This is an exciting opportunity to cover maternity leave from mid April 2021. We are looking for an experienced all rounder to lead the communications function and form part of the Senior Leadership Team. 

Leading a team of 5, the successful candidate will be able to take a strategic oversight of the communications and external affairs functions and an active role in delivery. You will manage the communications strategy adapting it as needed to meet team targets and organisational goals.  

Working across the organisation you will plan and deliver our annual awareness campaign Safer Sleep Week and work with a core group of charities on Baby Loss Awareness Week. You will also provide comms support for our 50th Anniversary Campaign. 

A knowledge of digital communications is essential as you will be responsible for managing the website, overseeing our social media strategy and managing Little Lullaby our project for young parents. You will act as brand guardian for The Lullaby Trust and lead our press function, identifying proactive and reactive opportunities to raise the profile of The Lullaby Trust and increase awareness of SIDS and safer sleep.  

The role involves leading our newly developed External Affairs function to grow The Lullaby Trust’s external influence achieving higher prominence of SIDS awareness and prevention and care for bereaved parents on the political and healthcare agenda. 

This is an interesting and varied role which would suit someone who enjoys working across several comms disciplines and taking a hands on approach. We are looking for a creative and strategic thinker with proven experience in a comms management role and an enthusiasm for working with a diverse audience of parents and health practitioners.  

The post is currently remote working though some travel to London may be required.  Job share applications and flexible working requests will be considered.

Please note that this post is subject to DBS and reference checks. 

About The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

We are committed to supporting research to understand why babies die suddenly and unexpectedly and to find out more about how to reduce the risk of these tragic deaths.

How to apply

Please apply by returning the application form in a word document format to office@lullabytrust.org.uk by 15th March 2021. CVs will not be accepted.