Interim communications officer

Duration - 12-month contract (with possibility of extension), 3+ days per week considered

Start date - asap

Salary - circa £30k (pro-rated for part time)

Contact for applications (CV) –

The role

Want to work in communications and at the heart of a campaigning, humanitarian charity, tackling needless deaths and the climate emergency? Want to work in a research-driven team that finds the evidence that will drive change, and use your communication skills to inspire, inform, and mobilise people to campaign with us for that change?

Who we are

Brake is a national, acclaimed charity tackling one of the biggest issues of our time - the daily horrific carnage of deaths, injuries, and air pollution on roads. Traffic is the biggest killer of young people worldwide, poisoning our lungs and contributing hugely to the climate emergency. Brake’s vision is that people get around in safe and healthy ways. Our values require us to be evidence-based, aim high, and work collaboratively. We have a 25-year reputation for campaigning for positive change, advising government, encouraging action in communities, delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service, and fundraising so we can campaign more and support victims more.

Our hard-hitting ‘did you know?’ and human-interest stories, and our innovative campaigns and fundraising drives, have seen us consistently in the news. We have a strong supporter base and range of digital supporter communications.

Who you are

You’re a values-driven, effective and creative communicator, passionate about making a difference and with experience using different communication methods and channels to engage with a range of stakeholders, in clear, resonant and impactful ways that bring issues to life and motivate people to take action and give funds. You’re also an analytical thinker who enjoys the challenge of investigating, evidencing and weighing up complex multi-faceted issues, getting to the heart of them and seeking out news stories. You have a reputation for rigorous fact checking and conveying evidenced and interesting perspectives accurately, articulately and persuasively. You thrive on non-hierarchical team-working, relationship building and networking, and you’re comfortable working with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You’re innovative, flexible and outcome focussed, equally happy undertaking hands-on delivery in a fast-moving environment and thinking strategically.

Key tasks

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