Speaking for Ourselves

We're looking for a Communications Officer for our London office

We're looking for a Communications Officer for our London office


 Migrant Voice -
 Migrant Voice - We're looking for a Communications Officer for our London office

Migrant Voice is looking for a Communications Officer to implement Migrant Voice’s communications strategy to support our aims to bring migrants’ authentic voices into the media and migration debates and strengthen the communications capacity of the organisation and its members in London, Birmingham and Glasgow. As part of this work, the post holder will further develop and implement the Migrant Voice ‘Meet a Migrant’ project in order to increase migrants’ voices and influence on media stories, policy and practice.

The Communications Officer will join our team in London full time from November.

Applications should be submitted by writing no more than 3 pages A4 outlining how you fit the criteria for the post and send this together with your CV and the completed equal opportunities monitoring form.

Deadline for receiving all applications is: 8.00am on Monday 1 October, 2018. Interviews with those short-listed will take place on October 5th, 2018. All applications to be emailed to info@migrantvoice.org

Please click here for the job description and here for an equal opportunities monitoring form. For more information contact info@migrantvoice.org or 07467 299 335.

Please note we are unfortunately unable to arrange work permits for people who do not already have the right to work in the UK.
Summary of project activities

The Communications Officer will:
•    Update and implement our communications strategy to promote the organisation and further its aims on internal and external platforms including social media, and mainstream media.
•    Manage the organisation’s communications infrastructure including website, and social media.
•    Plan our proactive media strategy to create positive news in the interest of migrants and refugees and lead our rapid response to news stories.
•    Train, mentor and support migrants to enhance their capacity and confidence in speaking with the media.
•    Organise meetings between migrants and journalists and editors in Glasgow, Birmingham, and London.
•    Build media contacts and increase opportunities for members’ contributions to radio, TV, print and social media outlets, as well as to MV’s own communication channels.
•    Produce the organisation’s high-level written material and media copy including positions, editorials and news releases to target external audiences.
•    Create policy/issues Briefings based on migrants’ experiences raised at our activities and disseminate to policy makers.
•    Manage the Communications staff and volunteers and create a positive team environment.
Also see the full job description attached.

Migrant Voice (MV) is a national, migrant-led organisation working with migrants from all around the world with all kinds of status, including refugees and asylum seekers. We develop the media skills and confidence of migrants with the aim of strengthening their voices in the media and civil society in order to counter xenophobia and build support for our rights.