Closing date: 30 June 2019 at 11.30pm
Do you have substantial experience of developing and managing communications for campaigning, especially through digital channels? Are these coupled with excellent project and people management skills? Then join Shelter as one of our new Campaigns Managers and you could soon be playing your part in bringing about positive change that will genuinely transform millions of people’s lives.
Shelter exists to defend the right to a safe home for everyone. We strive for change — with individuals, in communities and across society. A home is a fundamental human need and a basic moral right, yet in Britain today, that right is being denied to millions of people whose lives are blighted by homelessness, bad conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. Six million households are denied the right to a safe home, or are threatened with losing it. 4,750 people sleep on our streets on any given night. 90,000 households are stuck in unsuitable temporary accommodation. In short, it’s a national emergency. But, we have a plan - a strategy for the future. Could you help us implement it?
Our ambitious ten-year strategy will see us stand up for the rights of renters, demand social rent homes for everyone who wants them, prevent people from becoming homeless and support people who are homeless back into a home. The expanding campaigns team has a key role at very heart of this, helping build both the plan and the national movement needed to make it a reality
About the role
An amazing opportunity to campaign for these aims, you’ll oversee our public campaigning communications and messaging and how we best use digital and online tools to mobilise and engage supporters to achieve change. You’ll also oversee digital supporter recruitment, engagement and mobilisation, including ensuring we produce high quality outputs and make the best use of every channel. Scoping new areas for development, managing campaigner data and making sure we comply with legal campaigning responsibilities – are all aspects of this high profile role.
A management level post that includes supporting two direct and one indirect line report, understanding the need for, and delivering, excellent line management support, is a must. You’ll also need the excellent verbal and written communication skills it takes to represent Shelter’s campaigning, both internally and externally. Adept at using insights and data to deliver highly effective communications products that drive influence and response, you’re proactive, results-driven and politically aware. Above all, you share our passion for making a difference on one of the biggest emerging social issues of our day – Britain’s housing crisis.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our campaigns team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.