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Tel: 01227 637293

External Affairs Officer

Location: North East London

Salary expectation: up to £37,280

Application deadline: As soon as possible

This is a full-time role

The Organisation

The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse – the Centre is funded by the Home Office, led by Barnardo’s, and works closely with key partners from academic institutions, local authorities, health, education, police, and the voluntary sector.

The aim for the Centre is to bring about significant and system-wide change in how child sexual abuse is responded to locally and nationally. This will be achieved by identifying, generating and sharing high-quality evidence of what works to prevent and tackle child sexual abuse (including child sexual exploitation), to inform both policy and practice.

The Role

This is an exciting new role, working within a high-profile project of immense national significance.

Within a proactive and busy support team, you will be helping to develop and manage the Centre’s external affairs activities.

This exciting role incudes managing the communication plans for the Centre’s outputs and being responsible for the production of the Centre’s digital output.

You will help support the Centre with its publications, communications, website and external affairs activities.

You will manage logistical arrangements for events, workshops, training, seminars, and conferences.

You will monitor online press, announcements, news, website, social media and blogs for information or events relating Child Sexual Exploitation/Abuse (CSE/CSA).

You will liaise closely with the Centre’s SMT members and use project management techniques to plan and organise events.

You will be able to grow and develop new and existing skills sets whilst being able to make the role your own.

The Candidate

You will:

Have experience of working in a similar external affairs/communications role, preferably within a not-for-profit organisation.

Be an individual with highly competent social media skills especially in content creation and copy editing – using office software on a daily basis and working with websites.

Be able to adopt a professional, creative and innovative approach for ways of communicating.

Have experience of managing events.

Deadline: As soon as possible