About the role
We are looking for a proactive, talented and motivated communicator to impactfully communicate our complex mission and programmatic news updates; support an integrated and harmonised TPI voice across platforms and work areas, and enhance and grow our online and social media presence. This role is a minimum of 60% FTE (3 days per week) up to a full time post with additional project or strategic marketing responsibilities.
In practice, with support from the rest of the team, the Communications Lead will lead on managing our website and curating content and updates, writing blogs and articles, supporting the wider team to write programme and news updates, and enabling a more consistent and impactful social media presence through our newsletter, Linkedin and Twitter, as well as supporting us in further developing our communications strategy. It also includes editing reports and contributing to TPI external publications. The postholder will also provide communications support for the Global Forum for National SDG Advisory Bodies, for which we act as secretariat, including newsletter, website, and member updates.
Depending on the candidate’s interest and experience, the role can also include 1 or 2 days per week on programmatic work (supporting delivery of our training and services, and research projects) and/or on strategic marketing (developing and leading on implementation of a marketing strategy.) Please contact us for more information on this.
What are we looking for?
Excellent writing and editorial skills, adaptability to shifting priorities and new systems / ways of working, technical confidence including website, image manipulation, design and preferably video. On a personal level we value motivation, curiosity, flexibility, openness to new perspectives and approaches, and a friendly and open approach to team working.
Why join TPI?
We are a mission-driven, innovative non-profit, internationally recognised as a pioneer in developing the theory and practice of cross-sectoral partnering. Our small central team has a friendly and motivated feel, and we have a strong network of experienced associates and sister organisations, and extensive experience and connections with all societal sectors. We are a highly motivated group of partnership brokers, training designers and facilitators, researchers and writers, knowledge managers, mentors and coaches. We offer an engaging and stimulating work culture, and the possibility to expand and grow the role based on interests.
We have pioneered and codified partnering practice for over two decades and are continuously working at the cutting-edge. Our foundational concepts, frameworks and tools have helped to shape and define the field of multi-stakeholder collaboration.”
Ways of working
You will work and interact regularly with the rest of TPI’s small core team of around 10 staff (based mainly in the UK) who together bring a unique range of skills and backgrounds.
The work is varied and often fast-paced, requiring rapid processing of information from multiple sources, and the ability to act confidently in uncertain or ambiguous situations. Your colleagues are an incredibly supportive bunch, and the team will have your back. We try to practice what we preach when it comes to partnering.
At TPI, you should be willing to contribute laughter and energy. You will get the best from your work with TPI if you are very deliberate about how you want to contribute, where you want to develop, and what you want to learn. You will be working closely with TPI’s small core team, as well as with TPI senior associates and potentially with TPI’s board members. Your ability to build strong relationships quickly with a diverse group of people will be called upon regularly.
As with any small, constantly evolving organisation, each individual juggles multiple responsibilities within TPI, while shaping their role around their skills and interests. The work is varied and often fast-paced, requiring rapid processing of information from multiple sources, and the ability to act confidently in uncertain or ambiguous situations. Your colleagues are an incredibly supportive bunch, and the team will always have your back. We try to practice what we preach when it comes to partnering.
At TPI, you should be willing to contribute laughter and energy. You will get the best from your work with TPI if you have bags of initiative, and are very deliberate about how you want to contribute, where you want to develop, and what you want to learn.
Each position is for a minimum 3 days per week, up to 5 days per week. If part-time, hours/days are fully flexible across the week, though it would be expected that a regular pattern of working hours would be agreed.
Salary and conditions
This is a permanent position. The salary is in the region of £30k-£50k pro rata, depending on the experience of the appointee. TPI makes an 8% pension contribution on top of the salary.
TPI staff receive pro rata 33 days of leave (including 8 UK public holidays).
Depending on the level of appointee, the position will report to the Senior Programme Manager or to the Executive Director.
Location and travel
TPI is based in Oxford (UK). The post-holder must be located within a 2-hour time zone of the UK, and have the right to work in the UK or be able to be contracted on a long term basis as an independent contractor. TPI cannot employ staff outside of the UK.
TPI offers highly flexible working arrangements, and remote working is possible, albeit with regular visits to the office.
The position may require travel for programme delivery. This is unlikely to be more than 10% of the time.
Please submit your CV and a cover letter setting out why you’re excited by partnerships and want to work for TPI. Please also note how you heard about the position.
Every role at TPI is open to applications from all sections of society, regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect. We hold ourselves accountable to a diversity statement. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from groups that are underrepresented in the UK charity sector.
Applications will be reviewed as they come in, with January 31st as the final deadline. There will be two rounds of interview, initially via Zoom and (for UK-based candidates) in-person in Oxford.
All correspondence and questions to: email@example.com.