Stories Officer At British Red Cross

Stories Officer
Location: UK Flexible
Hours : 35 hours per week
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (until 31/03/2022)
Salary : ?26,000 per annum pro rata, dependent on experience

Do you have a passion for authentic and creative content? Could you create memorable interactions with supporters of the British Red Cross and demonstrate how the British Red Cross is the movement that connects human kindness with human crisis?
About the role
We are recruiting a Stories Officer within our busy, talented and award-winning content team. The successful candidate will support the delivery of a cross organisational story pipeline, deliver powerful and impactful stories for all key stakeholders and drive excellence in storytelling across the organisation. The Stories Team will enable a more efficient and effect ive approach and support the achievement of our ambitious brand relevance and supporter engagement aims. The Stories Team are part of a larger Content Team that is the centre of best practice in ethical story gathering and informed consent at the Red Cross and our Stories Officers play a key role in advocating this across the wider organisation.
What we are looking for
The creative content team plays a key role in helping to communicate ‘what we do’ in order to drive audience engagement. We are seeking to recruit a skilled ‘Stories Officer’ to join our award-winning Communications and Advocacy directorate. You’ll be passionate about telling powerful stories that get to the heart of our humanitarian work. To succeed in the role, you’ll be a confident communicator with a keen understanding of what makes an impactful story. With a solid professional background in a busy communications environment, you will hav e proven experience working with real life stories.
What you will be doing
Actively sourcing and gathering stories within the British Red Cross (including regular travel when appropriate) for use across multiple communications platforms
Delivering high-quality stories that communicate the impact of British Red Cross’ work and support fundraising and supporter engagement, media and policy, brand awareness and volunteer recruitment
Support the Stories Manager in updating and maintaining the ‘story planner’ and a ‘stories database’
Providing meaningful stewardship and aftercare of the ‘storytellers’ and ensure compliance with the safeguarding and informed consent policies.
Working in partnership with internal clients, you’ll need to negotiate demands whilst maintaining great working relationships and ensure that brilliant stories are gathere d on time and to budget.
Variety of work and fast pace will be the norm, with the team working on everything from social media content, fundraising materials, advocacy documents and flagship ‘out of home’ brand activity to emergency fundraising marketing.
About the Team
Reporting to the Stories Manager, you will be a key member of our in-house creative content team, a diverse and hugely talented set of multimedia producers, editors, story gatherers, designers and copywriters.
As part of the marketing communications department you’ll be working to bring the power of kindness to life through our comms, collaborating with colleagues across the organisation including media, brand, digital, supporter marketing and engagement, as well as our frontline operations teams across UK and around the world, to make a difference for people in crisis.
Closing date for applicatio ns is 23:59 on Thursday 12th August 2021 with interviews to follow shortly therafter (via Zoom) Due to the anticipated high volume of applications the role may closed before this date.
A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country – we’re there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marria ge and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England a nd Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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