Director of Activism & Education Recruitment

London EC2A 3EA, hybrid within the UK
Hours per week
35 with flexibility options
Salary details
£97,183 per annum
Interview date
Feb/March 2024


Amnesty International UK is a global movement of 10 million people which mobilises the humanity in everyone and advocates for change so we can all enjoy our human rights.

Amnesty International UK is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation and we have been defending human rights for over 60 years. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. Amnesty International UK (AIUK) is an important part of this powerful global movement, working with over 400,000 action takers, activists, organisers, supporters and members in the UK to uphold human rights across the world, and here at home. Our 2022-2030 Strategy identifies the importance of rightsholders here in the UK being supported to campaign to protect their own rights, as well as those of the groups and communities in which they are part. However, in many areas we are experiencing an unprecedented attack on rights.  From housing to policing, from healthcare to the right to protest; for many human rights are increasingly being diminished and denied. That is why our work in support of Activism and Education matters so much, and this new role will be a critical element of achieving success and impact.

The Director of Activism & Education leads the directorate within AIUK that has a team of around 20 people, and whose major areas of focus include movement building, developing activist leaders and training activists on community organising and campaigning, organising AIUK’s activist focused conferences and events and delivering AIUK’s Human Rights Education programmes (to audiences across a wide range of ages and backgrounds). Our new Director of Activism & Education will be accountable for the impact, quality and effectiveness of delivery by the directorate, as well as that staff working in the directorate experience strong, positive leadership and as an enjoyable and supportive working environment. 

We are looking for a collaborative, innovative and inclusive leader with a demonstrable passion for human rights and the experience and capability for this role.  The Director of Activism & Education will also be part of the Senior Management Team and contribute to the overall leadership of the organisation. In addition to relevant experience in the major areas of delivery within activism and education, you will be used to operating in complex organisations and will understand what constitutes good practice team management and leadership approaches and practice. You will also be responsive and engaged, and able to work effectively with members, activists, stakeholders, and right holder partners. 

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and person specification to quoting reference number 7031.

The deadline for applications is 9am Friday 12th January 2024.

Location: London, United Kingdom. AIUK operates a hybrid working policy encouraging people to choose the balance of working from the office and working from home that best works for them; with some minimum expectations of in-person activity for regular meetings with your manager and people you manage, as well as some AIUK-wide and directorate and team wide activities.

Salary: £97,183 per annum.

Contract Details: Permanent

Our Commitment To You

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) are at the core of our values. We want to be an organisation that tackles structural inequality and prejudice as well as be an actively anti-racist organisation. This means taking a meaningful and equitable approach to supporting and developing you and others during your time with us.

New colleagues receive 27 days leave annually (29 after five years), as well as bank holidays (pro rated for part time) and 3 wellbeing days. 2-5% employee pension contributions are matched at 6-9% and we offer 6 months full pay for family leave. We offer flexible working such as compressed work patterns and job shares.

We welcome applications from everyone and particularly encourage applications from people from an ethnic minority background, and disabled people to help us achieve a balanced representation in our workforce, especially at senior grades.

To reduce bias in our shortlisting process, AIUK operates an anonymised application process. To support all candidates to perform their best at interview, we send questions 24 hours in advance. We are a disability confident organisation.

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