Campaigns Manager – Organising & Strategy
Do you have substantial experience of campaigns strategy development, project management and working with individuals or groups to help them drive change through community organising? Then join Shelter as one of our new Campaigns Managers and you could soon be playing your part in bringing about positive change that will genuinely transform millions of people’s lives.
Shelter exists to defend the right to a safe home for everyone. We strive for change — with individuals, in communities and across society. A home is a fundamental human need and a basic moral right, yet in Britain today, that right is being denied to millions of people whose lives are blighted by homelessness, bad conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. Six million households are denied the right to a safe home, or are threatened with losing it. 4,750 people sleep on our streets on any given night. 90,000 households are stuck in unsuitable temporary accommodation. In short, it’s a national emergency. But, we have a plan, can you help make it a reality?
Our ambitious ten-year strategy will see us stand up for the rights of renters, demand social rent homes for everyone who wants them, prevent people from becoming homeless and support people who are homeless back into a home. The expanding campaigns team has a key role at very heart of this, helping build both the plan and the national movement needed to make it a reality.
About the role
An amazing opportunity to campaign for change, you’ll oversee a programme of work to grow the power of those in housing need to claim their rights through training, network and capacity building, leading our new programme of Community Organising. In doing this you’ll also be working out how Shelter can best collaborate across the housing campaigning movement and how we can link up with our local services in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester, with a team of four community organisers to help do that. You’ll also be leading on strategy for several of the key campaigning themes that will underpin all this, making sure all the campaigning we do has real impact.
Already an accomplished campaigner or community organiser, you have what it takes to develop and support a nationwide movement of organisations and community groups to ensure that those most affected by the housing crisis have their voices heard. Adept at coalition building and working in coalition, you’re proactive, results-driven and politically aware. You will also have substantial experience of campaign strategy development both within large organisations like Shelter and working with external partners. Above all, you share our passion for making a difference to one of the biggest emerging social issues of our day – Britain’s housing crisis.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Apply to be part of our campaigns team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
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