We are looking for an energetic and dynamic individual with excellent communication and campaigning skills who will be comfortable working both with communities and decision-makers to build a public culture of economics in the UK. We would like to appoint someone with experience of living as part of a community far from power to improve Economy’s ability to work effectively with similar communities across the UK.
You don’t need a background in economics to apply. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience of living as part of a community far from power, especially those who identify as people of colour or BAME.
If the role sounds interesting to you, but you are not sure that you have all the skills that we are looking for, please do apply. We know that each candidate will bring their own unique mix of skills and experiences and we are open to supporting learning on the job. If you’d like to talk to us about your suitability for the role, please contact Joe on the details in the job application pack.
Key responsibilities include:
- Overall responsibility for development and implementation of Economy’s campaigns and communications
- Develop and deliver Economy’s digital communications and social media strategy to grow awareness, reach and engagement of our activities
- Build relationships across local and national media organisations to increase reach of Economy’s work
- Lead on Economy’s work engaging and influencing the media, economic institutions, experts and decision-makers
- Line manage relevant staff
Key skills and experience required include:
- Experience of living as part of a community that is far from power or otherwise marginalised, due to aspects of identity such as race or socio-economic factors
- Track record of planning, delivering and evaluating communications campaigns that have successfully brought about change in policy and practice
- Understanding of decision-making processes in the UK political system (local and national) and political advocacy
- Knowledge of how a user-led approach to product or campaign design can be applied to support lasting behavioural change
- Understanding of what motivates people to get involved in activism or efforts to achieve social change
- Experience of consulting and collaborating with external organisations and frontline staff to set clear objectives and design a campaign to deliver on these goals
- Experience of creating high quality, creative digital content for a variety of media and digital platforms
For more information about the job and how to apply, please download the application pack on our website by clicking on 'Apply on website'.
Deadline for applications: 23.59pm on Sunday 1 November