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GSK Creative Advocacy Lead

Posted 7 months ago

Since 1985 Comic Relief’s mission has always remained clear – to be the disruptor for social justice and change. We’ve successfully raised awareness for the causes that help to support this vision year on year with the support of those who also believe in what we do. In order to continue to have a positive impact on the lives of people who we want to change, we need to transform, and that means starting a new chapter.
We are becoming a creative agency for a social change. An agency that is proud to be bold, confident and even at times edgy. We want to harness creativity to better effect, value our brands, embrace talent, connect globally, engage and empower many more people in our mission.
We need the best talent to ensure that we’re continuously learning, growing and inspiring. This is a new chapter for Comic Relief – come and help create the future.
In 2015 Comic Relief and GSK have formed a five-year £22 million partnership to fight malaria and improve the health of people living in Ghana, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the greater Mekong region. The partnership has awarded grants to 20 organisations so far as part of the global effort for a malaria free world[IV1] . Now we want to support these organisations to harness the experience, evidence, and voices, they are building, to influence policy and practice at a range of levels.
If you have experience and a proven track record in creative advocacy and policy influence why not join Comic Relief and help bring about real and lasting change by being part of a team tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice?
As an experienced Creative Advocacy Lead you will play a lead role in ensuring the effective delivery and management of this ambitious partnership, at a grassroots level, in the UK and internationally.  
Working in partnership with southern organizations, your role will be to support them to unlock, catalyse and drive opportunities to amplify people’s voices to support interactive story-telling as well as identify policy and practice influencing opportunities in their countries, and help to link this into global and UK policy moments as relevant. 
It is important that you have excellent analytical skills, relevant for policy influence, and strong communication skills – suitable for working sensitively with people and organisations across a range of contexts. You must be a strong facilitator, and have had experience in international development, particularly on Malaria. You’ll bring creative flare, and ideally with some experience in one or more of the countries of this programme. You must excel at building and nurturing relationships and relish working in a collaborative environment. Financially astute, and highly accountable in how you work.
Comic Relief positively welcomes, and seeks to ensure we achieve, diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people and we will guarantee a first stage interview to all disabled applicants who sufficiently demonstrate in their application how they meet the essential criteria for the job as outlined on the person specification of the job description.

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Position details


£38,000 - £45,000


Vauxhall, London