Date Added: 9 September 2014
: 17 September 2014
Job Title: Communications Officer
Working For: Labour Campaign for Human Rights
Salary: Voluntary (2-3 hours a week)
Length of Contract:
The Labour Campaign for Human Rights (LCHR) is a political campaign formed of Labour activists. Our mission is to champion a Labour vision for human rights.
LCHR's activities include:
Discussion: LCHR serves as a forum and platform for Labour members and others who have an interest in human rights. We foster dialogue between civil society, academia, the public, and the Labour Party on human rights issues.
Advocacy: the group engages with Labour Party policy and Labour politicians to ensure that human rights are at the heart of Labour’s foreign and domestic policy agendas.
Policy work: LCHR generates policy proposals for the Labour Party that ensure the protection and promotion of human rights.
Public, grassroots campaigning and awareness raising: We raise the profile of human rights issues in the wider Party.
LCHR was formed in August 2013 and is looking for a Communications Officer to support its outreach activities.
• Liaising with MPs, Peers, PPCs and their support staff
• Liaising with civil society organisations
• Promoting the group and ensuring publicity
• Managing social media
• Preparing monthly newsletter
Ideal candidates will have:
• a keen interest in human rights and advocacy/politics
• excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including writing skills
• good understanding of the Labour Party
• experience and knowledge of activism
• good awareness of social media
This role would suit a recent graduate or student.
Hours are flexible. Around 2-3 hours a week.
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/ for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.
Closing Date: 17 September 2014
Interview dates: 18/19 September.
Start date: late September.
Please send a CV and a brief note to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you are interested in this role.