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Avon Wildlife Trust is looking for an inspirational communicator to lead the development and delivery of our communications and campaigns. Co-ordinating external affairs and public relations, you will generate high profile, impactful communications with a bold, confident, local voice, inspiring a love of wildlife, supporting nature’s recovery and stimulating people and communities of all kinds to take action for wildlife.


The successful candidate will have a broad range of expertise in communications and campaigning, covering press, media, print, online and digital. You will have the skills and confidence to handle crisis communications alongside a proactive hands-on approach to communications planning, measuring reach and impact, and generating insight.


If this is you, we would love to hear from you.


Overall Purpose of Job

To lead the development and delivery of Avon Wildlife Trust’s communications and campaigns, generating high profile, impactful communications with a bold, confident, local voice that inspires a love of wildlife, raises awareness of issues, communicates the Trust’s impact, supports nature’s recovery and stimulates people and communities of all kinds to take action for wildlife.


Main Responsibilities

· Co-ordinate the Trust’s external affairs, developing change-making communications, campaigns and policy positions that inspire a love of nature, raise awareness of issues, and galvanise people, politicians and decision-makers to take action for wildlife

· Lead on the Trust’s public relations, using a wide range of communications channels to raise our profile, demonstrate our impact, explain our actions, respond to queries, support fundraising and generate prospects for the Trust’s supporter journey

· Support development of the Trust’s engagement work, developing communications, content and campaigns to help build a diverse community of people taking action for wildlife, and create a tipping point where this becomes a societal norm

· Oversee the management and development of the Trust’s communications and campaigns channels, including our website, social media, newsletters and magazines, press and publications

· Co-ordinate production of key Trust-wide publications and events including our Wild Avon Magazine, Annual Review, AGM and participation in the Festival of Nature

· Plan and monitor the Trust’s communications and campaigns, developing annual calendars and budgets, tracking KPIs, and generating insights and analysis to constantly improve our reach, engagement and impact

· Plan for and provide crisis communications to issues affecting the reputation of AWT, working out of hours if necessary to communicate key messages and liaise with senior leadership team on public response.

· Lead the Communications and Campaigns team, co-ordinate communications training and support across the Trust, and deliver effective internal communications, developing a strong culture and capacity for communications throughout the Trust.

Communications and Campaigns Manager


£32,000 - £36,000 per annum


37 hours per week

Contract Type:

Full time, Permanent


Based at our Bristol office with flexible working at various AWT locations, and from home

Close Date:

Sunday, 7 July 2024

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