We are seeking a Campaign Assistant to provide effective day-to-day support to the campaigning activities of the organisation, including through working with campaign volunteers, supporting internal and external campaign communications and ensuring smooth running of systems and processes.
Campaign Assistant Responsibilities:
To date the campaign has been entirely run by volunteers, but as it has grown and developed there is an increasing need for staff support to ensure that we are as effective as possible and have the best possible chance of achieving our campaign objectives. The Campaign Assistant will support the full breadth of the group’s activities and ensure the smooth running of the campaign. This will include organising campaign actions, taking day-to-day responsibility for the effective running of our systems and processes as well as supporting with handling our social media channels, press and other enquiries. It will also involve supporting our volunteer campaign team and liaising with group members.
This role will sit alongside two other paid roles, the Campaign Manager and Press and Communications Officer. Support will also be provided by a large pool of volunteers with a range of responsibilities and expertise. We are really excited for the potential these new roles bring to take our campaign to the next level and amplify the voices of bereaved families to secure positive change.
Campaign Assistant Requirements:
• Experience in campaigning and/or supporting a team to achieve its aims
• Ability to advocate for and represent the campaign in meetings and publicly, if required
• Ability to solve problems relating to the work of a busy campaign
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to use social media to engage public audiences
• Experience of communicating clearly in face to face meetings and in difficult circumstances
• Ability to work sensitively around delicate issues such as bereavement
• Knowledge of, and interest in, current affairs
• Self-motivated and a high level of initiative
• Ability to keep calm under pressure
• Willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required
• Personal belief in and support for the aims of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice
• An understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion
About Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK:
Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice is a newly formed not-for-profit organisation working to provide a voice for families bereaved by Covid-19. We have more than 2,000 members who are all personally bereaved and at the heart of everything we do. We’re campaigning for a statutory public inquiry into the Government’s handling of the pandemic so that families can get answers and lessons can be learnt to prevent further loss of life. Alongside our campaign to secure an inquiry, we are also campaigning for improved bereavement support for families and to ensure that those bereaved are protected from hardship.
As a group of volunteers we've already produced agenda-setting front page news stories, garnered support from hundreds of thousands of people, given oral testimony to influential parliamentary committees, held high-level political meetings and been discussed by the Prime Minister in Parliament. Now we’re recruiting paid staff to take the campaign to the next level.
Location: Anywhere in UK - Home Based
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract (6 months, possibility for extension subject to funding)
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Benefits: 3% employer pension contribution, 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays and additional closure days in December
You may have experience of the following: Policy, Campaigns Assistant, Policy Advisor, Policy Assistant, Communications Assistant, Campaigns, Data Administrator, etc.