Senior Campaigns and Engagement Officer

Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. 

The Ramblers  is the only charity dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening up new places to explore and encouraging everyone to  get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

We are recruiting a Senior Campaigns & Engagement Officer to lead the development and delivery of impactful and innovative campaign strategies that support the Ramblers’ mission. In this exciting role you will engage with supporters and the wider public on campaigns to protect and promote the walking environment. You will support, develop and train volunteers so that the Ramblers’ campaigning priorities can be delivered positively and effectively at national, regional and local levels. As a passionate campaigner for change, you will keep abreast of developments in the campaigning sector and be keen to try new approaches.

This role sits within the engagement team, which is part of an ambitious new approach and strategic direction for the organisation. You will work with colleagues across multi-discipline campaigns. 

Essential requirements include:

  • Solid demonstrable experience of campaigning and successfully influencing change. 
  • A proven track record of working with and motivating a range of volunteers, delivering advice, support and training. 
  • An established track record of successfully lobbying opinion formers and decision makers in government.
  • A proven ability to build effective relationships with colleagues, volunteers, supporters, partners, stakeholders, politicians and decision makers. 
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively, prioritising own workload. 
  • A strong communicator with the ability to transform complex issues and policy approaches into simple messages and ‘campaigning asks’ to volunteers and the public.
  • Ability to contribute creative ideas and ‘out of the box’ thinking. 
  • Experience of campaigning through digital channels. 
  • Good knowledge of political processes and the workings of local government. 

The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer.  We warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community and aim to promote diversity.  

The job description and person specification can be found here: Job Pack – Senior Campaigns & Engagement Officer
The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer, the equal opps form can be found here – Equal Opps Monitoring Form
CVs and cover letters should be sent by email to