Netpol (the Network for Police Monitoring), is expanding. We need an exceptional and excellent communicator with digital skills to engage grass-roots campaigns across Britain.

Netpol wants you to help us grow our digital reach, fundraising and campaigns through digital channels. We also seek to build our media reach, improve our website content and build up a supporter base that can grow our fundraising, including through regular giving.

Post details

Job title: Netpol Communications Coordinator

Reports to: Steering Group, through a link person. 

Other functional relationships: Project and Campaigns Coordinator 

Working hours: 17.5 hours a week (0.5 FTE).

Starting salary: £18,083.48 per annum (£36,166.95pro-rata) if based in London. Without London weighting this is £16,275.13 (£32,550.26 pro-rata).

Location: London preferred, but open to anyone able to work remotely and travel at least once a month to London.

Deadline for applications: 10am BST, Monday September 7th 2020

Interviews: Tuesday September 22nd

Start date: As soon as reasonably possible. 

Post summary

Do you want to do something about how the police routinely disrupt and ciminalise protest and disproportionately harass marginalised people? Do you want to resist structurally racist and oppressive policing and the way the police label a wide range of  campaigners as “extremists”?

We are seeking to significantly grow our reach, supporter giving and campaigns through digital channels. We also seek to build our media reach and improve our website content.

We are looking for an exceptional communicator with digital skills who wants to work with grass-roots campaigners to make a difference at a national level. This is only Netpol’s second staff position, so the role will be wide-ranging and needs someone that takes the initiative. 

About you

You will have first-hand experience of campaigning, have organised grass-roots protests, and will have a working or personal understanding of the main violations and abuses faced by activists and campaigners in both community and public order policing.  You understand the importance of solidarity, and of standing with and amplifying the voices of those oppressed or denied their rights by the state.

You will have excellent communication skills, including in online communications in the context of campaigning and fundraising. Whether you’re a communications professional with several years’ experience, or a highly digitally capable self-starter with excellent demonstrable campaign experience – if you’re passionate and committed to Netpol’s mission, we’d like to hear from you.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, able to work by themselves as well as collaborate with colleagues. You are flexible, diligent, able to work under pressure and manage a busy and sometimes competing workload.

We are looking for a digital campaigner who has the potential to grow this role. We encourage candidates who meet the essential criteria to apply.

We are open to people of every background – what matters is your commitment to Netpol’s aims & ability.

About Netpol

Netpol (the Network for Police Monitoring) brings together many of Britain’s most experienced activists, campaigners, lawyers and researchers to share knowledge and expertise that highlights and challenges disproportionate or excessive policing that violate the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. It is a non-profit company limited by guarantee and is managed by a ten-member steering group, who have extensive experience in the legal, academic and charity fields. Their knowledge and skills on policing and civil rights are drawn from activism in groups including Green & Black Cross, Newham Monitoring Project and Legal Defence Monitoring Group.

Additionally, the Netpol Lawyers Group brings together many of leading human rights barristers and solicitors in England, Wales and Scotland, providing support for Netpol’s work.

We currently employ one part-time (28 hours a week) Coordinator.

To apply

Please send the following to netpolrecruitment@protonmail.com.  

  • Your CV (two pages maximum) (word or pdf file).
  • A letter (1 page maximum) about yourself, your activist/campaigning experience and outlining how you meet the person specification criteria (word or pdf file).
  • An example of an email to go out to our email list to encourage our supporters to make regular donations to Netpol (word or pdf file).
  • Up to three relevant examples of your graphic, video, website or other digital campaigns work (any file type but bear in mind those on the panel do not have access to design & editing programs). 

Download the Job Description and Personal Specification