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Head of Communications

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Support, PR, Grants and IT
Location   England (London & Greater)
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   22/04/2019
Company Name   Environmental Investigation Agency
Contact Name  
Website   Further Details / Applications
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EIA UK’s Communications department plays a vital and central role within the organisation providing hard-hitting images and video footage for our reports, website, social media and EIA UK supporters’ engagement. It also provides training for local NGOs to help them use these techniques in their own campaigning. The team also facilitates internal communications and EIA UK employees’ engagement.

Main purpose of position

The successful candidate will oversee and manage and the communications functions of the Environmental Investigation Agency UK (EIA UK) to ensure that objectives set out in established communications plans and strategies are achieved in line with organisational strategic objectives.

You will build and maintain reputation, brand and influence with key internal and external audiences and stakeholders covering all key areas of EIA UK activities.

Accountable for providing advice and support to the Executive Director, senior staff and staff on matters related to communications and external relations, you will also provide advice and oversight on internal communications and employee engagement.



  • Understanding of all communications areas including: digital, media, social marketing, design, brand and reputation management, crisis communications
  • Knowledge of digital technological advances
  • Excellent understanding of how strategic communications can influence change
  • Knowledge of film making and video editing skills


  • Undergraduate degree
  • Membership of a relevant professional body CIPR/CIM


  • At least three years heading a communication department.
  • Line management of a team of communications professionals
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering effective communications strategies
  • Development of effective internal communications
  • Working collaboratively with a Head of Fundraising to support profile-raising and income generation strategies
  • Senior management level experience in providing leadership; setting strategies, formulating plans and budgets, inspiring the team
  • Contributing to overall organisation strategy
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and further maintaining a strong organisational brand
  • First rate copywriting skills and proofreading
  • Experience of budget management
  • In-depth knowledge of running social media campaigns


  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, able to relate to differing audience needs
  • Ability to design and produce reports
  • First rate copywriting skills and proofreading.
  • Excellent organisation and administrative skills with the ability to work effectively to deadlines, meet targets and achieve demonstrable results
  • Ability to produce informative and engaging content for a variety of channels and audiences
  • Demonstrable ability to set clear direction, develop appropriate strategies and deliver consistent messages that build integrity and profile
  • Confidence to represent EIA externally including public speaking as necessary


  • Experience of using Indesign software
  • Masters in relevant subject Media/Marketing/Communications
  • Management Qualification
  • Experience of working for an international NGO, preferably in the environmental sector
  • Working with campaigners to produce engaging communications



Apply via our application formDOC
(send your application and supporting documentation to ukinfo@eia-international.org)


Download a copy of the full Job DescriptionPDF and Person SpecificationPDF
You can also fill out our Monitoring QuestionnaireDOC

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