Social Media and Communications Officer

INTRODUCTION TO GIRLS NOT BRIDES

Girls Not Brides is the only global organisation uniquely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child, early and forced marriage and unions (CEFMU) and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of more than 1,400 civil society organisations in over 100 countries working in partnership to end child marriage.
Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men and can achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Our vision challenges deeply embedded social norms that harm the lives of girls, women and their communities.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ROLE

This role sits within the Global Communications Team at Girls Not Brides. This role is responsible for developing and delivering our multi-channel social media plan, that effectively shows the impact of our work, amplifies the work of our members, engages with our members, and supports our communications and secretariat strategies.

In this role you will design and develop social media content that fits with our content strategy and calendar, across photo, graphics, video, and other media. This role will also contribute more widely to our storytelling agenda, including gathering content, developing, and delivering storytelling content across written and visual formats. This role will ensure our communications meet ethical communications guidelines, are available in multiple languages, and that our assets are managed carefully.

As Social Media and Communications Officer, you will work within the Global Communications Team and closely with teams across the secretariat to implement our communications strategy. You will implement a multi-channel communications plan that supports our brand story, highlights our impact, raises awareness on child marriage and gender equality, and supports our members in sharing their work. You will also contribute to content creation for our website and other channels.

Job location
London, UK (hybrid with up to three days on site per week). May include international travel.

Accountable to
Communications Manager

Salary range
£32,600 rising on an annual incremental basis. Girls Not Brides also offers a generous 10% pension.

Contract
This is a permanent full-time role. The successful candidate must have the right to work in the United Kingdom at the time of applying.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Girls Not Brides social media channels

• Manage the day-to-day activity of Girls Not Brides social media channels.
• Develop and implement a social media plan and social media editorial calendar aligned to the communications editorial calendar.
• Gather and produce content for social media at relevant Girls Not Brides events.
• Design social media content across graphics, video and text for events, learning topics, impact storytelling, advocacy campaigns and others.
• Develop and implement engagement plan for improvement engagement with our member organisations.
• Monitor social media traffic and engagement.
• Monitor social media inboxes, responding to general enquiries and escalating safeguarding concerns as needed.
• Report on the success of our social media efforts, using data and analytics to continually improve our content and meet objectives.

Storytelling

• Develop and design engaging content across videos, graphics, infographics, animations, briefs, reports, and others.
• Support the development of clear ethical communications protocols and processes that ensure we comply with communications best practices.
• Gather, produce and organise storytelling content with and across the membership.
• Support storytelling activity across member engagement, advocacy, and development and outreach.
• Liaise with external contractors to deliver design and video work.
• Develop tools, resources, and sessions to support our members in increasing their capacity to tell their stories of impact on social media and across other channels.
• Support content writing for the website, including writing website copy and blog posts.

Wider communications responsibilities

• Support the development of the email pipeline, including copywriting and content generation for regular newsletters, audience segmentation approaches, and making recommendations to improve engagement.
• Identify and implement new digital communications channels, as needed.
• Make recommendations for our digital tools, ensuring they are fit for purpose and follow the latest trends and best practice.
• Support communications digital knowledge management activity, including internal file systems, asset bank and asset management.
• Support our members in increasing their capacity to tell their stories of impact on social media.
• Support the design of digital and print products and marketing materials as needed, including event flyers, posters, infographics, and others.
• Support translation of communications materials across our core languages.

Wider Organisational Responsibilities

• Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting these at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
• Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners, and other stakeholders.
• Comply with Girls Not Brides’ policies and processes, with note for safeguarding, diversity and inclusion, the code of conduct and data protection.
• Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
• Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
• Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential experience

• Proven professional experience in a similar level role in the not-for-profit sector, an international/intergovernmental organisation, a social movement, research centre or social enterprise.
• Proven professional experience in managing social media channels for not-for-profit organisations.
• Proven experience in developing plans and improvement approaches for social media channels.
• Proven experience in creating content for social media, website and email, including graphics, copy, videos, etc.
• Experience working collaboratively and in partnership with other organisations to create social media content and campaigns.
• Experience in developing and implementing social media analytics and reporting.
• Experience in ethical content gathering, including photography, film and social media photography and videography.
• Experience using asset management systems.

