Location:                                Office-based in London (Camberwell)

Salary:                                    £36,000 per annum

Hours:                                    Full time (35 hours per week)

Contract:                                Permanent

Benefits:                                 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and pension

Line management                

responsibility:                       None

Budget management

responsibility:                       Yes

Responsible to:                     Head of Policy and Communications

(Please note we would support flexible working for this role, over a minimum 28 hours per week, salary pro rata)

As the leading kinship care charity in the UK, Grandparents Plus is at the forefront of fighting for better recognition of kinship care families across the country.  With growing public awareness and an increasing number of opportunities to influence decision making at the highest levels, Grandparents Plus is expanding its External Affairs team.  We're looking for an experienced communications professional to join our growing charity, and play a pivotal role in driving awareness of the charity and of kinship care, reaching new audiences and creating a compelling case for change.

About the Role

You'll be responsible for developing national and regional media strategies, including leading on our national awareness week, as well as working with colleagues throughout the organsiation to ensure kinship care stories are represented in all we do.  You'll be a digital native, able to take a hands-on approach to social media and passionate about working with people with wide-ranging experiences.  Working in a small team, you'll thrive in a fast-paced environment, use your initiative to make the most of every opportunity while providing support and advice to colleagues across the charity.

Job description and person specification


To apply, please send a CV and covering letter of no more than two pages detailing how you meet the requirements listed in the person specification to Louise Baker ([email protected]) by no later than Tuesday 12 March 2019.

Interview dates: 20/21 March 2019