Global Director of Strategic Communications - Animals Asia - Flexible Location– c£80 - 90k plus benefits

Founded in 1998 by Jill Robinson, from her home in Hong Kong, Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change. We work to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China, and, according to official figures, almost 1,000 suffering the same fate in Vietnam.

Animals Asia has to date, rescued over 600 bears, caring for them at our award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.

Animals Asia also works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and lobbies to improve the welfare of companion animals, promote humane population management and prevent the cross-border export of "meat dogs" in Asia.

In addition, Animals Asia campaigns for an end to abusive animal practices in zoos and safari parks in Asia and works closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.

The Role & Candidate:

·      At least 5 years’ experience in a senior marketing or Communications position, preferably working across a range of markets and audiences. Experience could have been gained within a variety of environments including government, INGO’s or a fast-moving consumer business.

·      This role sits within the Supporter Engagement (Fundraising and Communications) directorate. As part of the Global Supporter Engagement Leadership Team, you will be a natural leader who will be comfortable with running geographically and culturally diverse teams remotely.

·      As Director of Strategic Communications, you will have a proven track record of leading and managing a high-performing strategic communications team generating powerful campaigns that gain 360 media coverage and significantly grow audiences.

·      You will be a strong effective communicator, with the ability to engage a range of stakeholders directly though the work of the team, or strong relationship building and strong influencing skills.

·      You will have significant digital channel experience with a track record of improving user experience and engagement on owned channels.

·      Significant line management experience including embedding new ways of working and supporting teams through periods of significant change.

·      You will be comfortable parachuting into an established team that needs focus and direction and making an early impact.

·      You will have an energy for identifying, building and empowering global audiences, so that they will be driven to our platforms and campaigns and understand the critical importance of our work and how their participation with our cause will be the single most important determining factor in our success.

 

For further information and details on how to apply, please see the attached comprehensive brief.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners:

William Pringle

Partner

William.Pringle@berwickpartners.co.uk

 

Closing date for applications: Monday 29th August 

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