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Senior National Campaigns Officer

London - Closes on 19/04/2021

Job details

  • Stratford, London
  • £33,000 - £346,000 per year
  • 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Fixed Term Contract (12 months)

Working at Scope

  • Be a disability gamechanger
  • 27 days holiday per year
  • Flexible working
  • Discounts at gyms, restaurants and more

Job description

Role purpose:

Alongside disabled people, the policy and campaigns team advocates for and influences on improvements in policy to achieve everyday equality for disabled people. This involves public affairs, policy influencing, public facing campaigning, and mobilising campaigners. We work closely with PR and wider colleagues at Scope to deliver impactful external campaigns. 
This key role is a fixed term contract (with the potential to extend). It’s an exciting role to progress a growing team, in a charity focused on social change. This person will develop tactical and innovative campaigns strategies and oversee their coordinated delivery so that disabled people’s needs and rights are understood and acted on by decision-makers. 
After a busy year in 2020, we have developed a strong campaigner base of 35,000.

Main responsibilities and accountabilities: 

  • Lead on developing coordinated objective-driven strategies for national campaigns, working with colleagues across campaigns, public affairs, policy, communications and PR, marketing, and storytelling.
  • Project manage national campaigns. Work closely with National Campaigns Officer to run project groups, keep plans and strategies up-to-date, liaise with internal stakeholders about strategy developments, and identify influencing opportunities. 
  • Work with National Campaigns Officer and Campaigns Assistant to ensure we maximise campaigner engagement to deliver impact.
  • Work closely with National Campaigns Officer and Campaigns Assistant, creating a shared understanding of campaigns strategy development and project management.
  • Advise on the design and development of campaigner mobilisation activities to help secure change across our campaigns.
  • Proactively identify new audiences to engage, and new tactics to try to reach our objectives. 
  • Take a lead on evaluating our campaigns’ metrics and impact to ensure continual improvement.
  • Write excellent campaign messaging, bringing creativity to present complex ideas in an engaging way, and ensuring campaigns messaging and identity is consistently applied.
  • Keep abreast of the current political climate and, in conjunction with members of the policy and campaigns team, understand the impact for disabled people, Scope and its campaigns. 

Key contacts

Internal contacts

Policy and campaigns, including public affairs and storytelling

Communications

Social media

Marketing

Research and impact

Internal communications

Digital 

Retail

External contacts

Disabled people and their families 

Disabled People’s Organisations and other charities

Engaging Networks (campaigns software) staff

Person specification 

Essential

  • Significant experience of working in a national campaigns role, including planning and delivering campaigns which create impact.
  • Knowledge and experience of using campaign planning tools such as Theory of Change, and deploying different campaigning tactics, to ensure the success of campaigns.
  • Ability to project manage, including planning, implementing, over-seeing and evaluating multiple projects at the same time.
  • Demonstrable experience of campaigning and of engaging service users and/or campaigners in your work.
  • Ability to establish personal credibility and to quickly develop effective working relationships with colleagues across an organisation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including verbal, written, negotiation and persuasion skills. A keen attention to detail for editing and overseeing impactful campaign communications for a variety of audiences.
  • Good political judgement, and understanding of UK political environment, local and national government structures and decision-making, and experience of influencing them.
  • Ability to understand complex information and policy documents, and pick out salient points to communicate.
  • Proactive in approach to work and ability to respond positively to change, and keen to work as a team player.

Desirable

  • Experience of using campaigns software such as Engaging Networks, email software, and an understanding of digital impact metrics
  • Experience of using databases such as Raiser’s Edge
  • Understanding of the social model of disability
  • Current knowledge of policy affecting disabled people
  • Understanding of campaigns evaluation, using metrics for both outputs and outcomes.

Contact us

If you have any questions please get in touch.

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