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Events and Campaigns Lead

IN A NUTSHELL:

We’re looking for a talented, creative and experienced Events and Campaigns Lead, to conceive and deliver impactful events and communications that help us to achieve our mission. 

WHY IS THIS ROLE IMPORTANT FOR THE CENTRE’S WORK?

The Centre for Homelessness Impact is the UK’s What Works Centre for Homelessness. We want evidence to become the new normal in the homelessness sector, just as it is in education and public health. After the successful launch of our book, Using Evidence to End Homelessness, we are on the precipice of a new and decisive movement to end homelessness with evidence and need a creative campaigner to support the team to move this work along.  We also have a strong track record delivering quality events, both in person and on-line, including our flagship evident, the Impact Festival. As we navigate our way through the pandemic we are looking for a confident Events and Campaigns Lead to continue this work, curating a varied programme for our audiences at a time of great uncertainty.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN: 

  • Develop our existing events portfolio in line with our strategy and our mission
  • Raise the profile of our campaign and create engagement opportunities
  • Stay organised and keep plans clear, updated and accessible to the team at all times   
  • Keep abreast of all of the centre’s work and develop creative ideas based on our outputs
  • Engage high profile stakeholders and build a network of contacts
  • Deliver varied and impactful online, in-person and hybrid events
  • Develop clear success measures for the programme

THE EVENTS AND CAMPAIGNS LEAD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Planning, creating and delivering our 2020/21 events programme
  • Supporting the growth of our End it With Evidence campaign 
  • Delivering our flagship events series - the Homelessness Impact Festival 
  • Developing tailored events for different types of audience 
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with external partners 
  • Working internally to get insights from the CHI team to inform our campaign and events work
  • Working collaboratively with Centre associates who support the Centre’s activities.
  • Measuring engagement and defining success measures 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND BEHAVIOURS

You will:

  • Have a proven track record of delivering successful events 
  • Have experience working in a campaigning organisation 
  • Learn about our varied audience and the differing needs for each 
  • Be able to manage competing priorities and thrive in an agile environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of our audience 
  • Be proficient in coordinating and facilitating online events using Zoom and other platforms
  • Work with the Lived Experiences Specialist and the Strategic Communications and Engagement Manager to ensure a diverse range of views and experiences are represented in our work. 
  • Keep abreast of developments in online and in-person events and regularly report back to the team.  
  • Have experience of reporting progress, success and areas for improvement
  • Recognise the unique potential that individuals from differing backgrounds, experiences and perspectives bring to an organisation.
  • Be committed to the aims of the Centre
  • Be comfortable working within a self-directed culture and navigating ambiguity 
  • Be open to critique from other disciplines and curious to learn from a wide spectrum of perspectives
  • Be proficient at managing budgets 

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working in the homelessness sector
  • Relationships with experts we can partner with to support our events offer

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

Full time fixed-term until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension.

Location: Flexible. Our team is dispersed, but our head office is based in London. 

Start date: Immediately.

Salary: £31,000 - £36,000 depending on experience.

CLOSING DATE

Midnight, Sunday 31 January 2020

Interviews will take place on Thursday 4 February via Google Meet video call. 

TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying please send your CV and cover letter to careers@homelessnessimpact.org, detailing why you think you are qualified for this role and why you want to work at the Centre in up to two sides of A4. 

We value optimism, diversity, collaboration, sense of ownership, the ability to embrace ambiguity, a talk-less-do-more attitude, learning from failure, and making each other successful. If you identify with our values and want to help us end homelessness faster, we’d love to have you in. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome applications from people with experiences of homelessness.

For a brief discussion about the role please contact Jade Bradford at jade@homelessnessimpact.org


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General information

Who we are

We’re a social startup in the homelessness sector. Our mission is to end homelessness by helping charities, local authorities and policy-makers understand which programmes and strategies work best. We’re big believers in the power of evidence and human-centred design when it comes to solving complex social problems like homelessness – and we’re looking to build a small, agile team to deliver content, training and platforms that make a real difference to those affected, as well as people working towards a future without homelessness.

Joining a relatively small team you’ll be a big part of shaping the way we work, collaborate and deliver impact. You’ll also have a great opportunity to assert your aesthetic and personality on the centre and its work in a meaningful way.

Our values

We value optimism, diversity, collaboration, sense of ownership, the ability to embrace ambiguity, a talk-less-do-more attitude, learning from failure, and making each other successful. If you identify with our values and want to help us end homelessness, we’d love to have you in. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome applications from people with lived experiences of homelessness.

Location

Flexible

How to apply

Read our job descriptions above and apply by emailing a cover letter and CV to careers@homelessnessimpact.org and reference the job title.

In your cover letter, please address the points outlined in the person specification section of the role you are interested in. 

For any queries you can email careers@homelessnessimpact.org and a member of the team will respond.

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