Corporate and Communications Manager, India (Maternity Cover) – Freelance

We are looking for a talented Freelance Corporate and Communications Manager, India (Maternity Cover) to join our growing international team and support us in our mission to create a better world for humans and animals alike. 

Salary: Up to INR 70,000 per month, depending on skill set and experience.  

Contract: 40 hours per week. Freelance contractor position for 9 months (from July 2024 to April 2025) 

Work base: Home-based within India 

Right to work requirements: We are only able to consider applicants who are eligible to work in India. 

About Veganuary 

Be part of a small, but dynamic organisation that makes headlines in January and throughout the year!  

Veganuary is an international non-profit organisation that encourages people worldwide to try vegan in January and beyond. Veganuary’s popular cultural appeal, along with our positive and non-judgemental approach to veganism, is making a measurable difference for animals and the planet as well as improving people’s health. We proactively support people and businesses alike to explore the diverse world of plant-based foods and the benefits they bring. 

Millions of people – from nearly every country in the world – have taken part in Veganuary since our launch in 2014, and thousands of new vegan products and dishes have been added to shop shelves and restaurant menus worldwide. With plans to launch campaigns in several additional countries in the next 4 years, this is indeed a very exciting time to join our international team of talented, valued and committed people who enjoy their ability to collaboratively contribute to this amazing cause.   

Role Description 

We are looking for a Freelance Corporate and Communications Manager, India (Maternity Cover) to: 

  • lead on Veganuary’s work with established companies in the food sector in India and  
  • to manage content creation for our India website and digital channels.  

We want to take our campaign to the next level this year by encouraging and supporting retailers, restaurants and workplaces to take part in the campaign by launching new plant-based products, promoting their vegan offerings and increasing their ranges of alternative proteins. You will leverage your relationships with companies from chain-restaurants, manufacturers, supermarkets, brands and food retailers to corporate workplaces who want to increase vegan offerings in their cafeterias; and secure their participation.  

After formally launching in India in 2021, Veganuary’s India website and Instagram handle have been key to engaging with audience from the country. This year, we want to further customise and diversify the content for Indian participants. You will be involved in building our 2024-25 India digital content calendar; creation of dynamic content for India social media channels and creating web resources like new recipes and blogs. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Managing and delivering all aspects of Veganuary’s corporate engagement work in India 
  • Building relationships with India based companies (including retailers, restaurant-chains, brands and food manufacturers), influencing and supporting them in their transition to extend and improve their vegan product and menu base as well as providing support and tools to run successful Veganuary branded marketing campaigns 
  • Coordinating the creation and adaptation of resources and materials for corporate engagement purposes 
  • Host meetings or webinars and prepare presentations for stakeholders  
  • Undertake appropriate domestic or international travel to accomplish the responsibilities of the role (reasonable, pre-agreed expenses will be reimbursed)  
  • Create and manage content calendar for Veganuary India social media handles 
  • Curate new and locally relevant recipes and blogs 
  • Undertake any further duties that may reasonably be required of the role  

Person Specification

  • Experience in a similar role (for example in corporate affairs/outreach/engagement, plant-based food start-ups, brand marketing, management consulting, copywriting and project management) 
  • A good understanding of the operating environment of the private sector and corporates within it 
  • Good contacts and established relationships in the food industry 
  • Excellent public speaking, analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a team-driven environment
  • Exceptional organisational skills, including attention to detail and the ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • A demonstrable ability to work proactively and collaboratively 
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written communications 
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills  
  • Up to date knowledge on best practices and trends on social platforms including Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram 
  • Experience with, or comfort in learning, new technology platforms such as Asana, Microsoft 365 (particularly Teams and SharePoint), Canva, Pardot, Later, and WordPress. 
  • You share and will support Veganuary’s vision and values (see below)  

Our Vision

Our vision is simple; we want a vegan world. A world without animal farms and slaughterhouses. A world where food production does not decimate forests, pollute rivers and oceans, exacerbate climate change, and drive wild animal populations to extinction.  

Our Values

Impact: we are committed to a vegan world; we will utilise research to evaluate how the highest number of lives can be spared and direct resources to that end.  

Empowerment: we will optimise our outreach to support and encourage people on their vegan journey in a non-judgemental, positive, constructive and easily accessible way.  

Collaboration: by partnering with other mission-driven organisations and working closely with corporates, we will make a bigger difference.  

Diversity and inclusion: we know that it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests and backgrounds to achieve our vision; we appreciate the value of this and how it brings us closer to achieving our mission.  

Respect and integrity: in all internal and external relationships, we will strive for genuine, honest, and transparent communication. 

Resilience: we will continue to create a professional and sustainable (human, social, economic and environmental) organisation.  

Veganuary is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating an inclusive work culture that reflects and celebrates our diverse world. We therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership status, or age. We recognise our duty as an employer to foster an environment that embraces diversity and are constantly reviewing our practices to become even more inclusive as an organisation. We also recognise that certain groups in our industry are under-represented – we welcome applications from all who meet the role’s requirements and are making efforts to attract a diverse pool of candidates to combat the lack of representation. 

A copy of our recruitment privacy notice can be found here: Veganuary Recruitment Privacy Notice.pdf 

Application Process  

Please submit your CV and a cover letter via our HR System, BambooHR. The cover letter should contain no more than 1000 words and answer the following questions: 

  • Why do you want to work for Veganuary?  
  • What will you bring to our charity and the role? 

This job advert will close on 18th June 2024, however applications will be considered on a rolling basis so we encourage early application. 

As an inclusive employer, reasonable adjustments can be made to allow any who require additional support to apply for this role. Please get in touch with us if you require such support. 

Thank you for your interest in Veganuary!