JRS UK is seeking to recruit a part-time Digital Communications Officer to support our fundraising and advocacy work, helping to achieve our vision of a world where people forced to flee their homes are welcomed with love; and to help support our communications at a critical time when the Nationality and Borders Bill is seeking to overhaul the UK asylum system.
This is a dynamic and varied role, developing written and visual content which: raises 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. The role would be well-suited to someone who thrives on creativity, with outstanding written communications skills who is passionate in supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
You will be a key member of a small communications and fundraising team, with a particular focus on shaping our social media channels and developing our website. We place a high value on encouraging refugee participation in, and the shaping of, our messaging, and you 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.
We welcome and encourage applications from people with experience of seeking safety in the UK.
Duration: 18 month fixed-term contract; potentially renewable
Hours: Part-time (3 days/22.5 hours a week)
Location: Primarily office-based in Wapping, London. The team are currently mostly wfh due to COVID restrictions; longer-term hybrid wfh/office arrangements can be made. Regular travel into London will be required.
Salary: £26 – 32 K pro rata;
Pension: Additional 10% of salary of employer’s contribution
Send your CV, a covering letter (outlining how you meet the job description), by e-mail to: Megan Knowles (email@example.com). If you have any questions about the role or the job description, please contact Megan on 020 7488 7328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Friday 24th September at 5pm.
Shortlisting and interviews will take-place on a rolling basis.
All applications will be acknowledged on receipt.