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Social Impact Executive




At Penguin Random House, we make books for everyone because a book can change anyone.


Our Social Impact team are at the heart of how we bring this mission to life every day. Their work focuses on three core priorities – giving everyone equal access to books; building the readers of the future; and publishing books for everyone. This includes large-scale impact programmes such as Libraries for Primaries which campaigns for every primary school in the UK to have a library, and Lit in Colour, our campaign to support schools to diversify the teaching of English literature. The team also plays a key role in helping to deliver and communicate our ambitious company-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and sustainability strategies.


The role:


Our Social Impact Executive will support the Social Impact strategy by focusing on impactful events and communications, and leading the implementation of our nationwide book donations strategy in the UK.


Key responsibilities:


  • Drive the success of our WriteNow writer development program by organising training and events for mentors and mentees.

  • Lead outreach efforts to demystify the publishing industry for unpublished and under-represented writers, organising both in-person and virtual events from speaker briefings to logistics and promotions.

  • Create and coordinate engaging digital content on "how to get published," including newsletters, videos and blog posts.

  • Collaborate with the Distribution team to ensure our book donations reach charities nationwide, focusing on those in greatest need.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with charity partners that enhance reading accessibility, including partnerships for print disabilities.

  • Identify impactful ways to communicate our social impact activities, managing internal newsletters, intranet pages, social media content, award submissions and updates to

  • Assist in writing and producing our annual ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) Report.

  • Manage our social impact data dashboard to track and measure the success of our initiatives.

  • Provide essential administrative and logistical support to the Social Impact team, including mailbox management, supplier setup and invoice processing.


You will bring:


  • Passion for corporate social responsibility with hands-on community engagement experience.

  • Exceptional written and communication skills with a flair for crafting compelling copy.

  • Proven experience of managing projects and events that leave a lasting impact.

  • Super organisation and detail-oriented skills, with a knack for keeping things running smoothly.

  • Dynamic relationship building skills to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • An interest in data to turn numbers into captivating stories and clear insights.

  • An innovative and growth-oriented mindset that loves challenging the status quo and driving improvements.


Our approach to hybrid working:


While our offices are places for you to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, having flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing. So, we don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to how we work in different teams across Penguin Random House UK.


This is a hybrid role, based in our offices in London, as there are activities and meetings that you will need to support in-person. We are happy to discuss hybrid working arrangements with you during your recruitment process.


About Penguin: 


We’re the UK’s largest publisher; made up of some 2,000 people and publishing over 1,500 books each year. Our doors are open to all kinds of talent. In a constantly evolving industry, we work hard to stretch the definition of the word publisher. Here, you’ll work with a breadth of talent who all play their part to make each of our books a success. Together, we make books for everyone because a book can change anyone.


Application deadline: Please apply with your CV and cover letter by Monday 22nd July.





What you can expect from us:


Salary: £33,000 - £38,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.

Competitive benefits package: Our people are the heart of our business, and we work hard to support a culture of responsibility and recognition. Our benefits include:


  • Financial – discounted shopping, season ticket loan, rental deposit loan

  • Wellbeing – healthcare cash plan, employee assistance, gym loan

  • Lifestyle – taste card, tech scheme, free and discounted books


For our full benefits list please visit:

The recruitment process: You can read about our recruitment process at


As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we're part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can't take all eligible candidates to interview.


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Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


Company: Penguin Books Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 272071

Date:  8 Jul 2024

London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW


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