Charity number 1051681
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people standing up for human rights. Our network extends to more than seven million members, supporters and activists in more than 150 countries around the world. Each one of us is outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world – and together we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.
Amnesty International is renowned and respected the world over for promoting and protecting human rights. Our staff’s dedication and talent has changed and saved countless lives so, as part of our Scotland Team, your work will change lives too. Join us as a Campaigner in our Edinburgh office to push forward Amnesty’s campaigning and parliamentary work in Scotland, engaging with our activists and supporters along the way.
About the role
Working together with colleagues in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the key Amnesty teams in London, you will have responsibility for developing and managing Amnesty UK’s campaigning and advocacy activity in Scotland.
This will involve developing campaigns and projects for Scotland identifying tactical and innovative opportunities to achieve our objectives. While delivering various aspects of a campaign from mobilisation, to organising events and stunts, you will also lead on our advocacy in Scotland to ensure that Amnesty’s high profile in the Scottish Parliament is maintained, as well as participating in appropriate tactical alliances with other local organisations and involving our activists and supporters in our work.
You will have experience of working in campaigning/public or government relations/communications or other related areas, organising events and meetings. You will have knowledge of the Scottish political system and have a proven ability to influence and achieve impact. You will have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and confidently with people from a range of backgrounds and be used to working with people in and outside of the organisation to achieve objectives. If you have a flair for persuasion, influencing and believe in the commitment and aims of Amnesty, please apply today.
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Already our network of over seven million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.
Our Scotland Team is small, multi-disciplinary and dynamic and we strive to work collaboratively to deliver a busy workload as a Team throughout the year.