Maternity Action is the UK’s maternity rights charity dedicated to promoting, protecting and enhancing the rights of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families to employment, social security and health care.
We are seeking an experienced communications professional to lead our media engagement and communications for our policy and campaigning work. The role will be integral to our campaigning to strengthen protections for pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace and the social security system, and to challenge the policy of charging for NHS maternity care and other hostile environment policies. The role will build relationships with journalists and place stories, plan and deliver communications in support of specific policy and campaigning activities, deliver content for our social media channels and website. This is a new role and will work closely with our policy team, Public Affairs Officer and Communications Officer (Advice and Information).
We are looking for an experienced professional with experience in building relationships with journalists and placing stories, experience in campaigning for change, and knowledge of current debates in either employment; migration and asylum; or women’s rights. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and spoken communications skills, excellent organisational skills and team working, and a commitment to women’s rights.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.
The role can be based at our office in Finsbury Park, London or delivered from home from any location in the UK. The post is for 21 hours a week. Tuesdays and Thursdays are core days but we are flexible about start/finish time and days worked, within normal business hours. Hours can be spread across three, four or five days. We are aware of the challenges of balancing work and home-schooling and can provide a high level of flexibility for the right candidate.
Please send us an application outlining how you meet the selection criteria and your CV. Applications close 1 February 2021. Virtual interviews will be held during the week of 8 February 2021.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.