Are you a creative, driven and collaborative individual with a proven track record of developing and delivering successful communications strategies? Are you looking for an exciting and highly rewarding new career opportunity?
If so, Nesta is looking for a Campaigns Manager to plan, develop and deliver communications in support of our three innovation missions.
We are Nesta. The UK’s innovation agency for social good. We confront challenges that affect millions of people, from inequality and ill-health to the climate crisis.
We believe that innovation offers more potential now than ever before. We see opportunities to mobilise citizens and influence behaviour. Private and public capital that can be used more creatively. A wealth of data to mine. And so we draw on these rich resources by bringing together diverse teams. Data scientists, designers and behavioural scientists. Practitioners, academics, entrepreneurs and people with lived experience.
Together, we design, test and scale new solutions to society’s biggest problems. We partner with frontline organisations, build new businesses and work to change whole systems. Harnessing the rigour of science and the creativity of design, we work relentlessly to put new ideas to the test.
About this exciting opportunity
This key role will see you focus on leading the development of strategic communications plans to support Nesta’s missions, drawing on the full communications mix and by delivering the full range of communications tactics. This will include using media, PR, marketing, public affairs, events, stakeholder relations and content creation, working collaboratively with Nesta colleagues. You will also be expected to:
- Act as a source of strategic and tactical communications advice to mission colleagues, embedding communications thinking at the heart of project planning and delivery
- Support mission teams with stakeholder management and public affairs activities, mapping target stakeholders, tracking and planning engagement strategies
- Work with colleagues across multiple teams to ensure coherence and coordination across both missions and the wider organisation
- Oversee impact measurement, reporting and evaluation
What we are looking for
In addition to your proven experience of driving successful communications campaigns, you will be an exceptional and experienced communicator, who can think quickly, digest large amounts of information and consult and advise effectively on options and tactics. You will have outstanding written and verbal communications skills, with a track record of writing and edit content for a range of audiences, while also being a creative thinker, able to develop and manage innovative, effective and integrated campaigns.
Experience of communications delivery in sectors relevant to at least one of Nesta’s mission areas would be a significant advantage, as are strong interpersonal, relationship-building and prioritisation skills and a flexible, collaborative and proactive approach to your work.
What we offer
Salary: £38k-£54k plus array of benefits, including health cash plans, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more
Location: This role is based in Blackfriars, Central London, but we offer flexibility for our people to work remotely
Hours: This is a full-time role but we offer a range of flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to take advantage of them. Many do.
Reports to: Senior Campaigns Manager
Making an application
To apply for this role, please submit your application before 8:00am on the 16th of April 2021.
First interviews will take place on the 28th and 29th of April 2021 (via Zoom)
Second interviews will take place w/c 3rd of May 2021 (via Zoom)
At Nesta, we believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.
We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.
This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements.
Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you would like to explore.