Project Manager - Communications and Marketing

UN Global Compact Network UK

  • Salary: £27K - £35K per annum
  • Location: London / hybrid
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

About the UN Global Compact Network UK:

The UN Global Compact Network UK is part of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest responsible business initiative. We connect UK companies and other organisations to a global movement dedicated to driving sustainable business and action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, rooted in UN treaties, provide a robust foundation for our initiative.

Our strategic plan has three pillars:

  • Inspiring business ambition to deliver the Global Goals;

  • Enabling practical action for sustainable business;

  • Shaping a responsible business environment.

We adhere to the core values of the UN and nine additional values and behaviours of the UN Global Compact. Find out more here: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/about/the-un-global-compact-way. You can find information about the UN Global Compact Network UK's governance here: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/about-the-uk-network/governance/.

The Network has over 400 participating companies and we are growing quickly. The Project Manager - Communications and Marketing will work on our communications to Network participants, as well as a much wider audience of recruitment prospects and stakeholders interested in our movement. The over-arching purpose of the role is to scale the global collective impact of sustainable business. By inspiring and enabling businesses to operate in line with our Principles, we are helping the world to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.    

We are looking for:

  • Someone with knowledge of the UN Global Compact and the responsible business agenda more generally. Understanding our audiences' interests and our unique value proposition will be key to ensuring high engagement with our messages.

  • Someone with impeccable business writing skills. We'll need you to generate effective content for newsletters, targeted emails, and social media posts. We will also need you to coordinate and proofread content generated by colleagues working on our programmes.

  • Someone with experience using automated marketing software such as Salesforce/Pardot.

  • Someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment and works well in a team as well as independently. The Network is constantly evolving and so are our team and needs; you might have to quickly adapt to changes and be ready to work on new projects.

In your first 6 months:

We'll need you to get settled quickly. Through online training and meetings with relevant colleagues, we'll help you to become familiar with our way of working and all the programming offered by the UN Global Compact Network UK and our colleagues at HQ and around the world. We'll also get you up to speed on our automated marketing tools, Salesforce, and Pardot.

After your onboarding, we'll expect you to:

  • Oversee the publication through the Pardot app of our weekly bulletins and targeted emails. You will liaise with our Programme Teams for content (and create some yourself), take care of the formatting, sort out the recipients, and push send.

  • Manage our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. You will work closely with our Programme Teams to generate compelling posts and campaigns to grow our followers and impressions. 

  • Proofread reports and other communications generated by the Programmes teams and liaise with designers to ensure that all our external communications are at a very high standard.

What are next steps?

If you proceed with your application, you'll be asked to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire. The main reason we're using the Applied platform is to eliminate bias from our hiring process, so it's really important that we have this information so we can see if it's working. We will only ever see stats about groups and never about you; answering these questions will never have an impact on your application.

Next we'll collect some essential admin information from you.

Finally, we will ask you to answer four questions designed to test your ability to do the job. Please give it your best effort, your scores on these questions will be the primary consideration in whether you are invited for an interview. To avoid bias, we don't look at CVs until later in the process.

Every application will be scored, and you will receive feedback.

Good luck!

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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