We’re looking for a talented social media writer to join our team in Sheffield, where your posts, tweets and articles will inspire parents, staff and partner organisations to help children get active, have fun and learn together.
100,000+ children experience our programmes in the UK, on European resorts, on cruise ships around the world and through our development work with NGO partners like World Vision.
We need a resourceful individual with an engaging and professional written style to inspire our members (we’re a non-profit!), motivate people to work for us (we have to recruit 1000 people every year), equip our staff with competent training materials, and provide compelling proposals to persuade organisations to partner with us.
Since both our staff and members typically interact with us online, your work will range from tweets and Facebook posts, to longer-form blog posts, webpages and online learning content. You’ll often need to deliver high impact with limited space to people scan reading emails and flicking through their feed – but that’s the modern communication challenge which we hope you relish.
To get to the next stage you’ll need to:
Share our passion for getting children active, having fun and learning together
Have an ability to write persuasively and professionally in an engaging, motivating and upbeat style
Have a creative and imaginative approach – ideas of your own and a capacity to draw creative solutions from others
Have the ability to manage a diverse range of concurrent projects
In return, you’ll get to work with a young, energetic team at dedicated offices in a beautiful part of Sheffield. We’re a charity with a focus on the value of children and providing job opportunities for hundreds of young people every year.
Understand the full range of communication routes to our members, staff and organisational partners
Plan the use of appropriate tone, format, style, frequency and agenda for those communication routes
Work with the Head of Design & Development and different departments to understand their communication and written needs
Plan a schedule of communication work needed, both one-off work and repeated content writing
Write long and short-form copy to engage our online communities – including webpages, social media posts, emails, printed flyers, adverts
Create and improve learning materials for all areas, including: programmes, health and safety, working with children, customer service, management
Provide professionally written proposal documents and suitable marketing materials to engage professional partners
Source and select suitable imagery for both marketing and training content
Review and update internal documents e.g. manuals, policy documents, etc
Contribute ideas for new or improved communication
Provide materials to support departments in their activities: marketing, promotions, training, programme delivery
Working with the relevant internal specialists to ensure that our programmes, policies and practices are correct and up-to-date
Take communication through to actual delivery: updating websites, posting on social media, sending emails
Manage both the content and use of our online learning platforms
Monitor and report on the performance of communications
Conditions of Work
Salary from £25,000
Based at Sheffield Head Office with travel in UK and abroad
Typical working pattern 37.5 hours Mon-Fri between 8am-6pm, but we’re happy to discuss other flexible working arrangements
Report directly to Head of Design & Development with monthly 1:1 meetings
Annual performance review
At least 2 years’ experience in a related field
Excellent verbal and written communication with attention to detail
Supportive of the mission and values of the King’s Foundation
Established in 1991, the Kings Foundation is the charity that gets children active.
We are experts in using active games, sport and fun to connect with children at an early age and inspire them to adopt a healthy lifestyle. We deliver activity programmes and train others to deliver activity programmes.
We are a small team doing big things. We have a passion for our work and a desire to get more children active and adopting a healthy lifestyle by contributing to their physical, emotional and spiritual development.
We have 4 brands that individually speak to their specific target audiences but are united by our mission of getting children active, adopting a healthy lifestyle and fulfilling their potential.
Kings Active – our business to business brand
Kings Camps – our brand that connects with parents
Kings Recruit – our brand that connects with young people
Kings Volunteer – our brand that connects with international development agencies and volunteers