Media and Communications Manager

UK Youth

  • Team: External Relations
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Location: London/flexible
  • Closing: 5:30pm, 25th Oct 2021 BST

Job Description

Media and Communications Manager  

This is an exciting time to join UK Youth as we launch our new strategy to 2025- Unlocking Youth Work.  

Working closely with the Head of PR, Marketing and Communications you will lead the development of an organisation wide communication strategy and develop and deliver the relevant plans related to your area of expertise. You will have responsibility for managing organisational narrative and messaging, creating engaging copy, both long and short form, across multiple platforms and developing inspiring and impactful stories to bring our work to life for our key audiences. 

You’ll also have responsibility for media relations activities including identifying media opportunities, writing press releases and proactively supporting on selling into national, broadcast and trade media to grow awareness of our work to key audiences, alongside a key role working closely with the Head of Policy and Public Affairs to lead our influencing work.  

You will line manage a Digital and Communications Officer and sit within a team of seven communications, digital and marketing experts. 

Who we are 

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported, and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes. 

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross-sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website

Why work at UK Youth?  

We are a values-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even whilst we are all working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes to virtual coffee meet ups. 

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. 

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. 

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men, and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth. 

What we can offer you 

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture. 

  • Flexible/Agile Working 

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays 

  • Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%) 

  • Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary 

  • Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally 

  • 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell our New Forest Outdoor Centre including, camping, lodges and outdoor activities. 

  • Cyclescheme and Techscheme 


How to apply  

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please read the job description, and then click here and complete an application via our completely anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied). 

  • Closing date for applications will be Monday 25th October 2021 at 17:30pm

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference. 

As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.  


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 25th Oct 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application