We’re Hiring: Senior Communications Officer

We’re looking for someone to take our communications to the next level.

In this exciting new role you will be able to build and manage our external communication channels, including our social media and website, and develop great content to grow our online presence and influence. Could this be you?

Names of victims are added to a memorial for those killed at the 2019 Tahrir Square protests – Iraq

What We Offer

Salary: £30,000 Full Time (or pro rata for 3-4 days a week) 

  • 1-year fixed term contract.
  • Real flexibility on working days and hours.
  • A workplace pension – Every Casualty Counts will match your contribution up to 8% of salary.

Hear from our Exec Director Gavin Crowden about what we’re looking for:

About Every Casualty Counts

It is a really exciting time at Every Casualty Counts. We are a small but growing team looking to make a big impact. We’re really passionate about our mission to ensure every life lost to armed violence is recorded, recognised and remembered. 

We campaign for governments, UN bodies and others to step up and meet their obligations to casualty record. We also work with the extraordinary people and organisations around the world who record the casualties. 

We have also recently been awarded ‘special consultative status’ by the UN and inspired the first ever resolution on casualty recording in the UN Human Rights Council earlier this year. 

You can find out more about us and casualty recording at www.everycasualty.org and on our Twitter handle @everycasualty (this may also answer why we need this role!). 

Our Approach

There are three main pillars of our approach: 

  1. Campaigning for governments to recognise their obligations to record all casualties.
  2. Supporting and growing the Casualty Recorders Network, the primary global network for casualty recording organisations around the world; and,
  3. Leading research to improve the quality and standardisation of casualty recording, in line with our landmark Standards for Casualty Recording.

We are guided by International Humanitarian Law and the wider human rights agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals also think casualty recording is important and there’s even a related indicator under Sustainable Development Goal 16 on Peace and Justice. 

How We Work

At Every Casualty Counts we aim to be a brilliant place to work. Even before the covid pandemic, we were a ‘remote-first’ organisation – collaborating online and using the tools we need to produce brilliant work. This means that you will be home-based.  

This role is advertised for between 3 and 5 days. We encourage a work-life fit for everyone who works at Every Casualty Counts and are really open to arrangements which work for your life and our team.

We are well-connected and look for opportunities to come together face-to-face as a small team and for our Trustee Board meetings so there will be occasional travel – likely to London or the South East of England – for planned meetings. But you don’t need to live in or around London.

Job Description

This role is key to our external presence and influence, through insightful analysis and engaging content on our website and social channels. In particular, you will:

  1. Grow our online presence across our online channels and increase engagement.
  2. Develop creative digital content, write stories and commission content from others.
  3. Build and deliver a communications plan for the organisation.

About You

We’re looking for a great person to join our small, friendly and high performing team. Perhaps you’re already managing a charity’s social channels and you’re ready for your next move. Or you’re a journalist with an instinct for the story. Or you’re looking to bring your great communications skills to champion human rights and humanitarian issues.

Here’s an idea of what we’re looking for:

  • someone with a track record of growing social media channels. You’ll have demonstrable experience successfully managing a range of social channels and developing and publishing content for websites.
  • You’ll enjoy being creative and using innovative approaches to write, commission and communicate great content in interesting and eye-catching ways.
  • You will have strong organisation skills, be disciplined and self-motivated – able to work independently while valuing being part of small team and being able to pitch in as needed. 

You can read more detail on the role in the full Job Description.

How To Apply

Please apply by email to with a two-page covering note setting out how you meet the Person Specification, alongside a CV setting out your professional background and experience.  

The deadline is 10:00pm on Tuesday, 29 November 2022. 

Interviews will then be held online on 5 and 6 December. Please let us know that you can make an interview on these dates. 

We really encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, especially from groups under-represented in the INGO sector. 

Please note this is a UK-based position and you must have the existing right to work in the UK and be based in the UK when taking up the role. 

Given our limited capacity, if you have not heard from us by Friday, 2 December 2022 then please assume you have not been successful this time.

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