Join our team as Communications Manager

We are recruiting a part-time Communications Manager.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation and make a critical contribution to our fundraising strategy for the vibrant historic communities in and around the new East Bank capital development in East London on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We work with specifically with the people, places and organisations in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest and our East Bank partners.

You will enjoy working with a small dedicated values-driven team that is committed to the Foundation’s vision to transform the lives of local people and make East London an even better place to live for the many, not the few.

You will be someone who shares our values, ethos, and drive and is interested in making meaningful change through development.

We especially welcome applications from people from marginalised communities including Black, Asian, and people of colour, disabled people, working-class, LGBTQ+ and people with lived experiences.

Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions or would like an informal chat about the role, or if you have any access support needs — you can contact Director of Programmes and Communications, Sarah Nelson on

About the role

In this role, you will be responsible for all things communications, including press, print, and digital marketing, social media, and advocacy, from strategic planning to on-the-ground delivery.

Salary: 45k-50k

Permanent/4 days

Core Responsibilities

  • Publish a variety of digital content focusing on producing engaging web pages that are visually appealing and provide an overall rich experience for donors and visitors.
  • Manage all posting to ensure content is on- brand and search- and social-optimised.
  • Facilitate all email campaigns, solicit content from internal sources, and manage review, testing, and sending.
  • Lead digital execution—across email, website, and social media—of fundraising and engagement campaigns throughout the year.
  • Own and execute social media strategy across channels as the primary drivers of the Foundation’s messages, appeals, and website traffic—critical platforms for building brand and issue awareness.
  • Develop and execute social media campaigns for crucial days and themes and prioritise upcoming content. Create content for social media accounts and post regularly on each invoice.
  • Manage social ad campaigns and other promotions; track and share results for continuous improvement to targeting and segments.
  • Promote new content, fundamental pages, and calls to action across channels. Position content to target different segments and to fit the format and publishing requirements of each platform.
  • Seek regular opportunities for the Board and CEO to engage with significant foundations, corporate donors, and other organisations on social media and curate up-to-date lists of key accounts.
  • Contribute to overall digital content strategy and inform calendar of upcoming topics, news and milestones, and external opportunities to guide content planning.
  • Coordinate and support communications projects, outreach, and products as needed.
  • Create and update marketing materials and documents supporting fundraising, donor stewardship, and programs.
  • Maintain internal calendar and assist CEO and Director of Programmes & Communications with internal communications.
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and all employees are required to act in such a way that at all times safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults.

Person Specification

  • Belief in and commitment to the Foundation’s mission and values.
  • Experience publishing content on WordPress, Squarespace, or other CMS.
  • Previous experience working for a non-profit.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of best practices for writing and publishing on different platforms (especially LinkedIn and Instagram)
  • Must be a strong communicator, have excellent written, presentation, oral communications, and interpersonal skills.

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please submit the following:

  • Current CV
  • A supporting statement (1-2 pages word docx or.pdf) that outlines your interest in the role and your fit against the criteria set out in the Person Specification.
  • Equal opportunity monitoring form (this will be removed from your application upon receipt)

Please ensure that you have included mobile, work, and home telephone numbers, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the recruitment timetable.


Applications should be sent to with the following subject line: ‘[DESIRED ROLE], [NAME]’

The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 4 November 2022.

Interviews will take place on week commencing Monday 14 November 2022.

Please get in touch to arrange alternative formats of the recruitment pack or to arrange support for your application and/or interview.

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