We’re hiring: Communications Officer

About Good Law Project

Good Law Project’s mission is to achieve change through the law. We defend, define and change the law to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure no one is left behind. We hold government and others to account through challenges in the courts, or through campaigning for positive change. We are a small and young organisation, but we have been expanding quickly, with increasingly prominent and successful legal cases: we had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament 18 months ago and have more recently been shining a bright light on the government’s award of PPE contracts and jobs to their friends and associates. We raise funds directly from the public for our work in the public interest, and operate on a not for profit basis. We are brave, honest and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values.

We are looking for a Communications Officer to produce engaging content that will help raise the profile of Good Law Project and its work with key audiences.

You can read the full job description and person specification here.

You will report to our Head of Communications. You can see how the role fits into the current GLP team at the end of this application information.

Hours: 35 hours per week, over 5 days

Salary: £34,000 p/a.

Contract type: permanent, after completion of 3 months’ probation

Location: Remote currently due to COVID-19; ultimately working in central London with some flexibility.

Benefits include 25 days holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays) and generous employer pension contribution.

Essential experience and attributes

The successful candidate will have or be:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in press, communications or public affairs, with a track record of success in contributing to high profile stories.
  • Strong understanding of how news media works and knowledge of the UK political landscape.
  • Demonstrable experience of writing high-quality written content and working on integrated multi-media content packages.
  • Track record of working under pressure in a fast-paced environment – alongside excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Highly organised, able to act on own initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Creative and confident in putting forward and discussing new ideas.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively and constructively in a small team.
  • Commitment to a high standard of professional behaviours, including collaboration, honesty and integrity.
  • We do not require specific qualifications for this position – as long as your experience speaks to the requirements of the role, we are interested to hear from you. 

To apply, please send us one 3-page document consisting of your CV (max one page) with a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the requirements, together with the details of two referees to [email protected], with the subject line “Communications Officer”.

Deadline for applications: 11:30pm, 9th May 2021

We intend to hold interviews via Zoom on the 16th May 2021.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from ethnic minorities and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage. 

If you see a role advertised as “full-time” and want to discuss flexible options please get in touch, we are open to flexible working arrangements, including job shares.