Senior Communications Advisor (Partnerships) in London at WaterAid

Date Posted: 6/10/2021

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Job Description

Want to use your skills in Brand, Creativity & Communications to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Senior Communications Advisor (Partnerships) to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

We are looking for a passionate individual with a great eye for brand, design, film and photography, as well as excellent storytelling skills to engage our audiences.

Our Team:
The Senior Communications Advisor (Partnerships) sits in the Brand & Creative team within the Communications & Fundraising Department. The team works to identify and maximise strategic communications opportunities and value for WaterAid. The team also manages communications activities for key strategic partnerships across the Water Industry and Corporate teams.

The Role:
Maternity Cover for 12-months, Fixed Term Contract & Full Time.

The Senior Communications Advisor (Partnerships) will work closely with the Water Industry Partnership and Corporate Teams to support existing fundraising and engagement activity and find new ways to involve employees and customers.

This role is key to enabling our Strategic Partnership Account Managers to build the strongest possible relationships with our supporters, bringing WaterAid's work to life and helping them to understand the impact of their support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with internal stakeholders notably from the Water Industry Partnership Team, the Corporate Partnership Team and the Communications Teams to lead on creative and ambitious, communications strategies to support our partners to engage their customers and employees around WaterAid's work.
  • Work with Brand and Creative, Digital and Mass Engagement Teams to maximise the use of our storytelling content.
  • Tailor big communication themes and key dates so they are relevant to the audience and explore strategic ways to deepen engagement of our partners.
  • Work closely with the Water Industry Partnership and Corporate Teams to brief in bespoke film, photo and story requests as required. This will potentially involve strategic content planning and managing overseas trips; managing photographers, film makers and translators; and carrying out a range of post-production activities after a trip.

About You:

To be successful, you'll need:

  • Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies which engage a range of stakeholders
  • Proven experience of developing engaging and persuasive donor communications, ideally for a corporate audience Ability to generate and develop creative and innovative ideas, with a great eye for brand, design, film and photography
  • A good understanding of digital communication channels and tools and knowledge of story gathering and storytelling
  • Experience of coordinating communications activities and managing projects; working collaboratively across multiple stakeholders and building relationships with senior managers
  • Creative Cloud skills for support in designing communications assets

Salary & Benefits
£33,300 - £35,047 dependent on experience with excellent benefits

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangements
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

Interested in the role, apply today!

How to Apply:
To see the full job description, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a Cover Letter into the same document in either Word Document or PDF format. Applications will close 23:59 on 23/06/2021. Availability for interview is required w/c 28/06/2021. Interviews will take place virtually.

Additional Information
WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at