Head of Campaigns and Communications, Survivors Against Terror

Recruiter
More in Common
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Mar 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Survivors Against Terror is a new group of British survivors of terror attacks. Those involved range from bereaved families to seriously injured individuals and cover attacks by the IRA, far right activists and Islamist extremists.

‘Survivors Against Terror’ will start their work by concentrating on two priorities:

  1. Campaigning for more effective policies to tackle terrorism
  2. Ensuring victims and their families get the support they deserve

Among the founding members are:

  • Jo Berry (whose father was killed by the IRA in the Brighton bombing)
  • Brendan Cox (whose wife was murdered by a far right extremist)
  • Travis Frain (who was hit by the car on Westminster Bridge)
  • Mike Haines (whose brother was killed in Syria by ISIS)
  • Dan Hett (whose brother Martin was killed by the Manchester bomb)
  • Sajda Mughal (who was on the train next to the carriage containing the 7/7 bomber)
  • Charlotte Sutcliffe-Dixon (whose husband was killed in the Brussels metro bombing)
  • Gina Van Dort (who was shot and lost her husband in the Tunisia beach attack)

The group will work to build a voice for survivors and will argue for:

  1. Strong support for the police and security services
  2. Better integrated and more inclusive communities
  3. Tackling hate speech that drives terror (from extremist preachers to neo-Nazis)
  4. Stronger action by social media companies and respectful treatment of survivors by traditional media
  5. A unified public response

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for a Head of Campaigns and Communications to run the Survivors Against Terror network. The job will include:

  • Outreach to grow the network
  • Providing support to those involved and managing the work of the network as a whole
  • Supporting the steering committee in making strategic decisions for the network
  • Engaging and managing media (on and offline)
  • Creating the content strategy for, and managing the social media channels
  • Developing a wider stakeholder management plan
  • Supporting the development of policy and specific campaigns
  • Creating clear asks to support fundraising and devising creative ways to bring that to the public or major donors

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Accomplished campaigner with sound understanding of the interplay or public attitudes, policy and media
  • Experienced at managing and making difficult judgements
  • Used to engaging in complex debates about public policy
  • Experience of distilling complex social issues into communications for the wider public
  • Knowledge of social media management and digital marketing
  • An ability to position influential voices into the media landscape with sensitivity and acumen

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Essential

  • Professionalism and a can-do approach
  • Driven by wanting to tackle terror and the hatred that drives it
  • Emotionally mature and able to provide strong pastoral support to the network
  • High level campaign and media experience
  • Flexible, adaptable and comfortable working in high paced and stressful environments
  • Strongly held personal values reflected in respect for others and wanting to make a positive contribution through your work
  • Confident, self-reliant, capable of working autonomously
  • Self-starter with initiative and imagination
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and highly computer literate
  • Strong organisational and planning skills. Able to set priorities, meet goals and evaluate the process and results
  • Ability to work remotely without direct supervision

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive salary plus pension scheme
  • Requests for flexible working considere.
  • Season ticket loan and childcare voucher schemes available

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications should be submitted in English and include a cover letter (max 1 page), CV and contact details of three referees. Please send applications by email via the button below before 9am (London) on Monday 26 February 2018 and use ‘Director, Survivors Against Terror’ in the email subject line.

Please note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls and no agencies.

More in Common is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without work permit sponsorship from More in Common.

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