When a child’s life is expected to be short, there’s no time to waste. Together for Short Lives is the UK charity that is here to make sure the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment they have together – whether that’s for years, months or only hours. Many of these children have complex conditions and need specialist care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We stand alongside families, supporting them to make sure they get the vital care and help that they need.
Getting the right support can make a lifetime of difference. And that’s what we are here for.
Together for Short Lives has seen incredible success in recent months, securing the Morrisons’ 2022-25 Charity Partnership as well as significant new funding partners and donors across Trusts & Foundations and Philanthropy. We are looking for a Morrisons Partnership Communications Officer to provide communications support for this multi-million-pound charity partnership, working on a range of profile-raising projects across a variety of different audiences. Partnership Marketing and Communications Officer will effectively manage partnership communications and marketing to raise awareness of Together for Short Lives across Morrisons, building strong relationships with key Morrisons stakeholders. You will work closely with Together for Short Lives’ Communications team (including the Digital team, Brand and PR team and Fundraising Marketing Manager), children’s hospices and Morrisons’ colleagues to create key messages, content, and activity to drive engagement, motivation, and fundraising.
Previous experience working in a similar marketing communications role within a consumer facing industry, preferably for a large employer.
Experience in content planning, creating rich content assets and innovative approaches to, sourcing and editing for social media, website, and internal channels.
Experience devising and implementing social media activity and highly competent in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Experience of managing a marketing and/ or communications campaign, developing conceptual ideas and testing messaging to achieve optimal results.
Track record of securing successful regional media coverage for campaigns.
Experience of effective evaluation of communication plans and channels, including media reporting and social media performance.
Excellent relationship management skills, managing multiple clients and liaising with a wide range of individuals with differing objectives.
Highly proficient copywriter (off and online) and editor.
A can-do approach. Must possess a positive attitude and the ability to identify alternative solutions to problems.
Inclusion and equality
At Together for Short Lives, equal opportunity runs through every aspect of the business. We are creating an environment where a diverse mix of talented people want to work, do their best, and share in our journey for the long term. We’re building a team that represents a variety of perspectives and backgrounds, as we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better and more innovative our work will be. We strive to be a workplace where everyone feels empowered and can be their authentic selves.
Together for Short Lives are open to discuss flexible working arrangements including job shares.