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Job vacancy: Media and Communications Officer

AFC Fylde Community Foundation are looking to recruit a Media and Communications Officer to promote the work of AFC Fylde, AFC Fylde Community Foundation and the Foundation’s charity partners.

Job Title: Media and Communications Officer

Hours: Full time including evenings and weekends

Salary: £22,500 - £26,000 per annum depending on experience

Length of Contract: Permanent

Location: Mill Farm Sports Village, Coronation Way, Wesham, PR4 3JZ

The Community Foundation Media and Communications Officer will report directly into the Assistant Foundation Director.

Main Duties:

  • Work with the Foundation’s Senior Management Team (SMT) to publicise the work of the Foundation and the Football Club’s support for other good causes using the club’s official media platforms and external media.

  • Contribute to the club’s communication strategy to ensure that the work of the Foundation and other good causes are a prominent feature and priority.

  • Liaise with the key club staff to organise regular first team player appearances at club community events.

  • Work with the Foundation Director to create an annual communications and event plan.

  • Plan and attend Foundation events to generate digital content.

  • Maintain and enhance the Foundation’s social media presence, in conjunction with the club’s official social media platforms.

  • Film, edit and upload video footage for use within the club and Foundation’s digital platforms.

  • Provide content on Foundation and other good cause activities for use in the match day magazine.

  • Assist in the production of an annual impact report for the Foundation and when required other written reports including award submissions.

  • Keep an accurate record of media coverage achieved by the Foundation and compile a quarterly report on this coverage to the charities Board of Trustees.

  • Manage the Foundation’s website updating the content on a regular basis.

  • Actively develop relationships with all Foundation stakeholders including partner media departments, the National League Trust, Fylde Borough Council and other local authorities.

  • Pro-actively develop relationships with local newspaper groups and media outlets.

  • Attend selected AFC Fylde first team home fixtures to promote the work of the Foundation and other Club initiatives on match days.

  • Complete documentation for the PFA relating to community player appearances as part of the Foundation’s annual Capability Code of Practice process.

Person Specification

  • Educated to a degree standard (or equivalent) in subject related to media/communications.

  • Proven experience of using video, photo and audio equipment to produce creative and innovative content.

  • Experience of filming with high spec HD camera equipment.

  • Experience of using a variety of social media platforms to deliver key messages and measurable outcomes.

  • The ability to write accurately and concisely.

  • The ability to travel independently to from different club locations and events.

  • Self-confidence and ability to work accurately under pressure.

  • Ability to use own creative initiative but also work well within different teams and settings.

  • Ability to prioritise workload.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please apply HERE

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