Greater Manchester
£20,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a Campaigns and Digital Officer to help communicate the work of our young people across social media, develop creative ideas to help our young people’s campaigns reach a wide audience and keep RECLAIM’s supporters up-to-date with what we are up to. This is an exciting new opportunity for someone with some digital and campaigns experience - in a professional or personal capacity - who is eager to grow this expertise. The role is a mix of campaigns project work and day-to-day communications and digital update and admin work.

Campaigns and Digital Officer

Reports to: Campaigns Manager

Location: Manchester, with working at home options during Covid

Salary: £20,000 p.a. 

Contract: 6 months with the possibility of extension

Hours: Ideally full time but we are very open to discussions about part-time working or job-shares. Flexible working will be essential as some evening and weekend work will be required.

DBS: The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. 

 

In summary: Are you:

  • Looking for an entry level role to grow your campaigning and digital skills while working to support some awesome working-class young people?

  • Eager to work for an organisation that isn’t afraid to take risks and places young people front and centre in its work?

  • Passionate about building a country where working-class people are heard, celebrated for our strength and diversity and aren’t held back by our backgrounds?

 

We may have the job for you.

 

Background

RECLAIM is a youth leadership and social change organisation. We are a small but bold charity, using our experience and platform to support and amplify the voices of working class young people. 

Our long term goal is to create a Britain where those of us from working-class backgrounds are proud of – and not held back by – our roots. We want working-class people to be represented in places where decisions are made about their lives and to be recognised for their talent, strength, and diversity. We want to see working-class young people at the heart of this, in a country that ensures that they are seen, heard, and leading change.

Through our work we run programmes to support young people to recognise and develop their leadership skills. We support them to lead campaigns on issues they care about. Recent campaigns include:

  • We supported young people to successfully campaign for free bus travel for all 16-18 year olds across Greater Manchester. A policy which now benefits 40,000 young people, making 250,000 free journeys per week and saving them and their families an average of over £500 per young person per year.

  • We helped young people highlight and challenge the increasing use of violent and dehumanising language in politics. The campaign gained widespread media coverage and resulted in new commitments from the Speaker, Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition.

  • We supported young people across Manchester to have their voices heard on the impact of violent crime and how current responses don’t leave them feeling safe. 

  • We are working with young people in a school to support them, and their teachers, to create a learning environment that better works for young working-class people.

  • Young people we support have been at the forefront of highlighting the impact of COVID19 on working-class communities and demanding better recognition of the essential workers keeping the country going during lockdown.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Social media and website:

    • Keep our social media pages - Twitter and Instagram - active with inspiring content to engage supporters and the general public in RECLAIM’s work.

    • Work with our young people to create engaging and shareable content that tells the story of their campaigns

  • Keeping the RECLAIM project websites updated with news and events

  • Keep supporters up-to-date:

    • Keep supporters updated on our work and campaigns, helping to send email newsletters to our signed up supporters.

    • Work with the management and fundraising team to create imaginative ways supporters can take action to support our campaigns.

  • Communications support:

    • Support young people and the wider team to answer media requests.

    • Track mentions of RECLAIM’s work in the media.

    • Pitch in as a team to support events, big moments and campaign launches.

To apply, please click on the 'How to apply' button and follow the instructions. A Person Specification can be found in the attachments.

Deadline: Friday 11th December 2020 - 5pm.

 

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Posted on: 27 November 2020
Closed date: 11 December 2020
Job ref: CAMPAIGNS & DIGITAL OFFICER
Tags: Campaigning, Digital

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