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Job Vacancy: Communications & Digital Fundraising Officer

Job Vacancy: Communications & Digital Fundraising Officer

Reports to: Head of Evidence and Knowledge Management

Responsible for: Interns and or freelancers

Salary: £23,866 – £25,463 pro rata

Hours: 3 days a week (21 hours) – days are flexible and can be agreed on appointment

Terms: 12-month fixed-term contract, (possibility of renewal, subject to funding)

FORWARD is an African-led, women’s rights organisation. Our work focuses on the issues of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and other forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) that impact on the health, dignity and well-being of African women and girls. We work for the day when African women enjoy equal rights and opportunities, have control over their own bodies and are free from violence. To achieve this, we work with community members, key professionals, policymakers, and through strategic networks and partnerships.

FORWARD is seeking an experienced Communications & Digital Fundraising Officer to work directly with the Head of Evidence and Knowledge Management and to lead on all FORWARD’s communications and digital fundraising strategies and activities. You will be expected to grow our digital and social media presence and to increase our online fundraising capacity and donations. You will also lead on all FORWARD’s communications, overseeing the content and design of all marketing materials and publications, planning external events, and managing arts projects and collaborations.

Job Purpose

You will lead on social communications and digital fundraising at an exciting time when FORWARD has recently launched its new branding and website. You will make a significant contribution to the growth of the organisation’s brand and digital presence.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  1. Website and social media management
  2. Digital Fundraising
  3. Communication, content creation and information dissemination
  4. Other activities that will support the organisation run their external events

As part of the recruitment and selection process FORWARD may undertake DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks where appropriate for all individuals who will work directly with children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to welcoming people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences.  FORWARD considers being female a Genuine Occupational Requirement for this post under the Equality Act 2010.

Closing date:  27 October 2019 and Interview dates: Week commencing 4th November.

To apply for this post please read the Job Description and send back a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form

Please state this reference in your application: CDF2019

Due to the volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are sorry we are unable to reply to all submissions.