Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Communications Assistant

By Jane Campbell

8th April 2021

FFCC is recruiting a communications assistant. This role will suit you if you have an appetite for learning, a delight in communicating, and an enthusiasm for seeing change happen.

While commitments to green energy and transport grab headlines, land remains the silent partner in the climate conversation. Globally, agriculture and land-use change account for almost a quarter of global emissions and are among the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss.

The work of FFCC is to encourage new and diverse thinking, build partnerships and help turn around these bleak statistics. We actively encourage people from a range of backgrounds to apply for this role - understanding our work is not a prerequisite for this role, but we do want you to have a huge appetite for learning and a delight in communicating that knowledge.

This is a chance to work in a fast-paced environment where you can see your work affecting change in the world. Reporting to the Digital and Events Manager, you will be part of a small, but experienced and motivated, communications team – learning how to develop content, manage complex events, running social media campaigns, copywriting and editing and overseeing detailed stakeholder engagement activities, among many other things.

We want someone who is buzzing with enthusiasm to learn, is a brilliant communicator (in writing as well as in person), is highly self-motivated and able to work in a virtual team effectively. Some work experience and evidence of your ability to manage your time well and bring new ideas and new ways of thinking will also be key.

This role will suit you if you have:

  • Enthusiasm for learning and developing your skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Articulate, engaging and accurate communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritise and multi task with the initiative and motivation to work in a virtual, networked team.
  • An interest in the work and mission of FFCC.

To learn more about the role, please download the Job Description at the top of this page.

FFCC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and celebrates these qualities as essential principles of a fair and sustainable society. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and are actively seeking to ensure our team is representative of the diversity of UK countries.

Contract type: 12 month internship

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Closing date: 23:59 on Friday, 7th May

Salary: £17,290 per annum (£19,747 if London based)

Location: Home based

To apply: Please send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining why you are suitable for this role and your reasons for applying, to joanna.stickler@ffcc.co.uk