Campaigns Officer (Health) at Friends, Families and Travellers

We're currently recruiting for a Campaigns Officer (Health) to join our friendly Brighton based team. To apply, please send a CV with a covering email setting out your suitability for the role in less than 500 words to Sarah Sweeney, Policy and Communications Manager (sarahsweeney@gypsy-traveller.org).

We have an exciting new role for a Campaigns Officer (Health) in our small, friendly and growing organisation.

You will be working alongside our research, policy and communications teams to develop strong, coherent and persuasive messaging which engages politicians, policy makers and members of the public in a conversation on how we can work together to tackle the root causes of inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

You will need to be a confident communicator, enthusiastic about our organisation’s vision and keen to support members of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to get their voice heard in the public realm.

You will work with members of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to enable our organisation to challenge discriminatory policies or practices which disadvantage members of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in accessing health and care.

You will work with individuals from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to conduct peer research and mystery shopping exercises in order to develop an evidence base of inequalities in the health and social care system.

You will work with members of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and our communications team to develop media campaigns and a compelling case for change to tackle inequalities in the health and social care system.

You will work with members of our policy, communications and public affairs team to opportunistically identify public forums where members of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities can have their voice heard on the issues which matter to them.

You will organise training sessions for community advocates from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to improve their skills and confidence relating to campaigning, strategic communications, research skills, advocacy and more.

We can offer you a competitive salary and generous benefits including flexible working, plus the chance to further your campaigning career.

Interested?
To apply for the role you must:
• Able to communicate complex issues clearly, succinctly and inspirationally.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Confident in public speaking.
• Team player with ability to build strong working relationships across and within other organisations and departments.
• Highly organised, with ability to plan and prioritise work under pressure, and to juggle tasks.
• Able to build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
• Able to support people to build their skills and confidence to speak up in a public forum.
• High level of initiative and able to work independently.
• Able to use social media effectively.
• A good knowledge and understanding of the diverse Gypsy and Traveller communities within the UK and of the issues that affect the lives of Gypsies and Travellers.
• Committed to human rights and promoting equality.
• Adept in Microsoft Office.

We encourage applications from all parts of the travelling communities and will offer an interview to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role.

This role will be based at our office in Brighton with some working from home during Covid-19.

Hours: 28 – 35 hours with the option of flexible working
Salary: £24,551 - £27,107 pro rata depending on experience
Post funded for 1 year (with opportunity for extension)

Closing date for applications is 23:59pm 10 December 2020
Interviews will be held on 17 December 2020.

To apply, please send a CV with a covering email setting out your suitability for the role in less than 500 words to Sarah Sweeney, Policy and Communications Manager (sarahsweeney@gypsy-traveller.org).

More info
Deadline for applications

17 Dec 2020

Salary

£24,551 - £27,107 (pro rata) DOE

Hours per week

28-35

Categories

Marketing / Fundraising / Campaigning

More info »

https://www.gypsy-traveller.org/our-vision-for-change/vacancies/