We are hiring

Join the team and help us to connect more people in the North

This is an exciting time to join us, we’d love to hear from people from diverse backgrounds, whose values align with ours and whose skills and experience will take us to a new level of impact. 

Over the past 5 years we’ve built trust and confidence - among people, civic society and leaders in the North, demonstrating our reputation as a platform of integrity, challenge, honesty and good practice.

Join the team and help us to connect more people in the North so that they are more aware of each other with opportunity to deliberate, decide and learn.  Help us bring Northerners together so that they can decide what the future of the north should look like.  Lead the way so we can all listen, deliberate, and decide together so that everyone’s voice is heard by those with influence so that they can be the best they can be to create change, both social and economic. Have the opportunity to work closely with Mayors, Council leaders, businesses, MPs, civic society in all its’ forms and local people.

Media and Communications Co-ordinator

Flexibility is key; you’ll spend time across the North; hybrid working is essential; you must be able to meet with the team on a weekly basis in Manchester or Liverpool as well as with CIC Directors as appropriate

In the region of £23,000 full time

Closing Date:
1st July 2022

The Role:
Join our growing team as the lead person on all things social media, communications, website presence, twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We need someone with a good portfolio of work ideally linked to growing social movements, to work with us to take all our platforms to the next level, make them all as effective as they can be, so we can work with more people and organisations, engage more people in our events and to join in with our wider work. 

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Curate, schedule and co-ordinate engaging content that attracts new organisations to want to work with us, and also appeals to local people who need our help but haven’t yet found us, whilst keeping platforms consistent in their look and feel.

  • Monitor and evaluate social media activity.

  • Research, draft and produce relevant and engaging copy in a style and tone that conveys The People’s Powerhouse brand, while being customer-focused and engaging.

  • Make good use of our website and links to our social media to bring people into our wider work, to help us generate new projects and income streams.

  • Support the team to development a new and interactive website.

  • Keep abreast of Northern current affairs and keep the team sighted on news/events relevant to our work.

  • Promote our activities with regional and national journalists.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Skilled and innovative at using all forms of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Canva, Instagram, etc

  • Experienced in writing engaging copy for the web and social media, from news and announcements to first person storytelling content.

  • Good at listening to and working with a small team

  • Interested in our work

  • Able to convey messages in a way that a wide range of people can understand.

  • Proficient IT skills including Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, Excel.

  • Trustworthy, able to work in a confidential way, respecting information shared is private

  • Able to demonstrate experience in the field of campaigning and disruptive movements?

  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

This role will suit you if you:

  • Want an exciting pan Northern platform and to work across

  • Are happy being visible, proactive, positive; can engage people in-person, online, in groups and at large events; at all levels from grass-roots to those with regional or national positions

  • Has a passion for people, their lives, life chances and prosperity.

  • Wants to be in an environment that challenges the ‘norm’, can stimulate ideas as well as execute plans and support our wider Group to be effective.

Next Steps:
Send a CV that helps draw out these points as well as a 2 page max covering letter to franky@peoplespowerhouse.org.uk or email to arrange an informal chat

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The People's Powerhouse

Federation House
2 Federation Street
Manchester  M4 4BF


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