Interim External Affairs Manager (Sabbatical cover)

Money and Mental Health Policy Institute

Employment Type Contract
Location Hybrid · London, UK The successful candidate will be expected to work two days per week in our central London office.
Salary £50,209 (GBP) Annual salary, full time equivalent
Team External Affairs
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 9:00am, 23rd May 2024 BST

Job Description

We are recruiting an interim External Affairs manager on a fixed term contract running from 24 June 2024 to 31 December 2024. This is a diverse role and will include:

Communications and events

  • Working with Head of External Affairs and Income (EA&I) to manage the External Affairs’ team’s day-to-day work, including supporting the team with social media, website and press relations

  • Working with Head of EA&I to deliver communications strategy

  • Overseeing and project managing the charity’s events programme

Leadership and management

  • Leading External Affairs team catch ups and project planning 

  • Line managing an External Affairs Officer and an Intern with a focus on professional development

  • Providing sign-off on a number of areas, including those that carry some risk to the charity

  • Working with the Head of EA&I to collect key management information to report on the impact and reach of external affairs activities to the CEO

  • Assisting with the charity’s other activities as required.

Influencing and stakeholder management

  • Working with the Head of EA&I to manage and deliver the influencing strategy, including helping to deliver campaigns.

  • Supporting team with public affairs engagement

Skills and qualities

  • A comms all-rounder who can help lead and manage our busy External Affairs team 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to tell a clear story and to tailor content for different audiences.

  • The ability to guide colleagues in producing a range of content for different platforms and audiences, including via social media, digital and press relations. 

  • The capacity to juggle competing priorities, and to help guide others in doing so

  • Strong project management, organisation and decision-making skills

  • Experience of organising events (particularly online) and an understanding of different tactics to engage audiences

  • A creative self-starter who can take the lead in identifying and acting upon opportunities to increase the impact of our communications activities

  • Strong reputation management skills

  • The ability to support and develop junior colleagues

  • An interest and/or background in campaigning

  • A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

  • A passion for improving the lives of people with money and mental health problems.

Learn more in the applicant information pack here.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Thu 23rd May 2024


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 Thu 23rd May 2024