Date Added: 17 December 2020
: 18 January 2021
Job Title: Press and Campaigns Officer
Working For: Citizens UK
Salary: £25,148 + £3,000 London Weighting PA
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 5 days per week
Citizens UK is the home of Community Organising and the Living Wage movement. Our diverse member organisations include schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, parents groups, health practices, charities and trade unions. We help our 450+ members to develop leaders, so they can participate in public life and hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them.
Our work has led to the creation of many local, regional and national campaigns and social change projects including the Living Wage Foundation, Sponsor Refugees and Parents and Communities Together. We’ve achieved positive change for hundreds of thousands of people through positive interventions on wages for low paid workers, refugee resettlement and social support for new parents.
Right now, we at an exciting phase in our growth, with civil society alliances of faith, education, trade union, health and charitable institutions in 15 towns and cities in England and Wales, with several more alliances due to launch in 2020/21 and our projects planning a series of new interventions to improve the lives of the people they serve.
The purpose of this role is to help Citizens UK, its chapters, projects and member institutions effectively communicate their activity and Community Organising to the outside world via the media and owned Citizens UK communications channels. Ideal for an adaptable comms or media relations professional looking to gain a broad range of experience. Working in a close-knit team of 3 comms specialists, this role’s primary focus is to act as a press officer working with the Head of Communications and the Living Wage press team to create impactful media moments with our Community Organising and project teams. It also includes elements of campaigns and communications work as part of the wider team of four who comprise the Citizens UK comms team.
Closing Date: 18 January 2021
Application deadline is 10am
Interviews to be held: TBC
For details of how to apply for this role please visit: https://www.citizensuk.org/jobs_opportunities