'The Steaks Are High' Campaign Director and Head of Financial Campaigns

Feedback

London
£35,000 - £44,000 pro-rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

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Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 17th June 2019  


Job title: The Steaks Are High Campaign Director and Head of Financial Campaigns
Reporting to: Executive Director
Staff reporting: Organisers, researchers to be recruited; volunteers; freelancers
Salary: £35K-£44K, pro-rata
Duration: Initially a 2-year contract with possibility of renewal/ permanent role, dependent on funding
Hours: Preferred 4 days/ week (30 hours); very flexible working arrangements
Based: Feedback’s office in London Fields, with possibilities for some home working; occasional international travel
Start date: ASAP

ABOUT US

Feedback is an environmental campaign group that regenerates nature by transforming our food system.

We believe that securing nutritious, delicious food for all should go hand in hand with safeguarding our environment. The problem is that our food system has been captured by big business with terrible consequences for our health and our planet. We are part of a fast-growing movement that is helping people seize back control of our food production and diets. We are piloting real alternatives to our current food system, while calling out big business and pushing governments to move us to the next food economy. Join us and be part of the solution!

THE OPPORTUNITY

This job is a rare opportunity to join a fun, friendly, dynamic and exciting organisation working on one of the greatest challenges of our time: transforming the food system to halt environmental destruction and ensure food security.

The overall purpose of the role is to help end industrial livestock farming, through leading ‘The Steaks Are High’ campaign, a new campaign for Feedback that aims to research and expose the banks and investors that are funding industrial meat and dairy corporations, and mobilise the public, civil society, students in calling for an end of finance to this industry. See here for our current thinking on this campaign.

The campaign will be a new area of work and strategic approach for Feedback. It will require developing new relationships in the financial world and amongst civil society groups in the UK, the US and further afield. The delivery of this project will also include building relationships with funders to secure further funding to maximise the project’s impact. The role presents an opportunity to lead a truly exciting and innovative campaign, with significant opportunities for personal impact and visibility.

As part of Feedback’s Senior Leadership Team, the role also includes participation in Feedback’s management and direction. The post-holder will be expected to provide insights and expertise on corporations and financial systems to the team across projects, expertise which we do not currently have in house but wish to develop as a key new strategic development for our organisation.

TASKS

  • Develop and deliver ‘The Steaks Are High’ campaign (approx. 85% of time)
    • Working closely with the Executive Director and Campaign Steering Committee, refine the campaign strategy, workplan and performance indicators
    • Conduct and oversee research, with a focus on debt and equity relationships in the Big Livestock sector, identification of relationships vulnerable to public campaigns
    • Build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including funders, civil society, investors, activists, in the UK, the US and further afield
    • Be an external spokesperson for the project, including conferences, workshops, media appearances, blog posts; assist the Executive Director in her communications of the project
    • Working with the Head of Policy and Coms and others, secure significant traditional and social media exposure for the campaign
    • Working with other members of the team, organise events that support the campaign’s visibility
    • Working with the Executive Director, secure funds to maximise the scale and impact of the project
    • Pending on funds raised, recruit and lead a team to work on the campaign, currently anticipated to be one UK and one US based campaigner/ organiser
    • Work with the Executive Director to set up Feedback’s presence in the US, to ensure the best possible transatlantic delivery of the project
    • Conduct all other activities to ensure the campaign meets its aims
    • Establish the processes to monitor and evaluate the campaign’s success
  • Contribute to the sound management of Feedback (approx. 5% of time)
    • Take on senior leadership tasks, including participation in senior leadership meetings on management and fundraising, contributing to directors’ reports
    • Actively engage in the creation of a collaborative, effective and satisfying workplace for the Feedback team
    • Assist in all reasonable tasks in support of the furtherance of Feedback’s mission, as requested by the Executive Director
  • Lead the development of Feedback’s financial campaigns (approx. 10% time)
    • Advise other campaigns on corporate ownership and finance issues, current areas of work include the animal feed industry and biogas energy.
    • Work closely with the Executive Director to identify new campaign opportunities linked to changes in finance in the food sector

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential:

  • Educated to degree level
  • 5-10 years work experience, some of which spent in finance, ethical finance or financial campaigning (such as fossil fuel divestment or shareholder activism)
  • Deep understanding of how the financial system operates and its links to environmental destruction
  • Experience of starting a new organisation, campaign or project from scratch, including securing funds and building teams
  • A deep belief in our vision - a world in which all have access to secure and nutritious food within environmental limits- , and in the power of civil society to achieve social and environmental change
  • Sharing Feedback’s values: bold, impact-driven, celebratory, collaborative, inspiring

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience working in a start-up/small charity/campaign group
  • Experience of media work
  • Experience of major donor fundraising

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit, in Word or pdf format, a CV and cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) to jobs@feedbackglobal.org explaining how you meet the person specification, why you would like to work at Feedback and lead this campaign.

Application must be received by 9 am on the 17th June. Shortlisted applications will be notified on 19th June. The interview date is set for 25th June.

We regret we will be unable to get back to non-shortlisted candidates.


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