Bermondsey, Greater London
£21,000 - £23,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Hacked Off, the campaign for a free and accountable press, supports victims of press abuse and campaigns for effective self-regulation of the press. We are now looking for a new Campaigns and Research Officer to join a small and dynamic team which for nearly ten years has challenged unaccountable power. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to the ethos and purpose of Hacked Off and to have communications skills. A full job description and details of how to apply can be found here. 



Job description: Campaign and Research Officer, 4 days a week (subject to review)

Salary: £21,000-23,000 for a 4-day week, based on experience

Reporting to: Policy and Operations Director

Deadline for applications: 30 August 2020

Interviews: w/c 7 September 2020

Start date: 28 September 2020


About Hacked Off

Hacked Off campaigns for a free and accountable press. 


We provide support for victims of press abuses and we seek to give them a voice because they have, for too long, been denied such a voice by the industry that has harmed them.


This includes dozens of individuals personally targeted by the press every year, as well as the millions of people from marginalised communities who are affected by discriminatory coverage in the press.


The campaign has the following priorities for the next 12 months:

  • Representing and staying in touch with victims of press abuse and close supporters, as well as finding and supporting new cases of abuse and providing advice to victims.
  • Ensuring that IPSO is scrutinised and held to account, including campaigns to expose the influence of press groups and its inability to support victims of press abuse
  • Maintaining Parliamentary links and policy input to ensure that Parliamentarians are kept informed.
  • Increasing public engagement and outreach, including collaboration with other like-minded campaigning groups and charities on identifying press abuse and undermining IPSO.


The Role


We are seeking to recruit a campaign officer. The role will entail:

  • Victim relationships and support - highlighting and championing stories of individuals affected by press abuse. First point of call for incoming requests for assistance
  • Liaising with, being point of contact for the campaign’s database of close supporters, and keeping it updated.
  • Maintaining and building the campaign’s social media presence and email database of supporters.
  • Management of Website (updating content & maintenance)
  • Working on Off and Online campaigning projects to champion victims’ stories and hold IPSO to account
  • Event planning and organisation
  • Lead the work of scrutinising IPSO and unethical press conduct
  • Such other tasks within the scope of the campaign as will be assigned, from time to time, by the Board and the Policy Director.


Person Specification

The applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Commitment to the ethos and purpose of Hacked Off
  2. Proven skill and sensitivity in communicating with people from all walks of life and maintaining confidentiality  
  3. Proven skill to work successfully in a multifunctional team
  4. Ability to communicate with clarity to a wide range of stakeholders on and offline. 
  5. Ability to manage a database and website
  6. Ability to work independently and flexibly 
  7. Strong organisational skills
  8. Understanding of social media communications

How to apply

Application is by CV and a one-page supporting statement stating the reasons for your interest in the post and why you believe you are a suitable candidate.  

Applicants who are only available to work remotely will be considered, however it will be necessary to attend events in London from time to time.

Please include full contact details including daytime and evening telephone numbers.

Please note the closing date for applications is 30 August 2020. 

A list of candidates will be invited to attend interviews during the week commencing 7 September 2020.

If you would like an informal, confidential conversation before submitting your application, please mention this in your cover note and we can arrange a call with one of our team.

Hacked Off operates an Equal Opportunities Policy.   For monitoring purposes, all candidates will be asked for EO information including, age, gender, ethnic origin and disability.   This information will not form any part of the selection process.  

Refreshed on: 21 August 2020
Closed date: 30 August 2020
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research

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