: ASAP

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants may be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reply to all applications, so if you haven’t heard from us by Monday 2nd December your application has not been successful.

Orbis UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from any suitably qualified persons. We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of age, race, disability, gender, marital status, religion or faith or sexual orientation.

Safeguarding: Orbis UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and criminal records checks.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter, to HR Manager, Orbis UK, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6AF or by email to [email protected]