Location Bonn
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 our 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 staff 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, please apply directly or contact Aysen Naylor at aysen.naylor@acre.com for more information.