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JOB: Campaigns Manager

The Living Wage Foundation is the organisation at the heart of the independent movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The campaign for employers to pay a real Living Wage was launched by London Citizens in 2001 and aims to ensure low paid workers have enough money to get by and enough time for community and family life.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced campaigns professional to join the Living Wage Foundation team. You will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative campaigns to promote the Living Wage movement, increase public support for fair pay and encourage Living Wage accreditation. Central to this is our annual Living Wage Week in November where we announce the new rates and celebrate Living Wage Employers nationwide.

You will be responsible for raising awareness, visibility and use of our brand amongst our network of employers and supporters, creating engaging content to attract and retain employers, building the case for becoming a Living Wage Employer, driving the Living Wage consumer movement and coordinating and overseeing local campaigns. You will be working as part of a passionate, driven, tight-knit team, with a strong commitment to the Living Wage campaign.

The ideal candidate would be an energetic and creative campaigner, with strong project management skills, the ability to identify and manage effective partnerships, and a passion for building movements to create social change.


Main Responsibilties:

  • Develop creative, participative campaigns that promote the Living Wage and our key messages, influence public opinion, champion Living Wage Employers and encourage accreditation.
  • Plan and oversee the delivery of Living Wage Week by directing the team to develop communications plans, nationwide events, promote logo visibility, and identify and manage partnerships with prominent employers and campaign organisations to promote the Living Wage movement.
  • Create campaigning plans to support new and existing schemes to develop advocates of the Living Wage and other issues that can influence in-work poverty such as insecure hours.
  • Work with the communications team, designers and content managers to develop campaign resources which enable our network of employers and supporters to take local and national action to bring about change.
  • Identify, manage and develop partnerships and alliances to further our campaigns and business plan objectives. 
  • Produce detailed analysis and evaluation of campaign results, understand and respond to performance data, run tests and put results and lessons into practice.
  • Develop our plans to build consumer support for Living Wage products and services.
  • Deliver an influencing plan to deliver activities which influence politicians and policy makers in government and across the political spectrum, that includes local and devolved government.
  • Oversee our community organising engagement by supporting organisers to develop and lead winnable campaigns to improve pay conditions in their communities.
  • Oversee the ‘People’s Movement’ of supporters and local campaign groups, working with the communications team to develop effective engagement strategies.
  • Act as a spokesperson and represent Living Wage Foundation at events and in the media.
  • Manage budgets for Living Wage Foundation campaigns and Living Wage Week.
  • Develop and deliver agreed areas of the Foundation’s business plan, managing campaigns budgets and work plans and ensure they are aligned with the strategic objectives of Citizens UK.

Application procedure:

Method: Please read the full job secription and fill out application form and submit to:
Please note: The subject heading of the email should contain the words ‘Campaigns Manager Application’
Applications deadline: 12pm on Wednesday 6th March
Interview dates: Thursday 14th March

The Living Wage Foundation is committed to being an inclusive employer. We value a diverse workforce and encourage anyone with an interest in this role to apply, regardless of whether you meet all the desirable criteria. We invest in our staff and will support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver the role. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, who are underrepresented at the Foundation. Please contact us if you would like to discuss flexible working arrangements ahead of applying.

For more about the Living Wage Foundation and Citizens UK please visit and

8th February 2019, 11:33
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