Hiring: Communications and Project Support Officer 


The impacts of climate change are becoming ever more serious, while international climate law is becoming ever more complex and demanding. Countries such as Least Developed Countries (LDC) are disproportionately impacted yet with limited capacity to respond in comparison with major emitters. Legal Response International (LRI) is a London based charity, working to provide free legal support to low income developing states and civil society at the UN climate change negotiations, capacity building and assistance with national implementation.

LRI has a small team, coordinating a network of over 170 legal experts from law firms, universities and barristers’ chambers who provide advice and assistance on a pro bono basis. Over the last 10 years, LRI has become a highly respected source of knowledge and support in the field.

Job title: Communications and Project Support Officer 

Job type: 3 days per week, with flexibility

Work location: hybrid – city of London and remote working, expected to be able to come to the office one day per week

Role and responsibilities

The role involves supporting the Director and team with communications, event organisation and administration.

Main responsibilities:

Communications support

  • Contribute to the development of the organisation’s communications strategy, and then help implement it.
  • Collaborate with team to ensure effective engagement with LRI’s existing stakeholders, beneficiaries and supporters, and outreach to new audiences.
  • Content creation and management for traditional and digital channels, including websites, social media, publications, videos and news articles.
  • Deliver comprehensive multi-channel communication campaigns.
  • Help prepare engaging online and in person training material.
  • Use of analytics to evaluate and improve campaign delivery.

Project, event, and administrative support

  • Preparation for international negotiation meetings (inc. logistical arrangements, liaising with volunteers) and any other meetings (inc. taking minutes at board meetings).
  • Organisation of workshops and other events in the UK or abroad, including logistical aspects (accommodation, flights etc).
  • Maintaining our knowledge management system, website, contact lists, etc.

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • A degree or relevant professional training;
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience in project management or communications;
  • Excellent communication skills in oral and in written English;
  • Excellent organisation and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to efficiently manage own time and prioritise workflow;
  • Interest in environment, climate change, or social justice issues;
  • Being a self-starter;
  • Readiness to learn;
  • Right to live and work in the UK; and
  • A high level of IT and social media literacy.

In addition, it would be an advantage to have:

  • Experience of using WordPress or another content management system;
  • Experience in using YouTube and video editing;
  • A command of French and/or Spanish;
  • Experience of working in a non-profit organisation; and/or
  • Experience of working in the legal field.

Remuneration: £30,000 – £35,000 per annum pro-rata

Application process

Please email a CV and cover letter (each no more than two pages) setting out your motivations for applying for the position and how you meet the above requirements to: enquiries@legalresponse.org. Please also provide details of two referees whom we may contact in the event that we would like to offer you the position.

The deadline for applications is 22 March 2023. Selected applicants will be called for an interview during the week commencing 27 March.

LRI is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.