Systemic Justice is hiring a
Systemic Justice is looking for a Head of Communications to help us radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice.
Position type: Full-time (four-day, 32-hour work week)
Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension
Salary range: 80-90.000 EUR
Location: Remote (CET time zone compatible)
We offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, and a creative and professional work environment.
About Systemic Justice
Systemic Justice works to radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice. Centring affected communities in joint litigation, Systemic Justice works to broaden access to judicial remedies for those fighting for justice and equality. We are the first organisation in Europe that works with community partners on strategic litigation by taking a community-driven, intersectional approach; that is Black-led; and has a majority BPOC team. We approach our work through an intersectional lens, and across the digital and non-digital context.
We work across three key areas to build and maintain the systems change that we need: building the power of organisations and movements fighting for justice and equality; launching community-driven litigation; and scaling impact by promoting equitable working models with the broader field of litigators.
About the role
The Head of Communications is a leadership role integral to the continued strategic and organisational development of Systemic Justice. Founded in December 2021, Systemic Justice is a young organisation with an ambitious growth strategy, determined to help bring about justice and systemic change in society. Our current thematic focus areas are climate justice and social protection, based on the first comprehensive community consultation on priorities for racial, social, and economic justice across Europe, which we conducted last year. We are currently building community-driven litigation projects with our partners, to be launched later in 2023. We are also building a community of practice with lawyers across Europe to develop and share equitable working models for racial, social, and economic justice litigation, and developing resources and tools to build community knowledge and power on strategic litigation for social change. Our new Head of Communications will develop and implement the communications vision and strategy for advancing all of this work.
We are looking for an experienced communications professional with in-depth knowledge of racial, social, and economic justice issues or fields related to it. The Head of Communications will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of Systemic Justice’s communication strategy, which is integral to the organisation’s work as we launch activities, share findings, and build relationships with community partners.
Our work is rooted in our foundational values of anti-oppression, intersectionality, and justice. We are looking for someone who shares these values and for whom the prospect of operationalising these in our day-to-day work, both internally and externally, is an exciting prospect.
What you’ll do:
What we hope you’ll bring:
Deadline and how to apply:
The deadline for applications is Sunday 5 February 2023 at 23:59 CET.
We are organising two information calls, where anyone interested in applying can join and learn more about our organisation, the role, and the process. Calls will take place on the following dates (all times CET):
- 30 January, 18:00-19:00 CET: register here
- 31 January, 16:00-17:00 CET: register here
We expect to do the first interview online and a second interview in person. We expect to be able to offer the position to the selected candidate by end of February or in early March 2023 for a start date as soon as possible.
Your application should consist of your CV, up to three examples of work you are proud of having been involved in, and a written response to these three questions:
Our work is rooted in our foundational values of anti-oppression, intersectionality, and justice. We invite anyone who does not have lived experience with systems of oppression to reflect on their suitability for this role before applying, and to address this as an introduction to their responses to the above questions if they choose to apply.
Conditions and benefits
Period: 12 months with the possibility of extension. The first 3 months will be a trial period. Systemic Justice is working to transition its team onto regular payroll. The initial contract offered will be a consultancy contract until payroll is implemented (likely from Q3 2023) after which a regular employment contract is offered.
Remuneration: The annual fee ranges between 80.000-90.000 EUR based on experience.
Location: The Systemic Justice team works remotely.
Staff meet-ups: Our team meets in person three times a year to discuss strategy, organisational development, team well-being, and more. In addition to this, individual team members meet bilaterally or in smaller groups when needed.
Work week: Systemic Justice operates with a four-day, 32-hour work week.
Flexible schedules: We are generally online and available from 11-16 CET, but are otherwise flexible about working hours to accommodate the best individual balancing of personal and remote-work life.