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Communications Campaigns Organiser

  • Post Date:17th January 2020
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Job Description

Job Title: Communications Campaigns Organiser
Reporting to:Head of Communications
Location:London / Wallasey
Employment type:Full time
Benefits:Competitive package, including pension and flexible working

Deadline for submissions: Monday 10 February 2020


The Communications department is responsible for representing the internal and external messaging of maritime Trade Union Nautilus International. This Campaigns role covers the Strategic Plan, Governance and External Profile.


The purpose of the role is to assist delivery of the Union’s Strategic Plan and Strategic Campaigns Plan. Helping to raise the external profile of the Union and the work of members to the media and public, exploiting the benefits of digital communications and social media to achieve our campaign goals.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist with developing, and delivering the Union’s Strategic Campaigns on key issues affecting members and the sectors in which they work
  • Manage and grow the Union’s presence on social media. Take lead in social media community building, strategy and campaigns
  • Assist with media and public engagement to promote the Union’s work and position the Union as a key opinion former in the maritime sector
  • Write press releases and any other communications as required by Head of Communications
  • Contribute to the development of the Union’s Strategic Plan, Departmental and Strategic Campaign Plans
  • Provide expertise to other departments as directed by Head of Communications
  • Represent Nautilus at external organisations as directed by the Head of Communications in conjunction with other departments
  • Mentor and train other communications staff, including interns
  • Perform any other duty as directed by the General Secretary

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience in the design and implementation of trade union or third sector campaigns
  • Proven ability to use current digital and other communications channels for campaigning purposes
  • Graduate level (or equivalent) education or training and/or significant proven experience in PR, campaigning or journalism
  • Strong copywriting and research skills
  • Flexibility with team skills to work in multiple team environments
  • Ability to exercise a high level of discretion, diplomacy, judgement and initiative
  • Interest/experience in trade unions
  • Interest/experience of the maritime industry or similar
  • Strong organising, project management and business planning skills
  • Proactive, forward thinking and able to take responsibility across an organisation efficiently and effectively
  • Self-sufficient with IT skills (Outlook, Word, Excel etc)
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels including at executive level

Deadline for applications: Monday 10 February 2020

To apply:

For further information please contact Nautilus International Head of HR Heather Wood

Nautilus International is the trade union and professional organisation for maritime professionals at sea and ashore. We represent 20,000 maritime professionals including ship masters (captains), officers, officer trainees (cadets) and shipping industry personnel, such as ship pilots, inland navigation workers, vessel traffic services operators (similar to air traffic control), harbourmasters, seafarers in the oil and gas industry, and shore-based staff. Nautilus International is an equal opportunity employer.