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Communications and Events Manager
at Apps for Good

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤22000 - ₤25000 per year

DESCRIPTION

Apps for Good is an award-winning charity that is powering young people to change their world with technology. Since our launch in 2010, we’ve reached over 170,000 students in more than 1500 schools globally, helping young people learn to turn bright ideas into real technology products.

Apps for Good is supported by over a thousand technology and business professionals who serve as expert volunteers for our students, as well as world-class tech industry partners and foundations/trusts including LEGO, Spotify, BNY Mellon, Vodafone and Capgemini.

With offices based in Old Street, Central London, we are a charity with a start-up mindset. We are a highly ambitious and energetic team yet we remain close-knit and friendly, all passionately sharing our belief in Apps for Good’s mission and values.

If you believe in the power of technology and education, then you will be the perfect fit.

The Role

We’re looking for a creative, energetic and digitally-savvy individual to join us as our Communications & Events Manager. As an integral part of the team, you will take a leading role on our marketing, communications and events, working closely with the wider Apps for Good team.

You will be responsible for overseeing marketing and communications strategies that support engagement and growth across our brand and communities of students, teachers, volunteers and corporate partners. You will also plan, manage and deliver our flagship events, including our national awards.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement communications and marketing strategies
  • Manage social media channels, blog, and other digital marketing channels
  • Create content including case studies, thought leadership pieces, policy pieces and content relating to specific campaigns
  • Organise and maintain up-to-date marketing materials so that they are accessible for the team, including: logos, photographs, videos, templates, case studies, key messages, graphics, imagery and style templates
  • Research and advise on appropriate partnerships, events, conferences, and awards to raise the profile of the organisation and oversee the application or nomination process
  • Develop PR strategies for key events, campaigns and achievements
  • Work with external organisations and partners on campaigns relating to education, technology and young people
  • Manage, deliver and evaluate Apps for Good flagship events including our national Awards and Regional Events

REQUIREMENTS

Essential:

  • Outstanding organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Positive, creative and flexible approach to problem-solving
  • Great interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to work across the team and with external organisations
  • Great self-starter who can oversee projects from start to finish
  • Ability to prioritise and balance multiple areas of responsibility in a fast-paced environment
  • An interest in what’s happening in the education and tech spaces in the UK
  • 1-2 years experience in a marketing or comms role, with at least some experience of organising events

Desired:

  • Knowledge or experience with user research methods, and skills in developing targeted and timed communications campaigns.
  • Knowledge or experience with methods for evaluating marketing and communications strategies.
  • Experience working with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful completion of multiple projects
  • Design skills (Photoshop)

BENEFITS

Gross Salary: £22,000 - £25,000

Job type: Full time permanent

This is a full-time role based in our office in Shoreditch, London. We offer flexible working, health care insurance and generous holiday allowance, plus you get your birthday off.

NEXT STEPS

Please submit your CV and a covering letter via our website.

This can be found under 'About' - 'Work with us'

Closing date for Applications: Friday 4 October 2019

Planned Face-to-face Interview Dates: First Round - week commencing 14th October, Second Round - week commencing 21st October, though we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so you may be contacted earlier for a telephone interview

Start Date: ASAP


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