We are looking for an experienced and creative communications professional to join our team as a Stories Manager.
- £35,100 per annum
- 35 per week Monday to Friday
- Closing date:
- 31 January 2024
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Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing essential grants to families raising disabled and seriously ill children.
Sharing the stories of the families we support is crucial to what we do. Stories raise better public awareness of the highs and lows families face in daily life. As well as helping to raise vital funds to enable us to help even more people across the UK.
“Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form.”Jean Luc Godard
We are looking for a Stories Manager to join our communications and marketing team. In this role you’ll be responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated, diverse stories strategy and framework to support Family Fund’s overall strategic priorities.
Compelling and powerful stories across online and offline channels will showcase and promote Family Fund’s work and impact. It gives a public platform for families raising disabled or seriously ill children. Drives and supports our fundraising ambitions, generates grant applications and raises brand awareness – across digital, print and media channels.
This role will ensure that there are ‘no numbers without a story’ in our reporting to our funders. Requiring a strong focus on written stories. We are looking for an experienced and creative communications professional to identify, and capture, stories that make a convincing case for people to support, partner or work with us.
Working location: This role can be home-based or hybrid. Working partly at home and partly in the office depending on your preference (our office is based in Monks Cross, York). Some travel will be required to visit families we support across the UK, and to collaborate with colleagues in the office.
To join our team you’ll need experience of sensitively creating written and video content for different audiences and interviewing people. Communications and marketing experience is also needed – ideally within a third sector environment. You’ll need strong interpersonal and organisation skills and, ideally, experience of using content management systems.
In return, we offer the chance to be at the heart of a supportive professional team, where you’ll make a positive difference to families in need, every day. As a member of our staff, you’ll receive quality training for your role, a contributory pension, access to our employee discounts scheme, and the opportunity to work from home if you want to, with flexible start and finish times.
Family Fund is a great place to work for great people. We provide a challenging and rewarding working environment where every staff member can make their mark.
We commit to inclusion, equality and diversity and we welcome applications from all parts of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer and all disabled applicants who meet the requirements for the role will be invited for interview. If you have a disability, and are happy to let us know, please highlight this in your covering letter. We have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant and we welcome applications from the Armed Forces Community.
How to apply
When you’re ready to apply, complete the online application and submit a covering letter and CV, explaining what skills and qualities you would bring to the team.
For more information, please read and download the job description.
The successful candidate must complete pre-employment checks that meet the Baseline Personnel Security Standard. This includes a requirement to undergo a basic level DBS criminal record check, right to work check and employment history verification.
Closing date: Wednesday 31 January 2024
Interview dates: week commencing 5 February 2024