Campaign Communications Lead

Want to work at the heart of a campaigning, humanitarian charity, tackling needless deaths and the climate crisis? Are you expert at weaving powerful stories containing evidenced news hooks, quotes from influential people, and innovative launch concepts that demand media coverage on Breakfast TV? Are you ready to dial up national journalists and persuade them to run our stories, and jump at reactive opportunities? Are you equally passionate about ensuring a cause can be understood clearly and quickly through all its digital channels so people can take action?

Who we are

Brake is the national, acclaimed charity tackling the daily, horrific carnage of deaths, injuries, and air pollution on roads. Traffic is the biggest killer of young people worldwide, poisoning our lungs and contributing hugely to the climate emergency. Brake’s vision is that people get around in safe and healthy ways. Our values require us to be evidence-based, aim high, and work collaboratively. We have a 25-year reputation for shouting out for positive change, advising government, encouraging action in communities, and delivering the UK’s National Road Victim Service for bereaved and injured families. Our hard-hitting ‘did you know?’ and human-interest stories, and innovative campaign launches, have seen us interviewed consistently in national and regional media, delivering vital awareness raising. We have a strong supporter base and range of digital supporter communications.

Who you are

You are an ethical, articulate campaigns professional, with a successful background in a campaigning organisation, or as a campaigning journalist, or both. You have a thirst for knowledge. You ask insightful questions, build relationships, and deliver accurate, impactful communications that can hit the headlines. You react fast but robustly, and plan stories with care and creativity that galvanise people into making a difference. You have a reputation for fact checking and conveying campaigns and policies accurately and persuasively. You are an efficient and engaging networker, enabling and energising voices from all quarters to be heard while also delivering a strong cohesive, organisational voice across all channels.

Key tasks

The role has responsibility for achieving impactful coverage across national, regional and specialist media and leading our supporter communications. Collaborating internally and externally with a range of stakeholders, you will:

You bring

About the team and how we work

To apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter (max. 500 words) explaining why this is the role for you to as soon as possible. We are looking to review CVs and offer interviews as applications come in so please get in touch.