Senior Campaigner/Campaigner

Job summary: An exciting, rare opportunity to be part of an expanding and dynamic vegan campaigning charity.

About us: Viva! is the UK’s leading vegan campaigning charity, specialising in undercover investigations and high-profile animal and environmental campaigns. Founded in 1994 we have spent 27 years creating a kinder, more sustainable world for humans and animals alike. We focus on four key areas: Animals, Planet, Health and Lifestyle.

Location: Bristol HQ

Hours: 35 per week

Holidays: 4 weeks plus at least 5 days at Xmas (plus usual bank holidays), increasing with length of employment

Salary (depending on experience):

  • Senior Campaigner £25,000 to £28,000
  • Campaigner £22,000 to £25,000

Closing date: 19 December 2021 – interviews will take place week of 17 January 2022

Reports to: Campaigns Manager

Contract type: Permanent role

Experience: Experience in campaigning or activist work. The Campaigner role is suitable for graduates preferably with some work experience in a useful field. Candidates with solid experience in a campaigning role or similar will be considered for the Senior Campaigner role.

Are you a driven campaigner and passionate about Viva! and our aims?

The Senior Campaigner/Campaigner will be working closely with the rest of the Viva! team on high-impact public pressure and awareness campaigns to increase veganism in the UK and educate the public on why to go vegan for animals, the planet and our health. They will be part of Viva!’s vibrant campaigns team and report to the Campaigns Manager. The role involves working with other team members to develop and deliver powerful campaign strategies. We’re seeking a proactive and energetic individual with a creative mindset, who has the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team. The successful applicant will be a strong team player and enjoy working closely with others.

This is a busy role and will offer the right candidate an excellent opportunity to utilise their passion and campaigning skills to help Viva! bring veganism to the masses.

Job Description

  • Become an expert on all things vegan, particularly relating to animals, the environment and why to go vegan
  • Develop, coordinate and lead campaign activities including street actions, photo-calls, stunts and other events
  • Create, develop, project manage and implement new and exciting campaigns
  • Be an active spokesperson for Viva! on national TV, radio and other press opportunities
  • Research all aspects of campaigns as necessary; produce written and fully referenced background reports
  • Research all aspects of how animals are used by humans, including those that are eaten/worn, maintaining and updating this information as appropriate
  • Write features, blogs and news items for Viva!Life magazine and external publications and websites
  • Produce campaign updates, evaluations and write-ups to share with the director, team and supporters
  • Work closely with volunteers to maximise their involvement in campaigns
  • Due to the nature of this role, out-of-hours work will be required

 

Skills and knowledge

  • Experience in campaigning (grassroots, local or national), activism or advocacy
  • Ability to come up with creative ideas
  • Engaging and motivating personality
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work quickly, in a dynamic organisation under time pressure
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communications
  • Self-motivated and self-managing with ability to take initiative
  • Strong public presentation and media communications skills (training provided)
  • Working with people and organisations to achieve objectives
  • Creating compelling resources/materials both on and offline
  • Confident and articulate
  • Strong team player
  • Proactive, can-do attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organisation
  • Valid UK driver’s licence

How to apply

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want to work for Viva!, how your experience fits this role and what you can bring to Viva!.

Important – your CV must contain two referees, including your current (or most recent) employer who will only be contacted if you are offered the job, and your current (or most recent) salary.

Please send your CV and covering letter with the role you’re applying for in the subject line to Jess Nagji-Nunn, Executive Assistant to the Director, at jess@viva.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE CV APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY A COVER LETTER

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