Content and Digital Communications Executive

Salary: £31,147 - £34,678 inclusive of London Weighting allowance (per annum pro rata)

Location:19-23 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QN

About Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is a leading global sustainability non-profit. For over 20 years we’ve been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future. We specialise in addressing critical global challenges by catalysing change in key systems.

About the role

Working with the Senior Communications Strategist and others, you will contribute to the development of and drive the implementation of our digital communications and engagement strategy across our core work, as well as for the Futures Centre and the School of System Change.

You will help communicate Forum’s work by producing high-quality designed collateral, managing day-to-day content flows on our social media channels and suite of websites, and by leveraging digital marketing to drive engagement from our audiences. You will also train new and existing staff to become better digital content creators and social media users.

About the team

This role sits within Forum’s dynamic Connect function. Combining expertise in community engagement, public relations, digital, fundraising, communications and marketing, the aim of the team is to raise awareness and understanding among key target audiences of global challenges and systems change for sustainability. We work to increase Forum for the Future’s brand profile, develop effective marketing strategies to drive organisational business development and to support fundraising, and to effectively communicate organisational impact.

About you

Are you a talented, creative and imaginative individual equally at home writing and editing online copy, managing photographers and video production agencies, and developing and executing communications plans?

Do you have a proven experience communicating complex sustainability issues using a range of channels and media? Forum for the Future is on the hunt for a talented Content and Digital Communications Executive to help us raise awareness of our urgent work in driving system change for sustainability.

You will have extensive experience working in a digital content role in a marketing or communications team, including managing digital communications campaigns from planning through to content production, delivery and evaluation of impact and working with a variety of stakeholders to design, develop and produce digital content.

You will be an excellent communicator with impressive editorial skills and a strong understanding of how to tailor content for online audiences. You will have a willingness to learn on the job and a good grasp of Adobe Creative Suite, and a proven track record on managing agencies and freelancers. A collaborative, independent and flexible approach to work is also vital.

Together we can reinvent the way the world works.

Application process

To find out more details about this vacancy please read the job description.

To apply for this role, please send your up-to-date CV and a cover letter to [email protected].

You should clearly explain your motivation for applying for the post and provide specific evidence demonstrating how you meet the required capabilities as detailed in the job description. We will not consider applications without cover letters tailored to this opportunity. This information will be used to decide whether or not to invite you for interview. Your cover letter should be no longer than two A4 pages.

We kindly ask you not to attach or insert your photograph in your CV or cover letter, nor put your name or surname anywhere in the letter. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we have introduced ‘name blind’ recruitment, to help reduce unconscious bias when screening applications. By removing these details from the application, it helps our recruiting team to evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to unconsciously biased decisions.

Candidates must hold an appropriate passport or permit to work in the UK. 

Closing date: 11:59 pm GMT on Thursday 28 March 2019.


Please note we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within the three weeks of the closing date, please assume we are not taking your application further.

Once you have completed this application, we ask you to also complete our Equal Opportunities form.