Director of Strategic Communications
Location: Global, in any Blue Ventures office
Closing date for applications: Friday 15th September, 2023
Start date: Immediate
Contract duration: Permanent
Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience
Salary Band: Director
We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities
Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organisation that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries and restore ocean life.
Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organisations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe. Blue Ventures is growing rapidly, and we are at an inflection point in our journey, having secured multi-year support for expansion in new geographies.
Blue Ventures is seeking a Director of Strategic Communications to increase awareness of our programmes, build our reputation and profile and increase our power base and influence.
The Director of Strategic Communications will manage a high performing team of 6 colleagues based throughout Blue Ventures’ offices globally to oversee our brand, media, digital and online communications across all our platforms. This leadership position will drive our global communications efforts, raising the profile of Blue Ventures’ work and mission through high quality written and media communications across all our channels. The role will ensure brand and editorial excellence and consistency across our platforms, leading Blue Ventures’ thought leadership on strategic issues.
The position will align activities with organisational OKRs, team work plans and agreed budgets and timeframes to meet strategic opportunities and donor requirements. They will evaluate the impact of our communications using measurable indicators, adapting and iterating approaches to maximise our reach and exposure.
We are looking for a passionate, articulate and highly motivated leader who is fleet-footed, open to new ideas, quick off the mark in response to new opportunities, and who approaches work with creativity and a spirit of innovation and ambition. The Director of Strategic Communications will serve as a member of the global Senior Management Team (SMT) and will report to the founder and CEO. This is a full time role based in any of Blue Ventures’ global offices, with regular international travel to work closely with colleagues, field teams and partners in Africa, the western Indian Ocean, southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.