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Are you a talented senior communicator, with a broad range of experience?  Are you good at thinking creatively about the best ways to get our messages out to the right people at the right time, using a diverse range of events and media channels? Are you strong at making connections and someone who can help bring together special interest groups to work together on new ways to improve humanitarian responses across the globe.   

We are looking for a Communications and Engagement Manager who is ready to apply their skills and experience in an exciting humanitarian initiative.  

Launched in 2021, the UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub is bringing together the humanitarian sector and UK expertise to develop innovative new approaches and technologies that put communities facing humanitarian crises at the forefront of relief and recovery efforts. The Communications and Engagement Manager will play a key role supporting this work. By designing and managing our communications activities with organisations at the forefront of humanitarian policy and response, this role will be playing an important role in shaping the global humanitarian innovation landscape.  

The post requires an individual looking for a busy and complex role, who is ready to take on this exciting and varied opportunity alongside an ambitious team. You will be skilled and experienced at coordinating multi-channel communication campaigns, media engagement, conference and event planning, stakeholder convening, as well as managing an online presence and producing high quality publications.  

Our staff are key to our success, and we recognise this through investing in training, development and strong line management support. If you are passionate about communications and making a difference in the humanitarian sector, we’d love to hear from you. 

The UK Humanitarian Innovation Hub is hosted by Elrha and is funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). 

If you are passionate about improving humanitarian response through research and want to be part of an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed.   

Please review the full job description for further details. When applying you will be taken through the Save the Children recruitment system. Please ensure you complete the personal statement as part of the application process to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is next career move for you.  Please note that we will assess your communication skills on the quality of your personal statement and CV as well as any presented achievements. 

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About Elrha

Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We are based in the UK, but our roles have a global reach. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen. 

Hybrid Working

Elrha is currently transitioning to new hybrid ways of working and with the aim of promoting flexible working practices. Other than the expectation to attend occasional team meetings in person at our office locations in Cardiff and London, employees can chose to work either in their designated office base or at their home within the UK. We are happy to discuss flexible working options and patterns at interview. 

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBTQ+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Salaries and benefits

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure based on evaluation. New employees will usually be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Elrha is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff. 

Elrha also has a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement which increases year on year, minimum 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution), staff discount scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and life cover. 

Pre-employment Checks 

Any employment with Elrha will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date: 

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable) 
  • receipt of satisfactory references 
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role 

Elrha is a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children. We are able to benefit from a range of support services provided by Save the Children UK, including recruitment systems. For this reason you will be directed to Save the Children UK’s job portal upon clicking ‘apply’. 

Please ensure you read the full job description and complete the Personal Statement as requested in the application process. We look forward to hearing from you. 

We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable people in our work. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

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