Hours: Full time (35 hours a week)
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £34.500 - £37.500 per annum plus 8 per cent pension (non-contributory) and benefits including a healthcare scheme
We are at a pivotal moment: the climate and biodiversity crises are deepening, and inequalities are even more marked in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The global investment system has an oversized impact on many of these global challenges. We want to make sure that impact is positive. At ShareAction we work with investors, policymakers and individuals to unleash the positive potential of the investment system. We aim to build a world where our financial system serves our planet and its people.
Over 60 per cent of people living in poverty in the UK are in a working household. These low-paid workers – often in insecure jobs – are propping up our economy, both in the UK and globally. As the cost of living crisis bites, even more people will fall into this category. Our Good Work team works with investors to demand more. Together, we target the UK’s largest companies, urging them to provide decent work for all. This means a real Living Wage, secure contracts and fairness in pay.
We are looking to appoint a Campaigns Manager with a background in labour standards and Decent Work. The primary focus of this Manager role will be to plan and deliver the Living Wage and Insecure Work campaign within the wider Good Work programme. The Good Work team is growing and is utilising new campaign tactics such as filing shareholder resolutions.
What you’ll do:
- You will be responsible for planning and delivery of the Living Wage and Insecure Work campaign workstreams, which includes researching target companies’ policies and practices, designing and delivering engagements in co-ordination with members of the Good Work coalition.
- You will research, write and contribute to sector specific investor briefings and reports.
- You will work closely with investors in the Good Work coalition and facilitate the engagement between investors and target companies.
- You will develop deep and productive relationships with campaign partners such as the Living Wage Foundation, Equality Trust and the IWGB.
- You will provide input to Good Work team efforts to develop new programmes, including contributing to funding bids.
- You will co-ordinate with wider teams and across-ShareAction in support of the Good Work programme.
- You will be working closely with the Head of Good Work and Director of Corporate Engagement on campaign strategies and more in-depth campaign actions, such as filing and co-ordinating resolutions.
- You will line manage, support and recruit the Good Work intern(s) who will join on a six-month rotating basis.
- You will ensure that activities records, and outcomes are recorded and ensure the Living Wage Insecure work has good and appropriate ongoing monitoring evaluation and learning systems.
What you’ll bring to the team:
- You’ll be able to demonstrate your knowledge of Decent Work, labour standards and Human Rights.
- You’ll have experience or a working knowledge of third sector advocacy or campaigning organisations.
- You will have some experience of promoting Decent Work standards in UK corporates.
- You will have excellent written and verbal communications and can demonstrate experience of tailoring your message to a range of different audiences.
- You will be a natural collaborator and team-player making sure you get the best out of those you work with.
- You will be able to manage a range of competing priorities and deadlines.
- You will have experience of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) in a programme.
It would also be great – but not essential - if you have:
- Experience of working in/with the financial sector and/or our core themes of workers rights, public health, climate change and biodiversity.
What we will do for you:
- You will get to work on high impact campaigns that attract international media coverage, working with inspirational colleagues to drive changes in investor and corporate practices.
- We attend AGM’s yearly and you will have ample opportunities to attend and support with these.
- You will benefit from a highly supportive work environment, with a focus on equality, employee wellbeing and mental health.
- You will have access to a flexible office space in a vibrant part of central London (Bermondsey) and regular social events with colleagues.
- You will have access to internal and external training opportunities, from formal training courses to informal ‘lunch & learn’ sessions with visiting speakers. We will also provide you with any training you may need to use our systems.
Closing date: 9am, 15 July 2022
Interviews: w/c 18 July 2022
ShareAction values and respects all differences in people (seen and unseen) and welcome applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities and so if you are not 100 per cent sure that you meet all the requirements but believe you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and use the application questions to tell us about your experience and what you hope to bring to this role.
We also actively encourage staff to work in ways that best suit their needs and our flexible working policy outlines many of the options available- such as part-time and term-time working, job sharing, home working and working compressed hours. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
ShareAction’s London office is based in vibrant Bermondsey and a short walk from London Bridge underground and national rail. Remote working will remain the norm for many ShareAction staff as we continue to face the Covid-19 pandemic, with office space available in London for those who wish to use it.
Please note that to be considered for this post you must be legally eligible to work in the UK. Due to current restrictions we are unable to hire anyone that isn’t already living in the UK. Due to our size we are unable to sponsor visas.