Vacancies - Opportunities at the CBF

Communications Officer (Maternity Cover)

(37 ½ hours / 5 days per week)

9-12 months (maternity cover)

Salary: £23k - £25k depending on experience

This is an exciting opportunity to use and hone your communications and digital skills across a variety of media within a small national charity with a reputation for excellence. The CBF has secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for a 3 year project that includes the launch of a new website to increase its reach and impact and we are looking for a new Communications Officer to take this work forward.

This is a short-term contract to cover maternity leave for key role within a small and committed team.  It will provide you with an opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain a broad variety of communications experience.


  • Do you want to make a difference to the lives of families caring for sons/daughters with severe learning disabilities?


  • Do you have the ability to present information in ways that are engaging and relevant?


  • Can you work within a small team to implement a Communication Strategy?

With support from Trustees and the friendly CBF staff team, you will lead on the implementation of the CBF's new communication strategy across a wide range of media including press, web, digital and social media, newsletters, e-newsletters and more. Your excellent copy writing skills, coupled with your passion for equality and human rights, will enable us to amplify our message and reach many more families who need our support. You’ll be adept at spotting a story opportunity and at using your experience to get our message across to wide range of audiences across multiple platforms.  If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!


Closing date: 9am Monday 7th September 2020

Interview date: Monday 14th September 2020

Start date: Mid October 2020 (Exact date TBC)


To apply, download the following:

All posts will be based at the Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) office in Chatham.  During the current pandemic all staff are working remotely with plans to introduce a phased return to the office following Government guidance.  Home working for this short term contract will be considered.

For more information telephone 01634 838739 or email:

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The Challenging Behaviour Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales (Charity Number 1060714). 

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