The Twentieth Century Society


The C20 Society is recruiting for a Communications Officer. Applicants should email their CV and a letter explaining how they fit the criteria for the job to Kate Southey by 31st January 2019 at the latest.

Communications Officer Role

Reports to: Director

Responsible for: Developing the C20 Society’s public profile through marketing and communications to raise participation, awareness and understanding of its work and role.  Engaging more people through campaigns to save C20 buildings. Delivering the marketing and communications aspects of the C20 Society’s strategy to increase revenue and membership. Providing the content and ensuring timely delivery of e-communications, maintaining the content of the C20 website, and coordinating social media and PR volunteers.

Hours (weekly): 14


Developing marketing and communications initiatives designed to enhance the C20 Society’s public profile.  Keeping the content of the website up to date, writing and producing monthly e-newsletters and event alerts, overseeing and feeding information to social media volunteers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Devising pro-active campaigns across a variety of media platforms to support casework, membership and fundraising.

Key tasks

1.       Writing and disseminating communications including regular e-newsletters. Liaison with experienced volunteer who currently handles press releases to coordinate publication of news through the website, e-newsletter and social media channels.

2.       Updating content on C20 website, in liaison with other staff and volunteers, writing and posting content as required. Ensure content is accurate and posted in a timely manner.

3.       Contributing to the C20 Society’s marketing and communications strategy and implementing key activities designed to increase revenue and membership.

4.       Keeping our event communications, stationery, standard letters and online forms up to date.

5.       Overseeing C20 social media volunteers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This includes overall campaign co-ordination and scheduling, generating engaging content ideas and assets, providing information and assets to volunteers and ensuring overall consistency of quality.

6.       Monitor impact of e-communications, website content and social media through analysis of key stats and metrics, providing reports to the Director.

7.       Co-ordination and implementation of membership recruitment and retention campaigns as required. This may include copywriting, overseeing designers and negotiating promotional partnerships.

8.       Providing support as required to our regional groups and members in their campaigns.


Person Specification

Demonstrable communications experience, specifically in email marketing and social media.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with good attention to detail.
Copywriting, editing and proof-reading skills.
Experience of print production and in working with designers.
IT literate, with specific experience of using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and using a WordPress website.
An organised and flexible approach with the ability to prioritise workload and manage a number of projects simultaneously.
Ability to think creatively and to work under own initiative to meet strict deadlines.
Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work with staff at all levels.

Location and hours of work: The Communications Officer will be based at our office in Farringdon but occasional travel throughout England and Wales may be necessary. The appointee will work fourteen hours per week by arrangement, normally between 9.30am to 5.30pm, with one hour for lunch.  Time-off in lieu is given for work necessarily performed outside these hours.  A fair degree of flexibility will be required, especially when campaigns are in full swing.

The Communications Officer is also expected to attend and report to the Society’s AGM which usually takes place on a Friday or Saturday in June.

Salary:  The starting salary will be in the range of £25,000, per annum, pro rata for a two day week (ie. £10,000). In addition, the Society will pay a percentage of this salary into a personal pension scheme.

Duration: A fixed term contract of two years is offered, beginning as soon as possible. The contract may be renewed depending on performance and the availability of funding.

Annual leave: Annual leave allowance is 25 days pro rata.

Probation: The C20 Society requires staff to serve a six-month probationary period.

Deadline: 31 January 2019