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Organising Administrator

The Humane League UK
Remote, UK

Posted: 31 Aug 2021

Deadline: 26 Sep 2021

Compensation: Starting Salary of £25,000 or £27,750 for London weighting

Paid Full-time Flexible hours Permanent Remote working

Job description

Who we are: 

The Humane League UK is a charity ending the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world's biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action. We're a mission-driven, energetic team focused on problem-solving and effective teamwork, and have grown significantly over the last few years. Thanks to our targeted approach, our effectiveness in reducing animal suffering and our efficient use of donations, The Humane League has been named Top Charity by the independent evaluator Animal Charity Evaluators for every rating period.

The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment and being an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer, demonstrating our commitment to recruiting, retaining, and supporting disabled people and people with health conditions, based on their skills and talent. 

In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all applicants will receive unbiased consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, neurodiversity, age, or veteran status.

You can read more about how The Humane League UK is working on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact us via and we will be happy to discuss via email or telephone reasonable adjustments that you may require throughout the process.

We are seeking a self-motivated, well organised, collaborative individual with the drive to create progressive change for millions of farmed animals. 

This is a permanent, full-time position (37.5 hours per week) with flexible working hours from time to time to facilitate activist calls and events. 

We will be holding a webinar on Thursday 9th September 2021 at 8pm, hosted by Katie Ferneyhough, Organising Manager and Cordelia Britton, Head of Campaigns, where you will be able to ask any questions you may have and find out more about the role. If you’re interested, please register here. As it’s a webinar you’ll only be able to see the presenters and not others watching. The webinar will be recorded and will be shared here with subtitles after the event.

Who you are:

As our Organising Administrator you will be part of a small, high-impact team specialising in organising our volunteers and grassroots activities to achieve change for farmed animals.

Reporting to the Organising Manager and part of the Campaigns department, the role involves providing key administrative support to our volunteer network. Providing ongoing logistical support to facilitate grassroots activities, and supporting our campaigns team from behind the scenes, you will ensure our volunteers have everything they need to be fully engaged in their role.  The role will also involve working closely with our fundraising department to further the reach of our peer to peer fundraising.

You are passionate about The Humane League’s mission of ending the abuse of animals raised for food. While working with autonomy is an important part of your role, strong collaboration and communication skills are paramount to your success. You will have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a fast paced environment and be able to prioritise and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.

Primary Duties:

  • Manage our CRM platform, ensuring volunteer information is accurate and kept up to date, communicating with volunteers as needed

  • Be the go to person for any new volunteer enquiries, providing guidance and pointing them in the right direction

  • Communicate with the volunteer community on a regular basis via email, Slack and phone, collecting information and checking in with tasks and projects as required

  • Manage the logistics of the volunteer training journey ensuring all new volunteers complete the appropriate onboarding pathway via the CRM 

  • Provide administrative support for volunteers fundraising on behalf of THL. Fielding initial enquiries, sign-posting to relevant policies and providing materials as needed 

  • Collaborate across the Campaigns Department to ensure the administrative needs of the team are met

  • Support the delivery of virtual events for the national volunteer community

  • Organise in person events, including developing, ordering and distributing the required materials and supporting our volunteers with any logistical requirements 

In addition:

  • Attending conferences, events, protests and actions.

  • Participating in team meetings including note-taking and facilitation. 

  • Attending in-person workshops several times a year.

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Organising Manager.

Key competencies:

Organised: You are a forward-thinker who works on your own initiative, meeting objectives and tight deadlines under pressure.

Communication: Comfortable communicating over a wide variety of platforms, you are able to effectively engage our volunteers and simply and effectively communicate what is required.

Multi-tasking: Managing several tasks at once, and working across the Campaigns Department, you are comfortable multi-tasking to achieve desired outcomes.

Team player: You value the benefits of teamwork, making your contribution confidently within the team. You are comfortable working with staff from different teams.  

Interpersonal skills: You have a friendly and welcoming demeanour and communicate our message well to supporters. Your emotional intelligence enables you to provide support as needed, forming positive relationships with our volunteers and supporters with ease.

Good to know:

Our employees all work remotely but still enjoy a supportive, collaborative environment. You will have access to a work place pension, 25 days leave plus Public Holidays, flexible working hours, internet reimbursement, our Employee Assistance Programme, and family friendly policies. Professional learning and development is actively encouraged.

At The Humane League, animal welfare is at the forefront of our everyday work and as such, many of our employees are vegan by personal choice. All of our events and workshops offer only plant-based meals. 

We are looking to speak to a wide range of candidates with diverse backgrounds - #NonGraduatesWelcome

For our salaries to be fair, transparent, and equitable we want to provide a system that delivers a competitive salary in the market and could eliminate potential biases in compensation (such as the gender pay gap). For more information about the Organising Administrator salary structure and The Humane League UK's benchmarking algorithm please click here.

All applicants need to be:

  1. Fluent in written and spoken English

  2. Live and have the right to work in the UK (we are unable to consider applications from those without the right to work in the UK) 

  3. Committed to our mission to end the abuse of animals raised for food 

Closing date: 26th September 2021 

Don't forget to sign up to the webinar on 9th September 2021 at 8pm.

You will hear from us after the application closing date passes. Once your application has been received and reviewed and we want to take it forward, our thorough interview process will follow this route.

  • Skills Test (completed remotely)

  • Screening interview (via audio call) 

  • Second Interview (via video call)

  • Final Interview (via video call)

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About The Humane League UK

The Humane League UK works relentlessly to end the abuse of animals raised for food. We focus our campaigns on the major food industries and businesses that profit from animal cruelty, exposing the reality of how animals are treated, and applying public pressure to secure change.