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Compassion in World Farming
Posted: 17 Jun 2022
Deadline: 14 Jul 2022
Compensation: £28,000 to £30,000 pro-rata (depending on experience)
Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract Remote working
Job Title: Campaign Assistant (maternity cover) – Alliance to Save our Antibiotics
Salary: £28,000 to £30,000 Pro-rata (Depending on Experience)
Job Type: 0.5 FTE equivalent (18.5 hours per week)
Location: Remote working (Can be office based, or hybrid, if preferred)
Established by Compassion in World Farming, the Soil Association and Sustain, and supported by many other organisations, the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is campaigning to end the routine use of antibiotics in farmed animals. The overuse of antibiotics in farming increases the rate of emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria that threaten human and animal health and supports the continuation of farming practices that are inhumane and unsustainable.
Antibiotic resistance is increasing at a faster rate than previously realised and, as reported in The Lancet, in 2019, was directly responsible for the deaths of more than one and a quarter million people worldwide and linked with the deaths of nearly five million people. The overuse of antibiotics in humans and farm animals is to blame for this crisis. Worldwide about two thirds of antibiotics are used in livestock.
We are therefore looking for a Campaign Assistant to work, with the Campaign Manager, on a range of projects in support of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, including event management, creating briefings and collaborating with contractors. This work will assist in the Alliance’s aims of achieving significant reductions in farm antibiotic use, an end to routine preventative medication of farm animals, ensuring that the UK keeps pace with EU rules in this area and building the case for higher animal health and welfare standards.
The successful applicant will develop strong and effective working relationships with campaign, fundraising and media teams at the Alliance’s three founding organisations, and in particular the Steering Group; and work closely with the Alliance’s Scientific Advisor (employed by Soil Association) and all members of the Alliance.
Additionally, the postholder will manage briefings and other publications, assist in event managements, manage specific projects to deliver on the Alliance's workstreams and assist with administrative tasks. This exciting post might require the capacity to travel, sometimes internationally and at short notice.
Key responsibilities for the Campaign Assistant role include:
Our ideal candidate will have sound knowledge gained in a similar position, the ability to interpret scientific data, and previous experience of working within a successful campaigning organisation. It is also desirable that you have a knowledge of farm animal welfare issues. Strong organisational skills and good attention to detail are also key requirements for this position.
Compassion in World Farming International is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and lived experience, and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, whether these be of ethnicity, gender, identity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or other
About Compassion in World Farming:
Compassion in World Farming International is a leading global farm animal welfare organisation campaigning to bring an end to factory farming and to implement the highest animal welfare standards in Europe and beyond. We lead a growing worldwide movement of people concerned about how industrial agriculture mistreats animals, wastes precious resources and utterly fails to meet the needs of the planet’s inhabitants. With headquarters in the UK and offices throughout Europe, in the USA and China, we are an influential organisation whose supporters and partners throughout the world help us deliver on our initiatives.
Part 1: JOB PROFILE
OVERALL OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE POST
The purpose of this role is to work with the Campaign Manager on a range of projects in support of the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics; including event management, creating briefings and collaborating with contractors
POSITION IN ORGANISATION
SCOPE OF JOB
DIMENSIONS & LIMITS OF AUTHORITY
Proven Ability, Qualifications & Training
Skills, Knowledge & Attributes
Part 2: DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
Managing briefings and other publications 25%
Managing other projects 25%
Project / Event Management 20%
Staff Development 10%
To assist with other departmental duties where necessary, as listed below:
Closing: 5pm 14th July 2022. We would like applications as soon as possible as these will be reviewed regularly and interviews may take place on a rolling programme.
Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification detailed in the Job Description. Visit our website: https://ciwf.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/97
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About Compassion in World Farming
Compassion in World Farming International is the leading international farm animal welfare charity, campaigning to improve the lives of millions of farm animals through advocacy, lobbying for legislative change and positive engagement with the global food industry. Our established Food Business programme aims to raise baseline standards for farm animals by securing commitments, ensuring compliance and facilitating implementation of higher welfare policies and practices.