Communications Associate

£30,000 – £35,000 per annum

Permanent – Full time

London based – Hybrid home/in office

Who are we

Tech Against Terrorism is an initiative supported by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UN CTED) working to support the global technology sector in responding to terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. As an inter-disciplinary team consisting of counter-terrorism experts and developers, we offer tech companies practical and operational support to help implement effective mechanisms to respond to terrorist use of the internet. As part of our outreach, we promote constructive working relationships between the tech and government sectors and organise global workshops and e-learning sessions to conduct in-person training with tech companies.

The Role

You will be responsible for shaping and delivering our marketing and communications strategy across social media, website and all digital comms for the media and a variety of stakeholders, such as policy makers in the UN, tech companies, our partners and staff.

We have some great minds within the organisation, and they have fascinating things to say, we need someone with creative flair and superior communication skills to create compelling content across multiple channels, with a focus on our website, social media, and newsletters. You will liaise with external agencies, coordinate events, support the amplification of the organisation’s brand through effective PR, and utilise technology to deliver automated campaigns.

Hybrid Working

We have a hybrid working model and are happy to support teammates who wish to work a mix of home- and office- working.

Responsibilities 

  • Assist with copywriting, proofreading and production of marketing materials for our stakeholders including blogs, website content, reports, infographics and videos using platforms such as Canva or Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and other editing tools.
  • Maintain and manage social media accounts, regularly contributing to key messaging with inputs from the wider team.
  • You’ll manage the logistics for high profile webinars and world-wide events such as our regular webinars with the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism as well as events co-organised with the UN CTED.
  • Nurture relationships with key journalists and media outlets covering terrorist use of the internet, human rights and technology.
  • Monitor and report on relevant press coverage, including news stories which would benefit from our expert subject matter input
  • Provide input into communication strategies, tools, and applications with the team to increase engagement and audience monitoring and retention.

Who you are

You can readily adapt to any situation and are excited to roll-up your sleeves and create something new. You aren’t above doing the little things, but you’re ready to tackle the big projects, too. Teamwork and engaging communication skills are important for this role.

Personal qualities

  • Ownership: You recognise your own tasks and know when to involve and share with others. You get the job done to the best of your ability.
  • Leadership: You manage yourself in a professional manner. You are a great communicator – with impact in both verbal and written communication
  • Problem solving: You are someone who loves to make things better.
  • Collaboration: You work effectively with colleagues to meet timelines and organisational targets.
  • Attention to detail: You produce a high level of work consistently in terms of quality and accuracy.
  • Innovation and efficiency: You can execute tasks independently through great time management and prioritisation, and are able to multi-task, plan and meet deadlines
  • Technologically savvy: You understand marketing-related technologies.
  • Passion: Deep interest in the subject matter we work on every day: terrorist use of the internet, tech policy, and human rights in the internet age.

Requirements

  • At least 1 years’ experience in marketing and communications in the counter terrorism and countering violent extremist space or relevant similar civil society / think tank environment
  • Digital and generalist marketing / communications knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are of the utmost importance.
  • Have proficient skills in Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience of using email marketing software, client relationship management (CRM) and web content management systems.
  • A recognised marketing qualification (Chartered Institute of Marketing) would be advantageous but not necessary.

Benefits

The work we do is hugely impactful and engaging, but it’s our talented team which is our greatest asset; we take pride in providing a collaborative environment where everyone is encouraged and supported to do their best work. You’ll experience a fun and thriving culture, with the following benefits as part of life at Tech Against Terrorism:

  • £30,000 – £35,000 per annum salary (depending on experience)
  • Friendly and supportive scale up culture with all the benefits of working with private sector stakeholders while advancing the goals of an NGO
  • Generous monthly training & conference budget to help you upskill
  • Flexible working to support families and varying needs, including hybrid and flexible hours
  • Option to work abroad up to one month of every year
  • Top tier private healthcare
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Numerous perks, discounts and rewards
  • Regular team-wide events held in-person and virtually
  • Top notch IT equipment
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension contribution scheme
  • A fully stocked supply of breakfast, fruit, and refreshments for the days when you are in the office

Equal Opportunities

Between us we speak 9 languages – Diverse and inclusive teams bring different perspectives and ideas that help better serve our stakeholders and help us all develop.

We strongly believe that diversity of people and ideas is essential for the wellbeing and effectiveness of our team, and we are committed to creating an organisation where diversity in culture, experience and background are truly valued. We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, however, we particularly encourage applications from minority backgrounds as these groups are underrepresented throughout our industry.

Tech Against Terrorism is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, or disability.

How to apply

Please submit your application via job application software TeamTailor here.