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Come and join the team at Wen!

We’re on the look out for a Communications Coordinator to join our team. 

This is a new role at Wen, with a focus on building Wen’s in-house media relations capacity while also getting involved in all areas of communications, particularly social media. To help you settle into the role and support your development you will receive mentoring from a PR consultant. 

The role will require experience in media relations, developing relationships with journalists to secure positive media coverage. 

You will need to be a great storyteller with excellent writing, analytical and interpersonal skills, to get all Wen’s brilliant stories and messages out to our varied consumer, professional and political audiences. 

Part of your role will be visiting Wen projects and events to gather content, impact stories and case studies for use in the media and on our social media channels. It will also include leading on social media day-to-day, including at Wen events, so you will need experience of running multiple social media channels.

You will have an interest in Wen’s areas of work and have an understanding of gender, racial and social justice issues at a personal and political level. You will take an inclusive, intersectional feminist and anti-racist approach to your work. This will be vital for engaging on social media and creating stories and content aligned with Wen’s values.


About Wen

Since 1988 Wen has launched and run projects tackling a range of issues where gender and environment intersect, from air pollution to food growing, from real nappies to toxic chemicals in cosmetics. We take a multi-tier approach, supporting grass-roots change at the individual and community levels, as well as raising their voices in advocating for change at policy level. Wen is the only UK charity working on issues that link gender, health, equality and the environment. 


Salary –  £35,284 FTE per annum, pro rata (Grade 3)

Contract4 days/28 hours per week, permanent. Tuesday is a core working day for the majority of Wen staff.

Location –  Hybrid working – one day a week at Wen’s office in Shoreditch and /or at Wen’s local hub in Mile End, East London. More in person days required on an ad-hoc basis. Occasional travel may be required



  • 25 days annual leave and all bank holidays, pro rata. Rising to 27 days after 5 years.  
  • Pension scheme, contributing 6% of salary.    
  • Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Flexible and hybrid working available.   
  • Access to training and development opportunities.   
  • Menstrual leave
  • Laptop and mobile phone for work
  • Time off in lieu for agreed overtime


About the recruitment process

We particularly encourage applications from People of Colour/ People of the Global Majority,  LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities, and those who identify as working-class/ from low-income backgrounds or who have done so in the past. This is because these groups are currently underrepresented in the environmental sector. Where two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, priority may be given to a candidate who belongs to a group less represented at Wen. 

Wen is committed to anti-racism and inclusive intersectional feminism which acknowledges how race, class and sexuality intersect with gender in our day-to-day lives. Wen is open to all genders and is actively working towards being a trans-inclusive organisation. 

How to apply

Full details can be found in the Job description and person specification. Please complete an application form and equal opportunities form and send to jobs@wen.org.uk with “Comms Coordinator job application” in the subject line.

Deadline: Sunday 16th June 2024 at 23.59


1st interview – Wednesday 10th July via zoom. Please note you will receive the interview questions before the interview, along with a short task to be completed ahead of time.

2nd interview – Wednesday 17th July in person in Shoreditch, East London

Let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments you’d like us to make in the application and interview process because of a disability or health issue. If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please email jobs@wen.org.uk. We are happy to talk about the role with you in more detail. Please contact heidi @wen.org.uk

The successful candidate will be required to comply with Wen’s safeguarding policies and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory DBS checks and references. 


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