Strategic communication

Global Communications Officer – Street Child, London – Deadline 4 November

By 17/10/2022

Global Communications Officer – Street Child

Location: Street Child’s London office (Hybrid-working)
Salary: £27,000 – £30,000 per annum depending on experience
Contract type: Permanent, full-time
Closing date: Friday 4 November 2022
Other: Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy

About the role

Street Child, a rapidly expanding global children’s charity, are searching for an outstanding individual to work within our global marketing, media, and communications (MMC) team, helping to accelerate our organisation’s development and impact.

We are looking for an energetic and creative Global Communications Officer who will help to transform our MMC output by improving the global visibility of Street Child and ensuring our communications are a force-multiplier for fundraising efforts. This is a real opportunity for a talented individual to generate significant change and be part of a rapidly growing global team with proven results.

This role will report directly to our Global Head of Marketing, Media, and Comms but work closely with our fundraising teams and frequently supports the rest of the organisation across programmes and global fundraising.

We are looking for someone who can drive forward our owned channel development and growth; create fresh fundraising campaigns with market cut-through; develop clear, creative collateral; and identify opportunities for ambassador partnerships.

This is a role for someone who has strong attention to detail, sweats the small stuff, and has a natural desire to always better the work. It is important that this person remains continually curious and is willing to lend their hand across multiple touchpoints of the organisation. We do not work in silos.

This role supports a wide range of global media, marketing, and external communications:

  • Development of Street Child-owned channels: curating compelling content for all Street Child social media channels and creating cut-through content which communicates our impact to our growing, global audience. This creation spans copywriting for Street Child magazine, blog posts, website updates, and case studies.
  • Fundraising campaign development: planning, developing, and running fundraising campaigns throughout the year with a major focus on organic digital channels and direct mail offerings. These should be fresh, forward thinking, and always push the norm.
  • Fundraising and programme collateral: driving forward the creation of content for public and corporate fundraising teams, increasing the way the organisation presents itself to our audiences with a strong understanding of graphic design, and able to create programme reports, invites for events, and fundraising packs.
  • Supporting the global talent programme: understanding how to work with well-known individuals/talent, reaching out to broker partnerships, and driving forward the development of innovative partnerships.
  • Brand: being a key person in protecting the global brand and brand guidelines across the global organisation.
  • Any other tasks as required to support Global MMC and Street Child.

An optimal location for this role would be in London, with a willingness to ideally work in our London office for three days of the week. However, other arrangements, UK or global, will be considered for an exceptional candidate.

Street Child began working in Sierra Leone in 2008 with one project for 100 children. In 2021 Street Child expects to make a material contribution to the education of half a million children in c.20 countries – and help over a million children by 2024. Powerful, imaginative, professional, and at times brave, communications and storytelling have been a key driver in our early development – and will be equally critical if we are to continue to grow our impact for children living in the world’s toughest contexts.

To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please send your CV and a compelling covering letter as a combined/single document (max 3-pages) to by Friday 4 November. Applications will be reviewed regularly so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Diversity is important to us at Street Child and so we especially welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds typically under-represented in the sector and/or that reflect the communities we seek to serve.

Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

About Street Child

Street Child believes that every child should be safe, go to school, and learn. We focus our work in the places where that is the furthest from being realised: remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 850,000 children to go to school and learn. Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection, and livelihood support. We partner with local organisations in everything we do.

To find out more or to apply for this role, please visit our careers page.