Associate Director of Communications and Campaigns

Mission 44
Hybrid; minimum two days per week in the Central London office.
£70-75k (depending on experience).

Mission 44 is a charitable foundation that supports bold organisations, leaders and ideas to reimagine the future and transform the lives of young people from underserved communities. Founded by Sir Lewis Hamilton, whose first-hand experience of an education system that worked against him, and whose success as the only person of colour in his field, we are determined to build a fairer, more inclusive future in which every young person can thrive.


We are now at a new and exciting point in our strategic cycle, focused on significant impact through grant-making, partnerships, research and advocacy and with ambitions to develop an international footprint. At the same time, our vision is to leverage the unique capabilities of Mission 44 and its partners, as well as utilising the profile of our Founder to deliver systemic change on a national and international scale. We believe we can best deploy our expertise and other assets to make a distinctive and influential contribution on behalf of young people. As we grow, our evidence-based advocacy and communications will be key to engaging and influencing policy makers and shifting public opinion.

We are now seeking an exceptional Associate Director of Communications and Campaigns who will help develop our strategy and deliver our priorities. This is a significant leadership position, as a member of the senior leadership team, with experience of designing and delivering strategic campaigns that engage key stakeholders and audiences to take action. As well as highly developed networks and the capability to anticipate key policy trends, you will have a depth of experience in using storytelling to engage policy decision makers, and in building powerful and transformative campaigns that can successfully influence public perception, as well as overseeing content, brand, profile and reputation.

Already operating at a similar level, you will bring a strong track record in delivering effective and persuasive campaigns, and have the presence to engage, influence and inspire at all levels.  You will provide a clear and compelling communications strategy and be systematic and engaging in your approach and delivery, building credibility quickly with a range of stakeholders as well as understanding how impact, fundraising and communications teams can work strategically and successfully together. With a flexible and entrepreneurial style, you are someone who will spot opportunities for us; creative in your thinking but with an approach that is backed by rigour and evidence for change.

Finally, you will be committed to leading, nurturing and supporting a team internally, to achieve their personal development goals, team priorities and our overall objectives, as well as being fully aligned to the strong values-led culture we are so proud of at Mission 44.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.