Closing date: 27 February 2024

Public Law Project (PLP) is looking for a communications professional who wants to promote human rights, access to justice, and the right for citizens to hold the state to account.  

With an election on the horizon, this is an exciting time to be at PLP. We are focused on advocating for fairer immigration and welfare systems, a constitution that promotes accountability, and for rules to prevent Government misuse of technology and AI. Will you join us as our next Senior Communications Officer? 

Working within the Communications and External Affairs team, you will take a lead on securing media coverage for our legal casework and ensuring that our research and advocacy work gains traction and profile with the right audiences. 

You will already have a few years’ experience of working in a similar role (or equivalent) and have a good eye for a story and clear instincts about audience, channels, and purpose. You will have a track record of successfully placing stories in the media, including: pitching stories, writing press releases, and placing op eds.  The successful candidate will be able to distil complex legal and policy issues into compelling and accurate copy for a range of channels and audiences. 

Reporting to the Director of Communications and External Affairs, you will be great at working across teams and building collaborative, professional relationships with people from different disciplines, including academic researchers, lawyers, and our events team. 

PLP is a friendly and inclusive workplace. If you are committed to PLP’s goals and values, and if you think you could fit this role, we would love to hear from you.

PLP is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, and we place a high value on diversity. Women, and people from the LGBTQ+ community and from a range of socio-economic backgrounds are represented at PLP right across the organisation, from juniors to senior management. We are taking action to further improve the number of Black and Asian people at PLP to better reflect the demographics of London and our beneficiaries.

As part of our commitment to recruit fairly we use anonymised-selection processes until interview, offer additional interview opportunities to the highest-scoring candidates from under-represented communities, and use ‘tie-breaker’ provisions at all stages of our selection process.

Deadline: 27 February 2024 at 11.59pm

PLP is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident Employer