Are you on the lookout for a role with real impact? Are you motivated by using communications as a tool for positive change in the world? Would you relish the opportunity to develop and deliver against an innovative Communications Strategy? Can you intuitively convert programme results into varied accessible stories for diverse audiences?
We’re a small but ambitious Trust, seeking to change the life chances of children in India, Mexico, and South Africa, by improving the quality of state-run education. Over the last 5 years we have donated nearly £10 million to over 20 organisations in pursuit of this goal. We value openness and transparency with those we fund and collaborate proactively to reach our goals.
As The Maitri Trust matures the need to better communicate our impact and learning is increasingly apparent. The Communications Manager will help us develop and deliver against a Communications Strategy for the Trust.
You’ll have a significant degree of creative freedom in developing this strategy. Success in the role will see our funder (individuals at Stewart Investors) better informed about our work, and our learning better shared within the global international education community.
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Scope of the role:
We are looking for an experienced communications professional with varied communications experience but a particular gift for written communications:
Your experience / profile:
About the Trust:
The Maitri Trust is an independent, privately-funded grant-making foundation. Our mantra is ‘a good quality education for all’. Access to education in low and middle income countries is not the problem it once was, but quality remains a huge issue, with large numbers of children leaving school without even the most basic of skills; a situation exacerbated by the current Covid-19 global pandemic. Maitri works to improve the quality of state education in India, Mexico, and South Africa by funding locally-run organisations who train and develop teachers, headteachers and education department staff. The aim is to enable children to achieve their potential, becoming skilled and thoughtful members of society, ready to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
We support our partners with both financial and non-financial assistance. We award multi-year grants and build long-term relationships based on mutual trust. We strive to listen and understand our partners, their beneficiaries and their work. Our aim is to help partners identify where they can improve and then to fund those improvements.
Send a covering letter, CV and a short paper or article you have written (max. 2 pages) to: Luke Aspinall – email@example.com
We welcome applications from all sectors of society and support flexible working.
Application deadline: 9am, Monday, 14th June 2021.