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Closed: 17 July 2017

Communications and Project Officer

Posted by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Location Lambeth, London, Greater London

Job Description


To strengthen support for local activity organisers marking Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) through media engagement and resources, whilst also playing a key role in the development of plans for HMD 2020.

Main duties

  • Increase and communicate the impact of local HMD activities
  • Drive greater media awareness of local HMD activities
  • Coordinate planning for HMD 2020 – a landmark anniversary year


Local HMD activities 

  • Support and enable local HMD activity organisers to manage any potential political challenges, for example around contemporary antisemitism or controversial speakers
  • Encourage local HMD activity organisers to use HMDT resources to deepen their knowledge of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides, alongside relevant contemporary issues
  • Support local HMD activity organisers to expand the reach and communicate the impact of their activities
  • Ensure that the HMD website enables activity organisers to deepen their engagement with HMD
  • Work as part of the HMDT Communications team to develop resources, content and communications that adhere to HMDT’s style and brand
  • Ensure HMDT engages with a wider range of people and organisations
  • Encourage existing supporters to deepen their engagement with HMD
  • Work closely with the Outreach Team when supporting local activity organisers, ensuring good communication between teams 


  • Handle media enquiries, draft press releases and articles to support local HMD activities
  • Work with Regional and National Support Workers to support regional media requests
  • Ensure that the impact of more than 7,700 local HMD activities is communicated widely and clearly in the media
  • Support the Communications Manager in the production of copy, including press releases, digital content and resources
  • Develop and use information systems to prepare reports and statistics

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

  • Lead on planning for HMD 2020 – a key anniversary year, 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz
  • Provide strategic planning support to members of the HMDT management and staff teams as they look ahead to HMD 2020
  • Develop and co-ordinate a national commemorative project that links local activities and the UK Ceremony
  • Explore opportunities and develop a strategy for local activity organisers and the general public to participate in HMD 2020 commemorations
  • Work closely with key stakeholders including trustees, survivors and activity organisers
  • Develop literature, reports and resources as required 


  • Work as part of the HMDT Communications team to provide support for media work, social media, internal communications, design, brand, public affairs and survivor engagement, as required
  • Work as part of the HMDT team to realise HMDT’s charitable aims and the organisational strategic plan
  • To undertake other tasks as may reasonably be required 

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 17 July 2017.

Communications and Project Officer Covering Letter June 2017 (.pdf) Download
Communications and Project Officer Job Description June 2017 (.pdf) Download
HMDT equality and diversity monitoring form (.doc) Download
HMDT Application Form (.doc) Download

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