Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We offer more than just a career, we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.
The Head of Communications at Mary's Meals will raise awareness of our work within the UK to attract new supporters, develop relationships with existing supporters, and to ensure the values of the organisation are upheld and promoted in all communications activities. Responsible for managing the communications team, which may also include volunteers.
Reporting to the director of communications, you will be comfortable working at a senior level to achieve success and will be experienced at managing relationships at all levels. The communications team lead on mass marketing activities (including campaigns) and the supporter engagement team focus on building personal and local relationships, to ensure as many people as possible can hear about and engage with our work. It will be important to develop good working relationships with the head of grassroots engagement and the head of major giving and partnerships, in particular.
We Are With You is one of the leading national charities providing evidence-based support for substance misuse, mental health and family services across the UK.
Our service in Argyll & Bute is commissioned to provide a recovery service for people concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use and delivers psycho social interventions in both one to one and group settings for adults entering or sustaining their recovery from drug/alcohol use.
We have a service bases in Dunoon, Helensburgh, Oban and the Isle of Islay staffed by Recovery Workers, Recovery Champions and Volunteers but much of our work is carried out in the local communities that we serve.
We are currently looking to recruit dynamic Recovery Workers to provide outreach and support services for individuals across Argyll & Bute, but particularly in the Dunoon and Campbeltown/Kintyre areas, who are using drugs and/or alcohol.
Ideally the successful candidates will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. He/she will be someone who thrives under pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills and can work well with others.
In addition he/she will need to be positive, confident and well organised with experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care or criminal justice setting.
An SVQ Level 3 in Adult Social Care is required as a minimum qualification or equivalent qualifications that are in line with SSSC requirements. Registration with the SSSC is essential.
In return we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.
The successful candidates will be required to deliver services within dispersed communities so a driving license and access to a car is essential.
A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided below
Benefits of working with We Are With You
• 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
• Enhanced employer pension contribution
• Death in service benefit scheme
• Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
• Training and development opportunities
• 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
• Cycle to work scheme
Information about us and our recruitment processes
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We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.
We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity with vulnerable adults, children or both you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.