Contract: | Permanent, full-time
Salary: | up to £26,500 dependent on experience
Location: | Flexible – home working in the UK with good transport links to major cities
Our ocean is beautiful, and it’s also under threat. The plight of the ocean and its neglected potential for climate recovery is a story we need to tell to our audiences and stakeholders so they understand how vital it is to change its future.
We’re here to be the voice for the ocean – to speak on its behalf, and to speak to everyone who can help drive the work to save it. We need more people in our team to do that, so we’re looking for you to join as our Campaigns Officer with the talent and passion to create inspiring and impactful campaigns that lead to policy reform and mass behaviour change.
In this new role you’ll play a key part in organising and launching flagship campaigns across all our communication platforms. You’ll be turning ideas into calls for action - tailoring the messages across our audiences and comms channels to drive people-powered actions.
There’s lots to plan and organise as you’ll monitor our campaigns across the organisation, so you’ll need to have a keen eye for detail, as well as a great communicator.
Campaigns:Show a track-record of working on successful campaigns which are responsive and impactful. Evidence your ability to write engaging content across a variety of platforms. Asks the right questions to develop ideas from conversations with non-comms colleagues. Showcase your creativity, with a good eye for a story.
Delivery & our Values: Able to manage a range of projects and demands to some super tight timescales, and working with our team to solve problems together. Takes a people-centric approach, supports others and enjoys working with a team of passionate advocates for our ocean and environment. We are looking for people who demonstrate our values, but who also contribute their own perspectives and experiences to add to our knowledge and our culture.
What we need to see
Your CV – it would really help us if you removed all your personal information prior to sending your CV to us. Keep your contact information in your email, but not on the documents that we’ll use for shortlisting.
A motivation statement- tell us how your experience meets the role requirements by referring closely to both the job description and the person specification. Include examples of your work or experiences which show how you will meet the job criteria and person specification and what skills you bring which would make you successful in the role.
Your motivation statement should also let us know what inspired you to apply for this role with us – tell us what it is about our work that attracted you to the organisation and the position.
We find that stronger applications have this statement – to give yourself the best opportunity for this role, please ensure you include it. No need to write pages, one side of A4 would be perfect, two would be more than enough so try to limit yourself.
We understand that the application process can be difficult if you have a condition or disability that you live with. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to shine during your application process, so please let us know what we can do to accommodate you.
If you’re invited to an interview, you may be requested to prepare a task in advance, or take part in a group activity as part of the assessment process –we’ll let you have all the details in the invitation to interview. We will also invite you to talk to us about any reasonable adjustments which would support you in fully taking part in the interview process.
The legal bit
If you’re successful, all offers of employment are conditional, subject to the following:
we are not licensed to issue work permits so candidates are required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK and will be required to present original documents if invited for interview. Information on what you’ll need to show will be provided as part of the invitation to attend an interview but you can read more on the Home Office UK Border Agency website:
receipt of two references which are satisfactory to MCS
your driving licence and insurance, if using a vehicle is an integral part of your role
Everyone can expect to be treated with consideration and respect and MCS is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all. Good working relationships release the full potential, creativity and productivity of everyone, in an atmosphere where everyone can learn and work without prejudice, discrimination, harassment or violence.
We are committed to developing a team which is reflective of our society, and which can offer insight and views that influence our work. We are particularly interested in applications from groups which are under-represented in marine, environmental and charity sectors.
Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England and Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)
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