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Call for Applications: Advocacy Officer for Britain

Published on Mon Feb 26 2024 - modified on Tue Feb 27 2024

The European Legal Support Center (ELSC) is seeking an Advocacy Officer for Britain. 

Title: Advocacy & Communication Officer – Britain 
Full-time, with flexible working, contract offer as consultant

Location: London – with the possibility of remote working in Britain and remote working will colleagues across Europe.

Reports to: Chief of Advocacy and Communications.

Line Management: None

Salary: Salary range is £37,500 – £40,000 depending on experience and with progression up the pay scale after each annual review. 750 EURO available to support staff well-being. Assistance with home office equipment.

Start date: 1 April 2024 or as soon as possible.

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to with the subject line [UK ACO OFFICER]. Applications are due by 23:59 CET Sunday 17 March 2024.


As the Advocacy Officer for Britain, you will be in the Advocacy & Communication Team and work with our Legal Officers in Britain and partners to design and implement public outreach strategies (including engaging with the press and use social media, in particular) to achieve visibility for our legal work and narrative change; crowdfund to cover legal costs; build campaigns, grow and mobilise our network of supporters; and establish relationships with activists on the ground in Britain. 


  • 2-3 years experience working in a similar role (or equivalent) with a good eye for a story and clear instincts about audience, channels, and purpose, and a track record of successfully placing stories in the media, including: pitching stories, writing press releases, and placing op eds.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist organising, in particular the rights of the Palestinian people and the intersectional struggles connected to the Palestinian struggle for liberation.
  • Experience (professional or volunteer) with campaigning; involvement in activist groups, grassroots, non-profit or electoral political organisations. 
  • Experience convening coalitions and building relationships. 


  • Basic knowledge of common law/human rights principles, the law of England & Wales, or direct experience with the British legal system.
  • Demonstrated ability to distil complex legal and policy issues into compelling and accurate copy for a range of channels and audiences.
  • Demonstrated skills in communications/ advocacy work. 
  • Proficiency in English with excellent written and spoken communication skills. English is the working language of the ELSC. 
  • Good understanding and knowledge of British politics on the question of Palestine.
  • Teamwork skills and flexibility; ability to manage time and prioritise with a busy workload.
  • Highly organised, strong attention to detail, driven, can work independently without direction.  
  • Commitment to anti-racism and anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities.   
  • Willingness to travel and work occasional unsocial hours as required.   
  • To be flexible within the broad remit of the post. 


  • A Master’s degree in a related field. 
  • Proficiency in Arabic. 
  • Experience with web development, graphic design, social media management or other digital communications experience and skills. 


  • In coordination with the Advocacy and Communication Team, produce and implement public outreach strategies that fit with the legal strategies of the individuals and groups we are supporting; provide them with expert media advice. 
  • Develop, maintain and proactively use contacts with British, international print and broadcast media to identify opportunities for and secure, immediate and long-term media coverage in print and broadcast media.
  • Pitch stories, produce/ review media materials on ELSC’s work, respond to queries from journalists and coordinate and carry out appropriate interviews.
  • Draft and publish case summaries/updates on the ELSC website, in coordination with the relevant legal officers, and assist with the production and distribution of the ELSC monthly Newsletter.
  • Support the Digital Communication Officer to design and monitor relevant social media content: text, visuals and potential videos/reels. 
  • Maintain and expand our network of support in Britain through maintaining effective communication with activists and partner organisations.
  • Represent the ELSC in public events in Britain. 

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