Campaign Manager

December 22, 2022

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Job Description

Full Job Description

The job of a Save the Children UK’s Campaign Manager is impactful and reactive.

  • Do you have significant experience of developing and delivering impactful campaign strategies, with knowledge and understanding of a range of campaigning and organising tactics?
  • Do you have strong people skills, including experience of providing supportive and successful task management of colleagues?
  • Are you familiar with the external campaigning landscape, including the political landscape?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn’t just survive but thrives and can go on to change the world – and of inspiring and leading others to do the same?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!


To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.


About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

The Campaigns & Organising team brings together Save the Children UK’s campaigns and organising experts, working across our strategy on children’s and community campaigning and movement-building. This team collectively delivers strategic campaigns and communications which develop public narratives, recruit and mobilise supporters in key geographies and build the power of communities, especially children, to secure change. Many members of the team will contribute to the multi-disciplinary teams working on delivering priority areas of our SCUK organisational strategy.


Job Purpose

The Campaign Manager is responsible for designing and delivering campaigns and building our organising capability. They will lead SCUK’s campaigns and organising work on one priority area of our SCUK organisational strategy, leading on the campaign strategy for this area.

This Campaign Manager will initially be allocated to the area of protecting children in crises / humanitarian contexts, including the hunger crisis. This role is part of the global leadership of campaigning for the Save the Children movement, contributing to and helping to lead international mobilisation moments on children’s rights.

As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. You will support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.


Main Accountabilities

The Campaign Manager’s key duties will be to:

  • Lead Save the Children UK’s campaign strategy on one priority area in our SCUK organisational strategy


  • Lead the development and implementation of campaigning and organising projects that are engaging, impactful and deliver our strategic objectives.


  • Work closely with colleagues to ensure that their work represents campaigning and organising best practice and innovation, and with Fundraising & Marketing colleagues to deliver our Supporter Engagement strategy.


  • Actively maintain positive working relationships outside of your role, across the organisation and with key regional and national staff.


  • To support the development of strong relationships with key campaigning and organising partners and coalitions.


  • To advise and support the planning and delivery of national campaign and advocacy strategies in key countries, as well as global campaigns.


  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of relevant child rights issues sufficiently to deliver and represent relevant campaigns internally and externally and deputise as necessary for the Head of Campaigns & Organising.


  • To support Save the Children countries and members to develop strong civil society engagement and the building of social movements for change at national level.


  • Monitor and evaluate campaign activity and contribute to organisational and team evaluations, including commissioning, interpreting and sharing campaigns insight work.


Person Profile

Save the Children is looking for experienced campaigners who are confident in leading development and delivery of campaigns strategies and have evidenced management potential.


Technical Skills:


  • Experience of leading development and delivery of impactful campaign strategies, with knowledge and understanding of a range of campaigning and organising tactics, and a track record of success.


  • Excellent understanding and experience of mobilising and organising public audiences to affect policy change.


  • In-depth knowledge of and experience of working with a wide range of campaigning and organising techniques and tactics and across diverse digital platforms.


  • Knowledge of working with civil society actors to deliver change and ability to effectively manage and work within networks and coalitions.


  • Understanding of target institution structures, processes and procedures.


  • Understanding and experience of using a theory of change approach to shape campaign strategies.


  • A strong understanding of the external campaigning landscape, including the political landscape.


  • Demonstrable experience of successfully using insights into public behaviour and attitudes to shape campaigning and organising strategies.


  • Ability to deliver projects to high standards with minimum support and adapt easily to change.


  • Excellent communication skills, and experience building rapport and communicating effectively with a wide range of people at all levels and situations (on the phone, face to face and in writing), including in relation to highly confidential and sensitive material


  • Knowledge of international development, conflict and humanitarian, and / or child poverty issues are desirable


  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating campaigns and providing reports which track progress



  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment


  • A commitment to Save the Children UK’s aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity


Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Please note:

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.


Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter). Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.


On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.


Flexible Working – We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be “Free to Be Me”. We are not looking for just one type of person – we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.


We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences – of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability – help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.

To see our full statement please visit this link:


Salary Structure:

Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff. To see our full offer please visit this link


Interview Expenses:

Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.


Pre-employment Checks:

Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role


If you have any questions, we have an FAQ section. For anything else you can email us on:


  • Division:
    Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns
  • Location (Role):
    UK (Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Manchester) – Hybrid or Remote
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Contract
  • Full / Part Time:
    Full time (flexible working options available)
  • Closing Date:
    8 January 2023
  • Salary Range :
    39,100 – 46,000
  • Hours Per Week: