Digital Comms Manager

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for sustainable development and social change? Are you an experienced digital communications strategist? Shell Foundation is looking for a Digital Communications Manager to plan and execute digital content and systems that will help us achieve our strategic goals.

As a UK-registered charity dedicated to empowering underserved populations in Africa and Asia with access to clean energy products and services, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and identities, especially those from underrepresented communities.

What’s the role?

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Create and publish compelling editorial and visual content across our digital communications channels, including the website, email, and social media.
  • Monitor and update digital outlets to keep them fresh and engage with our target audiences.
  • Commission multimedia content, including videos and graphics, to present our work and learnings to key audience groups.
  • Use content management systems and complementary analytics tools to schedule and track engagement with digital communications channels, sharing data with colleagues to help develop effective partnerships with potential and existing investors.
  • Develop colleagues’ understanding and use of digital communications channels and analytics to help them build content and achieve their goals.
  • Assess reputational risk when creating and publishing content and monitor reactions to minimize potential threats and take prompt action if needed.


What we need from you?

We are keen to hear from candidates with the following qualifications and experience:

  • A wide understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, and trends of different digital media platforms.
  • Experience in digital design and development.
  • Ability to design and execute communications activities that contribute to strategic goals.
  • Able to use user analytics to your advantage.
  • Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills to a professional standard.
  • An interest in sustainable development and social change.


Competencies essential for the role:

  • Communication planning and project management.
  • Entrepreneurial creativity with strong writing and storytelling skills.
  • Understanding of the international development finance market and audiences, and able to generate insights and content that are appropriate for both.



  • Given the nature of work for this role, we would be needing someone with rights to work in the UK.
  • Willingness and ability to travel occasionally within the UK and overseas to Foundation projects.
  • Clear background check for safeguarding purposes.


If you are a driven and motivated digital communications strategist with a creative eye to reach a niche audience, and are excited about contributing to sustainable development, then apply now to join our team at Shell Foundation!



Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Shell/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.