£13,000 per year (£26,000 FTE)
Contract, 12 Months with Possible Extension Subject to Funding, Part-time
Job description

Social Media and Content Officer

Location: Remote

Contract Type:  Part time, Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £13,000 PA 

Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Benefits: 25 days holiday per year (pro rata), plus UK public holidays. Flexible working. 5% employer pension contributions. Learning and development. Retailer and restaurant discounts. Health insurance. Employee assistance programme.



HERSANA CIC is the first and leading Gender-based Violence Support Service providing advice, support and advocacy to Black women and girls [femmes] who have experienced any form of gender-based violence. We were founded in 2016, and have been championing the needs and safety of Black femmes ever since. 


HERSANA works directly with thousands of Black femmes who have experienced abuse and violence. We specialise in domestic abuse, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse and forced marriage. We are a service run by Black women, for Black women, and with Black women in mind and at the forefront.


We have been working to end violence against women and girls in all its forms whilst providing wholistic support to Black femme survivors by providing advocacy services nationally for Black femmes who need longer-term support. We provide free long-term counselling, as well as short-term emotional and practical support. As a leading expert on violence against women and girls, HERSANA provides accredited and tailored training to a wide range of statutory professionals and workshops to young people and community groups. 


We use what we learn through working on the frontlines with clients to work for national and local policy change to improve outcomes for Black femme victims and survivors of abuse and violence. We build evidence through key pieces of research. We push for legislative change, improved statutory guidance for victims, and better understanding of the needs of Black femmes around the country.


Our mission is to create wholistic, gender-specialist, culturally specific and trauma-informed safe spaces for Black women and girls affected by or at risk of gender-based violence across England, as well as campaign to eradicate violence against women and girls in all its forms. We aim to centre Black femmes in every narrative and to provide these services in a safe and Black femme only environment.


We believe that safe spaces like our own can provide a sanctuary from the world of facades, a sacred space where we, Black femmes, can be ourselves, as we are. This kind of unmasking – speaking our truth, sharing our inner struggles, and revealing our raw edges – is sacred activity. 

Safe spaces designed by us, for you and with you in mind and at the forefront.

We are looking for the next great addition to our dynamic communications team. As our Social Media and Content Officer you will operate in an exciting environment where no two days are the same. You will be running the social media channels for HERSANA and supporting our various departments to maximise their own impact, taking photos at key events, or reporting back on the impact of our communications, and planning the next campaign.

We are looking for someone with a good knowledge of Social Media who can comfortably run our range of accounts across several social media platforms and ensure the voice of Black femme survivors informs every stage of the process. Someone with a great eye for a story and the pictures needed to tell it, someone with an interest in photography who can capture the full spectrum of life at the SANA.

We need someone who is a strong all-rounder with an understanding of what makes a great magazine and newsletter spread, and leaflet layout as well as a post on Social media, with the copywriting and graphic design skills to match.

You will be passionate about ending gender-based violence and creating safe spaces for Black femmes. You will have a "can-do" approach and demonstrable commitment to HERSANA's feminist approach to supporting Black women and girls to be safer.

You will receive training and support for this role, as necessary.

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Application Form, including the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Section. When completing it please relate your application to the requirements stated in the attached person specification, as shortlisting for interview is dependent on the extent to which your application matches these. We are unable to accept CVs.                                                 

The deadline for applications is 8pm on Monday 8th August 2022.

Ref: 134482

Posted on: 06 July 2022
Closed date: 05 August 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 134482
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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