Events and Partnerships Manager

Location: Remote with some London-based work

Hours: Full-time, to start on or before week commencing 26 July 2021

Salary: £30-35,000 per annum commensurate with experience


Index on Censorship is seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Events and Partnerships Manager to join its team.

The successful candidate will work to ensure Index is building positive relationships with key stakeholders, especially funders; will oversee Index’s events programme including the annual Freedom of Expression Awards ceremony; ensure that Index is maximising access to philanthropic grants; and ensure that Index is a voice for the persecuted

The role would be ideal for an experienced event organiser who is seeking to build their fundraising experience.  A passion for Free Expression and Human Rights around the world is a necessity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Building national and international partnerships to promote Index’s work and ensure impact
  • Management of our events programme in partnership with the wider team, including:
    1. Magazine launches
    2. Festival partnerships
    3. Banned Books Week
    4. Project events
  • Management of the Annual Freedom of Expression Awards
  • Identifying and completing fundraising applications in partnership with the CEO, and reporting on existing grants
  • Overseeing organisational wide internship programmes

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a passionate advocate for global free speech and expression
  • An experienced events manager who has a record of delivering events on time and on budget
  • Has knowledge of fundraising processes
  • Is an excellent project manager
  • Enjoys global current affairs
  • Thrives in a small team
  • Understands the importance and impact of our work


Please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] by 5pm on Tuesday 29th June.  Interviews will be held on 5th July.


Index on Censorship is fully committed to equal opportunity and diversity and this is reflected in everything we do, from our governance and staffing structures to our outputs promoting a diversity of voices. Every section of this business plan has details on how we will do this. We seek to demonstrate a diversity of background and experience (e.g. ethnicity, gender, religious/political views, age, class, geography) as a core tenet of Index’s approach.


Index on Censorship is a nonprofit that campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide. We publish work by censored writers and artists, promote debate, and monitor threats to free speech.

We believe that everyone should be free to express themselves without fear of harm or persecution – no matter what their views.

Index’s aim is to raise awareness about threats to free expression and the value of free speech as the first step to tackling censorship.

Index relies entirely on the support of donors and readers to do its work.