Strategic Communications Manager – United Kingdom

Job Summary

Job Title: Community Development Officer (CDO) for places of worship security and safety scheme (Project SOAR)

Country: Ireland

Position: 12 Months Fixed term/Full Time

Salary: €40,000 – €45,000

Job Description

Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI) is seeking a Strategic Communications Manager for the Strategic Communications department within the Executive team. The manager works closely with the Strategic Communications team, executive leadership, practice leaders, and others throughout the company to support the company’s external communication and outreach goals. A strong writer with sound judgement, the manager leads department initiatives under the mentorship and oversight of a director, understands and promotes Strategic Communications’ and the company’s goals, writes high-quality content for EFI’ and external outlets, and assists with daily administration of digital communication channels. We are looking for an individual who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Responsibilities Include:

  • Leads communication and outreach initiatives and planning under the mentorship of a director, working closely with executive leadership, support departments, practices, the Strategic Communications team, and others throughout the company
  • Develops strong understanding of departmental, divisional, and corporate goals and strategies, and ensures they are integrated into communications and outreach activities
  • Identifies, researches, and writes useful and engaging content for target audiences on EFI and external outlets, including Faith Associates and connected projects via, social media, and industry or mainstream news outlets
  • Interviews executives and senior technical experts for the purpose of creating content for external audiences
  • Supports daily administration of digital communication channels, primarily external
  • Identifies and helps coordinate practice participation in global development forums to showcase technical expertise and technical contributions to development
  • Provides timely communications expertise to key partners such as European Union, HMG, Facebook (Corporate) by responding to inquiries and, depending on needs and availability, to the field by taking short-term technical assignments
  • Mentors and may supervise associates
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in communications, marketing, international development, or related field preferred
  • Minimum three years of relevant experience, including experience in strategic communications
  • Ability to connect individual communications activities or products to higher-level strategies and goals
  • Ability to write story-driven content about complex technical subjects and projects that engages target audiences and enhances the company’s image, with the appropriate level of director supervision
  • Working knowledge of uses and administration of popular social media outlets (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Sensitivity to diverse audiences and demonstrated sound judgement about messaging
  • Interviewing skills and the interpersonal skills to establish and maintain strong working relationships with executives, senior technical experts, and a variety of staff around the world
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure with diverse teams and manage production schedules
  • Fluent English required, proficiency in a foreign language preferred especially a European language
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Photoshop; working knowledge of WordPress preferred
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum

Contract and Remuneration:

  • Salary equivalent 40-45K Euros
  • 2 Year Contract
  • 28 days paid holiday

If you are interested in the role please contact the Shaukat Warraich (Director EFI) on shaukatw(at)efiorg(dot)eu with a CV and covering letter

Contract length: 21 months

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: £37,967.00-£40,882.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home


  • 8 hour shift


  • Public Relations: 3 years (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Yes