Our client is campaigning to end the routine use of antibiotics in farmed animals. The overuse of antibiotics in farming increases the rate of emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria that threaten human and animal health and supports the continuation of farming practices that are inhumane and unsustainable.
Antibiotic resistance is increasing at a faster rate than previously realised and, as reported in The Lancet, in 2019, was directly responsible for the deaths of more than one and a quarter million people worldwide and linked with the deaths of nearly five million people. The overuse of antibiotics in humans and farm animals is to blame for this crisis. Worldwide about two thirds of antibiotics are used in livestock.
They are therefore looking for a Campaign Assistant to work, with the Campaign Manager, on a range of projects in support of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, including event management, creating briefings and collaborating with contractors. This work will assist in the Alliance’s aims of achieving significant reductions in farm antibiotic use, an end to routine preventative medication of farm animals, ensuring that the UK keeps pace with EU rules in this area and building the case for higher animal health and welfare standards.
The successful applicant will develop strong and effective working relationships with campaign, fundraising and media teams at the Alliance’s three founding organisations, and in particular the Steering Group; and work closely with the Alliance’s Scientific Advisor (employed by Soil Association) and all members of the Alliance.
Additionally, the postholder will manage briefings and other publications, assist in event managements, manage specific projects to deliver on the Alliance's workstreams and assist with administrative tasks. This exciting post might require the capacity to travel, sometimes internationally and at short notice.
Key responsibilities for the Campaign Assistant role include:
- Managing some projects within the Alliance’s workstream, including preparing reports, commissioning opinion polls and communicating with other Alliance members
- Managing briefings and other publications, for online and offline dissemination, including working with external designers and printers to ensure projects remain on schedule and have appropriate content and within budget
- Project and event management, on behalf of the Alliance. The successful candidate will need to develop briefs for events and then put those plans into action, including liaising with external parties (e.g. caterers, speakers, delegates), managing invites and helping to ‘stage manage’ events on the day.
- Develop effective working relationships with all members of the Campaigns Team, Fundraising Team, Food Business Team and their European offices in order to be able to plan, implement and manage this successful campaign.
- Liaise effectively with their Supporter Engagement Team to ensure that they provide an excellent service to their supporters, and with Trustees / Directors and third parties as required.
- Build and maintain good working relationships with other stakeholders.
Their ideal candidate will have sound knowledge gained in a similar position, the ability to interpret scientific data, and previous experience of working within a successful campaigning organisation. It is also desirable that you have a knowledge of farm animal welfare issues. Strong organisational skills and good attention to detail are also key requirements for this position.
Our client is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. They value diversity and lived experience, and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within the organisation and across the sector. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, whether these be of ethnicity, gender, identity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or other
Closing: 5pm 14th July 2022. They would like applications as soon as possible as these will be reviewed regularly and interviews may take place on a rolling programme.
Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification detailed in the Job Description.
No agencies please.
About our client:
They are a leading global farm animal welfare organisation campaigning to bring an end to factory farming and to implement the highest animal welfare standards in Europe and beyond. They lead a growing worldwide movement of people concerned about how industrial agriculture mistreats animals, wastes precious resources and utterly fails to meet the needs of the planet’s inhabitants. With headquarters in the UK and offices throughout Europe, in the USA and China, they are an influential organisation whose supporters and partners throughout the world help them deliver on their initiatives.
They are a leading UK charity that works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare, because these issues cannot be tackled in isolation. They campaign for policy change, support farming innovation, serve healthy food in communities, help protect forests and support and grow the organic market. Their aim is to make a difference in the world where it’s needed the most.
It is a powerful alliance of organisations and communities working together for a better system of food and farming - better for people, animals and the planet. The Sustain alliance brings together around 100 organisations nationally – and hundreds more at local and regional level – cultivating the movement for change. Working together, they run highly effective and creative campaigns, advocacy, networks and demonstration projects, aiming to catalyse permanent changes in policy and practice, and to help equip more people and communities with skills as change-makers.
Location: Godalming (Can be office based, or hybrid, if preferred)
Contract type: Fixed Term – Maternity Cover
Hours: Part Time (18.5 hours per week)
Salary: £28,000 to £30,000 FTE (Pro-rata) (Depending on experience)
Closing date for applications: 14th July 2022
You may also have experience in the following: Policy, Campaigns Assistant, Policy Advisor, Policy Assistant, Communications Assistant, Campaigns, Data Administrator, etc.
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