Signpost International Vacancy – Communications Officer

Communications Officer
£21,552-£22,295 (per annum pro rata)
21 hours per week (0.6FTE) with possibility of extending to 0.8FTE

Signpost International is a Dundee-based community development agency. Inspired by our Christian faith we work in partnership with local organisations at home and abroad to support individuals & communities to be the drivers of their own change. With education as a cross-cutting theme we focus our projects across four key areas: Food security; Sustainable livelihoods; Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH); and Global citizenship.

While much of our work over the past three decades has focused on overseas programmes, in recent years we have grown and strengthened our domestic activities to include a Global Citizenship Education programme and more recently a food security & food waste programme from our base at the Roundhouse in Dundee. Find out more about our work at www.signpost-international.org.

Our vision is for an equitable world where poverty and injustice are eliminated, people thrive and communities flourish; for this to be realised we need to have sufficient supporters to sustain and grow our programmes to meet the needs of the communities in which we work at home and abroad. Last year our projects positively impacted the lives of more than 31,000 people globally – a figure
anticipated to increase this year.

This is an exciting and central role within the organisation with responsibility for the design and delivery of Signpost International’s Communications Strategy to strengthen existing relationships and bring on board new supporters. This includes co-ordinating and producing promotional material in print and digital formats, media liaison, representing the organisation to a range of audiences, and
ensuring communications reflect the ethos and values of Signpost International.

We are looking for an outstanding individual to join our small core team of staff and volunteers who are at the heart of all we do. We value our people and are more interested in the individual than a candidate ticking every box, so even if you don’t yet have all the skills but are a committed, enthusiastic person with a passion for justice and making a real difference in people’s lives we would love to hear from you.

It is an occupational requirement working with Signpost International within the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 that the Communications Officer is a practising Christian as the role involves regularly talking at churches and with Faith leaders and other spiritual activities of a Christian nature.

Applications, comprising a CV and cover letter detailing your skills and experiences – with specific reference to the role requirements contained in the job description and person specification – should be received by 5pm Friday 6th January 2023, with interviews in mid-January 2023. Applications and inquiries should be submitted by email to david@signpost-international.org.

Signpost International – Communications Officer role description

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