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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 the UK, European Union and beyond.  We are looking for an experienced campaigns manager to lead our UK public campaigns. 

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 in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the USA, we are an influential organisation whose supporters and partners throughout the world help us deliver on our initiatives.  

We campaign on a wide range of themes ranging from welfare issues for farmed animals to the wider environmental impact of the current food system. Our recent campaigns include: 

  • Delivered a ban on the live export of farm animals for fattening or slaughter from GB
  • Rallied over 1.4 million supporters for a European Citizens’ Initiative to end caged farming 
  • Pressed the case for recognition of animal sentience in UK law

Senior UK Campaigns Manager: APPLY HERE

Location:  Godalming, Surrey – UK (Hybrid flexible, with at least 2 days in the office per week)

Job Type: Permanent, full-time

Salary: £40,000 - £44,000 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)

About the role

As part of this exciting role, you will be responsible for successfully planning and delivering our UK campaigns. You’ll achieve this by leading a dedicated team to develop integrated strategies across multiple areas, managing campaign budgets and coordinating political and public engagement efforts. As part of this role you will help to foster partnerships with key stakeholders, align strategies with international counterparts and oversee digital campaigning. 

Duties and responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to: 

  • Take responsibility for the successful planning and delivery of our UK campaigns
  • Lead the development of integrated campaign strategies with a core team of dedicated staff of media, policy, business engagement and fundraising colleagues
  • Build new, high impact campaigns, identifying the campaign resource needs across policy, advocacy and communications teams
  • Manage campaign budgets
  • Accountable for the delivery of coordinated, complex political and public engagement strategies
  • Identify and build trusting relationships with key delivery partners and external stakeholders
  • Work closely with the Head of UK to align campaign strategies and coordinate internationally
  • Supervise and support a Digital Campaigner to deliver impactful communications driving high engagement from our supporters and the public by gathering insights and continuous testing and revitalization of communications
  • Use insights to ensure campaign tactics and messages are audience and insights led
  • Act as media spokesperson for Compassion as required for campaign work
  • Represent Compassion UK in internal and external campaign meetings 
  • Commission and manage external suppliers as needed
  • Ensure key teams in Compassion are briefed on campaign activities and the latest developments
  • Identify and fill gaps in internal resource to deliver campaigns and advocacy

About you

We are seeking a passionate, experienced and creative Senior Campaign Manager to develop and lead campaigns, as well as delivering additional campaigning activities. You will be working in a team of highly motivated advocates and campaigners. You will be able to construct imaginative and effective campaigns, inspire colleagues and mobilise our broad range of supporters. 

This role requires proven campaigning and project management as well as excellent writing skills. It offers an opportunity to be part of a dynamic campaigning organisation with an increasing impact in reducing animal suffering and working for a sustainable global future for farming. Please note that we have an anticipated start date for this role, as of 1st October 2024. 

Applications: APPLY HERE

Closing date: 12th July 2024

1st stage interviews: Monday 22nd July or Tuesday 23rd July

2nd stage interviews: Monday 29th July or Tuesday 30th July 

To apply 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. 

Please note that we reserve the right to commence interviews on a rolling programme. To comply with legal requirements, as part of our selection procedure, we ask all potential employees to prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies.

Join our team and make a lasting impact, while being part of a workplace that values and supports you every step of the way UK Benefits: 

  • Compassion in World Farming is located in bright, modern offices; just 2 minutes’ walk from Godalming mainline station (45 minutes from London Waterloo).
  • Enjoy an enhanced annual leave of 25 days per year, along with bank holidays.  
  • Our comprehensive benefits package includes core offerings like Health Cash Back Plan 
  • MHFA support – 24/7 PG access and Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Free onsite parking at HQ
  • Optional savings schemes like the Cycle Benefit Scheme.  
  • Embrace a fulfilling career that prioritises your well-being, while also enjoying Excellent Development opportunities 
  • Hybrid working model (dependant on role and location)  
  • A defined Contribution Pension Scheme 
  • Enhanced discretionary company sick pay 
  • Premium Subscription to Calm App

Compassion in World Farming is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background.  We value diversity and live 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. 

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