Campaigns Officer

Closing date: 10am on Monday 30 March 2020

Salary: £27,000 per year

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term contract for one year

Location: London SW8

Interviews: Tuesday 14 April 2020

We are on a mission to give children and young people from disadvantaged communities the literacy skills to succeed in life. You could join us as Campaigns Officer.

We are recruiting a Campaigns Officer to deliver communications and behaviour change campaigns in National Literacy Trust Hubs and other target areas.

What you’ll be doing

National Literacy Trust Hubs are a ten-year, place-based response to the challenges of intergenerational low literacy. You will work as part of our marketing and communications team, using a range of channels to spread key messages among communities and affect behaviours among target demographics. You will build relationships with local partners including the media, and manage campaign activities and events. You will also support activity across the marketing and communications team and prepare copy for our newsletters, websites and social media.

What we’re looking for

You will be an excellent writer with campaigning and communications experience and the ability to work under pressure. You will be a creative thinker with experience of working in partnership with a range of different organisations to deliver campaign results. You will have worked on and delivered engaging public events. You will also have a good knowledge of the media and be able to build a network of contacts and establish media partnerships.

Why our work is so vital

One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good literacy 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.

The National Literacy Trust is dedicated to improving the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success in school, work and life. We run Literacy Hubs and campaigns in communities where low levels of literacy and social mobility are seriously impacting people’s lives. We support schools and early years settings to deliver outstanding literacy provision, and we campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians, businesses and parents. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions. Literacy is a vital element of action against poverty and our work changes children’s life stories.

What we offer you

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, employee assistance programme and other health and wellbeing benefits.

We support flexible working and promote a workplace where you can be yourself and contribute to our success, whoever you are.

Application details

Our people are our most important asset and we value and respect diversity in all its forms (seen and unseen). We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and candidates from the communities in which we work. We would like to increase representation of these groups among our staff as we know greater diversity will lead to an even greater impact for our work.

For more information and to apply, download the files below. Please also complete our online equal opportunities monitoring form when you submit your application.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond individually to applications so if you have not heard from us by the advertised interview date, this means we have not been able to shortlist your application this time.

Please note we do not accept CVs. No agencies or recruitment sites.