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Communications Lead

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Open Knowledge Foundation
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London, England, Reino Unido
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Publicado há 15 dias

The Communications Lead Role

The Communications Lead will work as a contractor, providing strategic leadership and guidance on all aspects of communications,  playing a key organisation-wide leadership role, with the opportunity to broadly influence Foundation strategy and operations.

Reports to: CEO

Other key relationships: International Network Lead. 

Position Location: Remote.

Schedule & Travel: Occasional travel and driving may be required, with occasional schedule adjustments in order to meet priority deadlines or participate in community events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the Foundation communications strategy. This includes setting an overarching strategic communications plan that advances programmatic goals and reflects the Foundation’s values as well as leading operational and tactical work to implement the strategies. 
  • Oversee communications operations. This includes annual planning and budgeting and ensuring all work is done well and meets the needs of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as an internal consultant to the CEO and other Foundation staff to develop and refine key messages, themes, presentations that effectively advance the Foundation’s goals and vision. Explore and identify channels, forums and venues for sharing learning and insights.
  • Provide organisational leadership. This includes working with staff across the foundation to identify and resolve cross-organisational issues and providing leadership, counsel and support for effective internal and external communications.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Communications Leadership:  Has significant communications leadership experience, with at least seven years of demonstrated success leading and managing complex work projects. This includes experience integrating strategies across communications channels, including web, social media, publications, and media relations.
  • Communications Practitioner:  Is a great written and verbal communicator, able to communicate in ways that are simple and conversational and to help others do so, too.  Experience preparing materials that capture the voice and tone of other people. 
  • Open Knowledge and Open Data Awareness: Has enough experience in communications related to open data issues and open knowledge challenges and is capable of developing clear and nuanced messages on subjects that may be difficult or controversial.
  • Relational:  Is good at building trusting relationships and able to work well with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Project Manager:  Is responsive and able to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines.

Candidates should:

  • be a self-starter - capable of working independently and coordinating with colleagues remotely, and be able to demonstrate this.
  • Have access and relationships built with mainstream media and alternative media outlets. 
  • Be digitally savvy and highly skilled using diverse tools to communicate and reach audiences across cultures and age groups. 
  • be highly organised - capable of managing their own projects and initiatives (possibly several at the same time), as well as coordinating with and chasing up others where relevant.
  • be skilled and comfortable at public speaking, coordinating group activities and communicating on behalf of Open Knowledge in various public fora (including emails, on the web and at events).
  • be familiar with open data and the open definition.
  • have excellent written and spoken English, and demonstrated experience communicating to diverse audiences, including specialists and international groups. Other languages are a plus. 

The Organisation:

Open Knowledge Foundation is a global non-profit organisation working towards the openness of all forms of knowledge to secure a fair, free and open future for all. A world where all non-personal information is open, free, for everyone to use, build on and share, in which creators and innovators are recognised and rewarded. The wide range of projects we work on all aim to give people access to data, the knowledge to understand it, and the power to use it in our everyday lives.

Open Knowledge Foundation is a distributed team, based all over the world, so experience or strong understanding of what is required to work in a global, multicultural, highly transparent, remote team is a distinct advantage. 

The applicant must have their own computer, with all the software required to perform their work  as well as access to a reliable internet connection, after a trial period, the organisation provides support for equipment acquisition and a budget for products and services to perform their work. 

How to apply:

If you’d like to apply, please send your CV and a cover note highlighting why you are interested in the role and stating your availability to start: jobs@okfn.org

Closing date for applications is 31st August 2022.

At Open Knowledge Foundation we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and aim to cultivate and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We value and encourage diversity because a range of experiences and perspectives enriches our work and strengthens our ability to address complex challenges. Applicants from communities that are under-represented in our workplace - ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTI+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

The Communications Lead Role

The Communications Lead will work as a contractor, providing strategic leadership and guidance on all aspects of communications,  playing a key organisation-wide leadership role, with the opportunity to…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
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    Carga Horária Integral
  • Tipo de Emprego
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    Contrato / CLT
  • Data de Início
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    3 de outubro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
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    31 de agosto de 2022
  • Nível de Experiência
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    Nível médio/Gerencial
Salário
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GBP 32.000 - GBP 40.000
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Benefícios

  • The opportunity to advance openness and contribute to a better, more democratic digital ecosystem.
  • Flexible hours.
  • A diverse and caring work environment.
  • Remote working.
  • The opportunity to advance openness and contribute to a better, more democratic digital ecosystem.
  • Flexible hours.
  • A diverse and caring work environment.
  • Remote working.

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Excellent written and spoken English

Other languages are a plus

Excellent written and spoken English

Other languages are a plus

Localização

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Virtual
O trabalho pode ser executado em qualquer lugar do mundo
Local Associado
86-90 Paul St, London EC2A 4NE, UK

Como se inscrever

If you’d like to apply, please send your CV and a cover note highlighting why you are interested in the role and stating your availability to start: jobs@okfn.org

If you’d like to apply, please send your CV and a cover note highlighting why you are interested in the role and stating your availability to start: jobs@okfn.org

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