We are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and focused permanent full time Communications Managerto be based at our headquarters in Chelmsford, Essex. Flexible working in the East Anglia region will be considered for the right candidate. This can be discussed at the interview stage.

Responsible for managing all Comms & PR activities, you’ll ensure the communications team supports the delivery of the Association’s goals, reporting to the Head of Engagement. You’ll lead planning & delivery for all communications outputs on behalf of the Association.

You’ll need to build strong relationships with members of our Estates, Engagement, Cadets and Business Services teams, as you will need to nurture & leverage productive internal & external relationships. Experience of relationship management, working with volunteers and local authorities is desirable.

You’ll allocate resource and team expertise efficiently, and you’ll manage the expectations of all key stakeholders. You’re able to show how your work contributes to the Association’s outputs, demonstrating proactive communications support to stakeholders and showing that decisions were based on solid intelligence.

You’re an expert at internal communications and setting strategic goals for digital campaigns in order to promote the work and interests of the Association.

You’re an excellent copywriter, providing website content and curation using WordPress, delivering customer- centric communications, stakeholder engagement messaging, preparing press releases, maintaining a high standard of engagement on social media channels, producing email newsletters using  MailChimp and content for other print and digital publications, and providing media support at engagement events.

This post is for 37 hours per week. This position attracts a current salary of £35,290 p.a. plus lots of additional benefits.

Additional benefits include:

  • Alternative working practices such as hybrid working
  • Up to 6 days Special Paid Leave for volunteering
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • 25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days after 5 years (previous HM Armed Forces service and previous service in the Public Sector may attract additional entitlement)
  • Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
  • In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The King’s birthday
  • 15 Days Special Leave a year period to for volunteer military reserve commitments
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
  • Free on-site parking
  • Highly competitive defined benefit Pension Scheme
  • Use of a pool car (subject to a full UK driving licence) for business travel

East Anglia Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) is an arms-length public body of the Ministry of Defence, mandated to give advice to the Defence Council, manage the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ estate, deliver community and employer engagement for Defence, and provide administration services to the Army Cadet Force.

Click here for the full job description. CVs and covering letters are to be returned to or via post to: Comms Vacancy, East Anglia RFCA, 250 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6BU

For enquiries, please contact us on the above details or via:

   01245 244802  @EastAngliaRFCA

Applicants will be asked to share examples of proactive behaviour, teamwork and problem-solving at interviews.

Closing date for applications is 1200hrs 01 July 2024. Interviews for selected candidates will be held Friday 12 July 2024 with a view for the successful candidate to start in August 2024. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Communications Manager

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