The Jesuit Refugee Service UK is recruiting a Communications and Events Assistant
The Communications and Events Assistant is a new full-time post on an 18-month contract, supporting JRS UK’s Communications, Fundraising and Advocacy team, helping to achieve our vision of a world where people forced to flee their homes are welcomed with love; to support our communications work amidst an increasingly polarised rhetoric and hostile environment aimed at migrants and refugees; and to support our outreach and community events.
This is a dynamic and varied role, reporting to the Community Engagement Officer, the main focus of which will be to assist in the development of written and visual content for our digital communications and social media. The content will focus on raising awareness of the situation faced by people seeking asylum and experiencing immigration detention in the UK; the work JRS does in response; and the difference supporters donations makes to individuals’ lives. You will also work in the organisation of and participation in various events such as report launches, carol services, and volunteering fairs.
We place high value on encouraging refugee participation in, and the shaping of, our messaging and events, and the Communications and Events Assistant will play a key part in ensuring this.
The external communications of JRS UK seek to be clear and balanced, and congruent with our values as an organisation, protecting and highlighting the dignity of refugees at all times. We seek to engage existing and new supporters of JRS, particularly among the Catholic Community, as well as influencing public debate and opinion.
The role involves working alongside refugees and volunteers from varied backgrounds, so high levels of empathy and sensitivity are essential, along with an enthusiasm for working in a small and dedicated team. Much of our communications material directly engages with the faith-basis of our mission so enthusiasm and an aptitude for developing our resources in this area is essential for this role.
|Duration:||18 month fixed-term contract; potentially renewable;|
|Location:||JRS UK office, Hurtado Jesuit Centre, Wapping
Opportunity for some hybrid/home working.
|Salary:||£25,500 – £27,000|
|Pension:||Additional 10% of salary of employer’s contribution|
Please send your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the job description to Victoria Firth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome informal conversations about this role, please do contact Victoria to arrange a call.
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 10th September.
Interviews are likely to be held in London on Thursday 21st September.