Communications Manager

at United Purpose
Published May 29, 2022
Location Cardiff, United Kingdom
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  





The UK Communications Manager will be tasked with leading our profile raising and communications activities in the UK. Based from our offices in Cardiff, Wales, but with a blended home/office working arrangements, you will drive the delivery of all of SHA/UP’s external communications, brand profiling and public affairs work to support the organisation to build its identify and support our efforts to raise funds and our profile.


Key Responsibilities:


Drive the delivery of the organisation’s Communications Strategy in the UK and be a key voice of the organisation in the UK.

Manage the UK communications budget

Manage any relationships with agencies, designers, and other external service providers

Work with the wider Communications team to deliver and embed a new brand identity for the merged organisation (2022)

Work closely with country programmes and the wider communications and fundraising teams on the creation of annual reports, supporter reviews, country newsletters and digital mailings

Work closely with overseas Communications staff and country teams to develop story and media opportunities, both in countries of operation and within the UK

Work as part of the Communications team to develop and deliver high-quality content for different audiences – through social media, websites, external blogs, internal supporter newsletters and in traditional media

Build and nurture relationships and be central to the organisation’s public engagement activities in the UK, and specifically within Wales

Work closely with the Fundraising team to promote fundraising and marketing activities and ultimately grow the revenue streams for our work.

Key Relationships:


Members of the Communications team based at HQ in Dublin, including the Head of Communications and Digital Communications Manager

Cardiff-based UP/SHA team

UK-based Fundraising team, based in Shrewsbury

UK-based Programme Funding team, based in London

Overseas-based communications officers

Qualifications/Other Requirements




Degree-level qualification in media, journalism, public relations or a related discipline

At least six years’ experience working in a media environment, either as a journalist, in public relations, or related



Experience of the global development not-for-profit sector

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

Knowledge and/or experience of social media marketing

Experience of hosting or organising public events and activities

Video editing, film-making and photography

Ability to communicate in Welsh (written and spoken)

Person specification


Adept and capable communicator and storyteller who can gather information and tell the stories of the communities with whom we work

Good understanding of the external media environment and a ‘nose’ for news and media opportunities that is grounded in experience working as a media professional, in a press office, in PR, or as a journalist

Good knowledge of digital media, including website content creation, social media and social media content and trends, and digital mailings and marketing.

Ability to develop new, and leverage existing relationships and secure influence with policymakers, decision-makers and other key stakeholders

Genuine interest in the issues and challenges that inform global development in the 21st century.

Knowledge of the media and political context of Wales


How to apply


Qualified and interestedcandidates who meet the stated requirements must submit a CV and cover letter by email.


When submitting, please cite the position you are applying for in the subject title. Any applications that do not include this in the title will not be considered.

Drop files here browse files ...