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Job vacancy: Policy and Communications Executive

Job role: Policy and Communications Executive

Contract: 12 months fixed term

Location: Birmingham (Flexible working will be considered) 


Groundwork has been delivering projects, programmes and services to transform lives and local communities for more than 35 years.  This work is needed more than ever, but resources to fund it are getting scarcer. 

Our ambition – set out in our Groundwork 2020 strategy - is to build our visibility, our reputation and our resource base so that we can be a significant, radical, national force for driving change in attitudes, behaviours, places and prospects in the local communities that need it most. 

Over the last two years building on our credibility as a 'national charity supporting local communities' and we have been building our profile so that we can unlock delivery resources from a wider range of sources are central to our strategy.

We have tested – and learnt from – a range of strategic positioning, awareness-raising and fundraising activities and have benefited from expert external support to refine our message and sharpen our plans.

We now need to turn good ideas into reality and are looking for someone with the experience, creativity and drive to work as part of our team to shape a new narrative about our work and identify opportunities to build our profile and reputation.

If you are interested in this role you will have the confidence and credibility to deliver a programme of thought-leadership, public affairs and strategic communications activity aimed at building Groundwork’s profile and reputation among target audiences in support of national positioning, fundraising and marketing objectives.

We can be flexible in how we fill this role and on what terms.  To apply, send a CV and an accompanying statement setting out how your experience, knowledge and skills meet the brief in our role description to eileen.henderson@groundwork.org.uk.


Download the Policy and Communications recruitment pack 


Closing date: Monday 24 September 2018 at 12pm. 


To arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact Graham Duxbury, Groundwork UK CEO on: gduxbury@groundwork.org.uk.

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