Communications Manager - Eye Health

Location: UK - flexible

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 01 August 2021

Salary: £34,845 - £40,994 – depending upon experience

Specific Hours: Standard Hours - this is a full-time position but some flexibility regarding hours and working from home will be considered

Communications Manager - Eye Health

Sightsavers has an exciting new opportunity for a strategic and creative communications manager (eye health) to play a vital role in raising awareness of the challenging and increasing global eye health burden.

Salary:         £34,845 - £40,994 – dependent upon experience

Location:     Haywards Heath/ Remote (UK)

Contract:     Permanent



At Sightsavers we have a global communications team, focused on delivering our thematic communications strategies.

As communications manager – eye health you’ll be delivering strategic communications in order to effect change. You’ll be leading a cross-organisational working group, designing and delivering effective communications that amplify the increasing global burden of eye health. You’ll be required to support the development of creative eye health communications content and communication products to significantly raise the profile of our eye health work, so that it is relevant, persuasive and understood by target audiences. You will liaise with eye health consortium partners to collaborate on key communications moments throughout the year.


About you

We are looking for an individual with substantial knowledge and experience of delivering global communications strategies, plans and activities. You will be skilled in managing internal stakeholders to identify relevant audiences and design communications strategies and tactics that raise the profile of an issue to influence and deliver change. You will also have:

  • experience of working with programme and country teams to design communication plans that reach key target audiences
  • awareness of global development issues and ideally a good understanding of the global health policy environment
  • project management experience
  • a proven commitment to international development, the humanitarian sector, social justice, campaigning and/or other relevant field

To find out more about this involved role, please read the full job description

Please note that there will be an expectation that you can occasionally visit our offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW) but work from home for the majority of the time.


Next steps

To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.

We anticipate that remote interviews will take place in mid-August 2021 and the evaluation process will include a written task.



In addition to being an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London, we offer some fantastic benefits.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.



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