Supporter Mobilisation Manager
(Part-time hours will be considered)
Fixed term until May 2018
Closing date: 2 April 2017 (Midnight)
We're looking for a strategically minded individual who has managed significant communication campaigns at a national/regional level to join us as Supporter Mobilisation Manager and help us fight the UK housing crisis.
Housing now polls as a top 5 political issue. Shelter, together with the public, put it there. Our focus is squarely on winning big for those in housing difficulty and our ambition is to be the most effective campaigns and communications team in the charity sector. Our chief challenge over the next three years is to grow this profile even further and to ensure it leads to lasting policy change and more people seeking help at an early stage. Integrating our communications so that we never miss an opportunity to tell the story of what we do, increase our impact and strengthen the public’s support for our work will be vital too. And you could be a part of it all.
Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Your key responsibilities:
- Working with the Head of Campaigns to develop a programme of supporter campaigns and a strategy for engaging, mobilising and recruiting Shelter campaigners
- Using audience research and insight, intelligence gathering and understanding of campaigning best practice to inform supporter campaigning
- Developing calls to action and delivering online and offline tactics and leading or overseeing campaigns and project managing a multi-disciplinary team to deliver to time and budget
- Line managing a team and deputising for the Head of campaigns when required.
And what you’ll need:
- A flair for strategic thinking, a taste for innovation, bags of creativity and a passion for seizing opportunities as they arise to be part of timely, strategic and inspiring campaigns
- A background in charity campaigning or communications, or a similar field, such as marketing or PR, including some direct line management and project management experience
- A real desire to make a difference to one of the biggest emerging social issues of our day – Britain’s housing crisis
- The verbal and written communication skills it takes to represent Shelter to senior stakeholders and make sure the team delivers quality communications products.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please download the job description.
Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.