Work with us

Would you like to work with a leading civil liberties campaign organisation that holds Government to account?

Do you care about the impact of new technologies on human rights in the UK?

Are you passionate about privacy rights?

Work with us!

Big Brother Watch is a non-profit campaign organisation leading the protection of privacy and civil liberties in the UK in a time of enormous technological change. We are a small and dedicated team with great ambition. Our success relies on the dedication of our team – and if you share our passion for privacy and civil liberties, we want to hear from you.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

HIRING: Digital Communications Officer

Application deadline: open

 

Post details

Job title: Digital Communications Officer

Reports to: Director

Working hours: Full time (negotiable)

Starting salary: circa £30,000

Start date: ASAP

To apply

Please send:

  • Your CV

  • A covering letter (1 page maximum)

  • Task: Imagine Big Brother Watch is trying to raise £15,000 for general campaigning work online. Please provide draft copy for an email or emails to go out to our mailing list.

  • Relevant example/s of your graphic, video, or other digital campaigns work

to info@bigbrotherwatch.org.uk

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so please do send your application asap.

Post summary

This is an exciting position for an exceptional communicator with digital skills who wants to work for a high-impact campaigning NGO. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to revolutionise the digital channels of one of the UK’s leading rights NGOs.

Big Brother Watch is a leading voice in the UK protecting privacy and has a strong track record of successful campaigns that defend civil liberties in the UK. We are seeking to significantly grow our reach, fundraising and campaigns through digital channels. The central objective of the role is to produce original, persuasive digital content and deploy it across multiple channels.

About you

Whether you’re a professional digital marketer with several years experience, or a highly digitally capable self-starter with excellent demonstrable campaign experience – if you’re passionate and committed to Big Brother Watch’s mission, we’d like to hear from you.

We are looking for a passionate all-rounder who understands the importance of excellent online communications in both a campaigning and fundraising context. The Digital Communications Officer will manage and have responsibility for all Big Brother Watch’s digital channels including websites, email and social media platforms.

The successful candidate will have experience working across a range of digital channels, including social media and video, website CMS, and ideally (but not essential) email marketing platforms such as MailChimp. We are looking for someone who is able to produce creative graphics with a brand identity; who is self-motivated, able to work by themselves as well as collaborate with colleagues. You will be flexible, diligent, able to work under pressure and manage a busy and sometimes competing workload.

Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch is a non-profit campaign organisation leading the protection of privacy and civil liberties in the UK in a time of enormous technological change. We are a small and dedicated team based in central London.

Our success relies on the dedication of our team – and if you share our passion for privacy and civil liberties, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Key responsibilities

General

  • Develop and ensure delivery of Big Brother Watch’s digital strategy & communications calendar, encompassing social media, website, and email, working closely with the team.
  • Develop packages of digital and physical campaign resources.
  • Provide reports on website, email and social media performance.
  • Monitor trends, sector standards and advise on new digital initiatives.
  • Designing templates for our briefings and bespoke report templates.

Website

  • Work with Director to develop a supporter scheme and grow fundraising
  • Manage the Big Brother Watch website structure, content and SEO
  • Create, upload and edit content (including images and video), work with HTML
  • Work with colleagues to ensure all content is kept up-to-date.

Email

  • Manage the newsletter schedule and mailouts, and other supporter journey engagement
  • Oversee and ensure best practice in email content, testing, delivery and response rates.
  • Manage and protect databases

Social media

  • Manage Big Brother Watch’s Facebook, Twitter and social media platforms and demonstrate growth in outreach
  • Develop and advise on new social media content.
  • Create and edit videos and graphics

Media

  • Reposting BBW appearances in broadcast, online and print media via our digital channels
  • General media monitoring of relevant news & press opportunities
  • Contributing to press releases and press strategies
  • Potential requirement to be on 24 hour call for media enquiries – this is on a rota system.

Person specification

Essential:

  • Strong understanding of social media, particularly Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, including best practice and trends

  • Proficient production of graphics and video content; use of image, video and audio editing software; ability to produce podcasts, blogs, and other content

  • Good understanding of the political climate

  • Ability to write persuasive content and create engaging messaging for a variety of audiences and across multiple digital channels

  • Ability to monitor trends and identify creative opportunities that support campaign objectives.

  • Experience of managing website CMS, basic HTML

  • Ability to monitor and analyse performance data

  • Strong organisational skills with ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

  • Friendly, positive and adaptable team player

  • Interest in privacy and civil liberties

Desirable:

  • 2+ years experience in digital campaigns, marketing or communications

  • Interest in the intersection of technology and human rights

  • Courage to hold the powerful to account

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field.

  • Interest in free and open source software

 

Volunteers

Our volunteer positions are currently full. However, if you would still like to send us your CV and cover letter for any of the below positions we can keep them on file for when an opportunity does become available again.

(14th March 2019).

We have the following opportunities for volunteers in our Westminster office:

  • Research and Investigations: in this varied role, we will support you in conducting research or an investigation into a current privacy/civil liberties issue in the UK. Areas of focus include:

Facial Recognition: investigating and analysing evidence, building on our FaceOff report and working with a team on a landmark legal challenge.

Cross-cutting research: either supporting our ongoing investigations, such as digital evidence and/or internet regulation, or if you pitch a unique and brilliant research idea to us, you could be working with us on your own project idea.

 

  • Digital Communications: this is a varied role which could include helping to run our social media channels, developing digital campaign material from graphics to leaflets, and engaging with our supporters.

 

We are looking for volunteers with:

  • A demonstrable passion for civil liberties and campaigning (digital campaigns experience is desirable but not essential)
  • Interest in the intersection of technology and human rights
  • Courage to hold the powerful to account

What we can offer:

  • We will reimburse your travel costs within London (zones 1-6) and a daily lunch allowance of up to £5
  • Experience working as part of a dedicated, dynamic, positive team of campaigners
  • Flexible experience protecting civil liberties, influencing policy and contributing to making a difference

TO APPLY:

  • Please send your CV and a covering letter (maximum one page) to info@bigbrotherwatch.org.uk
  • Please state in your covering letter what specific area of our work you would like to contribute to and why you have the appropriate skills and interest.
  • Please let us know what your availability is and when you would be able to start.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.