Location Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA
Hours per week 35
Salary details £37,215
Closing date Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 12:00
Interview date Friday 6 March 2020
When it comes to human rights campaigning, we’re one of the most respected organisations in the world. At the heart of our agenda is AI’s campaigning with and for individuals at risk.
About the role
The Urgent Action Campaigner leads campaigning work on select Urgent Actions cases to work towards securing human rights change for those individuals. They develop the Amnesty UK campaign strategy for achieving change and then mobilise the section’s resources to deliver the plan. They involve the individuals, their families and communities where possible, and seek to build alliances and partnerships with other organisations and activist groups in order to create change on the cases on which they work.
They also manage the Urgent Action Network to mobilise and support activists to deliver campaigning on urgent cases. They ensure all Urgent Actions are processed in a timely manner and acts as a point of contact for those working on Urgent Action cases and related actions.
The UA Campaigner also maximises the potential of Urgent Actions to meet the organisation’s campaigning, fundraising and growth goals (for example through our Pocket Protest SMS Network and media work).
The UA Campaigner follows ethical principles that Amnesty is evolving to prioritise the needs and safeguard the dignity of those with and for whom Amnesty International acts, with a focus on gender mainstreaming.
We are looking for a strategic thinker and persuasive campaigner to join our Individuals at Risk team. You will have experience working in a campaigning organisation in a campaigning, advocacy, government relations or communications role, with experience of working on social change campaigns, and with the people affected by the issues you have worked on.
With a solid understanding and ability to apply campaigning fundamentals, you’ll also be right across the latest trends in social change happening around the world. That will be coupled with experience working with a range of people inside and outside your organisation – including people with lived experience of the issues you have worked on - to deliver successful campaigning outcomes – and the events, actions and activities required to make change happen.
You will have experience of project management with excellent organisational skills, some experience of digital campaigning tools, and an ability to prioritise and manage conflicting deadlines.
Finally, you’ll understand safeguarding and ethical working practices.
For full details of the role, please see the job description below.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity. We reach almost every country in the world and have:
- more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
- more than 7 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice
Whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.
Apply for this role
For further details about the role please click 'Apply'. To apply, please complete an application form by midday on Wednesday 19 February. Interviews will be held on Friday 6 March 2020.
Amnesty International values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applications for flexible working will also be considered.
Please note that to be considered for this role, candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.