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HOPE not hate is the UK’s leading anti-fascist campaigning organisation. Our social media channels have helped to tell our stories – of our research successes, even offoiling a murder plot, have inspired and mobilises our community of supporters, and promoted our training and our work in schools countering prejudice and hate. 

We’re looking for a social media specialist who is passionate about our cause to join our Campaigns and Communications team of six. You’ll work with people across the team to use social media to hit our goals, supporting the work of your colleagues, and inspiring our supporters through online engagement.

On this page you’ll find details of what the role entails, the kind of person we’re looking for, and how to apply.

If you’re passionate about pushing back the rise of the far right and building hope, thrive when challenged to be creative with content, care about helping colleagues use social media, and want to campaign with supporters across the country, we want to hear from you.

Applications close at 10am on 2 June.

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The role: Social Media Lead

Reports to: Campaigns Director

Salary: £30,000 (inc. London Weighting if applicable – £2,556 for Inner London, £1,869 for Outer London) dependent on experience

Benefits: Pension, 25 days annual leave

Based in: London office. (We are happy to consider remote working within the UK, with regular in-person meetings in London, for the right candidate.)


What you’ll be doing in this role

We’re looking for someone who understands, and is passionate about, HOPE not hate’s mission. In this role, we need someone who can:

  • Develop and own our social media strategy to run successful campaigns and promote the work of the wider organisation
  • Oversee the execution of our social media programme working in collaboration with your colleagues 
  • Assist with the development of graphics for use on our social media feeds – ideally, you’ll have experience of developing visual identities, and of creative design
  • Make video clips, audiograms and other content for use on social media to bring our messages to life
  • Continue to develop the HNH digital community of HNH supporters, especially on Facebook, developing content and actions they can engage with to feel part of our movement

What we think you’ll need to be able to do the job

We expect applicants to show a range of experiences:

  • We are looking for someone who is passionate about antifascism and anti-racism – and who understands that winning for our cause means building hope as well as combatting the far right
  • We want someone who loves to campaign, to mobilise supporters, and to get results 
  • We want you to show us you how to build and manage social media accounts, and deliver high quality campaigns on social media platforms – whether that’s for an organisation, campaigns you support, or even your own channels
  • We need someone who is highly organised, and experienced in using social media management tools such as Hootsuite, and in analysing the data behind our content to improve our programmes over time

You will have emotional resilience to work in a field that involves challenging content, good judgement and political awareness and the ability to work under pressure and reduced timescales. 


How to apply

We believe that our work will be at its best if it is created by people with a range of backgrounds and experiences. We are keen to interview people who will add diversity to our team. We are an antifascist organisation, which strives to be an effective ally in the wider fight against racism and inequity. 

To apply, you’ll need to set out your most recent professional roles, and then answer the following questions to set out how you meet the criteria for this role. 

  1. Please list the work, or studying, that you have done over the last five years, listing the organisation, your title and a brief summary of your responsibilities for the work roles you’ve had.
  2. Please tell us about a time when you have used social media platforms to run a campaign
  3. What do you think is the social media platform that is best placed to help HNH achieve its goals?
  4. Please tell us about three accounts you love to follow (on any platform), and why.

Click here to apply for this role by answering these questions and by completing the diversity and monitoring form.

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