On the Job! Campaign Manager, Child Soldiers International (deadline 16 November)

Child Soldiers International is recruiting a Campaign Manager for a part-time fixed-term contract, 5 January 2015 – 4 January 2016. 

About the role: This is a maternity leave cover position, to continue work on Child Soldiers International’s established campaign to raise the enlistment age for the UK armed forces to 18 years old. For the period of cover the role will focus on building networks of support and action, alongside specific advocacy tasks at discrete points.

Salary: From £39,768 – £43,052 per annum full time equivalent, depending on experience, adjusted on a pro rata basis for 2 days per week to £15,907 – £17,220.

Working schedule: 2 days per week. Flexible working hours are available.

Location: The post is based at Child Soldiers International’s office in London Bridge.

Essential requirements: Fluency in English and the right to work in the UK. (Please do not apply if you do not meet these requirements.)

Core responsibilities:

  • Expand the network of organisations (including young people’s organisations, students, children’s organisations, trade unions, faith groups, human rights organisations, veterans groups, political groups, etc) and influential individuals supporting the campaign, whilst maintaining existing relationships.
  • Devise effective and engaging campaigning actions for supporters (individuals and organisations) to undertake, and ensure these are effectively implemented.
  • Maintain and work with media contacts to ensure continued coverage of the issue as broadly as possible, including preparing press releases and providing broadcast interviews as necessary.
  • Maintain contacts with supporters in parliament, identify and take up advocacy opportunities, including the preparation of documents and delivery of presentations.
  • Monitor relevant developments within the MoD and parliament, including in relation to both defence and education.
  • Draft, submit and follow up on a shadow report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the UK’s implementation of its OPAC obligations.
  • Work with the Fundraiser to support donor reporting requirements.
  • Perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing and support the organisational development of Child Soldiers International.

Person specification:

  • Experience of network building and outreach (essential)
  • Experience of devising and implementing effective public campaign actions (essential)
  • Experience of working with the media (essential)
  • Good contacts within relevant UK NGO communities (e.g. youth organisations, military organisations, etc)
  • Excellent written language skills (essential)
  • Experience of working within a Human Rights framework (desirable)
  • Experience of working within UK parliamentary system (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UK military issues, particularly recruitment of minors (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UK education and/or social policy for 16 – 18 age group (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UK political system (desirable)
  • To apply: Please e-mail a covering letter, outlining your experience and capacity to do this job, details of two referees, and CV to info@child-soldiers.org. (Please state in your covering letter how you meet the essential requirement of the right to work in the UK.)

Closing date: close of Sunday 16 November 2014

Interviews and written test: week commencing 1 December 2014

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