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Communications Officer, Cambridge (flexible) -

The Bell Foundation is a charity which aims to overcome exclusion through language education by working with partners on innovation, research, training and practical interventions. The Foundation is delivering its vision through three strategic programmes which focus on pupils, young people and those involved with the criminal justice system for whom English is an Additional Language.

The Foundation has an exciting new Communications Officer role working within a growing, dynamic team. This role will be pivotal in executing the Communications and Digital Strategy to enable the charity’s programmes to grow in size and influence in order to positively impact the lives of our beneficiaries. The role will be key in building awareness of the Foundation’s expertise, maximising audience reach, as well as driving engagement with assets and participation in events. Key to this will be the project management of various Communications projects, for example, the production of accessible, engaging content tailored to the relevant audiences.

We are looking for:

  • A proactive, solution-focussed, innovative and self-motivated individual.
  • An individual who can work well as part of a team as well as on their own initiative with the skills to take ownership of this new role.
  • Excellent written, verbal, numerical and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management, organisation, project management and budgetary skills.
  • A minimum of six years working in a comparable role within the charity sector or education, with a proven track record of successful communications across a wide range of disciplines and platforms.
  • Experience of evaluating and analysing the impact of communications, identifying opportunities, and making and implementing recommendations.

Please read the Recruitment Pack for the full job description and person specification.

The Bell Foundation believes in diversity, valuing difference and tolerance. We welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of first language, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

The location is flexible, however as a minimum there will be a requirement to attend the Cambridge office for induction, and team meetings.

To apply

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If you have relevant experience, you’ll be sent an application form to complete. Unfortunately, your application will not be considered if the application form is not completed and returned before the deadline.

The Bell Foundation offers the following benefits:

  • 25 days’ annual leave per year plus 8 public holidays.
  • Pension Scheme: 5% employee/employer matching contributions. Employees can also choose to make their pension contributions via salary sacrifice.
  • Options to Buy /Sell Annual Leave.
  • BUPA Dental Plan.
  • Free Eye Tests.
  • Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Tech Scheme.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Health Assured Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Free car parking on-site (Cambridge).
  • Subsided canteen on-site (Cambridge).

The Bell Foundation is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A DBS check will be requested in the event of a successful application.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 1 March 2022.
Interviews: Friday 18 and Monday 21 March 2022.


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