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Campaign Manager – Climate and Inequality

Belfast, Belfast (Hybrid)
Farringdon, Greater London
£39,100 - £46,000 per annum
Job description

UK (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Manchester)

Closing date: 3rd December 2023

Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and tenacious individual with extensive strategic campaigns experience to join us as our Campaigns Manager where you will work with a multidisciplinary team of changemakers to tackle the biggest issues facing children today – climate change and inequality.

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.  When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave.  We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

About the role

As Campaign Manager, you will develop and deliver campaigns that are engaging, impactful and deliver our strategic objectives. You will be adept at using theories of change to build innovative and practical  strategies with tactics that reach a variety of stakeholders and audiences – including children and youth. You'll build strong relationships internally and externally to support collaboration across teams and working in coalition.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead Save the Children UK's campaign strategy on one priority area in our SCUK organisational strategy (climate change and global inequality).
  • Lead the development and implementation of campaigning and organising projects that are engaging, impactful and deliver our strategic objectives.
  • Work closely with mission colleagues to ensure that their work represents campaigning and organising best practice and innovation, and with Fundraising & Marketing colleagues to deliver our Supporter Engagement strategy.
  • Actively maintain positive working relationships outside of your role, across the organisation and with key regional and national staff.
  • To support the development of strong relationships with key campaigning and organising partners and coalitions.
  • Monitor and evaluate campaign activity and contribute to organisational and team evaluations, including commissioning, interpreting and sharing campaigns insight work.


About you

To be successful, it is important that you have:

  • Experience of leading development and delivery of impactful campaign strategies, with knowledge and understanding of a range of campaigning and organising tactics, and a track record of success.
  • Knowledge of working with civil society actors to deliver change and ability to effectively manage and work within networks and coalitions.
  • Understanding of target institution structures, processes and procedures.
  • Understanding and experience of using a theory of change approach to shape campaign strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills, and experience building rapport and communicating effectively with a wide range of people at all levels and situations (on the phone, face to face and in writing), including in relation to highly confidential and sensitive material.
  • Commitment to Save the Children's vision, mission and values.


What we offer you:

Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.

  • We focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
  • We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day. You can read more about our benefits here.


To learn more about the position, please review the Job Description in the attached Documents.

Closing date: Sunday 3rd December

Please note:

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.


Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly  working from home,  we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter).  Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building. 


On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.


Flexible Working - We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be "Free to Be Me". We are not looking for just one type of person - we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think. 


We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences - of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability - help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here. 

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Posted on: 16 November 2023
Closed date: 03 December 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Campaigning, Advocacy