Do you think it is a national disgrace that in England and Wales two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner? Or that one woman in every four will experience domestic violence at some point during her life?
Do you want to work for an organisation that provides a voice for abused women, and plays a vital role in ensuring that life-saving services are in place to support them? If so, then our communications executive role may be perfect for you.
Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence. Every day we support over 6,500 women and children in our national network of services. We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. At a national level we run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, manage a busy press office and work hard to build Refuge’s fast growing digital channels. At a local level we respond and provide communications tools to Refuge’s wide base of violence against women services.
Refuge is committed to a world where domestic and other gender violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.
Refuge’s communications team works hard to reach out to women experiencing all forms of gender based violence, whilst working to educate the general public, raising awareness of domestic violence and support Refuge’s broader organisational activities. This is a chance to join a small but high achieving team and make a real impact to the lives of women and children who experience domestic violence.
Position: Communications Executive
Location: Head Office, London
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Starting salary: £26,271 per annum
Benefits: 28 days annual leave, Peoples Pension
Closing date: 12th July 2019
About the role:
The role is very varied and no one day is ever the same as the next. Managing a busy press office, profiling Refuge’s work through the media, speaking to women who have experienced abuse, whilst responding to the communications requests which come through from the different frontline service teams who work across Refuge are just some of the key areas of activity undertaken by this role.
We work in an exciting and fast paced environment. The successful applicant will proactively work with the team to respond to the daily political and news agendas. You will frequently speak to women who have experienced abuse and will work with a wide variety of media to broaden Refuge’s editorial exposure nationally and regionally.
The successful applicant will have experience of working within communications in an NGO. You will have developed exceptional copy writing skills across a variety of media, be a strong communicator who can tailor messages to different audiences and have the ability to manage many competing priorities.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.
Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice. Benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a bonus/discounts online portal.
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.
This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.
No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.
You may have experience of the following: Communications Executive, Communications Officer, Communications Assistant, Marketing Executive, Marketing Assistant, Marcoms, Public Relations, Public Relations Officer, PR Officer, Press Officer, Charity, NGO, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc.