Job title: Campaigns Manager
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary£25,874 – £33,671 (pro rata) depending on experience
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract, part-time (3 days per week – can be worked flexibly). We will also consider a freelance contract to fulfil this role with a day rate commensurate with the salary range noted here
Location: a-n has office space in Newcastle, London and Manchester. For this post we will consider applications from candidates from across the UK who demonstrate the required experience and skills.
Application deadline: 12noon on Monday 19 June 2017.

Overview: With the Executive Director, the Campaigns Manager will be responsible for overseeing the implementation and development of a-n’s advocacy strategy in line with the company’s mission and business plan, will ensure clear plans are in place to deliver campaign objectives and will monitor the strategy’s delivery and impact.

With experience in driving innovative and impactful campaigns forward, the Campaigns Manager will be well versed in liaising with a broad range of arts, education and parliamentary stakeholder groups relevant to a-n’s constituency, working with the Head of Communications and Partnerships to ensure our messages are reaching target audiences.

We have an ambitious forward business plan, a growing membership and the success of influential and impactful campaigns and programmes to build on. We are seeking an experienced Campaigns Manager to oversee the first-year implementation of a-n’s five year advocacy strategy, and development of our Paying Artist Campaign.

Main responsibilities:
Managing advocacy projects and active campaign
• Building political and sectoral alliances
• Management

Knowledge and Experience:
• Significant campaigning experience, including building compelling campaigns across relevant related sectors (e.g. arts, education, civil society) and parliamentary groups
• Good level of understanding of the specific environment for our work and the cultural, economic, social and political policies that influence and shape the visual arts sector
• Knowledge of the diversity of UK visual arts practice and of the concerns, needs and aspirations of our core members
• Experience of organising parliamentary meetings, events and engaging relevant networks in advocacy

Skills:
• Excellent people skills, able to initiate and establish effective partnerships and professional relationships with a wide variety of people and organisations
• Clear and demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity within the cultural sector
• Leadership and influencing skills to drive campaigns forward
• Proven team player, effectively managing own time, sharing and prioritising workload within a deadline-based environment
• Willing contributor to co-learning and knowledge sharing using the wide range of communications techniques and virtual platforms available within the company
• Excellent written and presentation skills, including experience of producing high quality communications materials including via social media

About a-n: a-n The Artists Information Company is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 21,000 members. We have been leading and influencing policy and sectoral best practice for almost 40 years with our members’ needs, interests and concerns always the central focus of what we do.

How to apply:
See job pack below for details of how to apply and guidance notes for applicants.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 12noon Monday 19 June 2017

a-n Job Pack: Campaigns Manager

a-n Equality and Diversity Form