Campaigns Officers (2 posts)

Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
Salary£26,000 – £28,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience
ContractPart time (three days a week)
Term6-month fixed term contract in the first instance
LocationLondon (with work from home flexibility)
Deadline9am Monday 16 November 2020

For full information and application process, download our job pack

We are looking for two Campaigns Officers to join our team as we take the charity to new heights. The ideal candidates will have an understanding of, and interest in, international and UK specific human rights, experience in delivering national campaigns and developing campaigning materials and messages, and excellent networking and relationship building skills.

We are seeking people with dedication, aptitude and ability to deliver robust campaigning work. If you have strong knowledge and experience related to any of the significant parts of this job, such as campaigns, communications, or human rights, but are not sure that your profile fits in a ‘traditional’ way please do consider making an application or get in touch to discuss your background and we will try to give you a steer on the job, what’s involved and whether you might be a good candidate.

Please send your CV and a covering letter, addressing how you meet the requirements in the person specification to us by 9am on Monday 16 November 2020. Applications should be sent to mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org. Please enter ‘CAMPAIGNS OFFICER’ in the subject box. We are only able to consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK. Interviews will be held week commencing 30 November, most likely by Zoom.  If you have any questions about the roles please contact us at mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org

Purpose of roles and key responsibilities

There are currently two roles available:

The first role is to continue working on our current thematic framework on safeguarding human rights, modern slavery, immigration detention and hate crime. You will develop and implement high profile national and communal influencing campaigns and ensure campaigns are integrated across all areas of work. The role will require you to manage new and existing relationships with different stakeholder and partner organisations and facilitate widespread public support for our existing campaigns and messaging. (See this website for further information www.renecassin.org/what-we-do/campaigns)

The second role is to develop our women’s rights and social justice campaigns. You will be working on developing and facilitating campaign strategies and messaging, which seek to engage and inform the community on our expanding human rights remit and facilitate Jewish community responses and actions to promote social justice and women’s rights. The role will require you to build on and establish new relationships with the women’s sector and social justice stakeholders and organisations with intention for collaboration and identifying Rene Cassin’s emerging role in women’s and social justice movements.

Please indicate on your application if you have a preference for either role. Whilst previous campaigns experience is not essential, having a background in campaigning or communications, or as a grassroots campaigner is essential. Above all you will need to be passionate about René Cassin’s current and emerging human rights campaigns and engaging the UK Jewish community.

Specific duties

Campaigns

  • Develop, implement and evaluate campaigns and engagement strategies that achieve positive change. This includes designing and running events (including online events), liaising with stakeholders and attending meetings, events and advocacy platforms on behalf of the organisation.
  • Develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with partners and within networks.
  • Work closely with the director and team to design and deliver campaigning activity, identifying targets, key audiences and opportunities for progress, and targeting campaigns accordingly.
  • Build on René Cassin’s positive campaigning profile and develop René Cassin’s key messages and response on our human rights areas.
  • Ensure that René Cassin is proactive in its campaigning work, taking opportunities when they emerge and regularly revising and updating strategy and plans.
  • Commission, develop and create campaign resources and tools including web content, research, briefings, promotional material.
  • Undertake research as required to inform campaign activities, legal and policy work.
  • Ability to analyse policy documents and keep up to date with legislative developments.
  • Ability to keep up to date on Parliamentary activities relating to our campaign areas and identify key politicians and stakeholders to engage in our work.
  • Coordinate and manage the organisation’s campaign groups and volunteers including meetings, updates and blogs.
  • Support the director and other team members in mobilising the Jewish community around our campaigns.

Communications

  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans to engage and activate target audiences around campaign actions and goals.
  • Create interactive, engaging, informative and accessible social media and campaigning materials that serve to build our supporter base around our current and emerging campaigns and support our strategic priorities.
  • Plan and implement social media and online communications in accordance with key human rights calendar dates, such as: National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Holocaust Memorial Day, etc.
  • Utilise relationships with new and existing partners to expand our online engagement and reach, such as: collaborating on social media content, creating and distributing social media assets to campaign partners and stakeholders, etc.
  • Ensure the website is regularly updated with campaign news and events.
  • Support Director in preparing and disseminating the quarterly newsletter and other communications.

Day to day operational and governance matters

  • Support Director to ensure to smooth running of the office.
  • Assist the Director to service the Board of Trustees (e.g. preparing documents; note-taking at Board meetings).
  • Support the Director and Development Manager in fundraising efforts.
  • Support the Director to develop, maintain and engage the René Cassin Alumni and volunteers’ networks.
  • Support the Director in any other way that may be required in a small organisation.

Competencies

  • Proven networking skills, and ability to generate interest in René Cassin’s mandate.
  • Identifies opportunities and builds strong relationships with organisations and stakeholders.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications and editing skills.
  • Ability to create visual content using design and media platforms, such as Canva.

Person Specification

KnowledgeEssentialDesirable
Understanding of, and interest in, international and UK specific human rights law and issuesyes 
Knowledge of specific human rights issues including: asylum and refugees, discrimination and hate crime, and modern day slavery; OR Knowledge of specific human rights issues including: women’s rights, socio-economic rights, disability rightsyes 
Knowledge and skills to monitor and evaluate campaigns yes
Understanding of the UK Jewish Community yes
Experience  
Working experience in a relevant fieldyes 
Public facing campaigning and supporter engagement, and / or advocacy and lobbyingyes 
Coordinating events (workshops, conferences, speakers, events etc.)yes 
Networking and experience building relationships with varied stakeholdersyes 
Writing content for website, newsletters, and other communicationsyes 
Experience in managing interns and volunteers yes
Experience in working in a small team yes
Other  
Independent, self-motivated & capable of taking initiativeyes 
Strong commitment to René Cassin values and human rightsyes 
Excellent communication skills both oral and written      yes 
Ability to prioritise workyes 
Willingness to travel, work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, in the UKyes 
Willingness to undertake own administrationyes 
Excellent IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, website management, social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Canva)yes 
Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and enhance organisational effectivenessyes 

To apply      

Please send CV and covering letter outlining your suitability to mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org

Deadline for applications:           9am, Monday 16 November 2020

Interview date:                                 Week beginning 30 November 

If you have any queries, please contact Mia Hasenson-Gross at mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org

For full information and application process, download our job pack