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Communications volunteer

Unpaid role, expenses not paid
Job description

Are you passionate about law, policy, and effective communications? Statewatch, a small team dedicated to promoting civil liberties and human rights through research, reporting and analysis, is seeking a motivated volunteer to assist in our efforts to make legal and political information accessible to all.


Time commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours per week, including a 1/2 hour check-in with the communications worker, for a 3-month period (with the possibility of extension). 

Starting date: Immediately. 

Compensation: This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Location: Remote

About Statewatch 

Statewatch produces and promotes critical research, policy analysis and investigative journalism to inform debates, movements and campaigns on civil liberties, human rights and democratic standards. We began operating in 1991 and are based in London.

Our vision: An open Europe of democracy, civil liberties, personal and political rights, free movement, freedom of information, equality and diversity.

Our mission: To monitor, analyse and expose state activity that threatens civil liberties, human rights and democratic standards in order to inform and enable a culture of diversity, debate and dissent.

About the position: 

In this role, you will work closely with the communications specialist to conduct the following.

  1. Archive review and cataloguing: 

  • Review Statewatch's archive of work, including reports, articles, and publications.

  • Identify content with continued relevance based on ongoing policies or contemporary issues.

  • Catalogue relevant content by both topic/context and type of relevance (e.g., policy implications, historical insights).

  • Organise the catalogued content for easy reference and retrieval.

  1. Social media messaging: 

  • Draft ideas for social-ready messaging in various length by distilling relevant information from the catalogued content.

  • Assist with translating legal and political language into accessible and accurate information suitable for social media platforms.

  • Ensure messaging aligns with Statewatch's mission and messaging guidelines.

  1. Language guide development: 

  • Identify key terms and phrases commonly used in Statewatch's external messaging.

  • Research and provide guidance on the relevance and appropriateness of certain statements or terminology.

  • Assist with developing a language guide for discussing specific topics, including examples and explanations.

  • Collaborate with Statewatch team members to ensure consistency and accuracy in messaging.

Key results

  1. Catalogued archive of relevant content, organised by topic/context and type of relevance.

  2. Social media messaging templates and content suitable for various platforms.

  3. Comprehensive language guide for discussing specific topics, including examples and explanations.

About you

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has an understanding of legal and political language, with an interest in translating complex concepts into accessible information.

  • Research and analytical skills.

  • Is proficient in written communications in the English language

  • Interest in the political and social context in which Statewatch operates


  • Gain hands-on experience in legal research, policy analysis, and accessible communications.

  • Work closely with a dedicated team passionate about civil liberties and human rights.

  • Make a meaningful contribution to Statewatch's mission of promoting transparency, accountability, and democratic standards.

  • Develop valuable skills in communication, research, and advocacy.

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Statewatch View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5
Posted on: 26 April 2024
Closed date: 08 May 2024 at 19:23
Tags: Advice, Information, Campaigning, Communications, PR, Policy/Research, Marketing, Legal, Advocacy, Digital

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