Campaigns team volunteer - Brave Priority Campaign

Location
Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA
Hours per week
2-3 days (negotiable)
Salary details
Voluntary role - travel expenses only
Closing date
Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 12:00
Interview date
08 May 2018
Contact email
volunteer@amnesty.org.uk

Amnesty International UK (AIUK)’s Priority Campaign and Individuals at Risk Team leads the priority campaigns for Amnesty. The team currently works on I Welcome Refugees, Human Rights in the UK , Crisis and Tactical and our work around individuals.

This role will specifically support the Amnesty's BRAVE Campaign aiming to ensure the increased protection and recognition of Human Rights Defenders around the world. The volunteer role sits within the Campaigns Team at Amnesty UK where Brave is a priority campaign.

Main activities

  • To undertake any administrative work in relation to the campaign (for example taking minutes, organizing meetings)
  • To carry out supportive research as required
  • To draft material for the campaign (for example for campaign actions, briefing documents, online content)
  • To assist in the organisation of events to publicise AIUK's concerns (for example demonstrations, lobby meetings and public events)
  • To communicate the campaign internally and externally (for example to AIUK supporters, AIUK staff and volunteers, IS staff, external bodies and partners)
  • To undertake any other relevant duties or projects delegated by the volunteer supervisor which are in line with the responsibilities of the post
  • To answer enquiries by letter, telephone and email
  • Ad hoc support to other colleagues within the Priority Campaigns and Individuals at Risk Team as necessary
  • Specific campaign projects when available

Skills and Experience required

Experience

  • Handling telephone and written enquiries from customers/supporters
  • Experience of drafting correspondence such as letters and newsletters for external audiences.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and use initiative
  • Working in a team to achieve shared objectives
  • Experience of producing written materials for a variety of audiences

 Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Ability to draft own correspondence
  • Administration/clerical skills
  • Accuracy and good attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential matter
  • Interest in and commitment to Amnesty International’s vision and mission

Apply for this role

Please read the task form at the bottom of this page, and complete the application form below if interested.

Email completed application forms to volunteer@amnesty.org.uk before noon on 25 April 2018.

Interviews will take place on 08 May 2018.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

Downloads
Volunteer application form 2015.docx
Campaigns team - Brave campaigns - Volunteer Task list Jan 2018.pdf