Strategic communication

Communications Officer x2, Elrha: London, Cardiff, or remote within UK – Deadline 23 September

By 12/09/2022

Communications Officer x2, Elrha

Location: London, Cardiff, or remote within UK
Salary: £27,000-£31,500
Contract Type: 35 hours per week, Full time
Closing date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Other: proof of eligibility to work in the national location is required for this role
About the role

Are you an excellent communicator with great digital and content creation skills? Are you looking to step into a communications role in a friendly, supportive environment focused on creating positive change in the humanitarian sector? 

This is an ideal post for someone looking to take the next step in their career and support our digital communications and content development. The primary focus of the role will be to support the maintenance and growth of our digital platforms and to create accessible and engaging content for our digital channels. The role will also support the Policy Engagement and Communications team in horizon scanning, events, and collating data. 

In your application you will need to ensure your cover letter demonstrates that you have: 

  • Strong writing and editing skills, and the ability to follow brand style and tone of voice 
  • Experience of content creation and production for multiple platforms
  • Knowledge of social media management tools and insights to create reports
  • Experience using Customer Relationship Management systems, Content Management Systems, and online meeting and events software.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritise work to meet competing deadlines.

We are currently seeking talented candidates for two Communications Officer positions: please also see our other vacancy for someone to primarily support with our digital communications and content creation. 

Please note that we will assess your communication skills on the quality of your personal statement and CV as well as any presented achievements.

If you are seeking a new challenge and want to be part of a growing charity, then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We can offer a friendly, supportive environment in which you can develop, learn and grow professionally. We are a committed and collaborative team, and the role is a great opportunity to develop your skills across within the Policy Engagement and Communications team and across Elrha.

Please review the full job description for further details. When applying you will be taken through the Save the Children recruitment system.  Ensure you complete the personal statement as part of the application process to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is next career move for you.  

Role Description

Job Description

Elrha Benefits & Rewards Summary


Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We are based in the UK, but our roles have a global reach. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.

Remote Working

Elrha employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. In Spring 2022 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBTQ+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Salaries and Benefits

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees will usually be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Elrha is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

Elrha also has a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement which increases year on year, 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution) and life cover.

Pre-Employment Checks

Any employment with Elrha will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role

Elrha is a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children. We are able to benefit from a range of support services provided by Save the Children UK, including recruitment systems. For this reason you will be directed to Save the Children UK’s job portal upon clicking ‘apply’.

To find out more information about this role or to apply, please click here.