Essential skills and knowledge

• Excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to persuade and inspire others.
• Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• In-depth knowledge of social media platforms, including Twitter (X), LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
• Skilled in using social media management programmes, such as Buffer, Hootsuite and Sprout Social.
• Skilled at using third-party email marketing tools, such as Campaign Monitor.
• Skilled at using third-party social media and email marketing analytics to generate reports and insights.
• Skilled at producing graphics and video content across relevant programmes, including Canva, CapCut and the Adobe Creative Suite.

Essential values and attributes

• Strong commitment to the mission and values of Girls Not Brides and our vision in relation to addressing child marriage and gender justice.
• Team player spirit, proactive and able to confidently take initiative and make appropriate decisions.
• Willingness to work flexibly and some travel internationally, as necessary.

Desirable

• Able to speak, read and write in at least one other language, ideally French or Spanish.

Safeguarding

Girls Not Brides is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk with whom our staff and representatives work and interface. Any employment with Girls Not Brides may be subject to the satisfactory completion of a background check and a criminal records check, which can include but is not limited to: an overseas police record check, a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (for those based in the UK) or an International Criminal Record Check (if applicable).

Development and Outreach Officer

INTRODUCTION TO GIRLS NOT BRIDES

Girls Not Brides is the only global organisation uniquely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child, early and forced marriage and unions (CEFMU) and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of more than 1,400 civil society organisations in over 100 countries working in partnership to end child marriage.
Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men and can achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Our vision challenges deeply embedded social norms that harm the lives of girls, women and their communities.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ROLE

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Development and Outreach Officer to play a key role in mobilising resources, expanding the network, and raising awareness about child marriage globally. The Development and Outreach Officer will work within the Development and Outreach Team to develop and implement fundraising strategies, cultivate donor relationships, lead the development of grant proposals and reporting processes, and support with outreach events.

We are looking for a passionate fundraiser with previous experience in a similar role in the not-for-profit sector, international/intergovernmental organisation or social enterprise. You will have a proven track record of writing funding proposals for trusts and foundations, excellent relationship management and impeccable written communication skills.

Job location
London, UK (hybrid with up to three days on site per week). May include international travel.

Accountable to
Development and Outreach Manager

Salary range
£32,600 rising on an annual incremental basis. Girls Not Brides also offers a generous 10% pension.

Contract
This is a permanent full-time role. The successful candidate must have the right to work in the United Kingdom at the time of applying.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Proposal development, grant management and reporting

• Develop concept notes and proposals, collaborating with relevant teams to ensure alignment with Girls Not Brides’ priorities and with donor requirements.
• Coordinate the preparation of budgets, work plans, and other supporting materials for grant applications, ensuring accuracy and compliance with donor guidelines.
• Support in monitoring grant timelines, deliverables, and reporting requirements to ensure compliance and accountability.
• Prepare timely and accurate donor reports and updates.
Donor cultivation and stewardship
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and prospective donors to expand Girls Not Brides’ network and strengthen collaborations.

Fundraising strategy

• Contribute to the development and implementation of fundraising strategies to diversify and increase Girls Not Brides’ funding base, in alignment with organisational goals and priorities.
• Research and identify potential funding opportunities from diverse sources, including trusts and foundations, governments and corporates.
• Collaborate with Girls Not Brides’ internal teams (regional, finance, communications, learning and impact teams) to maximise fundraising opportunities.
Outreach events
• Support the team in the planning and implementation of events and outreach work throughout the year, working with other teams in the Secretariat, our members and partners.
• Represent Girls Not Brides at meetings, conferences, and events to network with existing and potential donors, to promote the organisation’s mission and impact.

Wider Organisational Responsibilities

• Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting these at the forefront of all planning, work and actions.
• Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners, and other stakeholders.
• Comply with Girls Not Brides’ policies and processes, with note for safeguarding, diversity and inclusion, the code of conduct and data protection.
• Ensure that internal databases and monitoring information are kept fully up-to-date.
• Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
• Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential experience

• Significant professional experience in a similar level role in the not-for-profit sector, an international/intergovernmental organisation, a social movement, research centre or social enterprise.
• Proven track record of successfully securing grants and donations from diverse sources, with experience in proposal writing, donor cultivation, and grant management.

