Do you want to campaign to end the housing emergency? Then join Shelter as a Campaigns Assistant 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 - a strategy for the future. Could you help us implement it?
Our ambitious ten-year strategy will see us stand up for the rights of renters, demand social 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 the heart of this, helping build both the plan and the national movement needed to make it a reality.
About the role
We are currently recruiting for two Campaigns Assistants. An amazing opportunity to campaign for these aims, your challenge will be to support a growing campaigns team as we develop a new Community Organising function. You’ll also work with the team to help implement a variety of exciting public facing and supporter campaigns, managing your own projects and activities, and playing a key role as a first point of contact with Shelter supporters. These roles will be crucial in helping make sure everything runs smoothly through developing efficient administrative functions. There are two vacant Campaigns Assistant role in the team, one which will have more of a focus on online campaigning and one on Community Organising. Please specify if you have a preference when you apply.
An ideal entry-level role, you may have some existing experience in campaigning, organising or communications, or as a grassroots campaigner, with solid administrative skills. The main thing we are looking for is a passion for campaigning to end the housing emergency and a desire to do that through making sure the voices of those most affected are heard. We welcome applications from people who have been directly affected themselves and want to campaign to make sure no one has to face housing injustice.
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.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. 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.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.