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Marketing and Communications Manager

Together for Short Lives

  • Location Bristol/ hybrid

  • Type Contract

  • Salary £35-40k

12 months FTC

Fantastic charity

Hybrid working model

Together for Short Lives aims to help every child and family living with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition get the very best care and support they can so they can make the most of every moment together.

When a child’s life is expected to be short, there’s no time to waste. Together for Short Lives is the UK charity that is here to make sure the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together – whether that’s for years, months or only hours. Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Opportunity

The Marketing and Communications Manager will take the lead in marketing and communications campaigns to drive engagement and substantially grow the charity’s fundraising and raise the profile of Together for Short Lives through the delivery of an integrated marketing and brand communications strategy. The postholder must be a creative thinker, with a passion for fundraising and brand awareness, who thrives on exploring innovative approaches to solve complex problems and deliver high profile, stand-out marketing and communications campaigns.

You’ll be a strong and creative project and campaign manager, a positive brand ambassador, who will bring a variety of stakeholders along on the journey with you, working collaboratively with other teams and in close partnership with the Marketing Manager (PSD and Public Affairs). The role will deliver expert marketing, communications, and PR service across the fundraising department, developing and implementing integrated marketing strategy across all areas of fundraising including individual giving, corporate partnerships, major gifts, events and trusts.

As a natural storyteller, you’ll create compelling and powerful content that communicates our brand story emotionally and simply and connects and engages supporters. You’ll be a natural networker with a love and passion for fundraising and communicating with all our
stakeholders. You’ll be results driven, passionate and motivated to aim high and deliver measurable results and outcomes.

What you need to demonstrate:

• Solid experience of leading marketing or communications strategy.
• Experience of stakeholder mapping and developing audience focused campaigns across appropriate channels and media.
• Experience across a broad range of communications and marketing functions, including:

• Brand management and development

Web and social media
PR and media relations
Paid for media and advertising
Marketing and awareness raising
Creative design

• Experience of developing marketing and campaigns strategy
• Experience of managing communications projects within defined timescales.

What next?

We have chosen to work with our friends at ADLIB who are managing the recruitment process for Together for Short Lives. As a B Corp, they are well versed in attracting the best candidates that have the right skills and experience, combined with the desire to work for a business driven by purpose and a want to make a positive impact on society and the planet.
Please note that any candidates that approach Together for Short Lives directly will be forwarded to ADLIB for consideration.

Inclusion and equality

Here at Together for Short Lives, equal opportunity runs through every aspect of the business. We are creating an environment where a diverse mix of talented people want to work, do their best and share in our journey for the long term. We’re building a team that represents a variety of perspectives and backgrounds, as we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better and more innovative our work will be. We strive to be a workplace where everyone feels empowered and can be their authentic selves.