Essential skills and knowledge

• Excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to persuade and inspire others.
• Outstanding written communication, creative thinker, and the ability to write for
different audiences.
• Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office Suite and adaptability to learn new software packages as needed.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines effectively.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised, possessing strong problem-solving and multitasking skills.
• Highly organised, detail-oriented and able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
• Fluency in English required.

Essential values and attributes

• Strong commitment to the mission and values of Girls Not Brides and our vision in relation to addressing child marriage and gender justice.
• Team player spirit, proactive and able to confidently take initiative and make appropriate decisions.
• Willingness to work flexibly.

Desirable

• Programmatic experience of working on child marriage or broader work on empowerment of girls and women.
• Proficiency in French and/or Spanish.
• Ability and willingness to travel internationally when required.

Safeguarding

Girls Not Brides is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk with whom our staff and representatives work and interface. Any employment with Girls Not Brides may be subject to the satisfactory completion of a background check and a criminal records check, which can include but is not limited to: an overseas police record check, a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (for those based in the UK) or an International Criminal Record Check (if applicable).

Director of People and Culture

INTRODUCTION TO GIRLS NOT BRIDES

Girls Not Brides is the only global organisation uniquely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child, early and forced marriage and unions (CEFMU) and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of more than 1,400 civil society organisations in over 100 countries working in partnership to end child marriage.

Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men and can achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Our vision challenges deeply embedded social norms that harm the lives of girls, women and their communities.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ROLE

The Director of People and Culture leads on fostering a positive work environment in order to help develop a strong organisational culture, providing high quality leadership and oversight on the development and delivery of Girls Not Brides’ People and Culture strategy. The post holder facilitates an organisational culture that supports an ambitious and diverse workforce that demonstrates clear commitment to Girls Not Brides values, mission, and vision, drawing up our principles around collaboration and partnership.

As a people and culture senior level professional, you will have an evidential understanding of all aspects of HR practices, both UK and International. This is a pivotal role supporting the transformation of Girls Not Brides, leading the delivery of a workforce strategy that ensures we have a stable, sustainable, skilled, dynamic, and diverse workforce capable of delivering the goals of the organisation. You will be someone who can balance creativity with pragmatism, and expertise with a desire to learn, and a demonstrable alignment with our commitment to championing well-being, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The role contributes to and plays a critical role in broad organisational leadership and strategic development, partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making.

Job location
London, UK (hybrid with up to three days on site). May include international travel.

Accountable to
Chief Executive Officer

Salary range
£70,560 (subject to benchmarking) rising on an annual incremental basis. Girls Not Brides also offers a generous 10% pension.

Contract
This is a full-time two-year fixed term contract. The successful candidate must have the right to work in the United Kingdom at the time of applying, and for the full duration of the two-year initial contract.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE

Strategic Planning and Organisational Leadership

• Lead the development and implementation of Girls Not Brides’ people and culture strategies to deliver on the vision, mission and goals set out in the Secretariat and Partnership strategies, 2022-2025.
• Lead the creation of an inclusive organisational culture, values, plans, and HR policies that are rooted in and informed by a deep commitment to the values of Girls Not Brides and to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
• Contribute to broad organisational leadership and strategic development, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
• Advise and inform the CEO, Board and SLT colleagues on strategic issues relating to Human Resources, People management and organisational culture.
• Responsible for planning and monitoring the directorate’s budget.

Talent Acquisition

• Lead the development and implementation of Girls Not Brides’ people management and acquisition strategies to deliver on the vision.
• Oversee the development of strategies to identify talent; establish and oversee equitable and inclusive recruitment and hiring processes for all employees.
• Oversee the development of a comprehensive onboarding and staff orientation strategy.
• Oversee offboarding of staff, including exit interviews; analyse data to surface potential cultural issues or other staff concerns; make recommendations to the SLT for continuous improvements.
• Support line managers to proactively identify new leaders and build opportunities for growth.

Staff Well-Being

• Lead on the development and implementation of a staff well-being policy and oversee the effective use of processes for day-to-day provision across the organisation.
• Oversee development and implementation of programmes, initiatives, and ideas to enhance and maintain staff well-being across the organisation.
• To provide leadership, direction and co-ordination for the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and staff support services, including occupational health.

