WildCats Conservation Alliance Communications Coordinator

London NW1
£28,073 pro-rata
25 Oct 2019
25 Nov 2019
Communications & PR
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we inspire, inform and empower people in the UK and across the world to stop wild animals going extinct.

WildCats Conservation Alliance is a funding initiative between ZSL and Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation, based in Regent’s Park, London.

WildCats Conservation Alliance Communications Coordinator
Fixed Term Contract - Part-Time
Salary: £14,972 p.a (FTE: £28,073) inclusive of London Weighting plus benefits
Location: ZSL London Zoo - NW1

Role Profile

Thanks to the generosity of our partners, we are seeking a Communication Coordinator to help create engaging multi-channel communication content for outreach to donors, zoos and the public to sustain and increase the level of funding received for tiger and Amur leopard conservation. Typically, these tasks will include: consulting with the WildCats Managers to plan the communications calendar and to help build campaigns and engage with donors, ensuring accurate content is released at appropriate times across a variety of online mediums including our website and social media channels, monitoring social media networks and responding appropriately to comments and messages in an effective manner and analysing and interpreting social media and website data.

This is a fantastic position for an individual looking for employment in an international organisation. You will have exposure to a variety of departments and people who have a passion for animal conservation. If you have the imagination to not only problem-solve but to create new opportunities to support the Conservation and Policy department within ZSL, then we would love to hear from you.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will ideally possess:

  • Prior experience of running and scheduling social media channels, including campaign planning and delivery;
  • Previous experience in creating and managing content on the web ideally using WordPress;
  • A good understanding of using web analytics and reporting software to monitor KPIs, preferably with a knowledge of Google Analytics and SEO;
  • Good interpersonal skills, both in written and oral communication;
  • Experience in writing and editing for different audiences;
  • Outstanding administrative and organisation skills;
  • The ability to demonstrate good computer literacy, with some knowledge of website maintenance and a good appreciation of how to maximise the range and power of social media;
  • An interest in and understanding of current conservation issues;

Please note: This is a part-time, one year fixed-term contract based at ZSL’s main offices in Regents Park. ZSL accepts and welcomes all applications for this position however; this position would be ideal for a conservation graduate with a strong interest in public engagement through online content.

Benefit Package:

This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday, joint contributory pension scheme (7% employer contribution), complimentary zoo tickets and more.

Closing Date: Midnight (23:59) Sunday 10th November 2019.

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can complete your application.

We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

No agencies please.

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