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Communications Manager (Cambridge Conservation Initiative) [Fixed Term]

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique partnership between the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity organisations in and around Cambridge. CCI aims to transform international biodiversity conservation by catalysing strategic partnerships between leaders in research, education, policy and practice.

The CCI Communications Manager will develop and manage CCI's internal and external communications, including leading the creation of a Communications Strategy. The post holder manages CCI's website, intranet platform, social media and other communications mechanisms, and will play a leading role in developing the communications around the CCI Strategy 2020-2030. The Communications Manager also works with the Executive Director to support fundraising for CCI communications.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent) you will have experience of developing and managing communications and working with press and media organisations. You should be familiar with CCI's partners and their collaborative programmes and possess a good knowledge of international conservation and environmental issues.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to draft complex documents for a variety of audiences. You should have outstanding networking skills and be able to nurture and foster essential relationships and partnerships with collaborators, potential funders and public audiences. Strong IT skills, particularly in website content development and digital media tools are essential in this role. In addition, you must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and deliver to tight deadlines without compromising on quality.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December 2020.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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