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

Netpol is seeking to significantly grow our reach, supporter giving and campaigns. We envision this will be primarily through building up an email list and direct debit contributions. We also seek to build our media reach and improve our website content.

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 23 November 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 9 December

Start date: As soon as reasonably possible. 

Post summary

Do you want to do something about how the police routinely disrupt and criminalise 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. We envision this will be primarily through building up an email list and direct debit contributions. 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.

We see this post as a paid member of the Steering Group.

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.  

  • A letter (two pages maximum) about yourself, your activist/campaigning experience and outlining how you meet the person specification criteria (word or pdf file). Address both the essential and desirable competencies listed in the person specification. The shortlisting panel will rely on this to shortlist and therefore determine who to invite to interview.

    Use examples to draw particular attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post. We recommend using the Situation, Task, Action, Result model to do this for each competency.
  • Your CV – (two pages maximum) (word or pdf file).

Download the Job Description and Personal Specification