Senior Advocacy Manager

Index on Censorship is looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for advocacy to oversee campaigning and advocacy on global freedom of expression issues. 

The Senior Advocacy Manager will work with the Chief Executive to oversee the implementation of current projects and campaigns, particularly two media freedom research projects and Free Speech is For Me.

The Senior Advocacy Manager will also maintain the organisation’s profile through attending meetings with government officials, other third sector advocacy groups and multinational organisations.

You will be part of a small, energetic team of free speech advocates, and will be as comfortable writing statements and reports or attending protests as talking to ministers of state or the media.

This role will be for a fixed three month period, with the start as soon as possible. This is an office-based role but some flexible working will be considered.


Salary £38-42,000 pro-rata

For this role you require the right to work in the UK.

We will be holding interviews with strong candidates before the closing date, and may close to applications early, so please put in your application as soon as possible.




Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

Excellent project management and project development skills

Ability to deliver projects on time and to budget

Good knowledge of UK political institutions

Excellent speaking, writing and communication skills in English

Public speaking experience

Strong networking, analytical and administrative skills


Experience of working in a relevant advocacy role

Staff management experience

Proven experience of developing and implementing successful influencing strategies at governmental, multinational and multi-stakeholder level

Experience of working in national or international coalitions

Experience of working as part of a cross-organisational team to deliver on projects

Project management and grant/project-writing experience


Technical expertise, including digital security tools, knowledge of InDesign or similar

Detailed understanding of global free expression issues, including digital rights

Fluency in a European language other than English


Please apply by sending your CV and one page covering letter to [email protected]