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Reference: 65294

Date Added: 21 March 2018
Closing Date: 22 April 2018

Job Title: Head of Strategic Communications

Working For: Human Dignity Trust

Location: London

Salary: c. £45,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Job Details

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Head of Strategic Communications (permanent full-time role) to provide specialist media and communications support to HDT’s partner organisations around the world, as well as leading on HDT’s own communications strategy.

Organisation Overview

The Human Dignity Trust (HDT) is a legal charity based in London, UK that supports local lawyers and human rights defenders to uphold human rights and constitutional law in countries where private, consensual sexual conduct between adults of the same sex is criminalised. The HDT provides pro bono technical legal assistance and advisory services at the request of, and in collaboration with, local human rights defenders, their lawyers and other partners, who wish to use the courts to challenge these persecutory laws.

Alongside providing technical legal support to our partner organisations, and as a key component of our work, HDT works closely with our local partners to provide specialist strategic media and communications technical assistance, in order to support them to build skills, confidence and capacity in managing local and international communications around any litigation they decide to pursue.

Purpose of the post

Working under the direct supervision of the Director, the Head of Strategic Communications will provide specialist media and communications support to HDT’s partner organisations around the world, as well as leading on HDT’s own communications strategy. The role’s primary responsibility will be to work with organisations, activists and communities in a range of different geographic and cultural contexts, to give them the skills to develop and deliver sophisticated and contextually-appropriate communications strategies. S/he will be expected to deliver media and communications training, work with partners to develop locally-relevant, research-based messaging and assist partners to drive successful communications plans, helping to influence and shape domestic discourse, particularly in support of any existing or contemplated litigation. In close collaboration with the Director, s/he will also develop a strategic communications plan for HDT and work with all staff to deliver it.

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Closing Date: 22 April 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews: 3 May 2018

Application Details

To apply please send a CV along with a covering letter of no more than two pages explaining why you are an ideal candidate for this role to: Chris Atkinson at administrator@humandignitytrust.org.

All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK prior to their employment commencing.

Please do not submit an application if you do not meet the criteria. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Website: http://www.humandignitytrust.org

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