Top job! Head of Communications

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £4,500 – £45,000
  • Flexible/ hybrid Offices in Edinburgh, London, Dundee
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

  • Advertised from 1st August 2022
  • 35 hours per week (part time considered)


Kids Operating Room

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 expert in using digital tools for engaging, mobilising and influencing audiences

• 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

Application notes

Please send your CV and covering letter of no more than two pages stating why you are interested in the position to:

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Please put Head of Communications as the subject.