We are recruiting a Campaigns and Communications Manager
Restorative Justice transforms lives. By facilitating communication between the person affected by a crime and the person responsible, it gives victims of crime a rare opportunity to have their voices heard, get questions answered, and move forward. It can also help perpetrators to appreciate the damage they have done and change their behaviour.
Why me? are the national charity at the forefront of delivering and campaigning for the wider use of Restorative Justice in England and Wales. Restorative Justice does happen in this country, and the stories from our lived experience ambassadors shows how powerful it can be, even for people affected by the most serious crimes. But, these experiences are still the exception, not the norm, with most victims of crime never getting this opportunity.
The Campaigns and Communications Manager will lead our work campaigning for Restorative Justice to be more widely used in a variety of settings, and ensuring that our communications strategy delivers the most effective messages to the most important audiences. Policy and public affairs are also an important part of the role, and the post-holder will need to be a flexible self-starter who can work on a number of challenges simultaneously.
The post-holder will also be responsible for project managing one of Why me?’s development projects – currently the Improving restorative practice for young people project. This will require on the ground work with justice professionals, and an ability to work effectively with external partners.
Under the supervision of Why me?’s Director, the post-holder will initially line-manage two members of staff, and work closely with the rest of the Why me? team.
If you are passionate about delivering change in the justice system, want to work alongside a small team of dedicated colleagues, and can demonstrate that you have the skills, experience, knowledge and values laid out in the person specification, then we would love to hear from you.
Job Title: Campaigns and Communications Manager
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Salary: £35,000 per year, plus benefits
Closing Date: December 1st 2021 at 9am
Interviews: December 8th and 9th on Zoom
Location: London (nearest tube is Borough)
Job Description and Person Specification: Download the recruitment pack below