Head of Communications and Engagement

Head of Communications and Engagement

Based in London

£40,549.61 starting salary plus 6% contributory employer's pension 


We are currently looking for a Head of Communications and Engagement to join our friendly and talented team and raise the profile of War on Want. You will be responsible for managing our communications activities to new audiences and existing supporters through a range of traditional and digital channels including our website and emails, member magazine, press and media activity, and coordinating our annual report.

We are seeking an all-round communications specialist with strong writing skills and the ability to distil complex issues to engage and motivate different audiences.

This is a highly rewarding position for a self-motivated and proactive individual to make a genuine difference in the fight for global justice. In return, War on Want offers excellent benefits including 27 days annual leave, 6% contributory pension, and an interest-free loan for season ticket or bicycle purchase. We are a small and friendly office located near Old Street and Angel in London.

To apply please download application pack from below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Application deadline:           5pm 12 March 2019

Date for interviews:             25 or 26 March 2019

War on Want is a registered charity no 208724. We actively encourage applicants from ethnic minorities and aim to be an equal opportunities employer.

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