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Communications Planner

Employer
Amnesty International UK
Location
London
Salary
Up to £48028 per annum
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Function
Campaigning
Sector
Human Rights
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract
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Job Details

Amnesty International UK (AIUK) has a simple aim: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied.

Communications is crucial to Amnesty International's success. The Interim Communications Planner role will place you at the heart of our operations, where you'll have the chance to shape our communications strategies, and play a pivotal within the Engagement and Communications team. If you want to have a direct impact on the profile of Amnesty International UK, this is your chance.

About the role

Working right across the organisation, the role oversees and implements our overall integrated communications plan. Working closely with our many different departments, you will be guiding and advising your colleagues on marketing and communications, from campaigns to fundraising appeals. You will contribute to communications project briefs and take charge of the integrated communications calendar.

Your understanding of our brand will be critical, and you will make sure that it is being used and applied properly, upholding brand consistency.

You'll work closely with our Digital, Audio and Visual, and Design Managers, making the most of our resources to help create compelling, accessible and well co-ordinated campaigns. But at the same time able to work alone to develop communications plans and strategies and operate as a one-person resource within a complex organisation.

More details can be found by downloading the job description from our careers portal.

The role may be for you if:

  • You're skilled in project management and able to prioritise and manage competing demands to achieve objectives.
  • You innovate and build creative solutions that drive success.
  • You collaborate and positively contribute to an inclusive culture.
  • You also have a good knowledge of how to use research insights to inform campaign development and build the equity of the Amnesty International UK brand. As well as an in depth understanding of digital and offline communication techniques to achieve the desired objectives.

Our Commitment to you

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) are at the core of our values. We want to be an organisation that tackles structural inequality and prejudice as well as be an actively anti-racist organisation. This means taking a meaningful and equitable approach to supporting and developing you and others during your time with us.

New colleagues receive 27 days leave annually (29 after five years), as well as bank holidays (pro rated for part time). 2-5% employee pension contributions are matched at 6-9% and we offer 6 months full pay for family leave. We offer flexible working such as compressed work patterns and job shares. See more details of our benefits here.

Apply for this role

The vacancy may be closed earlier than advertised if a high standard of applications is received. If you wish to be considered for the role, avoid delay in submitting an application.

We welcome applications from everyone and particularly encourage applications from people from an ethnic minority background, and people with a disability to help us achieve a balanced representation in our workforce, especially at senior grades.

To reduce bias in our shortlisting process, AIUK operates an anonymised application process. If for any reason you prefer to apply in a different format, or require adjustments in the process, please get in touch. We are a disability confident organisation. More details of inclusion in the AIUK recruitment process can be found here.

Company

Amnesty International UK (AUIK) is part of a worldwide movement working to promote respect for human rights, as set out in 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty in the UK is headquartered in London but also has offices in Edinburgh and Belfast. A membership organisation, Amnesty International UK has around 170 employees across its three locations and 207,000 supporters and members.

Amnesty was founded in England in 1961 by barrister Peter Benenson. It now has an estimated seven million members, supporters and activists in more than 150 countries. In the UK, Amnesty is actually two legal entities - Amnesty International United Kingdom Section, a limited company which undertakes campaigning work in the UK, and Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust, a registered charity which funds some of the projects undertaken in the UK and globally. These two organisations form Amnesty International UK, one of 68 national entities in the Amnesty International movement.

Amnesty’s mission is to undertake research and action aimed at exposing, preventing and ending grave abuses of human rights. It concentrates on ending abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression and freedom from discrimination.

Supporters are integral to Amnesty’s work in standing up for people whose rights are abused. This work involves helping to release prisoners, change discriminatory laws, compensate victims of abuse and provide moral support. Two main methods are used. Supporters receive Urgent Action appeals from around the world. This could be to stop an imminent execution or protect prisoners from torture. In 2015, the 10,000 supporters in AUIK’s Urgent Action Network took action in 629 cases, by for example, sending a letter, email or text.

In 2015, UK supporters also took action in 96 long-term cases. Human Rights issues here included enforced disappearance, torture and restrictions on freedom of expression.

Amnesty also promotes awareness of human rights through means such as public events, fundraising activities and multimedia outreach. In 2015, AUIK demanded protection from torture for people in state custody, opposed proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act in Britain and pressured the UK government to meet its responsibilities to Syrian refugees.

Amnesty in the UK has around 170 employees and has received a number of commendations for its treatment of staff. The organisation has received an outstanding 1 star status from the Best Companies accreditation scheme for high levels of workplace engagement. In 2011, AUIK was a finalist in the Best Employer Category in the Third Sector Excellence Awards. And AUIK was voted by students the most popular graduate employer in the charity and not for profit sector in a 2014 Guardian newspaper survey.

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Website
Telephone
020 7033 1777
Location
Amnesty International UK
Human Rights Action Centre,
17-25 New Inn Yard,
London
EC2A 3EA
United Kingdom
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