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Communications Officer (m/w/d)

Fair Trails 2-3y Junior Level  Brussels, Brussels, Belgium 15 Mrz 2021

Job Description

Free Trails is looking for a

Communications Officer (m/w/d)

RESPONSIBLE TO: CommunicationsDirector

HOURS: Full time

SALARY: £30-35,000 (or equivalent in euros)

LOCATION:London or Brussels


As part of the Communications team, the Communications Officer will support the delivery of Fair Trials’ communications strategy. You will work closely with the Communications Director and staff across all of Fair Trials’offices to deliver communications that promote the organisation’s work and campaigns to its key audiences.


Strategy: Work with the Communications Director to support the delivery of Fair Trials’ communications strategy and advocacy plans.

Planning: Work with colleagues across Fair Trials to plan the delivery and production of external communications to deadlines.

Design and production: Produce and co-ordinate the production of written and audio-visual content that is accurate, relevant, engaging and communicates the human impact of Fair Trials’ work. This may include infographics, social media cards, podcasts and videos.

Website: Manage, maintain and develop Fair Trials’ website. Collect analytics to monitor how audiences engage with the site and identify creative ways to ensure the site meets their needs.

Social media: Distribute content through Fair Trials’ social media channels. Collect analytics to monitor how audiences engage with our channels and identify creative ways to develop this.

Newsletters: Create engaging newsletters. Collect analytics to monitor how audiences engage with our newsletters and identify ways to improve this.

Writing: Develop, write and edit engaging website content, press releases, articles, reports, social media posts and other external communications.

Media:Promote Fair Trials’ workthrough the media. This will includeidentifying media opportunities, pitching news stories and opinion pieces; drafting and distributing press releases; identifying and building relationships with journalists; liaising with media outlets; and media monitoring.

Events:Working with colleagues throughout Fair Trials to support the organisation and promotion of events (including online events). This will include: arranging venues, catering services and IT equipment: liaising with speakers; sending invitations and facilitating attendance; and promoting events through social media and the press.

Branding: Ensure that Fair Trials’ visual identity is applied across all communication materials and platforms. Develop compelling key messages that communicate our vision, mission, work and impact. Create and maintain templates and guidance to help colleagues articulate the Fair Trials’ brand.


Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post

Promote and implement Fair Trials’ equal opportunities policy in all aspects of work

Person specification

This is a varied role, and we do not expect candidates to have experience in all the areas outlined in Responsibilities above.


Experience and knowledge

  • Educated to at least degree level
  • At least two years’ experience of working in a communications role
  • Experience of creating and sharing content through social media channels in a professional context
  • Experience of using website content management systems
  • An understanding or interest in human rights and/or criminal law and commitment to the goals of Fair Trials
  • The right to work in the UK or Belgium


  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills –verbal and written
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with people within and outside the organisation
  • A quick learner who is used to working well under pressure•Excellent time management skills
  • A team-player who is willing tobe flexible depending on the demands of the organisation


  • Experience of graphic design software such as Photoshop and/orvideoeditingwould be an advantage
  • Experience of managing the redesign of a website
  • Experience of working within a campaigning organisation
  • Knowledge of another European language would be an advantage.

Ho to apply

Discrimination is systemic in criminal justice systems across the globe and we believe diversity at Fair Trials will make us more effective at fighting injustice. We are actively seeking a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply, including people with lived experience of criminal justice.

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to by 9am on 9 April 2021. Please include your name and “Communications Officer” in the subject field of the email. We aim to inform short-listed candidates during the week beginning 26 April, with interviews to be held the following week.

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