Brand and Communications Manager (JS10290)

University of Bath
March 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:£33,000
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Contract Type:Permanent
Working Time:Negotigation
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Job title Brand and Communications Manager

Department Designability

Salary £33,000-35,000 FTE dependent on experience

Grade N/A

Placed on Thursday 26 January 2023

Closing date Friday 31 March 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JS10290


Location: Hybrid - Remote working plus an average of 2 days a week at our offices in Bath

Hours: 30 or 37.5 hrs/week (open to flexible working)

Contract Type: Permanent

For over 50 years, Designability has designed and provided products that have enabled disabled people to live with greater independence. Our team of talented designers, engineers and occupational therapists create innovative new products which have helped hundreds of thousands of disabled people with their day to day challenges. We are best known now for Wizzybug, our powered wheelchair which helps young disabled children move and play independently for often the first time in their lives. Families loan one from us for free thanks to the generous support of our donors.

Designability follows The Social Model of Disability, which holds that disabled people are disabled by their environments rather than any variation in their capabilities. We create our innovative products by being experts in user-centred design – put simply, this means that it is disabled people and their needs and views that make our products unique.

We have ambitious plans for the future. We are in a strong financial position with healthy reserves, and have a forward plan for a significant new product innovation this year, and ongoing partnership projects which will have impact on the lives of millions of disabled people.

This new role is a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic team at an exciting time of growth across our charity, and to make a meaningful difference through our work supporting disabled people to live with greater independence.

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to join our welcoming and friendly team in this new role. Working closely with the Digital Communications Manager, to lead and deliver an engaging and inspiring marketing and communications strategy that champions the life changing impact well designed accessible products can have for disabled people and increases awareness of who Designability are and what we do across the UK. You will have proven experience of:

  • Creating, leading and delivering marketing and communications strategy.
  • Setting and managing brand guidelines.
  • Creating compelling communications and marketing materials that convey a story and encourage support of a cause or campaign.
  • Developing and managing relationships with a broad range of people and organisations, including public or high profile figures.
  • You will joining an independent, national charity based in Bath. Our creative and inspiring team includes engineers, technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers and administrators. We are led by strong values: we are creative, inclusive and practical, with our vision being to create a future where every disabled person has the products they want to live the life they choose.

    We are really proud that we were awarded second place in a recent ‘Best Charities to Work For' list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability's leadership and strategic planning.

    To find out more about Designability visit

    The University of Bath provide us with recruitment support and applications are made through the University of Bath jobs website. We choose to follow many of the University of Bath's human resources policies. However, Designability is a fully independent charity and our staff contracts are not with the University.

    For an informal conversation about this role, please email Genevieve Arney, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Designability on [email protected]

    Please upload a CV and Covering Letter with your application.

    Closing Date for applications: Applications are being taken on a rolling recruitment basis.

    Interview date: Successful applicants will be offered a mutually convenient interview date. Interviews will be held in our Bath offices.

    Start date: At earliest availability

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