Campaigns Officer

Closing date: 10am, Tuesday 21 May 2019

Salary: £27,000 per year

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: London SW8

Interviews: Monday 3 / Tuesday 4 June 2019

Are you an excellent writer with campaigning and communications experience and the ability to work under pressure? Do you want to inspire behaviour change in disadvantaged communities across the UK?

We are recruiting a creative and tenacious Campaigns Officer to deliver our local campaigns. You will be responsible for delivering communications and behaviour change campaigns in National Literacy Trust Hubs and other target areas. You will also support media activity across the team and prepare copy for newsletters, the National Literacy Trust website and social media.

We 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.

The role is part of our marketing and communications team and reports to the Campaigns Manager. You will also work closely with other members of the team and the Hubs team delivering our local community programmes.

You will be a creative thinker with experience of working with a range of different organisations to deliver campaign results. You will have a good knowledge of the media and be able to build a network of contacts and establish media partnerships.

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 annual 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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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.