Head of Campaigns

Application Deadline: 09:00 Monday 4 December

Green New Deal Rising is looking for a savvy and driven manager and leader to help us change the agenda and take sustained action to the next election and beyond. 

Green New Deal Rising is building a movement of young people from every part of the UK to fight for a response to the climate crisis that totally transforms our economy to deliver a safe climate and fairer society. We believe in people power, and through a combination of disrupting the political system and reaching into our communities, we plan to make the Green New Deal an era defining issue. 

As we look to 2024, we plan to deliver the largest youth interventions in the next year. We’re looking for someone to manage our dedicated and talented campaigns team to build on our existing work by leading the development and delivery of our campaign strategies. So, we’re now looking for a savvy and driven manager and leader to help us change the agenda and take sustained action to the next election and beyond. 

To excel in this role you will be a ‘thinker’ and a ‘doer’ - ready to run at new opportunities that present themselves with a moment's notice as well as crafting thoughtful long-term  plans that build power for our movement.  You will know the difference between influence and access - taking care that our campaign interventions are constantly building power for our movement and our demands.  You will have a creative flair to design actions and interventions which impact our campaign targets and you will be a savvy political operator with a keen political sense and a hunger to get in the news cycle and change the agenda.  You’ll be excited to work independently - confident to push forward ideas and make them happen and happy ‘on the ground’ taking action and getting stuck in.  You’ll be a leader and a reliable and consistent manager of a number of staff, supporting them to achieve their goals and fulfil their potential. 

Key information

Location: UK, must be able to access London relatively easily for day trips. You can work from our East London office space, currently in Bethnal Green, when you want to.  

Contract length: permanent (with 3 month probationary period)

Hours: Full time (5 days a week) - willing to work evenings and some weekends (with time off in lieu) and willing to travel across the country if required.

Start date: as soon as possible 

Reporting to: Co-Director

Compensation: £44,000 - £48,000 depending on experience (and subject to likely increase for January 2024 based on a pay review in November).

Benefits: include company pension contributions, 25 days holiday per year + bank holidays and 5 days of ‘company shut down’ leave in December. Flexible working arrangements are possible (in terms of hours and location) - balancing the needs of the team with your needs. All staff have a personal development budget.  

Application instructions 

Read the full job description here. Please email your completed application form and a filled out Diversity and Inclusion monitoring form to recruitment@gndrising.org  - Please put the job title in the subject line

Application deadline is 9am, Monday 4 December

First interviews will take place on Zoom: w/c 4th December.  We'll likely do a second round of interviews also and might ask you to come to London if you reach that stage (we'll pay any travel costs).'

We can be responsive if you are not available at these times. We may ask you to share a sample of your work or prepare a short task for your interview.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in progressive movements and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; disabled people; people in the LGTBQIA+ community; people who have a mental health condition; and people who are working class and/or from a working class background.

The successful candidate will be selected purely on the basis of how well they fit the person specification, as judged by their application materials and their interview.