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Communications Director

Are you passionate about justice, equality and global issues facing our planet? Understand the power of language in all its forms? If so, apply to lead on the communication strategies for this leading network.

CRIN (Child Rights International Network) is a centre for creative thinking on human rights issues, with a focus on children and young people. They challenge the status quo because the norms that dictate under-18s’ place in society need radical change. Through research, artwork and their vision for the future, they encourage people to think critically about the world and start their own conversations.

They are looking for a Communications Director to join their team. This is a brand new position at CRIN so you’ll be able to help shape the role.

From developing and implementing communications strategies to leading in the development of campaigns, this is a fantastic role for someone with a genuine interest in working at an organisation that focuses on cutting-edge human rights issues in creative ways.


Internal and External Communications

  • Develop and implement a new external communications strategy which supports the delivery of The CRIN Code
  • Represent CRIN in the media and other related events
  • Oversee the development and sustainability of CRIN’s online presence
  • Oversee the production of communications materials, both printed and digital
  • Manage communications staff
  • Support with fundraising and impact monitoring efforts
  • Project manage the hosting of the archived CRIN library
  • Contribute to the development of innovative working practices


  • Lead on the development of their public facing campaigns, setting clear goals and targets as and when required
  • Identify existing areas of advocacy that CRIN could join
  • Develop innovative communications tools to build support for CRIN’s campaigns and policy work to new and existing audiences

Engagement and Outreach

  • Steer communications output to target audiences
  • Write articles, blog posts and other thought pieces for external platforms
  • Cultivate and maintain working relationship with the media
  • Develop new partnerships in the publishing world


  • Experience in a senior-level communications role, preferably within the creative or publishing industries or across different sectors
  • Creative and strategic thinker with an understanding of communications in the digital age and an ability to embrace and adapt to change and new approaches and audiences
  • Experience managing media relations and outreach
  • Experience managing the delivery of campaigns, from development to launch and beyond
  • Experience managing staff, building internal relationships, and a supporter of remote working
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to plan and organise simultaneous projects
  • Ability to understand, synthesise, relay and act on information or instructions from CRIN’s director
  • Demonstrable initiative, creativity, flexibility and resourcefulness in implementing projects
  • Eagle-eye attention to detail and excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience devising or organising staff training, e.g. media training and public speaking
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and in an engaging way to diverse audiences
  • Native-level fluency in English and at least one other language
  • Thrives within a small but diverse and international team

About the role:

  • Location: Berlin or London preferable, but other European locations considered

  • Contract: 32 hours p/w (less could be considered)


  • Follow this link to apply
  • This is a rolling deadline. Applications will be considered upon receipt
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website