Senior Communications Officer

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ICMM’s mission is – in collaboration with others – to strengthen the social and environmental performance of the mining and metals industry and build recognition of its contribution to local communities and society at large.

Location:  Central London, UK; reach is global, invoving some international travel (approx. 10% of the time)

Type: Permanent, full-time

Reporting line: Director, Communications


ICMM is an international CEO-led organisation comprised of 27 of the world’s leading mining and metals companies as well as 35 national and global commodity associations. Members employ over a million people in some 80 countries.

ICMM company members adhere to a series of commitments that require specific action on a range of sustainable development-related topics including water and land stewardship, climate change and energy, economic and social progress, mine closure, host community support, the responsible supply and use of materials and worker and community health and safety.  

Our approach is anchored in leading and facilitating collaboration between company members and other stakeholders that include industry colleagues, governments, investors, suppliers, communities, Indigenous Peoples, academia, and many different organisations of civil society. ICMM seeks simultaneous value-creation for shareholders and host societies. We play no role in competitive market positioning.


We are looking for a highly motivated person who has experience in developing communications strategy and creative campaigns, excellent writing skills, relationship building and project management skills. Ideally you will have experience working in the extractives sector, the world of international development or an industry/membership association.

In this role, you will work closely with the Director, Communications and team of three communications specialists. You will bring strong project management as well as creative, collaborative and communication skills. You will be comfortable building relationships with key stakeholders within the organisation, including colleagues in programmes and the CEO’s office, as well as with members and our strategic communications agency. 

You will thrive in a busy environment and will manage a pipeline of compelling stories, taking a leading role in creating written content, social media and developing plans to share our messaging, stories and work across paid, owned and earned channels. You will be an enthusiastic and talented writer with an eye for a good story and the ability to support others to hone this skill. We’re looking for a great communicator who can understand complex issues and translate them into compelling content. 

Key responsibilities include:

Essential requirements:


ICMM offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

As an Equal Opportunities employer, ICMM welcomes applications from all candidates with the desired profile and experience irrespective of their gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, etc.

Candidates should be eligible to work in the UK.


If you are interested in applying for this position and believe you have the required experience and competencies, please send your CV and covering letter to Kristen Dodd Please include details of your current compensation package. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2019

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