It is critical that the needs and experiences of our members, and the women they support, are heard in the mainstream media. Only if this happens can we help to move and change public consciousness around the prevalence, persistence and impact of violence and abuse.
You’ll play a critical role in ensuring that a nuanced understanding of violence against women (VAWG) is centred in public discourse. EVAW runs a busy dedicated media line and endeavours to respond to stories about VAWG quickly and authoritatively. We are quoted regularly in almost every national newspaper and magazine, and appear on all major TV and radio broadcast outlets regularly. Having recently marked our 15th anniversary, we have ambitious plans for this year and beyond. We are reflecting on the organisation’s origins, its journey so far and where we want to be. So this is an exciting time to join the team and play a really central role in our future.
We expect that strong candidates will bring extensive PR and comms experience, but also much more. You’ll be joining a campaigning human rights organisation, focused on women, so you should bring an understanding of how campaigns are put together and delivered, and a good grasp of the rights-based, social change agenda. The ability to write robustly and confidently is essential – especially under time constraints. Some experience of research and analysis is also a distinct advantage, as you’ll need to be able to understand and frame academic research papers, statistics releases, and monitoring other sources of sector intelligence.
Please note we are only able to consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK. These are full-time posts, but we will consider applications for four days per week (at 80% pro rata). We positively welcome discussions for proposals for flexible working. Some out of hours work may be required.