Vacancy – ForcesWatch Coordinator

Would you like to be part of our small team researching and campaigning for peace and human rights and challenging militarism?

ForcesWatch is recruiting a new member of staff who will provide direction, skills and passion for the next period of our work.


ForcesWatch was founded ten years ago to research and campaign on concerns surrounding the military’s role in, and impact on, UK society. Most of our focus so far has been on under-18 recruitment and other human rights concerns affecting armed forces personnel, the promotion of the military in education, and, militarisation in other aspects of public life. You can find out more here.

We are now looking for a new member of staff who will act as a Coordinator, bringing energy, initiative, management and ideas as a lynchpin member of the team. We don’t have a fixed job description as the new Coordinator will have the opportunity to shape the organisation and their role according to their strengths, interests and vision.

We welcome applicants with a variety of skills and experience, but we would expect you to fulfil our two essential criteria and have strengths in some additional areas, as follows:

  • Our first essential criteria is a passion for the work. As a leading member of a small team, you would be expected to have a critical input into our project areas whilst providing your own specialist contributions and shaping the direction of our work. You must be dedicated, reliable and full of initiative.
  • Our second essential criteria is skills and experience in leadership, teamwork and communication. You will have experience managing and supporting colleagues or volunteers. You should have strong collaborative, teamworking skills in order to work closely with partner organisations and alongside other staff members.
  • Project management and admin skills. You may have experience in running or helping to run an organisation or project, including finance and planning work. You will demonstrate attention to detail and strong organisational skills.
  • Research experience. You may have expertise in a relevant field, or for a similar organisation. You should have strong evidence-based writing and communication skills. You will need tenacity and creativity in seeking out information, and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • Campaign experience. you may have spent some time working in a social change environment and have experience of pursuing campaign objectives with different constituencies.

Hours, salary, location

We are offering flexible part time work at 3.5 FTE and a salary of £30,133 p.a. pro-rata plus 5% pension.

We are based in Kings Cross in London although we are currently working remotely most of the time. Remote working on a long-term basis will be considered but you will be expected to be in the office at least one day every fortnight. Attendance at committee and external meetings in London or elsewhere will also be necessary from time to time.

Download the full details and information how to apply

Closing date: 6pm on Monday 18 January 2021