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Peace Direct seeks Head of Communications.

  • Published

    22 September 2009
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    Peace Direct

*** The deadline for applications has now passed. We are no longer accepting applications for this post.***

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Peace Direct finds and funds incredibly inspiring and committed people, some of whom are risking their lives to carry out work that will bring peace to communities ripped apart by conflict and war. We promote their work, and seek to bring learning from their work back into the UK.

We need a committed and enthusiastic individual to tell the stories of these peacebuilders in creative and compelling ways, and so to support Peace Direct’s long term aim of placing local peacebuilding at the centre of strategies for managing conflict, while also attracting individual and organizations to give financial support. For Peace Direct, communications is a core function – an end in itself, not just a means to an end.

Your primary focus will be on communicating through the media, broadly defined. You’ll be expected to draw on your own expertise (as well as a growing circle of experts offering pro bono advice) on the best methods of telling those stories; from The Daily Mail to Facebook, Youtube to Newsnight. You’ll need to be imaginative and unorthodox to spot the opportunities, from lifestyle articles to radio documentaries, while also being highly credible with current affairs journalists.

As the only full time communications professional, you will take the lead on updating Peace Direct’s overall communications strategy, setting and maintaining standards for all our communications and safeguarding our brand.

No day is the same. It’s busy but exciting and incredibly rewarding when things go well. Peace isn’t always easy to sell, so you’ll need ideas that go way beyond sending out a press release and hoping for the best. And you’ll need to be able to thrive in a small frugal organization with huge potential, with a strong emphasis on teamwork.

Full job description:


Salary: £33,000 – £36,000 starting salary according to age and experience. Incremental progression, annual cost of living increases, contributory pension, 5 weeks holiday, season ticket loan scheme.

To apply, please email mailto:[email protected] with your CV and a covering letter stating why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position. Deadline for applications midnight October 11th.

*** The deadline for applications has now passed. We are no longer accepting applications for this post.***

Please feel free to call Carolyn Hayman for an informal conversation on 020 7549 0285.


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