We are seeking a dynamic, driven and creative media and communications manager to raise the profile of Health Poverty Action and drive engagement with our work. This is a senior role which will lead Health Poverty Action’s media and communications function devising and delivering a communications strategy and coordinating across teams to communicate with impact. You will generate digital and traditional media coverage and bold, exciting communications which engage and inspire our audiences.
Health Poverty Action occupies a unique position. We have a radical, political analysis and believe realising the right to health requires fundamentally reshaping the global economy. We campaign on the root causes of global inequality such as drug policy reform, trade and public services, primarily targeting governments of the Global North who bear a particular responsibility for undermining health globally. Alongside this we run programmes in 18 countries that directly address the health needs and wider determinants (such as water, sanitation, nutrition and gender based violence) of those who have been pushed into poverty. We have particular expertise in providing culturally appropriate health services to indigenous people and other ethnic minorities.
Context of the role
The breadth of our work is a strength, but requires strong leadership and coordination to ensure we communicate with clarity and purpose. This is an exciting opportunity to really make your mark, spearheading communications across the organisation to raise Health Poverty Action’s profile and generate support amongst key audiences.
This is a demanding and varied job requiring a range of leadership and organisational skills, the ability to communicate complex information in a compelling way and achieve great impact and profile with limited resources. It’s a key organisational role which, alongside the Head of Fundraising and Head of Policy and Campaigns, will shape Health Poverty Action’s communications and be responsible for driving them forwards.
You will ensure we communicate in ways that are consistent with Health Poverty Action’s values. We believe in context, and recognise that poverty is created. We treat the communities we work with around the world and the audience we are communicating to with respect. We try to describe Health Poverty Action’s contribution with humility.
Benefits of working with Health Poverty Action
We recognise this is a broad role. The following outline provides a view of the scope of the work (with additional points in the JD), within which your strategies and priorities will be agreed with the Head of Fundraising and Head of Policy and Campaigns.
Strategy and coordination
Website and digital communications
Media and outreach
Generating income and recruiting new support
At Health Poverty Action we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst all of our staff and everyone we work with. We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We are particularly keen to hear from ethnic minority candidates.
Health Poverty Action recognises that all adults and children have equal rights to protection from abuse and exploitation. Health Poverty Action condemns exploitation and inappropriate behaviour, and is committed to taking action for the protection of programme participants. In cases where positions include a high level of safeguarding risk, police checks or local equivalents will be carried out.