Job opportunity

Campaigns Officer – Women’s Aid

Women's Aid

Closing date: 14 December 2020

This exciting role will support the coordination of Women’s Aid’s new national campaign on the impacts of domestic abuse on mental health of survivors and their experiences of trauma, ensuring that the campaign centres the most marginalised voices.  This post will be part of Women’s Aid’s busy and dynamic Campaigns and Policy team, playing an important role in our wider campaigns, policy and public affairs work.

Main purpose of post:

  • To provide support and coordination for Women’s Aid’s new national campaign on the impacts of domestic abuse on mental health of survivors and their experiences of trauma, ensuring that the campaign centres the most marginalised voices.
  • To support the development and delivery of campaigns and policy work, including: research, development and campaign planning; organising events, meetings and engagement with survivors, member services and other partners; developing communications materials, reports and policy briefings on the campaign; and undertaking other administrative duties to support the wider work of the busy Campaigns and Policy team, as required.

Duties and responsibilities:

1. Campaigns

  • To support the development and delivery of Women’s Aid’s new public policy campaign on mental health and trauma in collaboration with our member  services and survivors of domestic abuse.
  • To work with colleagues to ensure the campaign takes an intersectional approach and centres the most marginalised voices.
  • To work with colleagues to support the research and development of the campaign, including through organising focus groups, interviews and other forms of participation.
  • To support the coordination of the campaign’s advisory groups with member services and survivors, and other external campaign meetings, including arranging meetings, agendas and taking minutes.
  • To be the main point of contact for Women’s Aid’s grassroots Campaign Champions network – responding to queries and engaging members of the network to support our campaigning work.
  • To support policy and communications work around the campaign – including reports, blogs, briefings, articles, copy for newsletters, Women’s Aid website and other campaigns materials.
  • To arrange and attend meetings with key decision makers, and to research and write briefings to inform these meetings.
  • To monitor parliamentary and government developments related to the campaign and Women’s Aid’s wider work
  • To support the coordination of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence and Abuse, which Women’s Aid provides the Secretariat for, as and when required.
  • To support with the monitoring and evaluation on the activities and impact of the campaign, and collate reports for funders.
  • To assist the Head of Policy & Campaigns and the Senior Engagement Officer on other related work on policy, campaigns and public affairs, as required.

2. General responsibilities

  • To maintain clear and adequate records of work done and to produce reports on work programmes and activities as required by management.
  • To contribute to team meetings and organisational priorities, and to participate in supervision and appraisal meetings.
  • To take direction on projects and priorities from your line manager, this may vary from time to time.
  • To carry administrative tasks necessary to comply with the job description.
  • To assist in the organisation of conferences or events organised by Women’s Aid, if required.
  • To abide by all organisational policies, codes of conduct and practice, and to work within a framework of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • To be flexible within the broad remit of the post.

3. Other

  • The location for this role is flexible and it will initially be based remotely due to coronavirus restrictions. Longer term, this job will require regular access to London, some travel to Bristol and other occasional travel and unsocial hours as required.

Person specification:

Click on how to apply to read the full person specification.

Job details:

Salary: £23,002 (plus Inner London Weighting of £3,415), based on WA scale point 25
Reports to: Head of Policy & Campaigns
Length of contract: 37 hours per week, 3 year contract

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Job Details

Organisation: Women's Aid

Location: Remote (with regular access to London) / London

Salary range: £20,000 - £30,000

Closing date: 14 December 2020

Contract type: Temporary

About the Organisation

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 45 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs. We are a federation of nearly 180 organisations which provide just under 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country.

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