W1T, London
£35,000 - £40,000 per year (pro rata), depending on experience
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week (over three days)
Job description

Reporting to the Senior Leadership Team, the Communications Officer will provide digital, editorial, and creative support across the DPP’s work. He/she will play a key role in ensuring our communications are influential, informative, and engaging for a wide range of stakeholders.

Key responsibilities 

Press, Digital, and Communications

  • Develop and deliver a communications strategy across the entire spectrum including media, marketing, digital and social media and production of publications and promotional material
  • Track, measure and report on the effectiveness of DPP’s communication channels
  • Develop key messages, lead on creating and maintaining appropriate and consistent language and terminology across all media
  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists and the media in the UK and internationally (newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, and relevant online media)
  • Keep up to date on best practice within the charity sector generally and specifically changes to communications legislation and codes of practice
  • Develop and publish content for DPP’s digital communication channels, including the website and social media feeds
  • Prepare press releases and media statements
  • Promote and increase access to DPP’s online training resources and outreach
  • Plan and create multi-media communications assets and material
  • Manage the production of DPP publications, including research reports, annual reports, newsletters
  • Support the development, promotion and organisation of the DPP’s seminars and events


Digital fundraising

  • Assist with the overall management and delivery of virtual fundraising campaigns and events
  • Track all digital fundraising efforts using a CRM platform


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Three or more years of experience in a communications role
  • Excellent written communications skills, with proven ability to write engaging copy for a range of channels and audiences
  • Experience of managing and creating content for organisational accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, with an understanding of the inherent reputational risks of social media and how to mitigate them
  • Experience of using content management (CMS)
  • Experience of editing content for digital publication and distribution
  • Self-motivation to work independently, as well as part of a small team


  • Experience of working in the charity sector
  • Experience using design software- Photoshop or InDesign
  • Photo/video editing skills


Closing date: 26 March 2021. We are looking for someone with an immediate start. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

More about The Death Penalty Project
The Death Penalty Project

The Death Penalty Project (DPP) is a non-profit organisation based at the London law firm Simons Muirhead Burton LLP. Our main purpose is to pr... Read more

Posted on: 25 February 2021
Closed date: 26 March 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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