Campaign Manager, Blackpool

Closing date: 10am, Monday 28 October 2019

Salary: £32,000 per year pro rata (0.8 FTE)

Contract: Fixed term for one year

Hours: Part-time, 28 hours per week

Location: Based in Blackpool

Interviews: Thursday 7 November 2019

Do you want to change the life stories of families in Blackpool and lead the campaign to Get Blackpool Reading?

We are looking for a Campaign Manager with communications and behaviour change campaigning expertise to plan and oversee delivery of the Get Blackpool Reading literacy campaign. You will develop messaging that resonates with target audiences and work with local community partners on a campaign that will improve literacy behaviours among children and families in Blackpool.

You will be a communications strategist and a compelling writer and communicator who can manage multiple senior stakeholders and excel under pressure. You will be a creative thinker with experience of working with a range of different partners to deliver campaign results. You will have a good knowledge of the media, be able to build a network of contacts and establish media partnerships, develop creative communications collateral and be strong at collaboration and partnership working.

You will work closely alongside a local Project Manager as well as with other members of the marketing and communications team in London.

One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills will struggle to succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.

We are an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.

As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including a generous leave allowance totalling 39 days (including bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year), pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans and other health and wellbeing benefits.

Application details

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