Kids Operating Room
Kids Operating Room

Charity registered in Scotland SC048523

Kids Operating Room is a Global Health charity helping children from the world's poorest nations.

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Top job! Head of Communications

  • Full time
  • £45,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th June 2022

We believe in a world where every child has equal access to safe surgery

That doesn’t seem like such a big ask. Every child has a right to life and that shouldn’t be taken away by an injury or illness that can be easily fixed. Children who battle cancer and undergo chemotherapy shouldn’t get to the end of that process only to be denied the surgery that will offer them the chance of survival. Children who break an arm or a leg shouldn’t live the rest of their lives in disability.

Babies who need simple procedures in the first hours of life shouldn’t be left to die, and children born with urological conditions shouldn’t be denied an education because they can’t access the simple operation they need.

Our vision is for a world where every child is treated equally

Our mission is to support local doctors, through the provision of training and infrastructure, to ensure they can use their incredible talents to care for their nation’s children. The number of children we need to reach is overwhelming. They urgently need our help.

About the Role

Kids Operating Room is at an exciting time as we invest in our Communications team to raise awareness of our work for children. This new role is a critical role within our ambitious plans. This role is responsible for initiating and driving forward our communications strategy to raise awareness of the need for global surgery for children and the profile of KidsOR.

This is a unique opportunity to join one of the UK’s fastest growing charities and help shape the direction of its communications. The role will focus on delivering the digital strategy, producing robust content and to increase engagement through social media platforms and our website. You will be at the heart of helping to build Kids OR’s online presence to drive our fundraising and advocacy activities.

Leading our PR, building and boosting our brand, and developing marketing materials you will maximise opportunities to increase KidsOR’s profile and reach.

Working across our organisation, liaising with global partners you will effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders and audiences.

About You

An ambitious and dynamic communicator, you will have proven experience of bringing ideas, energy and skills to deliver impactful communications campaigns. You will be adept at ensuring organisational messages are communicated in a clear, consistent and credible way. To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Experienced in developing and executing communications strategies to build brand, profile and awareness
  • A skilled leader who can motivate a small team to develop and deliver public facing communications campaigns
  • An effective project manager used to overseeing multiple stakeholder relationships
  • An exceptional content creator, able to transform complex project information into compelling stories and content for a range of audiences

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Planning and management

  • Develop and deliver communications plans that will drive forward KidsOR organisational objectives and raise awareness of both the need for global surgery for children and KidsOR’s work to meet that need
  • Plan and execute digital communications campaigns which dovetail with offline communications to create a multi-channel experience to grow audiences and traffic, including the development of, and monitoring against KPIs
  • Lead communications with KidsOR partners and other organisations
  • Manage agency partners, freelancers and suppliers including writing content briefs, issuing contracts, and managing outputs
  • Manage the communications budget

Digital

  • Devise focused digital strategies (website, social media and newsletters), with a strong focus on content to ensure all communications are on brand, user friendly and grow audiences.
  • Undertake continual analysis and testing of digital platform campaigns to inform future segmentation and retargeting campaigns
  • Lead content creation, editing and updating of our website to ensure its ongoing functionality, stability and performance
  • Understand and optimise user-journeys, experience and behaviours including utilising SEO, digital engagement and web analytics to support the effective delivery of communications campaigns
  • Monitor the sector for latest developments and trends to ensure that KidsOR explores the adoption of technology for new sources of revenue, donor acquisition, prospecting and ways to improve the donor experience

PR and Media

  • Increase the organisation’s profile across media, and with influencers and organisations, and develop relationships with target media representatives
  • Lead for issuing press releases and managing relationships with press and press agency
  • Respond to requests from the media for comments, views and supporting information and maximise opportunities for further engagement on relevant topics

Brand and identity

  • Lead on organisational brand and key messages, including creating and maintaining appropriate and consistent tone, that is channel appropriate
  • Devise a suite of organisational publications, literature, and marketing materials to raise awareness of KidsOR and to advocate for the need for global children’s surgery
  • Identify issues that could potentially damage KidsOR’s reputation and recommend actions to mitigate this risk
  • Plan and deliver internal communications to ensure our colleagues are connected across the organisation and briefed on key communications priorities

Person Specification

Experience

  • Experience of developing and executing a multi-channel communications plans
  • Experience of developing and delivering effective PR campaigns
  • Experience of delivering data-driven digital campaigns based around audience as well as setting campaign KPIs and tracking digital activity
  • Experience of cross-team working to develop engaging communications content

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills; creating compelling and persuasive content for a range of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • IT skills, including skilled in working with Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Good understanding of SEO and Google Analytics to create insightful reports

Personal Qualities

  • Positive attitude of perseverance and innovation
  • Professional and friendly approach
  • Proactive with drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion
  • Flexible and adaptable to the needs of the role
  • Proactive in learning new technology and tools
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Trust & Foundations/Institutional Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £37,500 pro-rata
  • Hybrid (based in Edinburgh)
  • Closing 27th January 2023

