KVA job opportunity

Kingston Voluntary Action is looking for a Communications Manager


KVA is looking for an experienced, proactive and relational Communications Manager to join our small, but experienced and passionate team whose goal is to enable voluntary and community organisations in Kingston to embrace new ways of working and continue to thrive through the challenges we are facing at the moment.

Across the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames there are hundreds of charities, community organisations, social enterprises and faith groups dedicated to making Kingston a better place to live, learn, work and sometimes just get by. Despite the borough’s leafy, riverside profile, many of the most vulnerable Kingston residents have been hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic. It is our smallest charities and community groups that have stepped up to keep the borough moving, safe, fed, and hopeful.

Kingston Voluntary Action has been by their side every day, offering networks, advice, key connections and ensuring their stories are heard. Which is where you come in!

You will be a warm confident communicator, equally at ease networking with Councillors and council officers, and when interviewing a volunteer at your local foodbank. You will be responsible for creating content and managing promotion across all of our digital and traditional communication channels, bringing our work and that of the sector to life through compelling storytelling and well executed campaigns and by continuing to increase engagement with our key audiences. You will be pivotal in creating a fresh, workable communications strategy that will be the bedrock of how we inform, shape and motivate strong local partnerships.

You will also understand the importance of prevention in helping people lead healthy, happier lives and have a passion for enabling those in most need to connect with services in the borough through our social prescribing platform Connected Kingston.


The application pack which can be downloaded here consists of:

Please email your completed and signed application form to sue.doherty@kva.org.uk or post it to Sue Doherty, Kingston Voluntary Action, Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road, Kingston KT2 6RW. Please note that CVs will not be considered.


Closing Date: Monday, 17 January 2022, 5pm

Notification of an interview: Monday, 24 January 2022

(Please note, if you have not heard from us on 24 January, this means that on this occasion you have not been selected for an interview.)

Interviews: Thursday, 27 January 2022