Organisational Culture

• Oversee the review and implementation of organisational core values that guide the organisation’s policies and procedures.
• Oversee the implementation of policies and programmes that ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the organisations.
• Oversee development and dissemination of HR policies and procedures that maintain and improve employee relations and shape organisational culture.
• Communicate openly and frequently, keeping staff informed on benefits, resources, organisational events, and other pertinent information.
• Oversee the management and appropriate resolution of complex employee relations issues; where applicable, commission and support effective, thorough, and objective investigations.

Regulatory and Compliance

• Provide leadership and direction to ensure compliance with all statutory employment related law and regulations.
• Maintain in-depth knowledge of changing employment regulations and implement policies, procedures, and systems to ensure regulatory compliance and reduce the organisation’s employment law risks.
• Oversee and lead the review of human resources information systems (HRIS) to ensure they are fit for purpose and support strategic thinking and direction. Apply relevant organisational/human resources metrics; contribute information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction.

Professional Development and performance

• Assess organisational needs with the SLT to identify professional learning and growth opportunities to support employees’ ongoing professional development.
• Steward a culture of learning and growth.
• Implement a standard of supervision grounded in inclusive leadership practices such as building strong relationships, active listening, clear and transparent communication, consistent and timely feedback and clear expectations.
• Ensure coaching and resources are provided to help build interpersonal and team resilience, address conflicts and adapt to different leadership styles.
Compensation and Benefit Management
• Develop and ensure the administration of a consistent, equitable, and progressive compensation program including salary surveys and market research to ensure Girls Not Brides is competitive within our market and in line with our budget.
• Monitor budgets for recruiting, training/staff development, and benefits programs in partnership with the Director of Operations & Finance.
• Oversee all HR functions including benefits programs; have oversight of/lead relationships with benefit providers, coordinate annual staff forums and address employee benefits questions; propose additional benefit options pertinent to the organisation’s workforce in partnership with the Director of Operations & Finance.

Wider contributions to the team

• Commit to the mission and vision of Girls Not Brides, putting these at the forefront of all planning, work, and actions.
• Uphold the core values of Girls Not Brides in all areas of work and interactions with colleagues, members, partners, and other stakeholders.
• Line manages employees and consultants as necessary, delegating responsibilities and tasks appropriate.
• Comply with Girls Not Brides’ policies and processes, with note for safeguarding, diversity and inclusion, the code of conduct and data protection.
• Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
• Fulfil any other reasonable requests for the advancement of Girls Not Brides.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential experience

• Significant professional experience in a similar role in the international not-for-profit sector, international/intergovernmental organisation, or social enterprise.
• Qualified HR professional.
• Significant HR generalist experience, with extensive exposure to benefit administration, employee relations, performance management, recruitment, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), and training and development.
• Experience supporting a diverse workforce, including working in international contexts (e.g. a globally diverse workforce).
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Highly relational and able to build strong connections and relationships across differences.
• Proven ability to design and maintain operational systems and controls in line with best practice.
• Deep understanding of international compensation, benefits, and performance and evaluation frameworks.
• Confident and experienced in overseeing varied legal and compliance issues.
• Ability to deal with competing demands, multiple priorities, time constraints and unanticipated external events.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Experience of successfully managing teams, including geographically dispersed staff, with the ability to support and develop staff.

Essential skills and knowledge

• A deep personal and professional commitment to equity, understanding of best practices, and experience in building inclusive and engaged workplaces, cultural awareness, and sensitivity with lens on racial and gender equity.
• Familiarity with strategic planning, including compensation practices, data analysis, organisational development.
• A strong understanding and ability to contribute to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at organisational and partnership levels.
• Ability to deal with conflict effectively, and to manage difficult situations confidently and calmly; demonstrated ability to coach and counsel both executive-level management and employees.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong project management skills: ability to effectively plan, implement and manage HR programs and functions; ability to implement, explain, and apply relevant policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
• An innovative and initiative-taking approach, with the vision and practical skills to assess, develop, improve and systems and processes.
• Proven ability to inspire and create a healthy organisational culture.
• Up-to-date knowledge of relevant UK & international employment laws and best practice in people management.
• Excellent strategic thinking and practical planning ability.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to work with a diverse range of actors at different levels and from different cultural contexts.

