Campaigns Manager

Surfers Against Sewage

Location: Hybrid
Salary: £26,500 to £31,500
Closing Date: 26 June 2022
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Description

£26,500 to £31,500*

37.5 hours with flexible and hybrid options

Full time / permanent

25 days’ annual leave increasing each year, plus Bank Holidays

*Our default is for new recruits to start at the bottom of the salary band

The ocean is in danger, and we don't have much time to save it. We create inspired, motivated Ocean Activists everywhere, each one of us committed to protecting the ocean and all it makes possible. We shout loudly for the ocean, gathering the evidence and giving voice to the issues that hold leaders to account.

Today we are more than surfers. It’s about more than sewage. We’re here because of the ocean. Read on if you are ready to join us.

The role:

The Campaigns Manager will plan and coordinate highly engaging campaigns, projects, and activations on water quality, the ocean and climate emergency, plastic pollution, and ocean recovery. With responsibility for line managing 1 direct report, the role delivers some of our most exciting, impactful and visible work. We need the role to bring new audiences, collaborations and stakeholders to a growing portfolio of projects, to continue growing our reach and impact.

You will bring

Experience in developing strategies for campaigns and projects, as well as project management experience

Creativity to develop open, purposeful, authentic, dynamic, and daring campaign activations and launches.

An external focus to identify opportunities to promote and advance SAS campaigns, and attract new audiences and supporters.

Creative writing skills to update the website and take responsibility for the Campaigns and Policy team’s social media work. 

An ability to undertake media interviews where required.

Leadership and management skills to run a small team, and get wider staff buy-in and support as necessary.  

A head for figures, in order to manage the team’s budget

Strategic thinking, in order to maintain and develop partnerships with other key groups and stakeholders.

An awareness of the need for our Campaigns and Policy work to be inclusive and appeal to a diverse range of audiences

You should have

Commitment and passion for our cause

An experimental attitude and willingness to make mistakes

A commitment to teamworking, including the emotional intelligence to receive and give constructive feedback

Can do attitude, getting involved with any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the post. 

A full, clean UK driving licence and willingness to travel within the UK, with occasional overnight stays

We will provide:

Space and equipment to work in our recently refurbished office on the cliffs in St.Agnes, north Cornwall. Coastal walks, lunchtime swims and surfing is encouraged.

Flexibility, working around core hours of 10.30am to 3.30pm. Remote working options, with a current requirement to be in the office 2 days per week to maintain human contact and a feeling of team.

A salary within a band, which will be reviewed at least annually. Pay will increase through the band with length of service. Opportunities for promotion to more responsible roles in higher bands, as your role evolves or others become vacant. 

25 days of annual leave, increasing each January up to 28 days, plus Bank Holidays.

Time Off in Lieu for working out of hours.

Social events, lunch n learns, team Planning and ideas days.

Access to a healthy training and development budget.

Access to free confidential advice from a qualified counsellor on any issues, through our Employee Assistance Programme

Diversity and inclusivity:

We want Ocean Activism to be open to everyone. A diverse voice is a more powerful voice. Diversity in our people brings new viewpoints and this drives debate and creativity, which is key to successful campaigning and an ability to engage new audiences. As such, we encourage applications from people who belong to groups which are often marginalised in society.

To apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to

Closing Date: 23:00 Sunday 26th June

Interview Date: Interviews expected to be held w/c 11th July at SAS HQ in St Agnes, Cornwall.


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