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Full Time – Fixed Term or Permanent Contract.

Line Manager: Head of Service and Safer Schools

Salary:£20,000 – £32,000 (pro rata)

Full Time Hours: 40 per week

Due to growth and demand expected within our business we are now seeking to hire a Digital Content and Communications Officer on a fixed term or permanent contract to provide support to our existing team (A role may also be available for a suitable candidate on a part-time basis).

Embedded into our Research and Content Team you will be responsible for the creation of contemporary, credible and relevant written safeguarding content. We believe content and context is key to what we do, and you will have responsibility for delivering the company style and tone to age-appropriate audiences. This includes children, young people, parents, carers, teachers and safeguarding professionals. From engaging digital articles, blogs, app content and press releases to social media and marketing copy. You will help us shape and further develop our social media and marketing strategies while monitoring analytics and reporting on the impact and success in engaging new and existing customers.

INEQE Safeguarding Group is the largest independent Safeguarding Company in the UK and Ireland. Specialising in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the context of their lives, access to technology and use of social media.

Innovative and unique, INEQE is an ethical business formed in 2011 with a diverse staff team. With over 250 years combined experience, our culture is built upon a Safeguarding First approach in everything we do!

The Successful Candidate:

You will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated team player that thrives in a fast-paced, mission focused environment. A skilled writer with a high standard of written English, you will have a proven track record in creating concise and accurate content. Your reputation for creative thinking and a demonstrated ability to exercise strong editorial judgement while under pressure will be clearly evidenced. You will have a strong grasp and a contemporary understanding of the benefits, trends, risks and emerging threats to safeguarding children and young people in a digital world. Fused with a tangible passion for who we are and what we do; we help make people safer.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Writing contemporary and relevant news stories, blogs and age-appropriate content for our apps.

  • Exercising strong editorial judgement, often while under pressure.

  • Creation and editing of engaging copy for email and marketing campaigns.

  • Support, refine and further develop our social media and marketing strategy.

  • Preparing, inputting and updating a content calendar.

  • Monitoring and measuring the impact of social media programmes and adverts.

  • Create and implement digital campaigns, engaging content and co-ordinating day to day activities across multiple digital platforms and apps.

  • Working across multiple teams to support the mission of the company.

  • Contribute content to the ongoing development and maintenance of the company’s websites.

  • Act as the first response for all media enquiries, manage the relationship with the media, preparing and editing press releases, statements and briefing papers.

  • Manage out-of-hours support of media enquiries.

  • Ensure all engagement with customers is logged and appropriate data is retained in adherence to policies and standard operating practices.

  • Compliance with all relevant legislation and policies relating to data protection and confidentiality of information.

  • The effective prioritisation and organisation of work.

  • Maintenance of digital filing systems and performance of all general administrative tasks as appropriate.

  • Carry out any other duties required by the Head of Service and Safer Schools and / or the Directors.

Essential Criteria Requirements:

  • Third level qualification in any discipline and or a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a relevant field. e.g. journalism, marketing, communications or press office environment.

  • You care about making people safer.

  • Excellent writing skills, with a keen eye for detail and an understanding of digital media.

  • Be able to work and thrive under pressure.

  • Self-motivated, team player with a can-do attitude.

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, timescales and deadlines.

  • A high attention to detail.

  • Strong computer skills (The company primarily uses Mac hardware and the Microsoft 365 suite).

Desirable Requirements

  • A proven track record in original journalism.

  • Safeguarding experience in a paid or voluntary capacity e.g. in a charity, education or youthwork environment.

Benefits

Regular salary reviews are conducted and staff who meet our productivity targets are rewarded.

The successful candidate can expect to be supplied with top-of-the range equipment and will benefit from 28 days annual leave (full-time, pro-rata for part-time working), which increases with service.

As a company we strive to develop our staff and a training budget is available to ensure that staff can undertake relevant training.

The Directors have been keen to develop a family environment within the business and this ethos underpins our team spirit.

The following benefits are enjoyed by our team:

  • Company pension scheme

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Private health insurance (partners and children can join)

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • A flexible approach to the working day

  • Travel insurance (for staff required to travel for work)

  • Discretionary productivity bonus scheme (paid twice yearly)

  • Supplied with a range of equipment relevant to your role

  • Life insurance for key staff

  • Paid volunteering leave to work with a relevant charity

  • Endless supply of tea, coffee and soft drinks

  • On-site parking

 

To apply, please send your current CV together with a covering letter explaining why you want to work at INEQE Safeguarding Group.

Alongside your CV and letter, all candidates MUST submit a copy of our Equal Opportunities monitoring Form, which can be found below.

Please submit your documents to [email protected]

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Salary

Pay: Up to £32,000 (pro rata) Dependent upon skills and experience.

Additional Information

Equal Opportunities

Ineqe is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.


Safeguarding Commitment

INEQE Safeguarding Group are committed to ensuring that all children and young people are protected from harm and exploitation and are able to thieve and grow. This is especially so for children and young people who come into contact with our business.

Our culture is built upon a Safeguarding First approach in everything we do. As such, the company has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse.

Our commitment extends to all staff, whether full or part-time and all associates, with whom the company engage from time to time.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and therefore all staff are required to adhere to this commitment and to strictly comply with our safeguarding and other relevant policies.

Any breach of this commitment will be treated as gross misconduct under our Code of Conduct.

Employees will be expected to:

  • Read and be familiar with our policies and procedures
  • Be able to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Know who you should make reports to if you have concerns about a child or young person.

To enable you fulfil these commitments, the Company will provide relevant training. This will include but is not limited to Level 1 Safeguarding.


AccessNI

Whilst a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to being appointed, as the successful candidate will be part of our ‘Safer Schools’ programme, you will be required to undergo and pass enhanced vetting through AccessNI.

The AccessNI Code of Practice can be found at:

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/accessni-code-practice