Communications Adviser

Closing date: 28 May 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
Play a key role in delivering compelling content for Bond’s digital channels and lead our social media strategy to grow our audience.

Are you passionate about the power of digital communications? Are you interested in delivering compelling content on international development issues?

As Communications Adviser at Bond, you’ll play a key role in delivering compelling content for Bond’s website and digital channels. You’ll lead Bond’s social media strategy to grow our online community and engage our audience with interesting, timely communications. Through digital communications, you’ll help drive thought leadership on important issues and trends for the international development and humanitarian sector, on topics like advocacy, charity innovation, politics, funding, technology and communications. You’ll help increase awareness and understanding our work with our audiences, members and beyond.

About Bond

Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Our members ranging from large international NGOs, like Oxfam and WaterAid, to small specialist charities. We unite, strengthen and champion a diverse network of over 400 civil society organisations to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice. View our brand video.

We work with charities and NGOs to influence governments and policy-makers through our collective advocacy with civil society. We connect people in the sector so that they can share expertise and develop their skills through events, training and communities of practice. We also strengthen organisations to be more impactful and sustainable through our expertise, training and support services.

Bond is a go-to hub for the latest news, opinions and expertise from across the international development and humanitarian sectors. Bond experts, members and thought leaders from civil society provide the latest insights and trends across a range of topics, including: aid, funding, politics, Brexit, the SDGs, communications, public support, programmes, leadership and civic space. Our digital channels keep the sector up-to-date with ongoing debates, the latest news and tools, and promote our work and events.

Main responsibilities


  • Working with the Communications Manager, write and edit compelling content for the organisation's website, particularly news and blogs, in line with Bond’s content strategy.
  • Optimise and publish news and blogs from Bond staff, members and other contributors.
  • Ensure that website content remains vibrant, up-to-date and on-brand, including maintaining tone-of-voice across all website pages and channels.
  • Write, edit and build engaging landing pages for Bond’s key services and areas of work, including the Bond International Development Awards, conferences, reports, resources, tools and training.
  • Support staff across the organisation to develop engaging content as required, and liaise with external editorial contributors as required.
  • Create graphics and shareable visual content to support communications campaigns for social media and distribution to other members. 
  • Source images and materials for attractive content delivery. 

Social media:

  • Drive Bond’s social media engagement with key Bond audiences, developing our authoritative brand voice and fostering conversations on important issues.
  • Daily monitoring of social media trends and accounts, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Plan and publish social content using SproutSocial.
  • Identify and utilise external hooks and events to embrace opportunities to grow our reach 
  • Identify opportunities for creative social media engagement, including creating visual social media assets 
  • Stay informed of upcoming trends and developments within the field of social media and advise other staff on their use.
  • Manage social media for profile-raising events, such as the Bond Conference, including managing social media volunteers, overseeing social media activity and the conference app.
  • Ensure Bond gets best value for money from social media advertising, including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Channel management:

  • Deliver the weekly e-newsletter to a consistently high quality to promote Bond’s latest content and services.
  • Report on content performance across the website, social media and e-newsletters using Google Analytics and other reporting tools.
  • Liaise with digital communications professionals across our membership to coordinate and amplify joint campaigns and efforts.
  • Improve content using search engine optimisation best practice.

View the full job description and person specification below.

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Communications Digital

Application notes

Please submit your CV, a short one-page cover letter and two examples of your written work (please provide links to these examples in your cover letter or include in the same document as your cover letter). 

Applications close at 11.59pm on 27 May 2019. 

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.