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We’re hiring! Join Future Advocacy as a Research, Advocacy, and Communications Coordinator

July 16th, 2021

Future Advocacy is seeking a Research, Advocacy, and Communications Coordinator. This is a great opportunity to be thrown in at the deep end in a small, dynamic organisation with a major focus on team and personal development. The successful candidate will quickly develop a range of skills, including research, advocacy, writing, and communications. They will work closely with the Founder/CEO as part of our small and energetic  team.

Organisation

Future Advocacy is a non-partisan advocacy agency.  Our vision is a world which is more equal, more prosperous, and more sustainable.  We are highly skilled at:

  • Designing winning advocacy strategies and delivering impactful global government relations work
  • Mobilising targeted and powerful campaigns for change
  • Research, analysis, policy development and report writing 
  • Communications strategies and social media management 
  • Training in all aspects of strategy, lobbying, campaigning, and media work

We are proud to work for some fantastic clients seeking to make the world a better place. Current and previous clients include the Jamie Oliver Group; the Elton John AIDS Foundation; Movember; Bite Back 2030; World Food Programme; Islamic Relief; and Sarah Brown’s TheirWorld charity.

Future Advocacy also produces high quality research on a range of policy issues, with a particular focus on the social impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies. We have delivered impactful research on the ‘Future of Work’, the ‘Impact of AI in Low Income Countries’,  and ‘Ethical challenges of AI in Healthcare’. Our work has received significant media coverage and political traction.  Our research clients and collaborators include the NHS, Wellcome Trust, World Wide Web Foundation, Open Data Institute, and the Pathways for Prosperity Commission which was co-chaired by Melinda Gates.

The Founder/CEO previously was Director of the ONE campaign across Europe for 7 years, responsible for all ONE’s policy, campaigns, digital, media, and advocacy work.  He was a key architect of the Make Poverty History Campaign; Movement Director for the anti-slavery organisation Walk Free; and an Executive Director of the Labour Party.  

Role

Responsibilities will include:

  • Researching key issues relating to consultancy projects
  • Supporting advocacy, events, and communications work
  • Supporting business development
  • Overseeing website upkeep and social media
  • Other tasks as required

Skills and experience

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent or work experience that demonstrates high quality research, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Digital skills and knowledge of social media 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, and ability to manage competing priorities 
  • Ability to represent the organisation to high level individuals
  • Willingness to undertake routine admin tasks 

Desirable 

  • Experience in campaigning, events or communications (paid or voluntary)
  • Design skills 

Terms and Conditions

  • Salary £22,000
  • Contract: Full time
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday-Friday
  • Location: London (as we come out of lockdown the team are planning to work flexibly with at least 2 days per week together in the office with the rest from home)
  • Start date: ASAP

To apply

Please send the following 2 documents to: info@futureadvocacy.org:

  • CV
  • Cover letter detailing how you meet the skills and experience requirements outlined in the job description 

The deadline for applications is 13th August. Late applications will not be considered. First round interviews will be held (online) on 23rd August.

 


Future Advocacy is committed to equal opportunities. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.  We particularly encourage applications from members of groups that are currently under-represented in our organisation, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic people. 

 

We are happy to discuss flexible working and other adjustments on a case by case basis.