Reprieve is a UK charity founded in 1999. Reprieve uses strategic interventions to end the use of the death penalty globally, and to end extreme human rights abuses carried out in the name of “counterterrorism” or “national security”.
Reprieve works with the most disenfranchised people in society, as it is in their cases that human rights are most swiftly jettisoned and the rule of law is cast aside. Thus, Reprieve promotes and protects the rights of those facing the death penalty and those who are the victims of extreme human rights abuses carried out in the name of “counterterrorism” or “national security”, with a focus on arbitrary detention, torture, and extrajudicial executions.
The Director of Advocacy is responsible for overseeing Reprieve’s public communications and advocacy to end the death penalty and abuses carried out in the name of “counter terrorism” or “national security” worldwide. They are responsible for ensuring that all of Reprieve’s communications are consistent with our charitable objectives, and that they reach their target audience effectively. They understand Reprieve’s position in the ecosystem of NGOs working on criminal justice issues and human rights, and are able to identify and implement strategies that enable Reprieve to increase the impact and reach of its work.
The Director of Advocacy will have a strong background in advocacy and communications and/or public relations work, with at least 5 years of experience working in these areas. They will have excellent project and people management skills, as well as a proven ability to design and implement campaigns to bring about measurable shifts on issues or cases that have impacted the criminal justice or human rights landscape.
The Director of Advocacy will be responsible for overseeing the public communications and advocacy of Reprieve. This will include overseeing the advocacy of the casework team, as well as contributing to the work of the Campaigns and Digital team, insofar as that work furthers the advocacy goals of Reprieve.
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