Communications Officer

  • Job Reference: 214402
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2024
  • Recruiter: hireful
  • Location: Godalming
  • Salary: £29,000 to £31,500
  • Sector: Marketing and Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Location: Godalming, Surrey or Bologna, Italy (Hybrid flexible, with at least 2 days in the office per week)
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: 30,000 -33,000 EUR based OR UK £29,000 - £31,500 per annum (dependant on location, skills and experience)

Help transform billions of lives. Including yours.

Compassion in World Farming International is a powerful global movement dedicated to ending factory farming and radically changing our food systems to reduce reliance on animal protein, before it’s too late. With headquarters in the UK and offices throughout Europe, in the USA and China, we investigate and expose the true costs of factory farming and work with policy makers and leading food companies on game-changing welfare commitments to improve the lives of farmed animals.  

We are recruiting for a Global Communications Officer to join our HQ Communications Team based in Godalming in the UK and Bologna, Italy (with some home-based working – currently 3 days a week). 

About the role

The Global Communications Officer will help boost Compassion’s international media profile and campaigns through traditional media, social media, and other communication channels. You will generate international media coverage, use breaking stories to drive our campaigns and polices, sell-in stories, produce content across a range of channels, and be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of our global media coverage. You will also help support the coordination of the media work in our country offices and take part in our out-of-hours on-call rota.

About you

This post requires a passionate, confident and creative communications professional who works well in a team. You will need some previous experience in a busy press office or newsroom, a keen news sense, excellent writing skills, an eye for detail, and be able to work to tight deadlines. A good understanding of both traditional media and social media is essential. Candidates should also possess a keen interest in animal welfare and environmental issues. A second language, in addition to English, would be an advantage as you will be working closely with our teams across Europe and beyond.


Closing date: 25th June 2024
1st stage interview: Week commencing 1st July
2nd stage interview: Week commencing 8th July

Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification detailed in the Job Description.

Join our team and make a lasting impact, while being part of a workplace that values and supports you every step of the way:

UK Benefits:

• Compassion in World Farming is located in bright, modern offices; just 2 minutes’ walk from Godalming mainline station (45 minutes from London Waterloo).
• Enjoy an enhanced annual leave of 25 days per year, along with bank holidays. 
• Our comprehensive benefits package includes core offerings like Health Cash Back Plan
• MHFA support – 24/7 PG access and Employee Assistance Programme
• Free onsite parking at HQ
• Optional savings schemes like the Cycle Benefit Scheme. 
• Embrace a fulfilling career that prioritises your well-being, while also enjoying Excellent
• Development opportunities
• Hybrid working model (dependant on role and location) 
• A defined Contribution Pension Scheme
• Enhanced discretionary company sick pay
• Premium Subscription to Calm App

Please note that we reserve the right to commence interviews on a rolling programme. To comply with legal requirements, as part of our selection procedure, we ask all potential employees to prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Compassion in World Farming is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and live experience and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, whether these be of ethnicity, gender, identity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or other.

You may also have experience in the following: Global Communications, Social Media Manager, Communications Officer, Internal Communications, CRM, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Executive, Marketing Officer, Communications Executive, Press officer, Animal Welfare communications, Communications Assistant, Degree, Graduate etc.

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