Our vision is a more just and sustainable world – a world in which economic justice, human rights and environmental sustainability are core principles. We work to empower churches, faith groups, organisations and individuals to bring about positive change through encouraging joined-up financial choices and campaigning for a fairer tax system. We want to see more and more people using their voices, and the finances over which they have stewardship, to hold both policy makers and the corporate world accountable, to choose more ethical products and to promote economic justice and environmental sustainability.
We do this primarily through two programmes:
- Money Makes Change
- Church Action for Tax Justice
Money Makes Change (MMC) was launched in January 2020 and is a programme and set of resources to help Christians explore and make ethical choices around money. We want to open up conversations around how we spend, save and invest, and inspire action to create a fairer world through our finances. While individually we may have little, we still have the power to make positive things happen with our money. When we act together, our power increases dramatically. Imagine what a difference we could make if every Christian chose to bank with an ethical bank and invested their pension and savings in companies working to better our planet?!
Church Action for Tax Justice (CATJ) launched 18 months ago with its first employee starting in June 2019. Our fundamental purpose is to raise awareness in churches of the importance of tax justice, to campaign for a fairer, greener tax system and to encourage Christians and all faith organisations to promote tax justice through their work. We focus on campaigning, advocacy and education and want to see a tax system that serves the common good. More specifically, we seek an end to tax dodging and the implementation of tax policies which address poverty and inequality.
This role will work across both programmes, with approximately half your time spent on each one.
The need for the Communications and Campaigns Manager
Both programmes are well established with excellent programme managers co-ordinating their efforts. We’ve created exciting resources for individuals and churches to use and learn from and have lots more in the pipeline. However, we also know that engaging content is only a job half done – we need people and churches to hear about our programmes and be inspired to take action. While we have worked hard to get our messages out there, we also feel it is time to take our efforts to the next level with the creation of this role.
This is a new role and the person appointed will be pivotal in helping to communicate both to a national Christian audience and also work within Church structures to build awareness of and buy-in to our programmes.
Working within a small team, there is huge opportunity to help shape the programme and how we communicate effectively, together with a group of people who are passionate about helping Christians think about how the just use of money can do so much good and further God’s kingdom.
If you’re a self-starter, with strong communication and campaigning skills, with a keen interest in web engagement and experience in creating engaging and powerful content, then we’d encourage you to review the requirements of the job below and apply if you think you meet the criteria.
The role is home based, but some travel throughout the UK is expected. We are initially recruiting for a two-year contract, however, hope to be able to extend this once longer-term funding is secured. We are recruiting for a person to work for 4 days a week but would consider other flexible arrangements for the right candidate.
Communications and Campaigns Manager Role Requirements
- Contribute to the development of and lead on the delivery of ECCR’s communications strategy, raising the profile of the organisation and the MMC and CATJ programmes.
- Be skilled in writing credible copy to the highest quality, and in planning and producing printed and on-line materials.
- Instigate and run social media campaigns, developing and optimising digital and social media content including text, video and audio to reach key audiences
- Produce clear, consistent and creative content, including specifically Christian content, across digital and print media to communicate our programmes to a variety of audiences
- Develop digital campaigns and calls to action that are meaningful and easy to engage with.
- Have oversight of the development of a new MMC website, and responsibility for its subsequent maintenance and development ensuring that it is up to date with relevant, engaging content and is user friendly to a wide range of audiences.
- Assume responsibility for existing ECCR and CATJ websites, updating content as required, showcasing current campaigns and calls to action and creating new pages where needed.
- Manage the production of supporters’ newsletters (both ECCR-wide and CATJ-specific) and assist in producing communications required by funders.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with the media, act as a primary press contact and proactively drive press coverage locally and nationally.
- Be a brand gatekeeper, ensuring the organisation remains on message both in content and visually.
- Use analytics tools to measure performance across social media platforms and our websites and be able to drive improvement.
- Experience of delivering a communications strategy
- Experience of working across a variety of social media platforms and evidence of growing audiences
- Experience of updating or designing web sites and content management systems
- Creative and imaginative thinker finding new opportunities to reach key audiences with our messages
- An ear and eye for stories and images that capture the need for our work and the difference it can make
- Experience of working with virtual communities, fostering virtual communication and a rich online experience
- Exceptional organisational skills, including attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
- A strong “can-do” attitude, combining practical, hands-on skills with a strategic mindset
- Self-motivated with problem solving ability and critical thinking skills
- Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
- Strongly held personal values reflected in respect for others and wanting to make a positive contribution through your work
- As the charity is a Christian organisation, this post is covered by an Occupational Requirement (OR) under the Equality Act 2010 in that the successful applicant will be expected to be a practising Christian and will clearly demonstrate a personal commitment to the mission, principles, values and practises of the organisation.
- Experience of working in the not for profit sector
- Familiarity with economic justice (especially tax justice) issues, especially within a Christian framework, though expertise in economics or tax policy is not essential.
If you feel that you meet the role requirements, please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter and how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification by 9am on Monday, 10th August.
First round interviews will be held (via Zoom) on Wednesday, 19th August, with a possible second round interview held the following week commencing 24th August.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.