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Campaign Assistant (maternity cover) – Alliance to Save our Antibiotics

Compassion in World Farming
Remote working

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

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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:

  • Managing some projects within the Alliance’s workstream, including preparing reports, commissioning opinion polls and communicating with other Alliance members
  • Managing briefings and other publications, for online and offline dissemination, including working with external designers and printers to ensure projects remain on schedule and have appropriate content and within budget
  • Project and event management, on behalf of the Alliance. The successful candidate will need to develop briefs for events and then put those plans into action, including liaising with external parties (e.g. caterers, speakers, delegates), managing invites and helping to ‘stage manage’ events on the day.
  • Develop effective working relationships with all members of the Campaigns Team, Fundraising Team, Food Business Team and our European offices in order to be able to plan, implement and manage this successful campaign.
  • Liaise effectively with our Supporter Engagement Team to ensure that we provide an excellent service to our supporters, and with Trustees / Directors and third parties as required.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with other stakeholders.

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

  • Reports to the Campaign Manager
  • Develops strong and effective working relationships with campaign, fundraising and media teams at the Alliance’s three founding organisations, and in particular the Steering Group.
  • Work closely with the Alliance’s Scientific Advisor (employed by Soil Association) and all members of the Alliance
  • No direct reports

SCOPE OF JOB

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Alliance’s strategic plan
  • Work with the Campaign Manager and Scientific Advisor to Plan to develop and manage campaigns on antibiotic reduction. 

DIMENSIONS & LIMITS OF AUTHORITY

  • The budget is held by the Campaign Manager, who must work within the available resources. The Campaign Assistant should aim to help deliver that.
  • May work with the Campaign Manager to select suppliers
  • Work with the Campaign Manager to expand the Alliance’s campaign work in the UK.
  • Responsible for provision of regular campaign reports for dissemination to other staff, steering group members, etc. Assist with contributions to the Board reports, if requested by the Campaign Manager, and  monitoring and evaluation of any assigned campaigns projects. 
  • Help manage any short-term consultants that might be recruited, as required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

Proven Ability, Qualifications & Training

  • Proven track record of managing high level events and delivering projects such as reports and other communication tools
  • Sound understanding of working in NGOs or charitable organisations
  • Proven track record of delivering tasks on time, on budget and to a high standard
  • Excellent written and spoken English, and good Maths skills
  • Excellent IT skills including email, web, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, digital comms
  • Experience of working with the medical/public health sector

Skills, Knowledge & Attributes

  • Good planning skills
  • Ability to remain focussed and cope with pressure
  • Excellent telephone and written communications
  • Ability to prioritise and work through a list of tasks
  • Positive disposition
  • Approachable and adaptable
  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Experience of working remotely
  • Understanding of food and farming systems and farm animal welfare

Part 2: DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:  Other duties may be assigned.

Managing briefings and other publications 25%

  • Working with a designer and printer, manage the process of creating publications, both print and on-line
  • Ensure all images have appropriate permissions and credits
  • Chase up content and design and ensure publication remains on schedule
  • Ensure projects are kept to budget, and that invoices are passed along appropriately

Managing other projects 25%

  • Additional projects may include opinion polling, sending out briefings and letters
  • Help to maximise opportunities to bring the campaign to new audiences
  • Help communicate with Alliance Members

Project / Event Management 20%

  • Working to an agreed brief, plan events on behalf of the Alliance for various projects and workstreams
  • Liaising with all relevant parties i.e. venue, caterers, speakers, technical teams, delegates
  • Manage invites and acceptances
  • ‘Stage Manage’ events on the day
  • Ensure projects are kept to budget, and that invoices are passed along appropriately

Staff Development 10%

Administration 20%

CIWF Values

Core Values

  • Treats people with dignity & respect
  • Maintains high ethical standards
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Steering Group Member’s mission and goals. 

Core Competencies

  • Communication – level 2
  • Working with People – level 2                                                                             
  • Drive for results – level 2

Functional Competencies

  • Relating and Networking – level 2
  • Persuading and Influencing – level 2
  • Applying Technical Expertise – level 3
  • Learning and Research – level 2
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts – level 2 

ADDITIONAL TASKS

To assist with other departmental duties where necessary, as listed below:

  • Take due and reasonable care of oneself and others in respect of Health & Safety at Work.
  • Act in a manner that enhances the work of the Alliance, and its founding organisations, and its overall public image
  • In all work activities, comply with data protection legislation and each founding organisation’s requirements for the protection of personal information and the privacy of individuals
  • Work on projects / tasks as specified by your manager / Steering group
  • Attend and participate in, at least, bi-monthly management meetings in Godalming and quarterly steering group meetings in London as appropriate
  • The job description is not exhaustive, and you may be asked to carry out additional tasks which are appropriate to your experience, as required by your line manager
  • Due to the nature of the role, there may be a requirement to carry out some work out of office hours. This work is to be arranged in accordance with procedures
  • Travel within the UK may be required
  • Actively support the promotion and delivery and embedding of equality, inclusion, and diversity.

Application information

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.