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Director of Communications

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Stonewall exists to bring about equality and acceptance for LGBT+ people in the UK and worldwide. Our vision is a world where everyone, everywhere is free to be themselves. We believe we're stronger united and we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are.

With a new Chief Executive and Chair, this is a very exciting time to join us as we undertake an ambitious work programme with a new vision, mission and new business priorities.  Our aim is to deepen our work with different communities internationally, nationally, regionally and locally to achieve real change in the daily lives of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

Director of Communications

London office, or flexible working with significant travel to London

Circa £60,000 - £80,000

Stonewall, Martha Awojobi (of #CharitySoWhite), and Prospectus are delighted to be working together to recruit Stonewall’s Director of Communications, a crucial part of the top team, reporting to the Chief Executive.  Stonewall increases understanding of the many different forms of inequality that affect the lives of LGBT+ people in Britain and drives action to address inequality through our research, policy and campaigns.   

The Director of Communications will devise and deliver compelling communications to develop Stonewall’s voice, brand, engagement and awareness to effect positive change in the UK and globally.  With responsibility for a high performing research, campaigns and policy team you will leverage their success by enhancing Stonewall’s brand and reputation, maximising our profile and digital engagement to grow our prominence and influence. 

We are looking for an individual with strategic communications experience, leadership and vision.  You will be a creative and digital-first thinker, with a demonstrable track record of creating and delivering impactful communications. With experience working with press and media, you will offer a strategic perspective to the mobilisation of our assets, ideally within an environment that is often contested.  You will be a highly inclusive leader and manager, with experience of coaching, supporting change and developing staff to reach their full potential.  Crucially, you will proactively drive forward Stonewall’s race equity and trans inclusion journey as we continue to embrace an intersectional approach.

At Stonewall we want you to feel involved in all aspects of our work and to have amazing opportunities during your time with us.  Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. In line with our commitments to race equity and trans inclusion, we are particularly seeking applications from trans people and/or People of Colour/BAME people. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff who hold these and other identities.

Please download the appointment brief below for more information at www.prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/HQ00178034 For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Linda Griffiths or Roberta Giubilini at Prospectus on 020 7691 1920, or e-mail linda.griffiths@prospect-us.co.uk  or Roberta.Giubilini@prospect-us.co.uk 

Deadline for applications: Monday 11th January 2021

If you would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.   

 

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