Vacancy: Communications Manager at Permits Foundation28 February 2023
Use your communication skills to help bring about improvements in global work permit regulations for international families.
Location: Home-based office in the Netherlands
Part time: 24 hours per week
Permits Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit initiative supported by 40 major global companies and other organisations. Permits Foundation engages with governments worldwide to improve work permit regulations, enabling direct access to employment for dependants of highly-skilled international employees.
We are currently looking for a Communications Manager. As part of a small team, you will support the Foundation’s overall strategy by applying your well rounded communications expertise. Key aspects of the role will include taking on responsibility for the update of the Permits Foundation website as well as communicating the work of the Foundation to our key audiences. You must be able to hit the ground running as you will be setting and actioning the required tasks yourself. You understand the advocacy goals of the Foundation and are experienced drafting press, web, and social media content at native level English. With experience in developing communications strategy in a policy context, you are both a project manager and details oriented. You have the ability to work proactively, managing liaison with external consultants where necessary, to ensure that the finished product is on time, to a professional standard and suitable for an audience of government representatives and international companies. You are an effective communicator, with an affinity for working with a variety of stakeholders, ideally in a member setting. You are comfortable working from a home based office.
Reporting to the Director, your main responsibilities will be:
- Developing the Foundation’s communication strategy, including proposals to refresh the Foundation’s website content and graphics, social media outreach and optimise engagement with our network.
- Project managing the upgrade of a new and up-to-date Permits Foundation website interface.
- Updating Permits Foundation’s online content to reflect country developments, issues that matter to our network and our latest survey results.
- Production of engaging videos, interviews, and dissemination materials.
- Writing news items and press releases and contributing to our wider PR activities.
- Day to day maintenance of website, suggestions for social media outreach.
- Development of other dissemination materials which may support our aims e.g., newsletters, position papers, sponsor brochure, infographics and slide decks.
- Events planning, including the Permits Foundation Conference
- Some general administrative duties.
- Degree or equivalent qualification in a communications or a related discipline and at least 5 years professional experience.
- Proven understanding of and interest in the work of Permits Foundation.
- Native level spoken and written English – including proofreading, copywriting and editing skills. Please do not apply if your English is not at native level. This will be tested ahead of interview stage and will be a key factor in the trial period.
- Proven project management experience, ability to proactively set tasks and timeframes and keep to them, offer timely solutions where deliverables can’t be met.
- Proven ability to responsibly create original content e.g. news stories, website pages, social media posts, using data provided to you.
- Understanding of data protection ad privacy and obligations under GDPR rules.
- Well-developed IT, media and design skills.
- Comfortable with Word Press and MS Office.
- Experience in the production and editing of audio/video content e.g. interviews, webinars, podcasts.
- Experience organising events and hosting digital meeting platforms.
- Excellent organisational skills and an ability to develop own targets and work plan and deliver against them.
- The ability to work with minimum supervision, respecting confidentiality requirements of the organisation and our members and sensitivities around government advocacy.
- Knowledge of international mobility, dual careers and related social and demographic issues.
- Experience in public affairs, government policy or HR management in international setting.
- Experience working in a member organisation, not for profit or corporate environment.
- A good command of Dutch or other language(s).
- Experience in developing CMR systems within an organisation.
What we offer
For this part-time role of 24 hours per week we offer a fixed term contract of 18 months with possibility of extension. Likely start date in May 2023. The role offers flexibility determining how working hours are arranged. You must have existing permission or a right to work in the Netherlands.
Pro rata from an annual full-time base salary of approximately €40,000- €50,000, for this part-time role of 24 hours per week, you can expect a base gross monthly salary, of approximately €2,000 – €2,500 (depending on skills and experience). On top of this you will receive an 8% holiday allowance, a 15% gratuity payment in lieu of retirement or other benefits and potential annual bonus of up to 10%. We also provide a tax-free office expense allowance of €30 per month. Further approved travel related expenses will also be reimbursed. A work laptop will be provided.
Please e-mail your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest and how you meet the requirements, and where possible an example of previous media work, to our Director, Helen Frew at firstname.lastname@example.org