Established in 2021, Opportunity Green is a fast-growing not-for-profit organisation that helps to identify and unlock opportunities to tackle climate change. We seek bold and impactful climate solutions, focusing on equity, justice and accountability. We are now looking for a Digital Communications Assistant to assist the Communications Manager in our growth.
What’s the role?
As Digital Communications Assistant, you will report to Opportunity Green’s Communications Manager and support them in all communications, marketing and media, from tweets to media enquiries to campaign communications strategies.
We are looking for someone who also has a strong interest and proven experience in visual communications, so you will have a keen eye for a good photograph, be able to get the best out of our team on video and have lots of ideas on how to bring technical ideas to life through visual storytelling.
This is a wide-ranging role for someone who wants to work in climate and is happy to turn their hand to many different tasks. Our communications team supports all the workstreams and projects at Opportunity Green, spanning aviation, shipping, the buildings sector, strategic litigation, individual country focus, company coalitions, external partnerships and more! You will therefore need to be a great collaborator who is used to multitasking, a quick thinker and able to respond to situations as they arise.
You will have:
- A relevant degree or equivalent experience (really, not having a degree will not rule you out!).
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Passion for stopping climate change.
- Strong understanding of what makes a good story and ability to tell this through engaging visuals and clear copy.
- The ability to think and respond quickly and to work across several projects at once.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
- An understanding of the communications mix and content production across multiple formats and an ability to spot new opportunities to use these in different ways.
- Good working knowledge of social media and digital communications and enthusiasm to keep up to date with emerging trends.
- A creative approach, with lots of ideas on how to apply emerging trends to our communications output.
- A high level of self-motivation and commitment to Opportunity Green’s values, ethos and purpose.
- A track record in creating accessible content to explain and promote complex ideas.
- Willingness to take on admin support and duties across the organisation, to be shared with other project assistant roles.
- Visual content creation – producing eye-catching photographs and basic video editing skills to create and edit short videos for social media platforms.
- Written content creation – experience producing a range of written materials, such as social media posts, blogs, website copy, press releases and newsletters.
- Social media – planning, scheduling, monitoring and growing our social channels. Familiarity with tools and apps available to assist with these tasks.
- Website curation – uploading content, implementing new functionality, troubleshooting issues.
- Monitoring and reporting of website and social analytics and familiarity with the tools available to do so.
- Knowledge of graphic design and ability to create appealing visuals for social media and web use in applications such as Canva or InDesign.
- Experience of web design.
- Knowledge of SEO principles and strategies.
- Monitoring and responding to media requests.
Diversity and inclusion:
Diversity and inclusion are important principles at OG. We believe that diversity and inclusion make teams stronger and more effective. We are committed to fair and equitable employment practices and we are striving to ensure that a variety of voices and experiences are included in our organisation. Our commitment to diversity and our parental leave policy are available to view on our website.
We will consider all applicants who meet most or all of the essential competencies regardless of their identity or background. That said, we know that diverse candidates may be reluctant to apply for jobs where they don’t meet 100% of the criteria outlined in the job description. We encourage anyone to apply who can demonstrate the variety of skills and experiences relevant to meeting the requirements of this role.
We recognise that many diverse experiences and perspectives are not represented in our current workforce, and are seriously underrepresented across the non-profit sector in general, and as such, we particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, people of colour, people from marginalised backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. We will use positive action under the Equality Act 2010 to appoint from these groups if two candidates are equally qualified. We also value flexible working and are open to those who would want to work part-time in this role.
What we offer
We take our team’s well-being and professional development seriously. We offer:
- OG has fixed salary scales, with the possibility of step increases with strong performance. When hiring we always hire at the bottom of a band and do not enter negotiations with new employees as negotiations have been historically shown to disadvantage women and minorities.
- A market-leading pension of 10%
- A progressive parental leave policy, including 3 months paid leave for both parents
- Lots of flexibility within a hybrid working arrangement, with regular opportunities to come together as a team or an office in London if you wish to work from there.
- Support for your professional development as part of Opportunity Green, with a budget to support your learning & development plus opportunities to lead projects, publish content, learn from experts, work directly with policymakers and stakeholders, and take part in conferences and events.
- A commitment to work/life balance, with generous holidays and the expectation that you fully disconnect while taking them. We are trialing the 4-day work week for 3 months from June. If successful, it will become OG’s default way of working.
- 25 days holidays per year (this will be adjusted to 20 if we adopt a permanent 4-day week) plus bank holidays and office closure that does not count towards your holiday entitlement between Christmas and New Year’s.
How to apply:
Please submit a
- CV; and
- Answer the questions attached to the application
To minimise the risk of unconscious bias, we ask that applicants remove the following from their CVs and answers:
- Name – if needed, please use ‘applicant’
Unfortunately, if you do not already hold the right to work in the UK and/or require sponsorship to continue working in the UK, OG will not be able to consider your application at this time.
The closing date for applications is Monday 11 September at 09:00am UK time. Unfortunately, due to the expected volume of applications, you will only receive a response if you are selected for an interview.
What happens next?
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview to discuss their experience and suitability for the role. After this, candidates that are most suitable for the vacancy will be invited for an in-person interview in our London office, for which there may also be a short task. Travel will be reimbursed for non-London-based applicants.