Communications Officer

Reports to: Director of Fundraising & Communications

Location: Central London – MicroLoan Foundation’s Offices, 32 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8PB

Salary: £26-28k per annum depending on experience and location

Duration: Full time, permanent 37.5 hours per week

Application deadline: we encourage candidates to apply ASAP

Start date: July/August 2024

Term of appointment: Permanent

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays; generous 8% pension contribution; flexible working: option to work some days from home; membership of The Hoxton hotel’s shared working space: free snacks, hot drinks, exclusive membership events and Hoxton hotel perks and discounts.

Apply by submitting a CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements. We ask that you submit a cover letter to increase your chances of success.

About MicroLoan Foundation

MicroLoan Foundation supports women in remote, rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa to work their own way out of poverty. By providing them with financial literacy, business training, on-going support, and small affordable loans, we help these women to start small businesses for themselves.

With a regular income they are able to provide the basics for their families – food, shelter, education and medicine. We teach them to save as insurance against future crop failure, illness and other unexpected emergencies. In short, we give them hope, not handouts. Since 2002 MicroLoan Foundation has supported 450,000 women and their families in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

MicroLoan Foundation is committed to promoting equality and diversity. It promotes a culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to the workplace and enhance the way we work.

The fundraising and communications team

MicroLoan Foundation has a small and dynamic fundraising and communications team in London. The team is responsible for generating income and driving engagement from new and existing supporters. This is done by developing high impact long-term relationships with individual donors, companies and institutions and by engaging mass support through events, direct marketing and fundraising campaigns. The Communications Officer plays an important role in the organisation and we are looking for a driven and talented individual to join the team.

Role and Responsibilities

Person specification

We are looking for an ambitious person with exceptional copywriting and content creation skills. This role requires solid understanding of marketing and the use of digital channels and website management. The Communications Officer should have demonstrable experience of implementing a communications strategy to increase outreach and income. Experience from the international development sector or a degree in related fields would be beneficial and a passion for reducing poverty and inequality would be expected. You will be joining a small team and should be prepared to assist on projects outside of your immediate role in order to support your colleagues and MicroLoan’s overall objectives.

Knowledge, experience & skills

Essential

Desirable

Responsibilities

Donor engagement and marketing

Retention/nurturing

Outreach/growth

Communications

Copywriting

Website management 

Marketing and design

Social media management

Other

 

Please apply by submitting a cover letter and CV to contact@mlf.org.uk FAO Malin Rosenkvist. Your cover letter should be no more than one A4 clearly outlining your experience and suitability for the role, as well as your motivation to work at MicroLoan Foundation.

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