|Salary||£26,000 – £28,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience|
|Contract||Part time (three – four days a week)|
|Term||6-month fixed term contract in the first instance|
|Location||London (with most work expected to be done remotely)|
|Application Deadline||10am, Monday 11 July 2022|
We are looking for a women’s rights and social justice campaigns officer to join our team as we take the charity to new heights. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of, and interest in, 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 a person 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 10 am on Monday 11 July 2022. Applications should be sent to [email protected]. 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 Monday 18 July 2022. If you have any questions about the roles please contact us at [email protected].
Purpose of role and key responsibilities
To develop René Cassin’s 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 Jewish community on these human rights issues 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 and add value in women’s and social justice movements.
- Develop, implement and evaluate women’s rights and social justice 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 such as the Alliance of Jewish Women and their Organisations. End Violence Against Women Coalition and the Centenary Action Group
- 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 in accordance with the Women’s sector landscape.
- Commission, develop and create campaign resources and tools including web content, research, briefings, promotional material using Canva.
- Undertake research as required to inform campaign activities, legislative development, policy work and Parliamentary debates.
- Coordinate and manage the organisation’s campaign groups and volunteers including meetings, updates and blogs, finding creative opportunities for the campaign group involvement.
- 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 and support our strategic priorities as well as building the organisational profile in the women’s rights sector.
- Plan and implement social media and online communications in accordance with key human rights calendar dates, such as: World Hunger Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, The UN 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence, 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 in preparing and disseminating the quarterly newsletter and other communications.
Day to day operational and governance matters
- Support the 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.
- 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.
|Understanding of, and interest in UK specific human rights policy and issues||yes|
|Knowledge of specific human rights issues including: women’s rights, socio-economic rights, disability rights||yes|
|Knowledge and skills to monitor and evaluate campaigns||yes|
|Understanding of the UK Jewish Community||yes|
|Working experience in a relevant field||yes|
|Public facing campaigning and supporter engagement, and / or advocacy and lobbying||yes|
|Coordinating events (workshops, conferences, speakers, events etc.)||yes|
|Networking and experience building relationships with varied stakeholders||yes|
|Writing content for website, newsletters, and other communications||yes|
|Experience in managing interns and volunteers||yes|
|Experience in working in a small team||yes|
|Independent, self-motivated & capable of taking initiative||yes|
|Strong commitment to René Cassin values and human rights||yes|
|Excellent communication skills both oral and written||yes|
|Ability to prioritise work||yes|
|Willingness to travel, work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, in the UK||yes|
|Willingness to undertake own administration||yes|
|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 effectiveness||yes|
Please send CV and covering letter outlining your suitability to [email protected]
Deadline for applications: 10 am, Monday 11 July 2022
Interview date: Week beginning Monday 18 July 2022
If you have any queries, please contact Mia Hasenson-Gross at [email protected]