Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Head of Advocacy and Communications

Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Job Description

Head of Advocacy and Communications UK-based, flexible location, some overseas travel Join a Nobel Peace Prize laureate that is saving and changing lives every single day.

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) finds and destroys landmines and unexploded bombs to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people stay safe and rebuild their lives after war. We also campaign for a landmine-free world, work to remove small arms from fragile communities and deliver innovative risk education lessons to those forced to live with the deadly contamination of conflict. We employ some 5,000 committed and highly skilled people in 26 countries and are regarded as a global leader in disarmament practice and policy. ** Our mission is to get to every landmine before a child does. And to save lives and build futures for those whose communities have been shattered by war. ** We are now seeking a Head of Advocacy and Communications to develop and execute an integrated advocacy, public affairs and communications strategy which will deliver purposeful influence with a wide range of high value UK and international stakeholders.

As the Head of Advocacy and Communications you will: · Ensure the effective provision of strategic public affairs and engagement activity, chiefly in support of MAG’s relationships with institutional donors and its disarmament policy leadership, working closely with colleagues in global programmes, our UK hub in Manchester and our office in Washington DC.

· Provide leadership to the communications and advocacy team and ensure that MAG’s communications at a national, regional and international level are coherent and directly support advocacy, policy, programming and public engagement plans.

The successful candidate will have an innate understanding of how to use strategic advocacy and public affairs to drive change. They will have an in-depth knowledge of the UK political environment and with a track record of developing relationships with politicians, special advisers and other key Westminster figures. They will be persuasive and with the ability to operate in a multi-faceted, fast-paced and complex environment.

The starting salary for this position is £50,340 per annum, plus contributory pension.

This is a UK-based role with the potential for remote working. There will be the requirement for occasional overseas travel, including to conflict-affected states.

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