We are seeking a Campaign Manager to oversee our newly recruited staff team and ensure effective delivery of the campaign, with a particular focus on political influencing, policy and research.
Campaign Manager Responsibilities:
To date the campaign has been entirely run by volunteers, but as it has grown and developed there has been 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 Manager will take on responsibility for the day-to-day running of the campaign, as well as developing campaign strategy alongside the campaign team who are all personally bereaved. The post-holder will bring experience in influencing political and public opinion in order to build a successful campaign, as well as an ability to build strong partnerships with other organisations and campaigns.
This role will line manage two other paid roles, the Press and Communications Officer and Campaign Coordinator. 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 Manager Requirements:
• A strong understanding of how a small campaigning organisation can work most effectively.
• Ability to supervise or line manage staff and/or volunteers.
• Systematic and organised approach.
• Understanding of the role political influencing plays in winning campaigns
• Experience of engaging with politicians around contested matters of public interest
• Ability to advise, support and lead campaign team to carry out political influencing activities
• Ability to formulate and implement political influencing strategies
• Demonstrable and detailed knowledge of political processes in the UK
• Ability to build strong and lasting relationships with partner organisations
• Experience of working in partnership in a campaigning context
• Ability to advocate for and represent the campaign in meetings and publicly, if required
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 (12 months, possibility for extension subject to funding)
Salary: £35,000 per annum
You may have experience of the following: Campaign Manager, Campaigner, Campaigns Officer, Senior Campaigner, Policy Officer, Project Manager Researcher, etc.