Communications Assistant

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Westminster
Employee
£25,500 (FTE)

The Diocese of London comprises of c400 parishes North of the River Thames and within the M25 motorway. The Church of England in London is vibrant, growing and is at the heart of communities throughout the city. The purpose of the London Diocesan Fund is to support this work, seeking to use our resources to facilitate the ministry of our parishes and chaplains who seek to serve four million people.

The diocese has just launched a new 2030 vision, which outlines our priorities for the next 10 years. For an outline, please see our website: london.anglican.org/our-2030-vision.

At the heart of the vision is for every Londoner to encounter the love of God in Christ.

The Communications Assistant will work with the Communications Manager to run the diocesan digital platforms - the diocesan website and social media channels - and to communicate on behalf of colleagues and senior clergy. They will work with colleagues to create campaigns for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and promote digital campaigns created by the national Church of England team.

The role will assist in the creation and publishing of news stories on the website, and in the production of the diocesan e-newsletter which goes out every fortnight to all parishes and clergy. The role also includes some support work, particularly with the production of the cycle of prayer.

The London Diocese communications team aims to support parishes in communicating the gospel affectively using new media. The ‘Faith and Social Media Network’ was formed in 2019, which meets for networking and learning events, and has a Facebook group. The team also runs digital training events for parishes. The Communications Assistant role will support these activities.

  • Identify good stories and support parishes in producing copy and images for sharing more widely.
  • Use social media effectively to support the sharing of good news stories, including tweeting and Facebook sharing about events and stories.
  • Manage the communications inbox, either responding to enquiries or directing it to the relevant colleague.
  • Produce, with the Communications Manager, the fortnightly e-newsletter.
  • Develop and manage the Faith and Social Media network.
  • Work with other teams to enhance their communications output.
  • Maintain the Diocesan website, particularly the formatting and publishing of stories.
  • Publicise job vacancies and events.
  • Manage the production of the cycle of prayer.
  • Occasionally provide events management support including the ticketing, marketing, planning and delivery.
  • The post-holder may be required to undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the role.

Essentials

  • A motivated self-starter, with an enthusiasm for communicating the good news of the Church in London.
  • Exceptional literacy skills including a high standard of written and verbal communication.
  • Strong proof-reading skills and attention to detail.
  • Personable, and able to deal with a wide range of styles, ages, cultures, and approaches.
  • Experience working in marketing or communications, or a graduate in a relevant discipline.
  • Ability to write clear concise copy and have some experience of writing for online media.
  • Good organisational and resource planning skills are required to successfully manage competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong team working skills are required to build and maintain working relationships across our organisation.
  • A willingness to work flexibly and continually develop your skills and knowledge.
  • A proactive, can-do attitude.

Desirables

  • A working knowledge of the Church of England in London.
  • Experience working in WordPress and Mailchimp.

Other information

Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

The LDF exists to support the mission of the Church of England in London. The principal activity of the London Diocesan Fund is to operationally and practically serve and support the parishes and people within the Diocese of London, enabling the vision that every Londoner will encounter the love of God in Jesus Christ.