Go to website

Reference: 47505

Date Added: 9 September 2014
Closing Date: 17 September 2014

Job Title: Communications Officer

Working For: Labour Campaign for Human Rights

Location: London

Salary: Voluntary (2-3 hours a week)

Length of Contract:

Job Details

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.

Responsibilities include:

• 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.

W4MP Note:
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/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 17 September 2014

Interview/Start Dates

Interview dates: 18/19 September.

Start date: late September.

Application Details

Please send a CV and a brief note to ailar.hashemzadeh@lchr.org.uk explaining why you are interested in this role.

Website: http://lchr.org.uk/

Additional Notes