Salary : £38,774 (out of London) or up to £42,000 (including London weighting) (pro rata)
Location: Home-based (with frequent travel and work in London) or office-based (Vauxhall)
Working Hours: Full-time (flexible, working minimum of 28 hours/per week considered – pro rata)
Kinship is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. We offer kinship carers financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. Our expert advice, information and guidance helps with complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make. We are always there to support them through challenging times and celebrate the good
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, talented and experienced Campaigns Manager to join Kinship and lead the delivery of its campaigns to raise awareness of kinship care, and influence policy change which improves support for kinship families.
This is a strategic role in a fast-growing charity within the Communications and External Affairs directorate. The Campaigns Manager will play a pivotal role in supporting the Head of Campaigns and Communications to develop the charity’s Kinship Campaigners programme, funded by Comic Relief, mobilising thousands of kinship carers in England and Wales to become engaged, effective and empowered campaigners. The Campaigns Manager will lead on delivering this in a focused, proactive and creative way that aligns with the charity’s wider influencing work and maximises opportunities to influence change. You’ll manage the Senior Campaigns Officer and work with colleagues across the organisation (in particular the Policy and Public Affairs team, Media Manager, and Head of Wales) to manage and deliver Kinship’s flagship ‘Value Our Love’ campaign and 2024 General Election campaigning activity. You’ll be focused on developing and implementing a compelling campaign strategy, recruiting and mobilising campaign supporters through engaging digital content and tactics, and working alongside kinship carers to build a powerful community of kinship carers and others to catalyse change nationally and locally. Storytelling and the first-hand experiences of kinship carers will be at the heart of our approach, raising the profile of kinship care and making it an issue that cannot be ignored.
This is an exciting time to join Kinship as the organisation implements an ambitious growth strategy and we head into a General Election year, and with kinship care more in the spotlight than ever before following the December 2023 publication of the first ever National Kinship Care Strategy. You’ll be part of an ambitious, influential and supportive Communications and External affairs team working closely with colleagues across the organisation, kinship carers and kinship care experienced young people to develop a strategic approach to influencing, campaigns, engagement and communications.
You will be an energetic and all-round campaigner with:
What Kinship will offer you:
Kinship offers 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) as well as a generous pension scheme. This fixed-term role is open to flexible working (school hours would be considered). We have an excellent wellbeing offer including the Employee Assistance Programme and clinical supervision. We will invest in your professional development with training and career development opportunities.
Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams. We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work. We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us.
This is a fantastic time to join a supportive and well-established team within an organisation with rapid growth ambitions. This role will be what you make it and we’re looking for someone to seize this opportunity!
07 March 2024