Communications and Engagement Officer

(Full-time, permanent) 

£35,937.99 rising on an annual incremental basis. War on Want also offers a 6% contributory pension scheme.

Based in London office or home based depending on Covid-19 restrictions.

War on Want is a dynamic, radical organisation working in the UK and with partners around the world to fight poverty and defend human rights, as part of the movement for global justice. We mobilise support and build alliances to fight for human rights and raise public awareness of the structural causes of poverty and injustice, empowering people to take action for change. We work in partnership and active solidarity with grassroots groups around the world.

Reporting to the Head of Communications and Engagement, the Communications and Engagement Officer will support the delivery of War on Want’s communications and engagement strategy, as we look to grow our supporter base and reach new audiences. The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing development of our new organisational website, will manage War on Want’s social media presence, and will play a key role in developing our supporter emails and calls to action – to mobilise new and existing audiences and maximise the reach and impact of our campaigns and programmes work. The role will liaise with journalists to publicise our work, and will play an integral role in our emerging content strategy: sourcing and developing high-quality, engaging stories, photographs and videos for use across our communications channels – to bring our human rights work to life and encourage our audiences to take action. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, talented communications professional to make an impact at a charitable organisation working for radical change. This year will see War on Want focus on building support for a Global Green New Deal and climate justice ahead of COP26, continue our campaign work on trade, militarism and workers’ rights here in the UK, and our programmes work in solidarity with partners and allies in the Global South.

For an application pack, please contact David Rudkin at drudkin@waronwant.org or download the files on this page.
 
Application deadline: 12 noon, Friday 19 March 2021

War on Want welcomes applications from all members of the community. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer. 

Please note that we can only accept applications from individuals with the right to work in the UK.  We are unable to sponsor working visa applications.