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Communications Specialist

About the role

  • New role delivering high quality external communications seen across government
  • Working directly with CEO and Director for External Relations on our outward facing materials, utilising the work of expert policy specialists
  • £33k salary + excellent benefits
  • Seeking early career design specialist
  • London-based with some working from home. Full-time or four days a week.
  • Please apply by sharing your CV and a cover letter by 25th February

About Us

Fuels Industry UK is the trade association that brings together and represents the companies involved in refining, renewable fuel production, terminal operations, and filling stations. Our members contribute significantly to the UK’s extensive and resilient fuel supply chain today and they are preparing for the future by planning and investing in projects that reduce emissions for tomorrow’s net zero economy. Our mission is to support our members in leading the delivery of a flexible and resilient fuels supply chain for the UK, both today and in the low-carbon future of tomorrow. 

Job purpose

  • The Communications Specialist is responsible for delivering the association’s external communications tailoring them for our audiences: high levels of government, the press, members and the public.
  • You will be expected to transpose sometimes complex messages into clear and compelling, well-designed external materials.
  • You will build and continue to ensure consistency of our brand in all our work to ensure high quality outputs.
  • Assist with other communication activities supporting efficient daily business operations including delivery of committee meetings, stakeholder relations tracking and delivery of our external events.

Main Responsibilities

  • Deliver highly polished design materials that emphasise our messages for key audiences across all our priority work. Play an active role in taking narrative and making it impactful and on occasion lead the production cycle of our publications.
  • Build and strengthen Fuels industry UK’s brand and image to reflect an innovative and enduring sector ensuring consistency across all its output and through its online presence.
  • Develop the association’s social media channels - in particular LinkedIn and Twitter - to promote wider understanding of the sector’s work, to promote our expertise, member offer and to enable effective digital communications in reactive and proactive scenarios.
  • Produce content such as infographics in-house for social media channels and wider advocacy work that can drive up engagement and make an impact.
  • Support the Director of External Relations to develop and maintain our website strategy as an important reference point for our member companies and the first point of reference for the public and other external stakeholders.
  • Own the day-to-day processing of website updates via our Umbraco CMS, working in partnership with our digital agency.
  • Active organisational and administrative support to the delivery of our stakeholder engagement programme, including events and stakeholder compliance.
  • Shape and deliver information and benefits to members.
  • Produce regular reports on the impact of all communications activities and its impact on our stakeholder relationships.
  • Contribute to the Fuels Industry UK business plan and achieve agreed deliverables. Contribute to a dynamic, creative, and positive working environment.


  • Degree in design or communications (or a related subject or equivalent experience).
  • 2+ year experience working in a business environment in a design and communications focused role (or equivalent portfolio of public content including business publications, web, and social media). Able to demonstrate organisational and project delivery skills.
  • Experience of working with Microsoft Office, InDesign, and Adobe creative suite essential


  • Confident in delivering to brief, collaborating with technical specialists and the leadership team.
  • Outstanding organisational, administrative and planning abilities and able to deliver to high standards in both planned and reactive scenarios.
  • Fluent English speaker for developing and checking copy. Outstanding critical eye for detail.
  • Can actively demonstrate the Fuels Industry UK values (excellence, working together, integrity, professionalism) with a flexible, determined, can-do attitude.

Salary and benefits

  • Salary of £33k + benefits. For more details please call Jamie Baker on 0207 269 7605.
  • 30 days annual leave (plus public holidays), private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, ability to work flexibly. Supportive working environment.

How to Apply

Please email your CV along with a one page supporting statement and confirmation of your right to work in the UK to Jamie Baker ( Interviews to be conducted on 4th and 5th March.


The deadline for applications is Sunday 25th February 2024.

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