Head of Communications and Marketing

Closing date: Deadline for applications: Midnight 22 June

Interview date: 1st stage interviews: Thursday 4 July (online) 2nd stage interviews: Wednesday 10 July (in person)

Location: Hybrid (one day a week in Wandsworth office)

Salary: £48,000-£53,000 dependent on experience. (inc. 5% London Allowance)

Back Up are looking for an outstanding Head of Communications and Marketing to join us during an exciting period of growth and change.

In April 2021, Back Up launched an ambitious strategy to be there for every single person affected by spinal cord injury – ensuring no one is left behind.  We have delivered against many of our goals and are now looking to the future.

Who should apply?

Our ideal candidate is an ambitious and experienced communications and marketing professional who possesses highly effective leadership skills and has a proven track record of leading highly successful communications and marketing teams.  You will be a proactive self-starter with an energetic approach and a passion for high quality, high impact communications and marketing.

What does the role involve?

This is an exciting time for the Charity during a period of sustained growth. Working with our CEO and the leadership team, you will play a key role in developing Back Up’s 2025-30 strategy.

You will ensure that the charity has the communications and marketing structures, systems and processes in place in order to help us reach even more people affected by spinal cord injury and increase our supporter base.

This is a truly fantastic opportunity to transform the capability of a vital national charity.

About Back Up

Back Up is a national charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life.

Back Up has a great work culture and a passionate staff team. We run anonymous staff morale surveys and consistently score well above the sector average. In May 2024 we won The Times and The Sunday Times Spotlight Award for Best Place to Work for Disabled Employees.

How to apply

To apply, please send us a CV together with a supporting statement that addresses the person specification (maximum two pages of A4). You should give the names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers of two referees, relevant to this role.

References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted. Finally, please ensure that you have included mobile, work and home telephone numbers, as well as any times when you will not be available for interviews.

Applications should be made via email at recruitment@backuptrust.org.uk.

Everyone will be contacted by email or phone with regards to the success of your application at this stage. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview at our offices in Wandsworth, South London.

What is the timetable for the recruitment process?

Deadline for applications:  Midnight 22 June

1st stage interviews: Thursday 4 July (online)

2nd stage interviews: Wednesday 10 July (in person)