Advocacy campaigns officer

 An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as an advocacy campaigns officer.

Location: The role can be based in London, Glasgow or Cardiff
Salary: £29,000 per annum if based at our London Office (inclusive of London Weighting)
£24,712 per annum if based at our Cardiff or Glasgow Office (exclusive of London    Weighting)
Closing date: 9am on 20 December 2019
Interview date: TBC

As the only UK charity for people affected by all lung and respiratory disease – from mild asthma through to lung cancer – the British Lung Foundation (BLF) is here for every one of them. We are leading the fight against lung disease by providing support, funding vital research, and campaigning for better prevention, treatment and care. We provide hope, help and a voice for every one of them.

1 in 5 of us have been diagnosed with a lung condition. Our country’s polluted air makes life harder for them and puts our health at risk.

We’re looking for someone with a passion for campaigning to join us for an initial 12 month fixed-term contract to take our advocacy work to the next level.

You’ll be working across the digital and policy and public affairs teams to deliver digital advocacy campaign strategies aimed at influencing politicians to clean up our air and improve services for people living with a lung condition. Most importantly, you’ll work directly with our grassroots campaigners and patients to give them the tools they need to campaign for change in their local areas. The role supports campaigners across the UK so the role can be based at our London, Glasgow or Cardiff Office.

You’ll need experience of working with advocacy software, campaigning tools and social media and email campaigning. That could be from another charity, an agency, or somewhere else entirely! You’ll have excellent writing and editing kills, and you’ll know how to craft a campaign message to get people engaged. You’ll have a good idea of how to influence decision makers, from city leaders up to government ministers.

Above all, we’re looking for someone creative and innovative who can help us come up with new ways to campaign and influence effectively. If you get the job, you’ll be contributing to big campaigns that have the potential to really transform all our lung health.

As well as a competitive salary you can enjoy a range of benefits including our cycle to-work scheme, option to work flexibly (including working from home, compressed hours and flexi-time), interest-free annual season travelcard loan, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time employees), pension scheme and much more.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to an organisation committed to supporting everyone whose lives are changed by lung disease.

Download the candidate information pack (PDF, 944KB)

How to apply

To apply for one of our roles:

Unfortunately, we’re unable to consider any applications received after the closing date.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the recruitment process then please contact [email protected].