Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 17244

Are you passionate about accelerating responsible management of forests globally and making a positive impact on the planet?

To effectively meet the challenge of protecting the world's forests, The Forest Stewardship Council are looking for a Communications Director to develop and implement the global communications strategy, with the overall goal of positioning FSC as a leader in its field, working collaboratively with all key stakeholders.

FSC works to take care of forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples' rights, forest workers' safety, and much more. They achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Programme lead:

    • Manage the staff of the global communications team directly, and other unit/regional communications teams with "dotted-line" reporting

    • Lead the development and implementation of the global communications strategy.

    • Oversee the delivery of all communications activities, including, but not limited to:

      • Story telling

      • Social media

      • Traditional media engagement

      • Crisis communications

      • Communications support and advice for units, regional and national offices

      • Measurement of results of all activities

  • Communications and marketing coordination:

    • Coordinate all communications activities with the marketing programme (and vice versa), ensuring activities of both programmes are aligned

    • Coordinate the planning and delivery of all communications activities across the organization. This includes "dotted line" management of communicators in regional offices and other FSC units

    • Engage communicators in FSC's network partners to develop and share campaigns, crisis materials, and skills

  • Executive liaison:

    • Advise executive management on recommended communications activities in times of crisis and/or sensitivity

    • Sit on FSC's Global Leadership Forum, providing senior management with counsel as required, and ensuring organizational priorities are reflected in communications planning

    • Sit on the head office's Senior Team, directing operations in Bonn

  • Resource management:

    • Plan, monitor and manage workloads of staff within the communications programme

    • Oversee the development and management of budgets for all activities of the communications programme

    • Lead the development of communications and related skills of staff within the communications programme

Key Requirements:

  • Dedicated experience in a senior management position

  • Proven experience in crisis communications, being in a management position

  • Track record of developing and managing communications strategies

  • Experience in leading teams and managing projects

  • A passion and experience in sustainability and impact, linked to FSC's core mission

  • Excellent time management skills, ability to perform well whilst handling several functions

  • Solution and service-oriented attitude

If this role speaks to you and your career development, please apply directly via the website, or contact Aysen Naylor at aysen.naylor@acre.com. Only direct applications will be considered.