Date Added: 1 August 2019
: 15 August 2019
Job Title: Deputy Campaign Director
Working For: Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice
Salary: Up to £24,000 pro rata (0.6 FTE). i.e. £14,400 per annum for 3 days per week, plus pension
Contract: One year, with possibility of extension depending on successful fundraising
Leave: 25 days paid annual leave pro rata
Hours: Part-time (3 days/21 hours per week) with scope for flexible working arrangements
Location: Central London (Embankment), with occasional national and international travel (including to Sri Lanka)
Reports: to Director
The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice is a multi-ethnic non-partisan organisation that aims to bring about a just and lasting peace in Sri Lanka based upon accountability and respect for human rights. We are a small but effective operation, currently employing just one full-time member of staff and drawing on the energy and talents of our network of volunteers. We are seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the role of Deputy Campaign Director.
The Deputy Campaign Director’s role will be to support the Director across all aspects of the organisation’s work, including communications, research, advocacy, fundraising, and volunteer management.
The ideal candidate will possess a good understanding of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, the circumstances surrounding the civil war and its aftermath, and recent political dynamics in the country.
A strong administrative skill set is a must. But even more importantly, candidates should be passionate about the aims of the Campaign and possess the ability to communicate ideas in a persuasive and effective manner. The right candidate will be someone who is not just able to follow instructions, but who is also willing to take the initiative and develop their own ideas and projects in partnership with the Director.
Candidates will ideally have demonstrable experience of working on human rights issues in an ethnically or politically divided context, and of engaging with a broad range of stakeholders in a sensitive, thoughtful and respectful way. Demonstrable experience of running campaigns, conducting substantive human rights research, or undertaking community or grant fundraising, will be regarded as a significant plus – as will evidence of ‘hands-on’ skills, for example, in graphic or web design.
For a full candidate specification please click here.
Closing Date: 15 August 2019
Interviews are planned to be held in central London in early September and will involve a short written assessment and administrative test. Due to our limited organisational capacity, we regret that only those applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted and offered feedback.
To apply, please email a copy of your CV (2 pages max, including details of two references), along with a cover letter (500 words max) explaining why you are a good fit for the role, to Richard Gowing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark the subject line as follows: [Your Name] – Deputy Campaign Director Application
The deadline for applications is 11.30pm on the closing date (BST).
For any questions about the role or the application process, please feel free to contact us at the email listed above.