Campaigns Officer

The Ramblers is a charity dedicated to removing barriers so everyone can enjoy walking in green spaces and to preserving and improving over 180,000 miles of well-loved paths, tracks and trails across England, Scotland, and Wales. We're committed to campaigning to keep our countryside open to all and to fighting for the things that matter most to walkers.
 
We campaigned to establish National Parks and National Trails – and we won. And we successfully campaigned for everyone to enjoy Britain's coastline on foot. We've helped open up vast swathes of the British countryside which was out of bounds, and we continue to campaign to protect and improve access so that everyone, everywhere can enjoy the simple pleasures of walking.
As the campaigns officer, you will enable the Ramblers to campaign for improved public access to natural environments, positioning ourselves as a strong and influential advocate for a country designed for walking. Your responsibilities will include:
  •   Together with the senior campaigns officer, developing effective campaign strategies, in consultation with appropriate internal and external stakeholders e.g. policy & advocacy team members.
  •   Identifying and developing effective and close working relationships with colleagues across the advocacy and engagement team, as well as with key influencers, stakeholders and decision makers at national, regional and local levels
  •   Administrating Ramblers policy campaigns by scheduling activities, managing planning documents and processes, keeping records, producing evaluation reports, and communicating plans internally
  •   Manage public affairs by monitoring Parliament and government to identify opportunities for advocacy and keeping track of engagement
  •   Develop campaign materials and resources, for example online toolkits and template letters to MPs, to enable a diverse range of audiences to engage with the Ramblers’ campaigns

Essential requirements include:

  •   Demonstrable experience of campaigning and influencing change
  •   A proven ability to build effective relationships with colleagues, volunteers, supporters, partners, stakeholders, politicians and decision makers.
  •   A strong communicator with the ability to transform complex issues and policy approaches into simple messages and ‘campaigning asks’ to volunteers and the public.
  •   Experience of campaigning through digital channels.
  •   Experience of working with decision makers, broad understanding of the workings of central and local government, and strong political nous
  •   Team player, with experience of using engagement techniques, a broad appreciation of campaigning and communications, and demonstrable ability to work collaboratively across a voluntary sector organisation.

If you are keen to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you!

The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer. We promote diversity and warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community.  Our EO form can be found here – Equal Opps Monitoring Form

The full job pack including job description and person specification can be found here: Campaigns Officer

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ramblers.org.uk