HQ2823 - Senior Campaigns Officer

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Posted: 09/08/2019 11:26
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £32,000 - £34,000 per annum
Location: London
Level: Senior Campaigns Officer
Deadline: 01/09/2019 23:59
Hours: 35.00
Benefits: Excellent
Job Type: Permanent

Location: Highbury, London

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Policy and Campaigns team at Action on Hearing Loss. 

The Senior Campaigns Officer will sit within our Policy & Campaigns directorate, which is responsible for influencing the government, parliamentarians, policy makers, service providers, individuals and a wide range of other stakeholders. We work to ensure that people with hearing loss do not face barriers in society and that the best possible support is available for them to help manage their condition.

You will lead the implementation of our campaign activities and be responsible for developing campaign plans to meet our strategic objectives, whilst growing our campaigns network to ensure we can secure social change.

Interview Date: 11th September 2019

Staff Benefits

You'll enjoy a range of excellent benefits and access to ongoing support and learning and development programmes across the country. We provide an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. We also recognise your talent and commitment by helping you to take care of your health, life balance and financial wellbeing.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time)
  • Bank holiday enhancement
  • Cycle to work scheme to help you save on the price of a new bike
  • Health scheme to cover you and your family’s health from £7 per month
  • Employee assistance programme that gives you and your family free, confidential support.
  • The option to buy or sell leave annually in exchange for salary
  • Enhanced benefits, including maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supporting you to study including time off for study leave and external courses
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • £50,000 life assurance
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and savings on our products and publications, and a half-price subscription to our magazine
  • An annual ceremony where we recognise those nominated for Pod award as well as rewarding winners.
  • The annual ‘Big Satisfaction’ staff survey measuring levels of engagement and job satisfaction
  • We are proud to hold the Investors in People Standard
  • Staff council and staff companions.
  • We are proud to hold Disability Confident Employer status.
  • Our three core values are People, Passion and Partnership. These values guide and challenge how we act, how we behave towards others, and how we go about our day-to-day work.

Learning & Development

We place high importance on giving our staff the opportunity to develop their careers. We therefore provide access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities including inductions, training courses, accredited qualifications, and coaching and mentoring schemes.

  • Induction programme for new starters covering everything you need to know about our organisation, as well as providing an introduction to hearing loss.
  • British Sign Language training and certification.
  • An internal coaching scheme
  • Partnership mentoring scheme where we match employees with suitable mentors at the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) and the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS).

Job Description

Overall Purpose of the Role:

To plan and implement integrated campaigns to support the delivery of the overall Action on Hearing Loss strategy.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead and evaluate national campaigns in support of Action on Hearing Loss’ strategic aims and objectives, providing proactive strategic campaigning advice to the charity.
  • Support Action on Hearing Loss as it engages the wider public in deafness and hearing loss issues and produce compelling public facing content that encourages engagement in our campaigns.
  • To work closely with colleagues in the Policy and Campaigns Directorate to ensure that our campaigns work is evidence based and puts the voice of people with hearing loss at the heart of our influencing agenda.
  • To deliver a new initiative for Action on Hearing Loss, the Social Change Advisory Group, which will involve people living with deafness and hearing loss in the planning of our campaigning work.
  • To work with the Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs to develop, implement, monitor and report against relevant measures of effectiveness of our campaigns activity.
  • Manage cross-department project teams to deliver campaigns so that all relevant parts of the organisation are aligned and working together to secure the changes that we are seeking for people living with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.
  • Utilise a variety of campaign tools and tactics and stay abreast of developments in the campaigning field.
  • Effectively represent Action on Hearing Loss in key meetings with campaigns partners, targets and stakeholders so that Action on Hearing Loss is recognised as a credible, strategic and high-impact campaigning organisation.

Person specification:

  Essential Desirable
  • Demonstrable evidence of having developed and delivered effective campaigns plans with tangible impacts.
  • Experience of involving campaign networks and campaign volunteers.
  • Experience of developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating campaign plans and strategies
  • Experience working with in-house communications teams, or agencies, to deliver integrated influencing.
  • Experience of planning and delivering campaign events
  • Understanding of traditional and social media and how to use it in campaigning.
Qualifications / Professional Training  
  • Undergraduate degree
Skills / Knowledge
  • Ability to provide strategic insight on a large number of key issues for Action on Hearing Loss.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of campaigning techniques and tactics and their application.
  • Ability to communicate complex material with impact and in accessible language to key internal and external audiences.
  • Knowledge of online campaigning platforms such as Engaging Networks and e-mail software programmes.
  • Knowledge of central health and social policy issues and their relevance to people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus.
  • A knowledge of parliament and public affairs
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to work co-operatively across boundaries both within Action on Hearing Loss and between organisations.
  • Effective interpersonal and team work skills enabling good communication with professionals and Action on Hearing Loss colleagues.
  • Ability to work sensitively and diplomatically with people who may have strong and divergent opinions.
  • Ability to prioritise workload confidently and promptly in response to changing circumstances, and to adapt quickly to changes in work, workload and capacity.

Communication is a basic human need. Yet most of us know someone who struggles to communicate through hearing loss. It can cause substantial harm to friendships, family relationships, confidence, employability, mental health and life chances.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the RNID) is the UK’s largest charity for the 11 million people in the UK who confront deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss every day. Established in 1911, we help people to take control of their lives and live the life they choose, removing the barriers standing in their way. We give people support and care, develop technology and treatments, and campaign for equality. 

We champion the value of difference and equality and celebrate our diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from BAME backgrounds or who are deaf or hard of hearing. With almost 20% of our employees having a disability we proudly hold Disability Confident Leader status and guarantee an interview for disabled applicants meeting the minimum essential criteria

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