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Head of Communications

We are looking for an energetic and talented individual to join our management team as Head of Communications

Post:      Head of Communications
Salary:   £45-48,000

Do you want to be part of the fight against poverty that is devastating lives and futures across Britain today?

We are looking for an energetic and talented individual to join us as Head of Communications and play a vital role in our mission.

There are 14 million people living in poverty in the UK. At the same time, around £16bn of welfare benefits go unclaimed every year, while around £300m of help also exists in charitable grants around the UK. But too often the help that’s there simply doesn't get to the people who need it. 

Turn2us exists to help people struggling to make ends meet get their life back on track. We do this by giving direct financial help through our own charitable grants; supporting people to increase their income through welfare benefits, charitable grants and other support; and by highlighting ways for people to reduce essential costs.

As Head of Communications you will lead a small team of communications specialists to manage all aspects of the planning and delivery of the communications, media and marketing strategy at Turn2us.

You will raise the voice of the Charity – inspiring the people we help, those that support us with time or money or via partnerships and influence. You will lead integrated campaigns that help people feel genuinely empowered but also encourage collaboration across sectors.

To be successful you will combine: 

  • Excellent experience and a successful track record in professional communications and campaigning;
  • Outstanding networking and stakeholder management skills;
  • Excellent organisational, project and line management skills;
  • High levels of emotional intelligence;
  • An appreciation and appetite for quantitative and qualitative evidence;
  • A sincere empathy with the mission and work of Turn2us;
  • A commitment to the values of Turn2us; Open, Collaborative, Innovative, Driven and Compassionate
  • A strong understanding of the use of communications and media skills in delivering public benefit;
  • An instinctive ability to work as a positive member of a wider team.


This is a crucial appointment in an organisation which improves the lives of many thousands of people each year. If you wish to make a lasting difference to the lives of people in vulnerable circumstances across the UK, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply:
Please send a current CV and covering letter outlining your suitability in relation to the Job Specification and your motivation for the position to recruitment@turn2us.org.uk by 5pm on 6 February 2019. Interviews will take place w/c 18 February 2019.

Turn2us is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from members of all communities.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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