London, Greater London
£39,396 - £44,986 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Starting Salary: £39,396 - £40,745 p.a.

Contract: Full time, Permanent 

Position Description

Job Profile

Working as part of CAFOD’s Campaigns team, you will play a pivotal role in planning and delivering hard-hitting campaigns that tackle the root causes of global poverty and injustice. You will lead on engaging the Catholic community of England and Wales with CAFOD’s campaigning activities and ensure our key audiences are fully informed and updated on the issues we are campaigning on. You will also play a central role in engaging Parliamentarians as part of our campaigns, ensuring that our supporters are having a meaningful impact on decision makers.    

Key Responsibilities 

Developing and overseeing campaigns engagement strategies

  • Working closely with the Campaign Manager, develop and deliver campaigns engagement plans which form part of CAFOD’s campaigns strategies.
  • Ensure that CAFOD’s supporters play an active role in winning campaigns and influencing decision-makers.
  • Develop and deliver supporter journeys for new and existing supporters so that they become, or continue to be, active CAFOD supporters. 

Managing supporter communication outputs

  • Ensure that public campaigning materials and tactics are being used effectively to bring about political change in support of CAFOD’s campaigns.
  • Ensure supporters receive regular updates about CAFOD’s campaigns, including management of the Campaigns Updates and Campaign E-alerts.
  • With the Campaigns Manager, lead on the production of regular communications content for campaigners (print and online), both writing content directly and overseeing the delegating and outsourcing of communications materials relevant to CAFOD campaigns. 

Engaging Parliamentarians with CAFOD’s campaigns

  • Support CAFOD’s engagement with parliamentarians to ensure that supporters are having an impact on decision makers. Including, but not limited to, organising political events and attending lobbying meetings or parliamentary events.
  • Oversee CAFOD’s relationship with the Parliamentary Friends of CAFOD All Party Parliamentary Group, ensuring the group are utilised to help win CAFOD campaigns.  
  • Work with the Campaigns Manager to coordinate the CAFOD’s MP Correspondents programme.
  • Work with colleagues across CAFOD to coordinate and record CAFOD’s engagement with Parliamentarians 

Managing audience development & oversight of key supporter groups

  • Work closely with the Catholic community to maximise their engagement with CAFOD’s campaigns.
  • Ensure the Campaigns team has a clear understanding of our key audiences in the Catholic community and that this knowledge is applied to campaign strategies.
  • Develop and maintain clear profiles for these audiences to ensure they are effectively engaged.
  • Ensure that input from key Catholic audiences’ feeds into planning, development and implementation of campaigns. 

Representing CAFOD in external meetings

  • Play an active role in NGO coalitions to ensure the best ways of reaching CAFOD’s supporters are included in any coalition plans.
  • Work with the wider sector to maximise supporter engagement in campaigns.
  • Act as a spokesperson for CAFOD on our campaigns with supporters or the media. 

Managing the Campaigns Outreach Co-Ordinator and other staff as required

  • To provide effective management for the Campaigns Outreach Co-ordinator in line with CAFOD standards. 

This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required. This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification.


Person Specification  

Understanding our context

  • Understanding of the Catholic church and knowledge of the Catholic community in England and Wales.
  • Strong grasp of international development and global justice issues, including an understanding of the causes of global poverty and inequality.

 Making change happen

  • Proven experience of working on successful campaigns for social change, ideally on international issues.
  • Familiarity with the UK Parliamentary system and knowledge of how to influence decision makers, including experience working with UK Parliamentarians and/or civil servants.

 Working together

  • Proven written and spoken communications skills, including the ability to translate complex ideas into accessible materials for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Track record of bringing creative ideas to campaigns and communications outputs.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with experience of working with multiple stakeholders and as part of a team.
  • Leaderships skills, with experience of project-management and/or people management.


Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults


CAFOD recognises the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect.  CAFOD, and all its staff and volunteers, undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse.  CAFOD is committed to acting at all times in the best interests of children and vulnerable adults, seeing these interests as paramount.  Any candidate offered a job with CAFOD will be expected to adhere to CAFOD’s Safeguarding policy and sign CAFOD’s Code of Behaviour as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.



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Come and join us and help make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

CAFOD is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.


Please note interviews will be held w/c 20th July 2020

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Posted on: 19 June 2020
Closed date: 12 July 2020
Tags: Campaigning