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Be part of the creative and agile team behind Bite Back 2030’s exceptional teenage activists. Join us as our Communications Manager and contribute to a 10-year journey to help make the food system healthier and fairer and achieve our goal of halving childhood obesity by 2030.

BACKGROUND

Young people today are up against a flood of unhealthy food, pouring out of our highstreets, supermarkets and school canteens. As a result processed foods, snacks, soft drinks and takeaways, are playing too big a role in their lives.  Junk food is cheap and easy to access at a time when 3.3m young people under the age of 18 have overweight or obesity. Rates among our poorest are double those of our wealthiest young people.

Covid-19 has only further served to highlight the injustices in the food system and sharpen the focus on the impact obesity has on health outcomes.  There is a political moment now to accelerate change.

We believe young people are the key voice in driving this change in our food system.  It is a really exciting time to join the organisation - we are still a start-up but with ambitious plans for growth and impact.  

Co-founded by Jamie Oliver and launched in October 2019, our Youth Board have already featured widely in the media campaigning on a range of issues including Free School Meals, a complete ban on junk food advertising online and on TV and around Trade Deals.  We plan to recruit, train and support thousands more young people over the next three years to deliver high impact national and local campaigns. Their stories are the backbone of our content.

We are now seeking a creative, self-motivated individual to join as Communications Manager reporting to the Director of Communications. You will collaborate across  our small and agile team and work closely with our young activists to raise the profile of Bite Back.  We are impact and youth-led, using creative, content-led campaigns and coalitions to achieve our goals.

We are at the start of our 10-year journey but have developed a compelling brand and a strong narrative.  Our campaigns must continue to capture the public imagination and drive PR and media interest so they contribute to building our movement.  We also have a team of celebrity Ambassadors that work with us to amplify the voice and impact of our young people.

The Communications Manager will be critical to creating and delivering comms to a broad range of stakeholders. You will be a key influence over the Bite Back brand and will provide editorial and creative support across the whole team.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Content creation including blogs, the weekly newsletter and collateral for events. 

  • Events support, including planning and delivery

  • Provision of editorial support across the team, including our youth leaders.

  • First port of call for press enquiries

  • Drafting of press releases, comments and briefing documents

  • Monitoring media coverage and generating insight

  • Acting as brand guardian on all external communications

  • Audience analysis and tailored messaging

  • Supporting with the strategic management of high profile charity Ambassadors

We are looking for someone with:

  • A passion for young people’s health, nutrition and social justice

  • A can-do attitude and great sense of humor.

  • Strong influencing skills 

  • Great communications skills and a proven record of building relationships across sectors.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Previous experience of engaging media and managing enquiries and responses.

  • Experience of managing events

  • Creative flair and proven track record of developing and commissioning high-quality creative content (including on a tight budget)

We are open and flexible so this role can be a full-time role or can flex depending on the availability and preference of the chosen candidate.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and especially encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. 

Salary: £30-35K

Please apply with a CV and Cover Letter explaining why you are a good candidate for this position. 

Timelines

  • Friday 2nd July at 12pm

  • Initial interviews w/c 5th July

Application Instructions

Please send CV and cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this role to recruitment@biteback2030.com 

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