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SIX is hiring for a Communications and Events Coordinator!

Published Date: 16 September 2015

We are looking for an energetic and effective person to join the Social Innovation Exchange team to work full time, based in central London.

What we have to offer

SIX offers you:

  • the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values-driven start-up, working to achieve lasting social change by empowering social innovators around the world;
  • the chance to join a friendly and supportive team engaged in a challenging and growing organisation;
  • the opportunity to work in our beautiful central London office in Somerset House ( with a river view!);
  • £24 500 - 26 000 pro rata p.a. depending on skills, knowledge and relevant experience.


The role:


SIX is seeking a communication and events coordinator to work in our lively and growing organisation in 2 key roles:

Social Innovation Community: A new upcoming project funded by the European Commission, which follows on from Social Innovation Europe (SIE). The successful candidate will help manage the design process for the new website, be responsible for growing and maintaining quality content and act as one of the project managers for the contract.

SIX global communications and events: The successful candidate will also support the team in the on going development of the SIX website, as well as support the team to manage our online presence and in running our global events.

Required Experience

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in an events and communications role or similar
  • Experience working in a very small team and can manage a heavy workload and high-pressure situations
  • Experience of working with European Commission projects
  • Working knowledge of another European language
  • Editorial experience of copy-editing, developing and managing content and familiar working with various content management systems including WordPress and Drupal
  • Design skills; familiar with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Event management; experience with organising an event from ideation to execution, held in different countries with capacities as high as 150 attendees
  • Experience working in different countries and having the ability to manage complex relationships with diverse stakeholders, while being aware and sensitive to cultural differences
  • Is familiar with the re-branding process, including designing and delivering new websites and online platforms


The candidate will be required to do the following tasks:

  • Manage and monitor all online activity (website, social media, newsletters etc.) of the organisation and its projects, including curating and developing content and engaging with members of the network
  • Manage events in varying capacities and sizes but includes managing logistics and budget, assisting with design of programme booklets, creating and executing communication plans, on-site execution, and reporting event follow-up including the development of audio and visual materials
  • Act as Project Manager for Social Innovation Community (SIC), a three-year European Commission funded project made up of a consortium of international partners. This includes ensuring the deliverables of the project are met, regularly reporting and evaluating results to share with the European Commission, as well as building and maintaining relationships with the consortium and general members of the network.
  • Facilitate the recruitment process for support and manage the work of the Communications and Events Assistant/Intern
  • Manage any re-branding and design work for various projects, including website development
  • Assist senior staff with research for policy papers and think pieces 


The ideal candidate:

  • We work in a small team in a fast-paced environment so it is crucial that the candidate fit well with the team personality and be able to work under pressure
  • Will have a keen interest in social innovation, including sharing the values of social justice and equality
  • Our work involves communicating with very different types of stakeholders all over the world on a daily basis and it is important for the candidate to be comfortable switching modes several times of day 


Process for application


Please send a CV and a covering letter (no longer than two pages each) setting out how your experience relates to the person specification detailed above and should also address:

  • why you are interested in this position;
  • how your experience and skills relate to the person specification and job specification above;
  • details of your current role, salary and notice period;
  • confirmation that you are a British or EU Citizen or otherwise have the right to work in the UK without requiring a work permit.

Please send your application to louise.pulford@socialinnovationexchange.org

The deadline for applications is Friday 16 October, and interview will take place the following week.