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01 Feb 2024

The Global Narrative Hive seeks new leadership role

The Global Narrative Hive (the Hive) is seeking a new leadership role, to consolidate and grow the reach of the Hive. The right person for the Network Lead will be a values-driven, skilled and senior staff member with significant experience of working collaboratively and internationally. As the Network Lead you will hold overall responsibility for the Global Narrative Hive, its strategy, funding, programming and operations.

About the Global Narrative Hive

The Hive is a new network working to connect and grow the global ecosystem of activists and campaigners, communications workers, researchers, artists, journalists and many others using narratives to advance their visions of a more just world.

Born out of an eighteen-month co-design process involving more than 400 individuals from around the world, we work to bridge disconnects in the narratives field – facilitating shared learning between actors with different skills and knowledges and creating space for new actors to build connections and experiment with narrative strategies.

The Global Narrative Hive is being incubated by the Funders Initiative for Civil Society. FICS is the leading think tank for funders wanting to understand and anticipate trends in civic space. Our research shows that anti-rights narratives will be a key driver of closing civic space this decade; we support the Hive as part of our commitment to supporting rights-based movements to develop alternatives and we use our position within philanthropy to advocate for and broker new resourcing across the narrative ecosystem.

The role is full-time and is open to candidates worldwide, however the Network Lead will need to agree times that they are available to collaborate with existing staff – who are based in the UK, Belgium and Kenya. Aligning with the Hive’s ethos we will be prioritising candidates based in the Majority World. The deadline for applications is 9am UK time 12 March 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online towards the end of March.

There will be information sessions for prospective candidates who would like to meet the team before applying. These will take place on 29 February at 8am UK time (register here) and 4pm UK time (register here). If you would like to discuss the role one to one, please contact FICS Deputy Director Abi Knipe at

You can find more information about the role in the job pack. For more information on the Global Narrative Hive please visit

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