Centre for London is the capital’s dedicated think tank. Our mission is to develop new solutions to London’s critical challenges and advocate for a fair and prosperous global city.
About the Role
Are you interested in making London better for the people who live here?
Centre for London is a charity focused on London’s critical challenges. We identify things that aren’t working, research ways to improve them, and then speak with decision makers to persuade them to make the changes necessary to make London better. This could be relating to where people live, how we move around the city, the work we do and where we do it, and the way London connects with other areas of the UK
From social media to media engagement and website editing, the successful candidate will play a key role in supporting our activities and learn about how decisions are made about London.
Perhaps you’ve recently completed an internship within a communications team at another charity or think tank. Or you might have been responsible for overseeing the communications for a campaign or society at university. You might run your own blog or podcast. Whatever your previous work experience, you must have, a keen eye for detail, be an excellent writer, and confident proofreader. You’ll also need to be proactive and be able to prioritise work to meet tight deadlines.
What You're Gonna Do
- Monitor and update the Centre’s social media accounts on a daily basis and provide adhoc support to live tweeting events.
- Manage, update, and write content for the website.
- Coordinate, draft and distribute the Centre’s newsletters and report mailings.
- Draft, edit and distribute press releases, diary notices, opinion pieces and blog posts.
- Develop and maintain our press database, monitor the press inbox and respond to media
requests, set up interviews and support Centre for London spokespeople.
- Proofread materials to ensure clarity, consistency and accessibility.
- Ensure our brand is used consistently across all communications channels and support
staff to make effective use of the brand.
- Contribute to policy briefings and consultation responses when relevant.
Monitoring and evaluation
- Monitor the news agenda and political announcements for opportunities and ensure the
comms calendar is kept up-to-date with external events and speaking engagements.
- Monitor and evaluate the Centre’s impact, keeping an up-to-date record of media
coverage, website and social media analytics, and produce internal and external impact
Centre for London is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Company Number: 8414909. Charity Number: 1151435. Registered in England & Wales
- Support the maintenance of the organisation’s networks of funders, supporters and
people we try to influence, primarily through ensuring Salesforce (software for tracking
our contacts) is accurate and up to date and in line with data protection requirements.
General responsibilities and duties
- Undertake the duties of the job description in accordance with the operational policies
of Centre for London, including but not limited to the diversity policy and code of
- Maintain good working relations with Trustees, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.
- Present the organisation in an appropriate and professional manner to its stakeholders.
- Contribute to the development and growth of the organisation through working in
accordance with its wider objectives, corporate philosophy and values.
- Assist at Centre for London events outside of normal working hours as necessary.
- Undertake any other reasonable duties as may be required.
Experience working in a communications team, media or PR environment an
- Experience of drafting copy for websites, newsletters and/or other corporate
communications an advantage.
- Strong understanding and practical use of social media platforms.
- Excellent writing skills and confident at proof reading.
- Highly organised. Creating clear plans and managing delivery challenges. Able to
balance and prioritise multiple tasks, often to urgent and competing deadlines.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Professional and confident communication skills (written and verbal).
- Ability to adapt and learn quickly.
- Strong IT proficiency, such as MS Office, Salesforce, MailChimp and/or WordPress
- Excellent team player.
What We Offer
Follow this link on our website, to complete the application information.
Email your two PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Communications Officer”.
File 1: Your CV and cover letter showing how your experience and achievements to date would make you a suitable candidate for this role (max three pages combined total) saved as a PDF with your initials as the file title and included as a header within the file too. Please remove any reference to your name, including your email address.
File 2: Responses to the assessment questions (below) saved as a PDF with your initials as the file title and included as a header within the file too. Please remove any reference to your name.
The following assessment questions will be assessed anonymously:
Which organisation do you think does social media well? What makes them successful? (150 words)
What makes a good blog post? (150 words)
Please note, applications will only be submitted when the form has been completed and your PDF received via email.
Unfortunately, it seems like this job is not available for international candidates. Unless you’re eligible for a work visa otherwise, please double-check with the company.