Campaigns Manager

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 19 September 2018

Salary: £36,000 per year

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: London SW8

Interviews: w/c 24 September 2018

Do you want to lead a team to inspire behaviour change in disadvantaged communities across the UK? We are recruiting a creative Campaigns Manager with behaviour change expertise to plan and oversee delivery of our local campaigns, spreading key messages to affect literacy behaviours among target communities in our National Literacy Trust Hubs.

The role is part of our marketing and communications team and will also work closely with our Hubs team, including those based at National Literacy Trust Hub locations around the country. The Hubs are a 10-year, place-based response to the challenges of intergenerational low literacy.

You will be responsible for planning and delivering communications and behaviour change campaigns in our Hubs and other target areas, and leading the team of three Communications and Campaigns Officers. They use a range of different channels to spread key messages among communities, build relationships with local partners including the media, and manage campaign activities and events. They also rollout core communications initiatives across Hubs and regions.

You will be a behaviour change and communications strategist and a compelling writer and communicator who can manage multiple senior stakeholders and excel under pressure. You will also need to 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, and be a strong and supportive team leader.

One person in seven has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood of literacy failure by the age of five.

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 annual leave allowance of 28 days (plus bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and new year), and pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary.

Application details

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