E2, London
£28,063 - £31,431 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

From Bernie Sanders to Greenpeace UK, progressive organisations are using digital mobilisation to activate hundreds of thousands of campaigners and raise millions of pounds online. Forward Action believes that a digital mobilisation model - where organisations use digital channels to drive hundreds of thousands of supporters to take advocacy, fundraising and volunteering actions - can revolutionize campaigning and fundraising in the NGO sector. However, its potential is still largely untapped in the UK. We help progressive organisations build digital mobilisation programmes and, as our Marketing and Partnerships Officer, you will work to help grow the number of organisations using a digital mobilisation model to drive real-world change.

You will manage our online marketing programme, working to keep establishing Forward Action as a thought leader in digital mobilisation and finding ways to share learnings from our innovations for the rest of the sector to benefit from. You’ll run the day-to-day operations of our partnerships programme, acting as the primary point of contact for prospective partners and delivering the administrative and coordination work needed to move organisations smoothly through from first interaction to a productive partnership. And finally, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills in relationship building, supporting our Partnerships Director to build stakeholder buy-in on projects.

If you’re passionate about digital marketing, enjoy building relationships, are well organised and would be excited to help spread digital mobilisation across the charity sector, this job is for you.

This is a permanent role, with the freedom to work both in our London office and remotely from home, although during lockdown you will, of course, only work from home. Once lockdown is fully lifted, it’s likely you will need to be able to travel to meetings in London once or twice a week. You can work either four or five days a week. Applications close Sunday 2 August.

Who we are

Forward Action is a digital mobilisation agency for progressive causes. We help our partner organisations reach new supporters, then mobilise them to become activists and donors. We have been in the engine room of some of the most successful election and charity digital campaigns of the last few years, helping our partners add millions of new supporters to their email lists, raise more money online (from more donors) and create campaigns that have led to real-world change.

Our values are critical to us: we will only work with causes that make the world a better place. You will get to work with some of the most inspiring and impactful organisations in the sector - such as Greenpeace, Cancer Research UK, and Amnesty International - and spend your days helping win progress on everything from climate change to homelessness.

You will be working at the cutting edge of digital mobilisation. We trust in data rather than our gut instincts, so we are constantly testing and iterating in our work in order to challenge assumptions and drive better results. We are an agile, fast-moving team, and you will have the opportunity to rapidly develop and expand your skills and experience. 

One of our fundamental values is that all our work should drive real-world, measurable results. But we also believe that the greatest progressive impact we can have is to give our partner organisations the skills, knowledge and culture they need to do what we do themselves. We want to spread our skills and way of working across the progressive sector, not make our partners dependent on us. You will play a key role in this in your job.

What you’ll do as part of our team

  • Manage our marketing and thought leadership work

    • Identify and apply for opportunities for Forward Action to speak at conferences and events, and occasionally speak at them yourself (if this is something you’d like to do)

    • Oversee our content calendar for our blogs and social media channels, and commission other team members to write content that shares our learnings and further establishes Forward Action as a thought leader in digital mobilisation

    • Launch and run our email programme to share results and learnings from our work

    • Organise occasional evening drinks, coffee meetings and other social events with partners (and attend them yourself)

  • Run the day-to-day operation of our partnerships programme

    • Be the primary point of contact for prospective partners over email, from their first interaction with us through to the point we start work together

    • Identify and organise opportunities for our partnerships team to share advice and learnings with both current and prospective partners

    • Run our project setup process, ensuring we’re completing all the administrative setup work needed for each new project

    • Run our invoicing process, using our bookkeeping system to send out invoices for each completed project

    • Assist with quoting and, occasionally, proposal writing for smaller projects

  • Develop your skills in building relationships with partners

    • Join calls with our Partnerships Director and new prospective partners to discuss how Forward Action can help them hit their goals

    • As a development opportunity in the role, you will act as the partnership owner on occasional projects, building relationships with partner stakeholders and helping our team break through process challenges or blockages during projects.

Benefits and working culture

Pro Rata Salary: £31,431 if you live inside London, £28,063 (plus £3,000 travel expense allowance) if you live outside London. We have a generous pay increase system, so every year your salary will increase in line with inflation, and if you hit your professional development goals you will also move up a pay grade. If you move up a pay grade your pay will increase by £1,123 - £1,258 pro rata depending on whether you live outside London or in London.

Contract Term: This is a permanent contract. The role can be either full time or four days a week.

Location: At home during lockdown; post-lockdown, in our Hoxton office, with the option to work remotely. Ensuring our team is open to people who live outside London and enabling staff to work flexibly are important values to us, so you’ll have the freedom to work from home regularly. Many of our meetings are held via video conferencing, but post-lockdown you will need to attend meetings with clients in London fairly regularly - once or twice a week on average.

Holiday: 25 days/year (pro rata), plus bank holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year.

Extra holiday for travelling sustainably: We’re a member of the Climate Perks scheme, so you’ll have an extra two days of holiday a year if you use them to travel by land or sea instead of taking a flight.

Maternity and Paternity/Long-term partner parental leave: For a small organisation, we’re proud to have a generous and progressive parental leave policy. Maternity leave is 12 weeks at full pay, 14 weeks at 50% pay. Paternity/Long-term partner parental leave is 6 weeks at full pay.

Working culture and hours: Our team is open, inclusive, friendly, respectful and kind. People from communities that traditionally experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or immigration status; women; new parents; people with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ people are especially encouraged to apply.

We work eight hour days (including a 30 minute lunch break), with core hours of 9:30am-4:30pm. We put a lot of importance on ensuring everyone finishes on time: while there are some times when you’ll need to stay a little later to finish work, people in the team rarely work more than 45-60 minutes late. No one ever works on weekends or their holidays.

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Refreshed on: 18 July 2020
Closed date: 02 August 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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