Salary: £29,000 pro-rata
Hours: Four days per week
Location: Remote home working anywhere in the UK
Start date: 1 May 2023
Contract length: Six months with the possibility of extension
Reporting to: Communications Manager
The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) is recruiting a highly organised and experienced Communications Officer to provide maternity cover for our Communications Officer role from May 2023. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop in a fast-paced environment where you can drive positive change within food, farming and land use.
The successful applicant will support the Communications Manager and play a key role in our daily communications and digital media, including social media and website. This role will lead the weekly delivery of NFFN’s member newsletter so experience with MailChimp and graphic design tools, such as Adobe Express and Canva, is essential.
This role is suited to someone who has the enthusiasm to learn and is an excellent communicator. We want someone who is highly self-motivated for a virtual team and thrives in collaboration. We don’t expect you to be an expert in food and farming but to have some knowledge of our key work areas, including nature-friendly farm best practices and awareness of policy development in food and farming. We want to see a passion for the environment and sustainable food and farming, with a keenness to learn and bring new ideas for how we communicate the messages of our core campaigns.
You will have excellent copywriting and written communication skills with experience in managing complex campaigns and messages. Our ideal candidate is eager to see change happen, solutions-orientated and capable of balancing multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
You will be working for an organisation who is a frontrunner in advocating change within food and farming. An understanding of how to communicate issues around farm business, the environment, land management, climate change and the wider food system is key.
You will have experience in developing standout content and can demonstrate (through work experience) how to manage and contribute to highly effective campaigns, including digital and social media activations. You are set apart by your ideas and your knowledge of what makes content effective. You are able to ensure continuity of campaign messages across all communications touch points, ensuring social accounts and websites are always fully up to date. You will be able to assimilate our tone of voice and adapt it to different audiences and channels.
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About the NFFN:
The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) is a UK-wide, farmer-led organisation championing working with nature to produce food, fibre and other products from our land. We unite farmers who are regenerating soils, restoring biodiversity and supporting the livelihoods of rural communities, all while putting nutrient-rich, sustainable food on the table. We support an agroecological approach to food and farming, and we’re committed to advocating better policies for food, farming, nature and climate. We are an ever-growing community of farmers, organisations and the public providing a strong voice for sustainable farming. By working together, farmers can produce healthy food, enhance ecosystem function and reverse trends in biodiversity decline while adapting to climate change and becoming more resilient to natural or economic shocks.
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Closing Date: 30/03/2023 Location: Remote home working anywhere in the UK
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