Head of Communications and Engagement: Amnesty International (mat cover)
Deadline: Before 9am (UK time), Friday, 17 July, 2020
Interviews: Tuesday, 28 July, 2020
Term: Maternity Cover until May 2021, 35 hours per week
Salary: £62,939 FTE annually (including London weighting)
Other: Candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK
Multi-channel communications are crucial to Amnesty International UK’s success. We’re looking for a skilled Head of Communications and Engagement maternity cover who can tackle a complex and varied communications challenge that covers everything from social media and traditional print, to delivering our communication strategy and increasing awareness of our brand.
About the role
As our Head of Communications and Engagement you will lead our strategic communications to drive the impact of our campaigns, grow our movement and profile and increase our influence. This key, senior role will see you take responsibility for our overall communications strategy and planning, all our digital activities and the leadership of our brand. You will also oversee all our print design and editorial work including our magazine and all of our video and audio production.
Alongside being a member of our Leadership Team, you will also be active on an operational level, leading a large, multi-disciplinary creative team to produce audience-centred communications. Innovation and best practice will be at the heart of your work. The day-to-day challenges that this role faces will be diverse.
You have extensive experience as a senior communications professional in a similar role, either inside or outside the third sector. You are an effective team manager with experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams. You can manage digital marketing functions; substantial budgets; cross-organisational projects; and marketing programmes across online and offline channels. With your expert knowledge of your field, you’ll have the credibility to guide senior creatives and work with Amnesty International leaders. You’ll also be adept at managing suppliers, motivating teams and interpreting data. A strategic, innovative thinker, with a gift for dealing with people, you’ll be keen to stretch your talents and make a difference in an influential role.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied.
Already our network of over seven million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.
We are dedicated to being an excellent inclusive employer and offer the following benefits:
- 9% employer pension contribution when you contribute 5%
- 35 days annual leave including bank holidays
- Life Assurance of 4 times annual salary
- Opportunities to volunteer at major events
- Support a range of flexible working
- Interest Free Travel / Bike / Computer loans
- Range of wellbeing and social activities
For Job Description and Application Form click here before 9am on Friday 17 July 2020.
Interviews will be held online/remotely on Tuesday 28 July 2020.
Amnesty International values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Please note that to be considered for this role, candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.