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We’re hiring: Head of Communication and Advocacy

At Global Health 50/50, our mission is ‘To improve health, well-being, and social justice through the promotion of human rights, particularly in relation to gender equality, by conducting research, disseminating the useful results of such research, and providing information, advice and advocacy.’


Our Values

  • Equity, fairness and justice
  • Inclusiveness and diversity
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Excellence driven by rigorous research, evidence and peer-review
  • ‘Glocal’ collaboration and partnerships for lasting impact for those who need it most, everywhere
  • Solidarity, capacity strengthening and knowledge sharing
  • Independence and courage to speak truth to power

Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: we strive for diverse representation across our collective. To ensure opportunities for our collective members to give their best and grow professionally, to ensure that they do not face discrimination in their engagement with the collective, to flexible working arrangements, a dignified workplace free of abuse of power and with zero tolerance for harassment.

Our Work: Through our flagship report and Gender and Health Index, GH5050 provides the only birds-eye view of gender, inclusion and equality in the global health system today. The report assesses 200 organisations annually across a core set of variables on policies and practices to tackle power and privilege imbalances within the workplace, the gender and geography of organisational leadership, and whether gender is considered in any organisations’ external facing programmatic or policy work. In addition to the annual report, GH5050 also produces a range of other evidence-informed outputs, including thematic reports relating to equality and diversity in the workplace (e.g. report on gender pay gap), and policy briefs about strategies for organisational change. GH5050 is growing and we have plans to expand into new sectors beyond health. The successful candidate for this post is expected to play an integral role in contributing to the growth of GH5050 and its impact on advancing gender equality and equal opportunity across hundreds of actors active in the health, justice and economy sectors.

You will join a small and growing team of staff working at GH5050, with a large, global network of Collective Members who provide part-time inputs into GH5050’s work, coupled with a high-powered Advisory Council.  As Head of Communication and Advocacy you will be instrumental in leading, developing and implementing strategies to engage and influence key stakeholders responsible for global public health policy, raise awareness of GH5050 research and engender change within organisations assessed by GH5050.

Role: Head of Communication and Advocacy

Reporting to: Co-Directors

Work location: Hybrid – split between Global Health 50/50, Cambridge and remote working (with opportunities for flexible working arrangements)

Duration: This post is available from January 2024 for an initial two year fixed-term contract, including a three-month probation period

Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £55,000-60,000 per annum

Annual Leave and Benefits

  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. In addition, we provide 3 days leave over the Christmas and New Year period
  • Flexible working arrangements – remote working and 1-2 days per month in the office
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) via Health Assured
  • Professional Development and Training

How to apply:  please apply by CV and cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Applicants will be assessed against their ability to demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria.

If shortlisted, we will additionally ask for a writing sample and ask you to complete a short task. We want to know in your application:

  • What excites you about working with GH5050?
  • What experience and knowledge would you bring and how do you meet the criteria for the role?


  • Evidence of ‘right to work’ in the UK
  • Three professional references upon offer of employment

Closing date: The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on 5 December 2023We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the closing date if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Apply here.