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Head of Communications (Maternity Cover)

At Book Aid International we share the power of books and help create a more equal world. Every year we provide over one million brand-new books to thousands of communities where people have few books, or no books at all.  

As Head of Communications, you will play an essential role in helping give more people around the world the chance to read.  

  • Salary: £52,000 – £55,000 depending on experience
  • Contract: Fixed-term maternity cover (12 months)
  • Place of work: Hybrid – Camberwell office / home working
  • Closing date: 26 September, 2023 11:59 pm
  • Team: Communications
  • Hours: Full-time

Reporting to the Chief Executive and managing one direct report (Communications Manager) you will have overall responsibility for the communications function in the charity and be a member of the Senior Management Team.  

In your role, you will deliver 2024’s ambitious communications plan in line with our 2022 – 2025 communications strategy and play a critical role in building public awareness of our work, supporting income generation and managing our brand.  

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced communications professional with a real understanding of the challenges charities face and a commitment to our values.  

About you  

  • You’ll be a quick learner who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment in a multi-faceted role 
  • You’ll have considerable experience managing charity communications at or above manager level  
  • You’ll be a flawless copywriter who is also skilled in supporting colleagues of varying levels to produce great copy  
  • You’ll have extensive experience of managing, negotiating and liaising with suppliers 
  • You’ll be skilled at managing internal and external stakeholder relationships 
  • You’ll have experience of securing press coverage  
  • You’ll be a great multitasker and have an unshakable can-do attitude

For more information, please download the Role Description. If you’d like further information or support with the application, please contact the HR Manager, Rebekah Deboo, at  

To apply, please submit a CV and no more than a two page cover letter, explaining why you would like to work for Book Aid International and how your experience and skills meets the Role Description criteria. Please submit your application to Please note, applications without a cover letter may not be considered. 

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on 26th September and interviews will take place the first week in October. The role will commence in early December.  

We greatly recognise the importance and strength of a diverse workforce, and we encourage
applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We are committed to promoting equality,
diversity and inclusion within our workforce.