Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£31,563 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full time (37.5hrs a week), Part time (minimum 3.5 days a week) or a job share, Full-time
Job description

Barnwood Trust is a long-established charitable trust in Gloucestershire.  Its vision is that Gloucestershire is a better place for disabled people and people with mental health challenges to make the most of their lives, through acting as a catalyst for lasting change.

We are looking for a creative and adaptable Campaigns Lead to plan, devise and deliver high and low level campaigns in order to influence positive change around disability and mental health in Gloucestershire.

This role will suit someone who is passionate about creating impactful campaigns for a variety of audiences, who has knowledge of disability and mental health and who is a keen relationship builder with the confidence and proven ability to work with a wide range of individuals and groups.

We want to diversify our team to better reflect the work and communities we support– this means we would particularly welcome applications from people who:

  • are from Black, Asian and minoritised backgrounds.
  • have lived experience of disability and/or mental health challenges. 


Key duties:

  • Plan campaigns delivery and track progress against targets and timescales
  • Deliver campaigns across a spectrum of channels and platforms, including media engagement, to maximise reach and impact
  • Work in close collaboration with project partners, influencing groups and other working groups, developing partnership working practices to multiply affect.
  • Engage with a range of audiences about the Trust’s campaigns work to ensure it is informed by a diversity of views including those of disabled people and people with mental health challenges in Gloucestershire


Experience and Skills:

  • It is essential that you have previous experience of successfully delivering a significant campaign, with knowledge of campaigning theory and tactics (both online and offline), or similar type experience.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to develop different ways of delivering messages so that campaigns make an impact.
  • Ability to process and interpret complex information, including being comfortable working with data and understanding how this can inform decision making.
  • Strong IT skills are essential in this role (demonstrable proficiency in using MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

If you have some but not all of the essential experience and skills, we'd still like to hear from you!


  • 36 days annual leave including bank holidays!
  • Work within an organisation that is committed to improving equality and diversity.
  • Highly competitive salaries and pension contribution rates.
  • Excellent personal development plan and extensive training which includes a commitment to training employees to be confident to engage directly with people with a wide variety of impairments, disabilities and mental health challenges.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme.


Contract Terms:

  • This role is permanent, and the hours are flexible for the right candidate; we welcome applications from people looking for full time hours (37.5hrs a week), part time hours (minimum 3.5 days a week) and those keen to work on a job share basis (we can consider 2 people covering 37.5 hrs a week).
  • This position is based in our office in central Cheltenham. Working from home is on offer on occasion.


Guaranteed Interviews

If you have the ‘essential skills or experience’ (a few things we really need the person applying to be able to do) described in the person specification section of the application pack and you have a disability, mental health challenge or long-term health condition we will guarantee you an interview.


Closing date, interviews and start date:

Deadline for applications is 9am Monday 29th November 2021. First interviews will take place 7th and 8th December and second stage interviews w/c 13th or 20th December 2021, with a view for the successful candidate to start in the new year.


To apply:

Apply through the Barnwood Trust website by clicking on Apply now

More about Barnwood Trust

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Posted on: 15 November 2021
Closed date: 15 December 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research

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