UK Communities Assistant (FTC)

The ONE Campaign
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 20

Position description

ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality. Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empowers citizens to hold their governments to account.

ONE’s members are crucial to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Dakar, Johannesburg, London, New York, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC, educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives — and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.

ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about making change and who will strive to embody our values. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.

Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment. When you work for ONE, you will receive excellent benefits along with the opportunity to be part of an international organization and contribute to our mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

As the UK Communities Assistant, you will support ONE’s campaigning and advocacy, helping us build and support a new network of activists across the UK. Working with groups of local people from across the UK this role will both organise and mobilise our adult Community Leaders to take community actions that are supportive of ONE’s campaign issues. You will work with the UK campaigns team to build an active local community presence to support the ONE Campaign’s aims in key locations across the UK.  

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent organisation and logistical skills, and a strong commitment to the aims of our campaigns. You will be involved in planning and supporting activities that engage our supporters influencing political leaders and the general public.  
 
This role reports to the UK Senior Campaigns Manager, working closely across the UK team and with colleagues across the globe. The role is for an initial 3-months fixed-term contract which we hope to seek additional future funding to extend.. This role could be office based or be completed remotely by someone based in the UK, with occasional travel to the ONE office and across the UK as needed to support activities.  

IN THIS ROLE, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE TEAM, YOU WILL

  • Coordinate the Community Leaders programme supporting our 15-20 Community Leaders across the UK through communications, material creation, events and training. 
  • Support new and active ONE Community Leaders in specified locations to undertake their own activities, as well as maintaining existing working relationships with existing local activists and other community groups. 
  • Identify opportunities to engage our ONE supporters at the local level, such as supporting them to correspond and meet with their MP. 
  • Plan online and offline meetings designed to engage with the local community, leading and attending these as required across the UK.
  • Create and send relevant communications to Community Leaders to keep them engaged. 
  • Monitor and evaluate community outreach and engagement activities whilst maintaining volunteer databases ensuring GDPR compliancy. 
  • Support the team’s campaigns, including on food insecurity and nutrition, Development finance and Climate Justice in 2023. 
  • Contribute to the development of public campaigning and advocacy activities including communicating with ONE’s supporters and other stakeholders when needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned. 

WHAT YOU BRING TO ONE

  • Experience of supporting or engaging with networks of volunteers/ mobilizing communities to campaign 
  • Written and verbal communication skills, able to present information in an engaging way including creating compelling online and offline materials. 
  • Experience of facilitation, training and workshop design. 
  • Networking skills with the ability to build relationships with a diverse array of community groups, institutions, individual, and relevant stakeholders, and have a propensity to energise and inspire others.
  • Interest in international development and Africa.
  • Ability to motivate ONE supporters to take action and support their ideas.
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, UK politics and campaigning approaches.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive, in particular Outlook and Excel. Highly proficient in meeting platforms and running digital trainings and calls (such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp and Eventbrite). 
  • Great organizational skills with ability to manage your time and juggle multiple deadlines and priorities.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment while paying strong attention to detail.
  • Creativity in the workplace and problem-solving skills
  • A willingness to travel across the UK via public transport, with a full UK driving and access to your own vehicle preferred.  Costs associated with business trips will be fully refunded.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times.
  • Right to work in the UK 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

SALARY RANGE

GBP 25,000 – GBP 30,000 annual gross

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

Flexible working options available. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

 

Application instructions

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