The Sri Lanka Campaign are delighted to announce that we are expanding, and are looking to hire our second member of staff. The advert is below.

Generous individuals have underwritten the new employee’s salary for the first six months, but our financial situation is still precarious. We are looking to expand now to increase our capacity in the hope of becoming more sustainable. If you can help us, please do make a contribution here. Many thanks.


The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice seeks an exceptional candidate to fill the role of Deputy Director (finance and administration), to help a small but highly effective human rights organisation expand and achieve financial sustainability. The role is based in London.

Main Responsibilities
To work with the Campaign director to deliver a successful campaign, with a particular emphasis on administration and fundraising. Helping to build volunteer morale and motivation will be a key priority, as will fundraising activities, with the full support from Board and volunteers, to secure the Campaign’s future.

Key Tasks

  • To keep abreast of the political and human rights situation in Sri Lanka
  • To oversee the development and maintenance of the Campaign blog – including by commissioning and editing articles.
  • To develop and implement a comprehensive community fundraising strategy, and to organise, with support from Board and volunteers, fundraising events, with a view to raising around £5,000 per year via these methods
  • To organise volunteer meetings, to instill a sense of enthusiasm into our volunteers and supporters, and to use our volunteers and supporters in the completion of our campaign objectives
  • To maintain our financial, campaigning, and supporter contact databases and handle office administration and payroll
  • To hire and manage volunteer interns, as appropriate, to help in the completion of tasks.
  • Any other tasks that may be determined to take priority

Person specification

  • Self-starter, strong project management skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Strong commitment to engage with the fundraising challenge
  • Strong communication skills, including writing
  • An approach to organising which is inclusive and collaborative, ability to build relationships with a variety of different people
  • Proven track record on human rights (a detailed knowledge of Sri Lankan history is not needed but a willingness to get up to speed quickly is essential)


  • Experience of working within a small “not for profit” organisation
  • Experience of working with interns

This post will be based in London. Salary: 2 days a week at £20,000 PA pro rata (ie with a take-home salary of £8,000 PA). The precise terms could be modified to suit an exceptional candidate, for example in the case of a PhD candidate not wishing to exceed their funder’s maximum permitted allowance for external employment. The salary is underwritten for six months and will be extended on a permanent basis if finances allow.

The candidate would ideally be able to start immediately, but this will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Reporting and working relationships
Formally reporting to the Campaign Director.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, using Deputy Director as the subject line, stating why you believe you are a good candidate for this position to [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 9.00 am on Tuesday 22nd April. Interviews will be held between the 24th and 30th of April.