Finsbury Park, Greater London
Westminster, Greater London
£45,000 - £50,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

The Today For Tomorrow campaign was founded by The Big Issue in 2019 to embed long-termism, prevention and the interests of future generations at the heart of UK policymaking, and to advance Big Issue founder Lord Bird’s private member’s bill, the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill, through the UK Parliament. We are looking for an experienced campaign manager to lead this project forwards.

Based in Lord Bird's Westminster office and The Big Issue's head office in Finsbury Park, the successful candidate will:

  • Coordinate the overlapping arms of the campaign (parliamentary, government and partnerships) to maximum benefit
  • Establish Today For Tomorrow as a respected cross-party, cross-sector campaign
  • Set and deliver a political influencing strategy
  • Seek to build a small team (over time)
  • Lead on fundraising to sustain the campaign.

To succeed in this role, you must be an accomplished campaigner, with a track-record of success, a deep understanding of political advocacy and parliamentary processes, and the ability to work across party boundaries.

You will need to demonstrate a strong commitment to long-term, sustainable development or wellbeing policy, and have a passion for building successful partnerships. You will understand the challenges of long-term thinking in government policymaking.

You must have an excellent understanding of how to plan and influence decision-makers in government, Parliament and the media with excellent spoken and written communication skills.

You will need to be highly organised and prepared to manage the range of tasks involved in growing the campaign, adept at delivering to deadlines but with the ability to adapt to meet changing demands and priorities. Finally, you must be a self-starter with staying power who is excited to lead Today For Tomorrow and committed to the social objectives of The Big Issue.


The ideal candidate will also have experience of maintaining relationships and working closely with MPs, Peers and civil servants, plus experience of policy development and writing fundraising bids.

Big Issue staff benefits include a health care scheme, enhanced contribution to your workplace pension, life cover, unlimited access to our online Learner Library and up to 6 days paid leave per annum to care for a child or an elderly/sick relation.

As well as your CV, your application must include a letter setting out how your skills and experience are appropriate for this role, and how you would make this campaign successful. Please also include your current salary and the salary you are looking for.

Closing date:  Thursday 4th June 2020

Interviews (online if necessary): w/c 15th June 2020

Start date: July 2020 (negotiable)

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Refreshed on: 16 May 2020
Closed date: 04 June 2020
Job ref: CJ/CM
Tags: Campaigning

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