Job title: Communications and Projects Officer

Summary: The Communications and Projects Officer is responsible for communicating the achievements and fundraising needs of the Foundation to external audiences. They also act as a point of contact or support for key Foundation projects to ensure their efficient delivery and manage the day to day administration of the office.

Accountability: The Communications and Projects Officer is accountable to the Chief Executive.

Salary: £21,000



  • Contribute to the formulation of a communications strategy for the DNF centred on ensuring communication and engagement delivers our charitable objectives.
  • Relationship building and advocacy with partner organisations.
  • Manage the Foundation social media accounts, keeping them updated with relevant news, images and posts.
  • Manage the website, updating frequently with content and serving as point of contact with the website management company.
  • Copywriting and digital content creation.
  • Public relations.
  • Event organisation and logistics including researching possible individuals and organisations to invite, managing invitations and the recording of RSVPs.
  • Monitoring the enquiries inbox, forwarding messages as appropriate and responding where necessary.
  • Work with a dedicated Trustee to establish and maintain a database of ‘Friends of David Nott.’
  • Monitor social media accounts for issues of concern and messages which require a response.
  • Managing letters or emails of thanks to every donor.
  • Uploading of details into, and management of, CRM database.Projects and administration
  • Support the COO where required in monitoring the progress of key projects and initiatives.
  • Be primary point of contact with applicants for the DNF Scholarship programme and manage their travel.
  • Maintain contact lists and databases.
  • User-experience and analytics of our app.
  • Organise ordering of office supplies as and when needed.
  • Other administrative tasks as required.

Person specification:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Drive, competence and a willingness to learn.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to multitask.
  • The ability to cope with pressure.
  • Creativity, imagination and initiative.
  • Good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A good knowledge of, and keen interest in, current affairs and international relations.
  • Flexibility; the role will develop over time as the organisation grows.

All staff will commit to:

  • Act with honesty and integrity at all times.
  • Demonstrate respect for others through consideration and empathy in all communications with colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • Make an active contribution to developing the Foundation.
  • Be receptive to feedback, learn from experience and others and share experience and knowledge.
  • Keep others informed of issues which they need to be aware of because of their role and responsibilities.
  • Consciously review mistakes and successes to improve performance.
  • Use discretion and be aware of issues requiring confidentiality.

How to apply: please send a CV and cover letter explaining what qualities and skills you would bring to the role to [email protected]