Communications Manager, Zero Hour

  • £25,480 FTE
  • 2-4 days a week
  • Flexible and remote working

Overview:

  • Zero Hour is looking for a Communications Manager to help maximise the impact of the campaign for the Climate & Ecology Bill, which is currently before the UK Parliament.
  • You’ll be responsible for Zero Hour’s communication strategy across all channels—working closely with the leads in our Grassroots and Parliament Teams—and reporting to the Campaign Director.
  • You’ll also have the chance to work closely with leading environmental politicians and Zero Hour partners—including purpose-driven brands and organisations like The Co-operative Bank, ZSL, Ecosia, National Education Union, Greenpeace, Triodos Bank, The Wildlife Trusts and hundreds more.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Managing the Comms Team, including a social media assistant and working alongside a PR adviser
  • Acting as the Zero Hour brand (toolkit) guardian
  • Maintaining and implementing a communications calendar
  • Developing key messages and building relationships with key messengers
  • Working with Zero Hour partners to collaborate on engaging content (blogs and videos) to grow Zero Hour’s supporter base
  • Producing and disseminating resources for Zero Hour supporters (press releases, social toolkits etc.)
  • Developing and executing e-petitions and digital fundraising campaigns
  • Ensuring website copy is relevant, accurate and up-to-date

Your experience:

  • We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about environmental action to hit the ground running.
  • A minimum experience of 3 years of working in comms or PR is required (ideally in some sort of management role).
  • You’ll have worked in campaign comms or have transferable skills from PR or B2C marketing and have experience in email marketing, paid social/response ads, and direct mail.
  • You’ll also know your way around a CRM. Zero Hour uses NationBuilder—which is unique to political movements—although experience isn’t essential.
  • You’ll need to know the basics of how a CRM works and be comfortable reporting on supporter/database growth.
Personal specification:Ideally, you’ll have experience working on campaigns in the environmental, sustainability or human rights sectors, as well as:
  • Confident, professional written and verbal communications skills with ability to persuade and influence a wide range of people, internally and externally
  • Attention to detail and an ability to manage projects and prioritise tasks
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to find creative solutions
  • Ability to lead projects and manage Comms Team members, including volunteers
  • Knowledge of the key issues surrounding the climate-nature crisis
  • Knowledge about the interconnection between social and racial justice and the environmental emergency
  • Competency of IT systems and Microsoft applications, particularly Excel, as well as customer relationship management databases (such as NationBuilder) and electronic mailing
  • Graphic design skills at competency of Figma, Canva, Indesign and Photoshop

Further details:

  • This work will be largely remote, but involve some travel to London for meetings, and some travel to Westminster and elsewhere to meet existing/prospective partners.

Application process:

  • To apply, send a two page CV and a two page covering letter to [email protected] by 20 October with “Comms Manager” in the subject line.
  • In your covering letter, please (1) explain your suitability for the role, and (2) propose how you think Zero Hour should advance an impactful comms strategy over 2022-23 as part of building all-party, UK-wide support for the CE Bill campaign.
  • The closing date for applications is (midnight on) 20 October and interviews will take place on 25 and 26 October.

About Zero Hour:

  • Zero Hour is the campaign behind the Climate & Ecology Bill, a groundbreaking and new piece of legislation that would put us on the right path to restore nature and decarbonise safely and fairly.
  • The Bill has the support of over 150 politicians and offers the UK real hope for the future.
  • By working for Zero Hour, you’ll be helping bring the Bill ever closer to passing into law, helping secure a liveable future for generations to come.