Job Description

Thank you for taking an interest in working at VSO. VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We don't send aid, but work through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia. I’m looking for a Brand Manager to give some long-term strategic direction to embedding, championing and managing the VSO and ICS brands in a way that inspires all our partners, staff and volunteers. Role overview * You’ll be joining us at an exciting time. We’re rolling out a new creative approach to our brand, but need your strategic insight and direction to develop this effectively and integrate it with a high-value 5-year public Fundraising campaign. * We also need help Identifying strategic opportunities for the development of the ICS brand, our international development programme for young volunteers based in the UK. * We also have an ambitious new organisational strategy which needs articulating for internal and external stakeholders. * You’ll provide specialist consultancy and advice to help colleagues engage with our purpose, and manage a wide range of projects and campaigns to help global colleagues deliver our brand effectively in our communications. * And you'll also be responsible for reviewing all the branded material, campaigns and updates that go out across all our channels. * It’s a very exciting time for the Marketing team as VSO expands its influence globally. Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building disaster prevention mechanisms in Mozambique, ending stigma against disabled children in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh. * Our work changes lives. I hope you’ll like to be a part of it. Skills, qualifications and experience At VSO, we place a high value on transparency, collaboration, inquisitiveness and strong communication. We promote equal opportunities and value a diverse workforce. In addition, you will be a creative and pragmatic brand professional with an excellent knowledge of UK audiences and channels. A background in the charity sector is useful, but not essential. Equal Opportunities VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Additional benefits In return for your enthusiasm, energy and time, we offer flexible working policies, working from home days, generous annual leave, and opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops. There may also be occasional international travel. We also offer: * A friendly and supportive office environment * Competitive pension with Scottish Widows (matched at 5%) * Cycle to work scheme in the UK * Free parking in the UK * Lockers and shower facilities in the UK * Free lunch time activities * Employee Assistance Programme offering free, confidential support and guidance on a wide range of topics from money matters to legal issues, as well as counselling and a helpline. * VDU Eye Care Vouchers Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in one of the VSO locations. Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date. If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information. To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
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