An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, talented and experienced Campaigns Manager to join Kinship and lead its flagship Kinship Campaigners programme.
This is a strategic role in a growing charity within the newly-formed Communications and External Affairs directorate. The Campaigns Manager will play a pivotal role in working with the Directors of Communications and External Affairs to develop the charity’s Kinship Campaigners programme, funded by Comic Relief, mobilising thousands of kinship carers in England and Wales to become engaged, effective and empowered campaigners. The Campaigns Manager will lead on delivering this in a focused, proactive and creative way that aligns with the charity’s wider influencing work.
You’ll manage a brilliant Senior Campaigns Officer, who is already in place and developing a local campaigning network in the North East. Supporting her, and working with colleagues across the organisation (and in particular the External Affairs and Communications Manager, Media and Communications Manager, Policy and Practice Advisor and Development Manager (Wales)), you’ll be responsible for establishing and delivering our new Kinship Campaigners programme. This is a crucial programme for the charity, and you’ll be focused on developing and implementing a campaign strategy using a social action approach, building a powerful community and bringing together networks of kinship carers and peer support groups to catalyse change locally and nationally, underpinned by a powerful communications strategy, with storytelling and the first hand experiences of kinship carers at its heart, raising the profile of kinship care and making it an issue that cannot be ignored.
This is an exciting time to join Kinship as the organisation grows and develops its next three-year strategy, and with kinship care more in the spotlight than ever before. You’ll be part of an ambitious, influential and supportive communications and external affairs team working closely with colleagues across the organisation, kinship carers and kinship care experienced young people to develop a new strategic approach to influencing, campaigns, engagement and communications.
You will be an energetic campaigner with a strong experience of effective campaign development and delivery at grassroots and national level; you’ll relish the opportunity to utilise digital and social in campaigns; and will be able to take an innovative, insight-led approach, working alongside kinship carers and young people to empower and engage them in campaigning in a supportive and meaningful way. You’ll have the drive and dynamism to be part of shaping and delivering an ambitious and influential campaigning strategy to bring about better support and greater recognition for kinship carers and the children they raise and you’ll be strongly committed to Kinship’s values.
We will guarantee interviews to any candidates with experience of kinship care (either of being in kinship care or of being a kinship carer) who demonstrate that they meet the essential skills and experience outlined.
Location: London office-based, 2-3 days per week, but would consider remote for the right candidate, minus London weighting.
Working hours: Full-time (flexible, working minimum of 28 hours/per week considered – pro rata)
Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata if part-time) and pension
Kinship is the leading charity in England and Wales for kinship carers – relatives and friends who raise children when their parents aren’t able to. We offer kinship carers expert advice as well as financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. We’re always there to help with the complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make, as well as to celebrate the good times.
Working alongside kinship carers and the children they raise, with their voice and views at the fore, we build communities of support and give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, as well as to raise awareness of kinship care and secure better support for all those playing this critical role.
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