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					               ASSOCIATION OF CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS

                 PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR
 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (maternity leave cover)

1. Qualifications

   1. A high level of intellectual and analytical ability is required. This may be
      evidenced by a degree, a relevant professional qualification, or by working at
      a level of complexity comparable to this post.

2. Skills and Experience

Essential

   1. Experience in the field of communications or information management in the
      voluntary, private or public sector, including experience in developing
      electronic communication with different stakeholders.

   2. Excellent writing skills, with the ability to adapt style to suit the needs of
      different external audiences – always clear and jargon free but also able to be
      persuasive and to ‘market’ our services to current and potential members.

   3. Good understanding of the work and environment of the voluntary and
      community sector.

   4. Up-to-date experience of using a website content management system.

   5. Excellent proof reading and editing skills.

   6. Competent use of the office systems relevant to fulfilling the job duties and
      responsibilities, ie. windows-based word processing system, Excel,
      PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Acrobat.

   7. Experience of maintaining databases, retrieving and analysing data, and
      supporting other database users.

   8. Commitment to implementing equality and diversity policies, empathy for
      and commitment to ACF’s aims and core values, and assisting ACF in
      delivering its commitment to being a more environmentally responsible
      organisation.
Desirable

   1. Experience of working in a grant-making environment and awareness of the
      regulatory and legislative framework governing the activities of the
      independent grant-making sector.

   2. An eye for design with experience of the design and production of a wide
      range of different formats, including e-bulletins, newsletters, leaflets, flyers,
      forms and publications.

   3. Experience of using Indesign desk top publishing software.

   4. Experience of marketing products or services to different audiences.

   5. Good oral communication skills.

   6. Experience of working in a small team.

3. Personal Qualities

   1. Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to deal in a helpful, friendly and
      professional way with people from a range of different backgrounds.

   2. Team player, self motivated and adaptable.

   3. Able to use own initiative and respond to instruction.

   4. Well organised, with the ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines,
      and deal effectively with challenging situations and people.

   5. Highly developed sense of personal integrity.


January 2009

				
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