JRS UK is seeking to recruit a full-time Communications Assistant, to support our communications and fundraising activity. This vacancy arises as a result of internal promotion of the current post holder to a new role within JRS UK. Reporting to the Communications and Development Manager, the Communications Assistant 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 teaching of the Church in this area; and the difference our work makes to individuals lives. Through all our communications we seek to engage existing and new supporters of JRS as well as influencing public debate and opinion.
This role would suit a creative individual with outstanding written communications skills who is passionate about supporting refugees and asylum seekers. You will have strong attention to detail, experience in working in communications, excellent organisational skills, and a flexible approach to a demanding work-load. 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.
Salary: £23-26 Kpa; plus 10% contributory pension
Duration: 18 month fixed-term contract; potentially renewable
Application Deadline: 23:59 on Sunday 7th April 2019