Campaigns and Communications Director

Hiring Organisation: 
Help Refugees

Help Refugees is seeking a Campaigns and Communications Director to join our London team. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience working for one of the fastest growing charities in the UK. You’ll work alongside a small but dynamic, hard-working team, and have the chance to make a real, tangible impact to the lives of thousands of refugees and displaced people all over the world. ABOUT YOU You choose love.  You are motivated by a love of humanity that knows no borders. You are a maker.  You spot opportunities for impact and make things happen. You are comfortable working on scrappy passion projects and longer-term strategic interventions. A good day is when you’ve made something. You are a creative communicator.  You know the world is changed by stories and you want to be at the heart of telling them. You can communicate complex ideas with clarity, powerful stories with passion and understand the role of visuals. You are strategic. You keep your eyes on the prize and can deliver strategies and products with impact. You’re motivated by the lasting impact of your work. You are a team player.  You work best when part of a small, collaborative team. You are happy to muck in when needed and the words ‘not my job’ have never crossed your lips. You are entrepreneurial.  You think beyond the limits of your current role. You take risks, celebrate failure and never stop generating ideas. ABOUT HELP REFUGEES  We are pioneering a new movement in charity that provides emergency aid and long term solutions where they are most needed. Our model is simple. We go where the need is greatest, find the local organisations doing the most effective work, and give them what they need to help people – whether that’s funding, material aid or volunteers. We work to fill the gaps in services available to refugees, across Europe and the Middle East. We aim to respond to emergencies with aid and support, and to secure permanent change through long-term solutions, campaigning and advocacy. Our work is motivated by four key values – dignity, hope, respect and humanity – which we promote through all of our work. With this model, we’ve managed to support almost 1 million people across over 100 projects in 13 countries. In the last four years, we’ve had more than 30,000 volunteers from over 90 countries. Our ‘Choose Love’ brand has been worn by Oprah, Julia Roberts and Jude Law, and thousands more across the world. Our ‘buy nothing, pop-up’ stores in London and New York have raised £2.75 million and gained headlines in New York Times, The Guardian and been featured on CNN. Our founders have addressed audiences including Barack Obama, Sheryl Sandberg and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ABOUT THE ROLE  The Campaigns and Communications Director is a new role focused on building the profile, resources and support for Help Refugees to expand their impact. Essential Requirements 

  • Track record in devising and delivering high-impact campaigns across platforms that made significant impact towards their goal
  • Strong portfolio of communication products or interventions that grabbed headlines or clicks
  • Track record in developing and maintaining strong relationships with a range of key influencers and actors in your field (media, advocacy, communications, campaigns)
  • Confident and sophisticated communicator with strong writing skills

The Big Pluses 

  • Experience in a start-up, growth business or a dynamic not-for-profit environment
  • Experience working in the field of humanitarian aid, refugee or migration

THE DEAL  The role will be managed by the CEO. The role is currently based out of the Help Refugees office in London Fields, hopefully moving to Soho in London. Remote working will not be considered. The role may involve some travel. The role will be offered as permanent role with a six-month probation period. We anticipate the starting date to be no later than end of October 2019. Competitive salary inline with other non-governmental organisations. Application deadline: 9am, Monday 23rd September.

experienced practitioner (an expert or specialist or a junior manager managing a few people)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
full time
Org Type: 
Job Location: 
London, England, UK
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Closing date for applications: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 09:00

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