Join Our Team: the Sandford St Martin Trust is growing and we’re recruiting

9 April 2021

It’s spring! And looking forward to the future, the Trust has decided to build on our success and to expand our ambition. Over the next year we’ll be launching an exciting new schedule of public events and opportunities for content-makers and others interested in great broadcasting about religion and ethics to meet each other, share expertise, learn and grow. To help make it all happen, we’re recruiting for two new positions: an Events & Content Producer and an Office Manager.

Join us! Details of both roles and how to apply are below.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 17.00 ON FRIDAY 30 APRIL.

EVENTS AND CONTENT PRODUCER

Part Time:  0.5 FTE  (Flexible over the course of the year: 3 days/week in busy periods, fewer in quieter ones)   

Salary: £20,000 pa + pension contribution (£40,000 per year pro rata) 

Fixed Term contract (Initially offered as an 18 months contract) 

 The Sandford St Martin Trust advocates for and promotes thought-provoking, distinctive broadcasting that engages with ethics, morality and religions of all faiths. In addition to running the prestigious annual Sandford St Martin Broadcasting Awards, the Trust produces public events, presentations and debates. 

We are now looking for an experienced and committed individual to support the Executive Director in running the Awards and, in particular, to take responsibility for expanding, organising and delivering the Trust’s public events.  

The main responsibilities of the producer will be:  

  • Producing the public events such as the SSM Media Salons (approximately 4-5 pa)  
  • Working with the Executive Director and Awards Director to support the Awards process and ceremony/presentation including: 
  • Administering criteria and acting as a main point of contact for internal and external enquiries regarding the Awards, including managing the Trust’s awards@ e-mail address and answering routine enquiries about criteria and entry processes  
  • Coordinating shortlisting and judging for the SSM Broadcasting Awards  
  • Copy writing and contributing to the Trust’s digital and social media strategy through maintenance of the Trust’s social media channels including the preparation and uploading of promotional material on Eventbrite, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter 
  • Writing and distributing press releases 
  • Updating the Trust’s website (sourcing and editing contributions and images, writing content and publishing) 

THE PERSON:

The Trust will appoint someone with a proven experience of PR, broadcasting or journalism with a track record of success in content-production. This is an important role within the charity and we are seeking an ambitious and organised self-starter who is an excellent communicator. The successful applicant will be able to negotiate with, produce and work with people representing the most senior levels of the media or broadcast industries but also with interns and those just starting out. Energetic and full of ideas but practical, they will be able to manage their own work and deliver projects to agreed targets. Experience working in the voluntary sector is desirable, as is a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.

The Trust is at an interesting juncture in its evolution, having had significant success in recent years in advocating at legislative, industry and public levels for the value of content that furthers the public understanding of how religion – whether people are believers or not – impacts the world. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the continued growth and ambition for our organisation and to contribute greater awareness of the importance of religious literacy among broadcasters and in the media. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 

This contract is initially being offered as a part-time (0.5), fixed term contract for 18 months. It is hoped that we will be able to secure funding to extend it. In terms of time and location, the role offers some flexibility, but applicants will also need to be flexible enough to organise their time around the busiest periods in the Trust’s calendar: 

e.g. The Trust is particularly busy, because of the Awards, between February and June. By contrast the end of June through August is quiet and it may be possible for the successful applicant to take most of all of the summer off.   

The role is home-based during COVID restrictions. Later, the Trust has a fully equipped office near Westminster which serves as a hub for its work and the successful applicant will be invited to work here or from home depending on need. 

 HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a CV, two references and a covering letter directly addressing the skills involved in the role to anna.mcnamee@sandfordawards.org.uk. 

Queries or requests for more information can also be made via e-mail to the above address. 

 

OFFICE MANAGER

Part Time:  0.4 FTE  (2 days/week, flexible)   

Salary: £13,600 pa + pension contribution (£34,000 per year pro rata) 

Continuing Contract  

The Sandford St Martin Trust advocates for and promotes thought-provoking, distinctive broadcasting that engages with ethics, morality and religions of all faiths. Based in Westminster, in addition to running the prestigious annual Sandford St Martin Broadcasting Awards, the Trust produces public events, presentations and debates. 

We are now looking for an experienced and committed individual to help oversee the administration of the Trust’s office, projects and events including the annual Sandford St Martin Awards 

Responsibilities: 

  • General administration of the SSM Awards: liaising with entrants; devising and maintaining guest lists; booking transportation and accommodation as required; commissioning prizes/certificates; coordinating interns; post-event administration (press/image distribution, thank you letters etc)  
  • Administrative support for the board including booking meeting rooms and catering where required, 
  • Drafing minutes of Trustees’ meetings (approx. 4 meetings per annum) 
  • Issuing invitations and managing apologies for meetings and events 
  • Purchasing and maintaining office equipment and supplies 

THE PERSON:

The Trust will appoint someone with a proven ability to work flexibly in what can be a pressurised environment. Administrative experience, preferably in a broadcast or similar context is essential, as are excellent organisational ability and team-working skills. The right candidate will be willing to take the initiative and responsibility for the smooth running of the Trust’s office. Experience working in the voluntary sector is desirable, as is a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel. 

The Trust is at an interesting juncture in its evolution, having had significant success in recent years in advocating at legislative, industry and public levels for the value of content that furthers the public understanding of how religion – whether people are believers or not – impacts the world. The Office Manager role is linchpin to the smooth operating of the Trust. Applicants should have sympathy with the objectives of the Trust and an understanding of our remit.  

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 

This contract is a permanent role offered as a part-time (0.4) basis 

While the role will be home-based during COVID restrictions and there may be opportunities to occasionally work from home afterwards, the Trust has a fully equipped office near Westminster which serves as a hub for its work and the successful applicant will be expected to base themselves there.  

In terms of days, the role offers some flexibility, but applicants will also need to be flexible enough to organise their time around the busiest periods in the Trust’s calendar: 

e.g. The Trust is particularly busy, because of the Awards, between February and June. By contrast the end of June through August is quiet and it may be possible for the successful applicant to take most of all of the summer off.   

APPLICATIONS: 

Please send a CV, two references and a covering letter directly addressing the skills involved in the role to anna.mcnamee@sandfordawards.org.uk. 

Queries or requests for more information can also be made via e-mail to the above address.