Campaigns Manager

12 Apr, 2023 | Latest

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Salary£32,000 per annum
ContractFull time – 35 hours per week
TermPermanent
LocationHybrid working (at least 2 days per week office based, London NW6)
Deadline10am Thursday 4 May 2023

René Cassin is seeking an experienced individual who believes in the power of advocacy and campaigning to deliver change.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a good 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 someone 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, please do consider making an application or get in touch to discuss your background. I will try to give you a steer on the job, what’s involved and whether you might be a good candidate. You can email me at mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org.

If you have skills, experience and aptitude we are looking for, and want to help a small but dynamic human rights charity grow to meet the challenges ahead, please apply. Send your CV and covering letter to me at mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org, with ‘CAMPAIGNS MANAGER’ in the subject box.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Thursday 4 May 2023. We intend to interview shortlisted candidates during the week beginning Monday 8 May 2023.

For full information – download our Application Pack

Purpose of role and key responsibilities

The Campaigns Manager will be responsible for delivering a compelling advocacy and campaigning plan to help deliver our mission to promote and protect universal rights, drawing on Jewish values and Jewish experience. You will be responsible for developing and leading campaign and advocacy strategies and messaging to support René Cassin’s strategic objectives, and for the effective mobilisation of the Jewish community in the UK. You will work closely with, and support, René Cassin’s Executive Director, Development Manager and Communications & Campaigns Officer. You will primarily oversee two key campaign areas: the hostile environment to migration and hate and discrimination.

Effective Campaigning

  • Deliver René Cassin’s annual campaigns and monitor progress against agreed outcomes.
  • Lead on campaigns that will help achieve strategic goals – working closely with colleagues to design and deliver campaigning activities, identify targets and key audiences and opportunities for progress.
  • Devise plans for national / Jewish / human rights days and other big moments and develop key events, resources and messages to galvanise supporters.
  • Represent René Cassin at external events, including speaking engagements and presentations to a diverse group of stakeholders such as community representatives, NGOs, policymakers, officials and parliamentarians.
  • Build on René Cassin’s positive campaigning profile and develop René Cassin’s key messages and response on our human rights areas.
  • Ensure René Cassin is proactive in its campaigning work, taking opportunities when they arise and regularly revising and updating strategy and plans.
  • Forge strong working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders whose campaigning priorities align, and work with them to push for policy change.
  • Coordinate and manage the organisation’s campaign groups and volunteers including meetings, updates and blogs, finding creative opportunities for the campaign group involvement.
  • Grow René Cassin’s profile, credibility and influence through the implementation and management of our key campaigns and messages.

Effective Advocacy

  • Lead delivery of René Cassin’s advocacy strategy including key sector integration agenda, manage and maintain strong existing partnerships.
  • Contribute and liaise effectively as part of human rights sector-wide advocacy networks and coalitions.
  • Identify Parliamentarians receptive to René Cassin’s work and values and build sustained relationships to benefit our campaigns and broader human rights causes.
  • Identify opportunities for external advocacy engagement and design and project manage the implementation of advocacy work.
  • Manage key relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Liaise with different Jewish community stakeholders and partners to inform them of developments and opportunities for influence and support them in undertaking coordinated advocacy.
  • Develop and disseminate policy and advocacy content including fact sheets, policy briefs, submissions, updates, and position statements.

Community engagement

  • Lead the implementation, further development, and monitoring & evaluation of René Cassin’s community engagement priorities.
  • Build the capacity of Jewish stakeholders to engage in campaigning activities.
  • Identify and build new relationships with stakeholders and groups within the Jewish community through targeted mobilisation and actions.
  • Facilitate networking, partnership-building, and coordination of advocacy activities at national level between different stakeholders within the Jewish community and the wider sector.
  • Continually help identify and promote shared advocacy spaces and provide support to facilitate the participation of people and groups in the work of René Cassin.
  • Co-design, facilitate and deliver resources and capacity building and training events for community activists.

Admin, Fundraising and other duties

  • Actively contribute to fundraising, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic and operational planning as required.
  • Undertake shared organisational administration and project support tasks as required.
  • On occasion when required, work outside usual working hours.
  • Commit to ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Comply with René Cassis policies and processes including safeguarding, diversity and inclusion, the code of conduct and data protection.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Significant professional experience in a comparable role in the not-for-profit sector, international/intergovernmental organisation or social enterprise.
  • Knowledge of the British policy landscape, regarding human rights, in particular immigration and discrimination policy.
  • Degree-level qualification in a relevant area such as public policy, development studies, international relations, communications, human rights.
  • Proven experience in advocacy and campaigning, with the ability to work with coalitions and inform national policy discussions through grass-roots work.
  • Experience of successfully developing and delivering training, initiatives and resources.
  • Experience of devising and using a range campaign tactics (both online and offline) and evidencing the effectiveness of these through detailed monitoring processes.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to work with a diverse range of actors at different levels and from different cultural contexts.
  • Confident networker and influencer with the ability to represent René Cassin at a variety of events.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and networking skills and ability to build good working relationships with a wide range of people at all levels.
  • Adaptable and flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; a ‘can-do’ attitude and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the Jewish community in the UK and ability to provide expert advice to guide colleagues in engaging effectively with community leaders and groups.  

Desirable

  • Excellent understanding of how to recruit, retain and mobilise supporters for a given campaign.
  • Knowledge of how to develop campaign evaluation frameworks, including using online metrics and qualitative feedback from focus groups and interviews.
  • Parliamentary lobbying experience.
  • Experience of shaping an organisational strategy and theory of change.

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