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Communications Manager
Tree Aid

Job Description

  • Tree Aid, Bristol
  • Home-based during COVID, office-based normally
  • 35 hours a week, full time, permanent
  • Salary: £36,078 per annum + competitive holiday + pension

Benefits: 25 days per year increasing 1 day for each year of service up to 30 days, (not including bank holidays), pension contributions matched up to 6%, annual eyesight tests, cycle to work scheme, weekly French class and scope for flexible working.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Communications Manager at Tree Aid.

We work with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving people’s incomes, and restoring and protecting land. Led by local people, our projects make sure trees thrive so they can provide food and incomes today, and protect the environment for tomorrow.

After almost four years at Tree Aid, our Communications Manager is moving on. This is what she has to say about the role:

"This is a brilliant role that I encourage great comms people to apply for! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed delivering communications for this fantastic cause over the last few years. It’s such a unique role in a friendly and driven organisation. Tree Aid is gaining increased recognition and attention - and the best is yet to come as there are some really exciting opportunities on the horizon.

"The Communications team has grown from one to three roles in just two years and you will be working with highly skilled and talented people that make turning up to work every day enjoyable and inspiring. The role is really broad and interesting, from working with in-country colleagues on professional content gathering trips to leading collaboration through the Communications Working Group. Digital is also a growing area for Tree Aid and we’re in great shape with the new website and with a new digital specialist in the team."

We welcome applications from candidates who have 2-3 years of communications experience at management level. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and creative marketing and communications all-rounder. The successful candidate will have lots of initiative, be a strong team player and have a passion for our cause bringing new ideas and fresh energy to the charity.

Our approach to recruitment:

We value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background.

We recruit with openness and transparency. We employ people on the basis of their ability to carry out the role being recruited for. We ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment than any other on the grounds of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, caring responsibilities or hours of work.

Key documents:

The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded from the Tree Aid website.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK at time of application.

  • Full job description and person specification.
  • Equal opportunities form.

How to apply: 

Please view the Tree Aid website for details. Please send your CV, equal opportunities monitoring form and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the person specification. 

Key dates:

  • Closing date: midday Monday 8 March 2021.
  • Shortlisted notification: Monday 8 March.
  • Task submission by: 5pm Wednesday 10 March.
  • Interviews: Friday 12 March. This will be a remote interview process.
  • Final interviews: Monday 15 March. This will be a remote interview process.
  • Start date: Tuesday 20 April.