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Director of Communications

The Director of Communications is responsible for controlling the flow of information within the organisation and between an organisation and the public.

Reports to:

Chief Executive

Term of position:

Reviewed after 2 years

Type of role:


Responsibilities & Duties

• Creating and executing overall marketing strategies to create awareness of company’s products
and services.
• Performing market research to identify trends.
• Executing launch of new products e.g. e-products, merchandise, promotional materials
• Representing the company and forming strategic partnerships with media, overseeing public relations efforts.
• Producing quality online content and managing company's publications e.g. blog strategy, social media, mailing list
• Supporting company leadership and supervising administrative department activities staff members.
• Overseeing in-house communication platforms
• Developing a cohesive communications strategy.
• Projecting a positive company image to the public.
• Managing media relations, press releases and public announcements
• Ensuring quality control of all information released.
• Systematically filing important company documents.
• Crisis management and pre-emptive planning.
• Overseeing the coordination of schedules and managing calendars for multiple parties to ensure that activities are properly arranged and prevent conflicts.
• Managing a communications budget.
• Must play an active role in engaging in Melanin Medics Projects, for the operational year
• Must act as a spokesperson for Melanin Medics with key stakeholders at advocacy initiatives to further the EDI agenda, for the operational year.

Essential Criteria

• Relevant communications experience.
• Awareness of and proficiency with communications technologies.
• Experience in stakeholder/community engagement.
• Clear and concise communication with team members and senior management.
• Strong and confident leadership

Desirable Selection Criteria

• Experience working in a not-for-profit organisation or charity role with exposure to the not-for- profit sector would be an advantage
• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with leadership team

Organisational Relationships

• Reports to the CEO
• Manages significant projects and/or functions, including responsibility within the organisation for
administration, internal and external communications.
• Works closely with: Secretary, Communications officers, Social media officers and blog writers

Melanin Medics is a non-profit charitable organisation for the present and future African and Caribbean doctor. Our mission is to promote diversity in Medicine, widen aspirations and aid career progression through educational programmes, social empowerment and valuable resources. We are focused on implementing positive, practical solutions to support African and Caribbean aspiring medics, medical students and doctors in the UK who have been found to face a number of challenges on their career journeys.  
Founded in 2017, Melanin Medics serves over 1000 members collectively within our networks of aspiring medics, medical students and doctors. Melanin Medics is committed to being a representative voice for both the current and future African and Caribbean doctor in the UK. 
We believe that the power of our organisation comes from the passionate people who believe in our mission and similarly desire to make a difference to those around them. Melanin Medics is a rewarding working environment that provides our team with a strong sense of achievement and recognition for the important work we do. 

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