Communications Officer Part-Time

Communications Officer Part-Time (0.5 FTE)

The role:

We are recruiting for a part-time communications officer (0.5 FTE) to work in our shared office in Kings Cross, London.

Our influence depends on good communication. That doesn’t mean telling people what to do. We see ethics as a sharp ear and a helping hand, not a wagging finger. We need a dynamic Communications Officer to help us engage the people we work with, raise our profile and get our messages across.

You will support the Executive Director in developing and implementing our communications strategy. You will build our brand and support our external affairs. You will manage our social media, co-ordinate our media relations and work with colleagues to put good communication at the heart of all our work. You must be prepared to write copy and to represent us, as well as to co-ordinate and advise your colleagues. You will have an eye for the story in research work and be good at distilling complex issues to their key points.

You will take a strategic view of communication and be practiced at weighing the pros and cons of different media. You will understand how to communicate with different audiences about controversial issues and recognise that integrity is paramount.

Full details of the role including the person specification can be found here


Salary: £24,000 – £27,000 FTE (i.e. £12,000 -£13,500 based on 18.75hrs/week)

Hours: 18.75 hours per week spread over three days (but some flexibility on days)

Location: King’s Cross, London

Closing date: midday on 3rd September 2019. Interviews will be held on 10th September 2019

Preferred start date: as soon as possible following interviews.

The Food Ethics Council is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and aims to ensure that all members, directors, volunteers, staff and job applicants are treated fairly and on an equal basis, irrespective of their gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, colour, creed, social status or sexual orientation.

There may be an opportunity for more hours in the future, but this would be subject not only to performance, but also to the organisation securing sufficient funding.

The post is based in our London co-working space, but there may be opportunities to work from home from time to time, to be agreed between the post holder and the Executive Director.

To apply:

Please apply by email to our Executive Director Dan Crossley ( The subject of your email should read Communications Officer Application.

Please include:

Your CV (no more than 3 pages)

A covering letter (maximum 2 pages), which explains, including examples, how you meet the person specification.

There is also an optional equal opportunities monitoring form (the data you provide will be kept confidential and separate from your application). This monitoring form is voluntary, but the information we collect is very useful in helping us to ensure we are inclusive in our advertising and recruitment.

Note: Candidates short-listed for interview will be notified directly. We are unable to respond to all applications. If applicants have not heard back by 6th September 2019, unfortunately they have not been successful.