Head of Communications vacacy at Systemic Justice

Systemic Justice is looking for a Head of Communications to help us radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice.

Job details




80-90.000 EUR

Hours of work

32 h/week



Closing date

May 5, 2022

About Systemic Justice

Systemic Justice is a new NGO that will partner with organisations working on racial, social, and economic justice to bring about change through strategic litigation.

Strategic litigation is a powerful tool that can be used alongside advocacy, campaigning, and policy work to help bring about systemic change. However, litigation is underutilised in movements working to address the structural inequalities in our society.

Centring affected communities in joint litigation, Systemic Justice will help broaden access to judicial remedies for those fighting for justice and equality. This will help dismantle the power structures that underpin and fuel racial, social, and economic injustice.

About the role

The Head of Communications is a leadership role, and they will be part of the organisation’s group of founding individuals and help shape its vision from the beginning.

We are looking for a communications professional with in-depth knowledge of racial, social, and economic justice issues or fields related to it. The Head of Communications will help shape our strategic approach to both our organisational positioning and the work we do with partners.

Our work is rooted in our foundational values of anti-oppression, intersectionality, and justice. We are looking for someone who shares these values and for whom the prospect of operationalising these in our day-to-day work, both internally and externally, is an exciting prospect.

This is a full-time, remote consultancy.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop the vision and strategy for the organisation’s communications and implement it as part of the organisation’s overall strategy;
  • Develop and implement content strategies across different channels and platforms, including social media, website, print, and publications.
  • Work directly with our partners to co-create communications strategies and content that supports our joint case work;
  • Support our fundraising, including our online donation drives;
  • Oversee Systemic Justice’s visual identity, and manage digital and print content, social media, website, annual reports and other publications;
  • Work with external service providers and content producers where necessary, ensuring messaging around Systemic Justice and our partners stays true to our ethos, safeguarding its tone and accuracy;
  • Proactively identify opportunities for placing articles, op-ed pieces, speaking engagements, podcasts, and other content to the appropriate channels;
  • Grow or build an excellent network of contacts within the fields of racial, social, and economic justice, as well as in public relations, press, and media in Europe;
  • Collaborate with M&E experts to effectively tell the story of our impact;
  • Manage budgets and workflows for all things communications;
  • Build and manage a small team of 1-2 dedicated communication professionals who can support you with skills complementary to yours.

What we hope you’ll bring:

  • Extensive experience as a communications professional, including in a role where you led the development, growth, and implementation of successful, comprehensive communications strategies;
  • In-depth knowledge on racial, social, and economic justice and/or human rights;
  • Leadership experience, including managing and building teams, and driving an organisational communications strategy;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Creativity and the ability to generate new ideas as to our visual presence and communicative work;
  • Strong media relationships in Europe;
  • Experience in brand management and leveraging social media and digital platforms to build strong audience relationships;
  • Comfort navigating a startup non-profit, including the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and to work well in a rapidly growing organisation

In addition to this, the successful candidate is highly organised, keen on taking initiative, and has an excellent eye for detail. They are fluent in written and spoken English. Proficiency in another European language will be considered an asset.

Please note that Systemic Justice works in the CET time zone +/- two hours. Being located inside this time zone span is considered an advantage.

Deadline and process

The deadline for applications for this role is Thursday 5 May 2022 at 23:59 CET.

We are organising a series of information calls, where anyone interested in applying can join and learn more about our organisation, the role, and the process. Calls will take place on the following dates (all times CET):

We expect to do the first interview online and a second interview in person. We expect to be able to offer the position to the best candidate no later than 31 May for a start date as soon as possible.

Conditions and benefits

Period: 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023 with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent position afterwards. The first 3 months will be a trial period.

Remuneration: This is a one-year consultancy with an annual fee range between 80.000-90.000 EUR based on location and experience.

Location: The Systemic Justice team works remotely.

Staff meet-ups: Our team meets in person three times a year to discuss strategy, organisational development, team well-being, and more. In addition to this, individual team members meet bilaterally or in smaller groups when needed.

Work week: Systemic Justice operates with a four-day, 32-hour work week.

Flexible schedules: We are generally online and available from 11-16 CET, but are otherwise flexible about working hours to accommodate the best individual balancing of personal and remote-work life.

More details can be found here.