Head of Digital and Content – (up to 13 months maternity cover – open to flexible working) At Global Witness


Salary – £63,016

About Global Witness

For over 25 years, Global Witness has fought to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites. Through bold and hard-hitting investigations, campaigning, and advocacy, we have catalysed change across the world to challenge the systems that enable these harms.

Our work is needed now more than ever.

We are facing a crisis: the climate is being destroyed and civic freedoms are deteriorating. Rampant abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as Governments and Big Corporations all too often go unchecked in their exploitation of our planet and its people.

Only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better, more just future.

About the role

You’ll bring your experience in digital and creative communications strategy to deliver impact across Global Witness’s global campaigns, fundraising and advocacy activities.

You will lead a fantastic, high-performing team of design, multimedia and digital communications professionals, setting goals and driving strategies to build our online presence, develop compelling content and journeys, and grow and engage target audiences. Fostering a culture of learning and innovation, you will champion the use of new tools and tactics and develop our digital platforms, working with a web agency to deliver a roadmap of projects.

You’ll lead and support the development of policies and processes to manage the organisation’s online reputation, the resilience of its digital presence, and to ensure our values of courage, collaboration, kindness and inclusion and belonging are upheld throughout.

About you

A highly collaborative individual with the ability to plan and prioritise across multiple areas of work, you’ll solve problems as they arise and make quick decisions based on sound judgement.

With a broad range of skills and knowledge, including digital marketing, online campaigning, project management and content strategy and planning you’ll also have experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams and managing budgets, suppliers and consultants, and the ability to provide clear strategic direction as to how the organisation can best use digital, design and multimedia.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. During the pandemic, we are all working remotely and have the flexibility to continue to work remotely until the end of 2021.

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days holiday (exc. Bank holidays), pension, private medical insurance and flexible working arrangements.

This role is based in London. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

How to apply

What we hope you’ll do next

Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one page cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the Person Specification to [email protected] by 5pm Friday 9 April.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Head of Digital and Content – Maternity cover, and please use the following file name protocol for your CV and cover letter: First Name_Last Name_CV and First Name_Last Name_CoverLetter.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview please let us know.

This is clearly an extraordinary time but we are committed to making this as easy as possible for candidates. Interviews will take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.

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