Staff vacancy:

Campaigns officer (education)

Hours: 40 hours per week (the role is envisaged as full time, but applications to work part time will be considered). Permanent after a three-month probation period.

Salary: 26k

Benefits: Contributory pension scheme; 25 days paid annual leave plus all public holidays; flexible and home working by arrangement; enhanced parental leave pay; company-provided laptop.

Location: Holborn, London. Employees are required to be in the office for core days with flexibility outside of these.

Reporting to: Head of education

Post summary

We're looking for an enthusiastic individual with a demonstrable commitment to the campaigning aims of the NSS. Based out of our new central London office, you'll work closely with our head of education and wider team to ensure our campaigning and lobbying work is always well organised, of a consistent high quality, engaging and impactful.

About us

The National Secular Society campaigns for the separation of religion and state and equal respect for everyone's human rights, so no one is either advantaged or disadvantaged because of their beliefs. We campaign for an education system free from religious privilege discrimination or control.

Our success relies on the dedication of our team – and if you share our passion for secularism, we want to hear from you.

Main responsibilities

  • Acting as a main point of contact for pupils, families, teachers, and others affected by religious privilege or discrimination in the education system.
  • To maintain and develop our education research, briefings campaigns material and other content.
  • Monitor government legislation, policy, and activities, along with other sources to identify necessary campaigns action.
  • Developing stories and other content to communicate the impact of our education work and the issues we campaign on.
  • To assist the head of education, wider team and supporters in the planning and delivery of education campaigns, focused on issues including faith schools, compulsory worship, RE reform etc.

Who are we looking for?

To join our team, you'll need:

  • Experience in organising, planning, or delivering campaigns.
  • Experience in writing copy for news, opinion or other online content.
  • Clear, concise communication skills.
  • Strong research skills and the ability to digest complex topics and make them understandable for wide audiences.
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Interest in secularism and the intersection of religion and human rights.

How to apply

How to apply.

If you're interested in this role, please get in touch. Send us:

  • an up-to-date CV,
  • a supporting statement addressing the requirements of the role and why you want to work for us (maximum two sides)

Send to: education@secularism.org.uk

Feel free to email the above address if you'd like to arrange an informal call to discuss this vacancy (include your phone number!)

Deadline for applications: 12 November 2021