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Reference: 73582

Date Added: 28 November 2019
Closing Date: 13 December 2019

Job Title: Head of Public Affairs and Communications

Working For: Holocaust Educational Trust

Location: London

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000

Job Details

This role is focused on engaging with key stakeholders including Members of Parliament, Government, relevant NGOs and organisations and promoting our work and key messages through print, broadcast, social and other media. Working alongside the Chief Executive, Chief of Staff, senior managers and external advisors, the postholder will develop and implement HET’s communications strategy, oversee our campaigns and advance HET’s external affairs strategy.

Key responsibilities

Public affairs

• Developing and implementing an effective public affairs strategy which will enable HET to promote our cause at a local, national and international level
• Building upon and developing relationships with Members of Parliament, parliamentary researchers, civil servants, NGOs and other stakeholders key to the work of the Trust
• Preparing briefings, comment pieces, speeches and submissions for the Trust’s team and Trustees, Members of Parliament, Ministers and other public figures
• Organising meetings in Westminster and elsewhere across the country to promote HET’s work, engage with new and existing audiences and achieve our organisational aims
• Working with our Fundraising and Events team to organise key Parliamentary events, such as our work around Holocaust Memorial Day (including our annual Lord Merlyn-Rees memorial event) and leading on communications and political engagement around other events such as our annual Ambassador Conference and annual Appeal Dinner.


• In partnership with the Trust’s external PR agency, developing and implementing media strategies for promoting the organisation’s work at a local, national and international level
• Communicating the diverse and important work of the Holocaust Educational Trust and Holocaust related matters to stakeholders including partner organisations, public institutions, local authorities, public figures, journalists and influencers
• Overseeing the Trust’s own social media strategies and platforms, expanding our reach and communicating the work of the Trust online
• Leading the delivery of our core campaigns and programmes, including our growing work challenging Holocaust denial, distortion and misappropriation both on and offline

More details here: https://www.het.org.uk/about/vacancies

Closing Date: 13 December 2019

Interview/Start Dates

We anticipate the first round of interviews will take place on Tuesday 17th December.

Closing time for applications is 12 noon.

Application Details

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a CV and cover letter (of no more than two sides of A4), and equal opportunities form to: recruitment@het.org.uk .

Website: https://www.het.org.uk/

Additional Notes