Communications Coordinator (Programmes & Partnership)

The role is to support the communications needs of the global programmes delivered by the WAGGGS Global Programmes Team and of the strategic partnerships (predominantly corporate partnerships) managed by the WAGGGS Strategic Partnerships Team.

Job Title: Communications Coordinator (programmes & Partnership)

Location: London Office, NW3 or home-based (applicants working from home in the UK and most other countries will be considered )

Salary Range: (dependent on location and experience) UK-based salary for this role would be circa £28,000 - £33,000

Contract Type: 12- month Fixed Term Contract

Hours 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 7 June 2023 (17:00 BST)

About Us

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary Movement dedicated to empowering girls and young women in the world. We represent over 8 million girls and young women across 150 countries.

We believe girls have the right to an equal, safe and sustainable world. Unfortunately, around the globe, multiple barriers, inequalities and lack of opportunities are still preventing girls from reaching their full potential and shaping the world they want to see.

At WAGGGS, we deliver a range of transformational global programmes and events to tackle this very problem. Built on the power of a non-formal education approach, a unique leadership development model for all girls of any age and a strong focus on girl-led advocacy we give girls the confidence, resilience and sense of empowerment they need to take the lead in their lives, driving change on the issues that matter to them, their communities, and the world around them. Incredibly, this activity is delivered and led by a vast and passionate community of volunteers working at a grassroots level, making our model truly sustainable.

We believe in an equal world where all girls can thrive, where every and any girl feels confident to lead and empowered to create a better world together.

About the Role:

The role is to support the communications needs of the global programmes delivered by the WAGGGS Global Programmes Team and of the strategic partnerships (predominantly corporate partnerships) managed by the WAGGGS Strategic Partnerships Team.

WAGGGS delivers a wide range of relevant and effective programmes which provide non-formal educational activities, exchanges, events and advocacy opportunities to girls and young women worldwide. Our mission is to help every girl reach her full potential. Programmes include Free Being Me, Stop the Violence, Surf Smart, YESS Girls Movement, Plastic Tide Turners and Girl-led Action on Climate Change.As Communications Coordinator, you will raise the profile and visibility of these programmes to our global membership. Each national Girl Guide or Girl Scout association is an independent organisation and a ‘Member Organisation’ (MO) of WAGGGS. The nine million girls in the Movement each belong to one these MOs. The work of this post includes the planning, commissioning, production, creative writing and coordination of web and media content across print publications and digital platforms, including WAGGGS’ digital platform, Campfire.

You will communicate to the Movement about global programmes, as well as identifying and leading external communications opportunities to amplify our global programmes, associated strategic partnerships and global campaigns. Your work will demonstrate value for our strategic partners that include corporates such as Dove and Norton and multinational entities such as the UN Environment Programme. This is an exciting and varied role, where you will work collaboratively with multiple teams, telling the inspiring stories of our impact around the world.

As part of a small communications team, you will work alongside another Communications Coordinator on the overall communications activity for WAGGGS and input into strategic communications discussions.

About You:

As a successful candidate, you will have a strong background in communications, including developing and implementing a cross department or organisational communications strategy. You will have a great track record of web, social media content development and associated trends experience.

The ideal candidate will have a ‘can-do’ attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, be highly organised, team-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, with knowledge of other languages desirable but not essential.


If you are interested in this position, please download the recruitment pack and submit your cover letter & CV online via our recruitment portal

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.


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