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We are hiring - Communications Manager

February 28, 2024

We are hiring-  Communications Manager

Do you want to join us in changing the future for UK songbirds?

We’re looking for a Communications Manager to join our friendly, supportive and ambitious team at SongBird Survival.  It’s a new post and a great, varied role for someone looking to expand their communications experience and shape our comms approach.


The Role

As communications manager you'll be responsible for leading the delivery of our new communications strategy for communications for SBS. Duties will include:

  • Leading  the delivery of our communications strategy; overseeing or delivering all our external communications activity with the goals of inspiring action to help songbirds, speaking up using science to influence policy makers and cementing our charity as an  expert voice
  • Leading our media work in conjunction with external PR support, including proactively identifying opportunities to secure press coverage and build relationships with journalists.
  • Producing engaging digital communications and marketing materials that meet the needs of our target audiences

The Person

To be considered for this role you should have a demonstrable track record of developing and delivering communication plans to drive meaningful engagement.  Experience of successfully managing relationships with UK media contacts and the ability to lead our press and PR activities is essential, as is experience of social media management, including success in growing audiences across multiple channels.

You should be an excellent communicator, with a confident and articulate approach and ability to debate issues and influence changes in attitudes and actions. You will be a resilient and committed to getting across scientific evidence on challenging issues with a range of stakeholder views. The team at SBS are passionate and hugely committed to this wonderful cause so you too should have an enthusiasm for wildlife and environmental issues. 

Our organisation is ambitious, and has a fantastic culture of learning. Staff are valued in their roles and we offer a range of benefits including flexible working patterns, TOIL policy, pension scheme and a specific training budget.  

If this sounds like the type of environment that would suit you for the next phase of your career, then get in touch! 

The Specifics

  • Part time, 28hours per week (0.75 FTE)/ permanent
  • Salary: c. £34,000 FTE  (Range : £32,000 -£37,000 FTE), Actual c. £25,500
  • Home based and flexible (some limited travel to London/Norfolk)

Full application pack and job description here

How to apply

If you think you'd be the right person to fulfil the exciting responsibilities of this role, e-mail  CV and covering letter, which explains how you meet the criteria in this job description and why you are a good fit for SongBird Survival to the CEO, Sue Morgan at


Submission Deadline:  noon Tuesday 20th March

Interviews will be held online on Thursday 28th March and there may be an additional follow up in early April.


Note: This post was previously advertised in late 2023. Due to a change in personal circumstances the successful candidate was unable to take up the position, hence being re-advertised.

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