Works with:Chief Executive, Campaign Director, fundraising team, communications team, operations, finance

Purpose of role:To contribute to the effective delivery of the fundraising and communications strategy for KidsOR

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Fundraising

  • Proactively identify opportunities for funding from government and institutional funders. Able to use knowledge of aid landscape to identify potential funding, monitor databases for grant opportunities and develop networks to identify areas of development.
  • Write proposals and lead bid process for applications of grant funding
  • Manage application process at all stages and ensure high quality bid documentation
  • Develop strong working relationships with institutional donors. Manage compliance, eligibility and diligence requirements in relation to funding opportunities
  • Develop and maintain ongoing management and monitoring of grants awarded, progress and funder reporting requirements
  • Work with colleagues to ensure proposals and applications are aligned with organisation plans and priorities
  • Work with colleagues to ensure financial arrangements are in place to monitor, claim and report on grants
  • Put in place and monitor funding agreements and manage compliance arrangements
  • Ensure efficient administrative and record keeping arrangements are in place for institutional funding
  • Engage with other Fundraising activities and support the wider team, as part of a collaborative, integrated fundraising team

Data reporting and administration

  • Record data accurately using Raiser’s Edge database
  • Produce reports, proposal and supply data as required
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Individual Giving Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Hybrid (based in Edinburgh)
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

Works with:Chief Executive, Campaign Director, fundraising team, communications team, operations, finance, fundraising groups, supporters and donors

Purpose of role:To contribute to the effective delivery of the fundraising and communications strategy for KidsOR by increasing the volume and value of support from existing and new supporters across a range of online and offline channels.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Strategy and Planning

  • Work with Campaign Director and wider team to generate income in line with the fundraising strategy
  • Proactively devise an annual tactical fundraising plan, with associated KPIs, specifically targeting individual donors
  • through acquisition and retention
  • Plan and deliver effective, exciting and appropriate fundraising products and supporter journeys
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of appeal campaigns

Fundraising

  • Deliver a range of activity for individual giving income generation including acquisition:
    • Appeals
    • Regular giving
    • Face to face
    • Direct response
    • Payroll Giving
    • Online Shopping

And retention:

  • Appeals
    • Regular giving
    • Donor journeys
    • Donor communication (in tandem with donor care assistant and comms team)
  • Support national fundraising and other regional initiatives, in conjunction with the Fundraising Team (could include creation of promotional materials and event organisation)
  • Act as an ambassador for KidsOR by building awareness
  • Liaise with communications team to develop materials and content required to target individual giving and nurture existing donors
  • Establish good processes and measures to ensure that our activities deliver against objectives and conform to the highest standards of regulations and procedures
  • Ensure health and safety of participants and volunteers at KidsOR fundraising events and activities

Data reporting and administration

  • Record data accurately using Raiser’s Edge database
  • Produce reports, proposal and supply data as required
  • Monitor, evaluate and identify learning points from each area of activity
  • Experience of setting, managing and delivering against budgets, reporting on KPIs, variances and reforecasting
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Community Fundraiser, Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

Works with:Chief Executive, Campaign Director, fundraising team, communications team, operations, finance, fundraising groups, supporters and donors

Purpose of role: To contribute to the effective delivery of the fundraising and communications strategy for KidsOR through community fundraising in Aberdeen and the Northeast.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Strategy and Planning

  • Work with Campaign Director and wider team to generate income in line with the fundraising strategy
  • Proactively devise an annual tactical fundraising plan, with associated KPIs, specifically targeting community fundraising within Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland.
  • Plan and deliver effective, exciting and appropriate fundraising activities
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of appeal campaigns

Fundraising

  • Deliver a range of fundraising activities across the region
  • Foster new relationships and maintain existing relationships with community fundraisers (individual and corporate) to encourage regular/long-term giving
  • Support fundraising groups through generating publicity, supporting local events, inspiring people with ideas and maximising their efforts
  • Develop materials such as fundraising packs to support activities
  • Contact and visit local businesses and groups to promote ways to support KidsOR
  • Act as an ambassador for the charity in the region and build awareness of the benefits of fundraising for KidsOR and the people we help
  • Liaise with communications team to manage external requests for publicity for fundraising events and activities that
  • are being undertaken on behalf of KidsOR
  • Support national fundraising and other national initiatives, in conjunction with the Fundraising Team
  • Establish good processes and measures to ensure that our activities deliver against objectives and conform to the highest standards of regulations and procedures
  • Ensure health and safety of participants and volunteers at KidsOR fundraising events and activities
  • Support the comms team by capturing content for KidsOR communications channels

Data reporting and administration

  • Record data accurately using Raiser’s Edge database
  • Produce reports, proposal and supply data as required
  • Monitor, evaluate and identify learning points from each area of activity
  • Experience of setting, managing and delivering against budgets, reporting on KPIs, variances and reforecasting
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