Advocacy And Fellowships Officer

Hiring Organisation: 
Index on Censorship

Index on Censorship is looking for an enthusiastic advocacy and fellowships officer to join its advocacy team. The advocacy officer will be primarily responsible for running Index’s Awards Fellowship Programme (c. 3 days/week). Each year, this programme supports four outstanding groups or individuals who are leaders in freedom of expression globally. The successful candidate will be expected to provide support through regular contact with fellows, and to actively identify opportunities to promote the work of and campaign on behalf of fellows, including finding new speaking and funding opportunities. In addition, you will be expected to support the Head of Advocacy on grant management related to the fellowships and work on additional advocacy campaign and policy initiatives as required (c. 2 days/week). You will also be expected to work closely with the Head of Strategic Events, who is responsible for the awards gala and related sponsorship, and other members of the Index team, including those responsible for communications. The role involves frequent work outside normal office hours, including at weekends (time off in lieu offered). You will have:

  • Excellent communication and campaigning skills
  • Excellent project management/organisation skills, including ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a small team
  • Ability to work virtually and across secure communications channels, including handling confidential information
  • An understanding of digital security
  • Keen interest in issues of freedom of expression
  • Preferably experience of fundraising

To apply, please send CV and 1 page letter to

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
Location type: 
Closing date for applications: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 15:00

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