Essential values and attributes

• Strong commitment to the mission and values of Girls Not Brides and our vision in relation to addressing child marriage and gender equality.
• Skilled team worker with an inclusive and collaborative approach.
• Proactive and able to confidently take initiative and make appropriate decisions.
• Willingness to work flexibly and regularly travel internationally, as necessary.

Desirable

• Experience managing or supporting organisational change processes.
• Relevant and direct experience implementing DEI initiatives.
• Knowledge of nonprofit administration.

Safeguarding

Girls Not Brides is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk with whom our staff and representatives work and interface. Any employment with Girls Not Brides may be subject to the satisfactory completion of a background check and criminal records check which can include but is not limited to: an overseas police record check, a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (for those based in the UK) or an International Criminal Record Check (if applicable).

Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and proactive fundraiser to join our team as our new Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager!

About the role

Are you an experienced corporate fundraiser with an interest in working in the international development sector? Are you creative, strategic, highly organised, a confident and effective communicator and strong team player?

We are looking for an experienced Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager to work closely with the Head of Programme Funding to drive new donor engagement and secure sustainable, multi-year funding. If you are seeking a dynamic and engaging fundraising role which offers you the chance to play a pivotal role within a small but ambitious organisation, then this could be the job for you.

You will be an exemplary relationship builder and have experience in developing multi-faceted corporate partnerships (ideally with experience and success in employee engagement, corporate sponsorship, and/or operational partnerships).

The role also line manages the Senior Fundraising Officer post, a position that provides administrative and fundraising support across the whole fundraising team. Please note that we are a small team and so you’ll need to be comfortable rolling up your sleeves to help out team members and to support new business across other restricted income streams.

If you think you have the skills, qualities and drive to fulfil this role, but don’t meet all of the specifications, or perhaps you’ve gained your experience in (for example) commercial sales or within relationships management and are looking to move into development work, we would still welcome hearing from you. We’re always interested to hear from talented individuals who can help drive the success of the team.

We are also open to making the role part time (80%) for the right candidate.

DISCLAIMER: Applications without a covering letter will not be considered. All applicants must have the full legal right to work in the UK as the Foundation does not offer sponsorship at this time.

What can the Foundation offer you

– You will be part of an organisation that values you. As a smaller organisation, we value everyone’s individual perspective and voice and seek all staffs input into strategy, annual plans, and organisational values.
– A positive and collaborative culture – we are proud of our leadership and management style that encourages teamwork, open and honest communication, while maintaining a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where everyone can thrive
– One-on-one regular meetings with your line manager or director to focus on career and professional development while also taking an interest in your personal wellbeing

About the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women works with women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries. We work together to enable women entrepreneurs to reach their potential. We are committed to eliminating the global gender gap in entrepreneurship and creating a future where women entrepreneurs thrive. Since our inception in 2008, we have supported more than 250,000 women to start and grow successful micro, small, and medium sized businesses in over 100 countries.

Training, mentoring, networking and collaboration are at the heart of our work, deploying technology innovatively to reach and connect with more women worldwide. Our approach opens doors for women entrepreneurs to networks, finance, new markets, investments and opportunities. As a result, women create a future for themselves, their families, and their communities. In turn, they contribute to more robust economies, global gender equality and a thriving entrepreneurial sector.

How to apply

To apply, please download the job description and send us the following:
• Covering letter addressing relevant experience for the role (one A4 page max)
• We will not accept or consider applications submitted without a cover letter.
• When writing your cover letter, please refer to the job description, focussing on the essential and desirable criteria
• Current CV (two A4 pages max)

All applicants should have the legal right to work in the UK prior to applying.

Please send your application, or any questions you might have, to recruitment@cherieblairfoundation.org by Friday 10 May, 5pm BST.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. Please let us know if you have any access requirements that you would like us to be aware of during this process.

For information purposes, we request that you complete the Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) monitoring form when you submit your application. This is not mandatory but supports the Foundation it’s with EDI goals and objectives. All information is private, and we abide by stringent GDPR and data processing management systems. The link is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LG35KF5

Due to the large number of applications we receive, please note that you will only be contacted should we wish to invite you to interview.