Campaigns Officer at Progressio

 We are a progressive international charity with Catholic roots that enables poor communities to solve their own problems through support from skilled workers. And we lobby decision-makers to change policies that keep people poor. We were formerly the Catholic Institute for International Relations.

Campaigns Officer
£29,479 pa (plus other benefits), permanent, full-time contract
Based in Islington, London

Progressio is looking for a skilled campaigner with a passion for creatively mobilising faith audiences to speak to the powerful on behalf of the powerless.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to drive and shape campaigning work in Progressio, where campaigning is a vital component of our advocacy and a key means by which the public become aware of and engage with us. You will have a strong commitment to promoting a progressive agenda for change with our supporters.
The successful candidate should be educated to degree level. You should have demonstrable experience of working effectively with national NGOs, faith-based constituencies and networks; developing, organising and monitoring successful public campaigns; producing clear, inspiring and accurate written communication; producing digital communications, and of public speaking.

You should be a strategic and creative thinker and planner, with an ability to research, develop and implement campaign ideas, and reach out to new audiences; have excellent writing skills in English, with an ability to present complex ideas to audiences in a clear and inspiring manner; strong presentation skills and the ability to collaborate with other organisations, represent Progressio and undertake public speaking engagements; the ability to interact with people and networks effectively but sensitively, and sound judgement and the ability to work and communicate with a variety of audiences (e.g. members of the church hierarchy and others). Excellent time-management, organisational and project management skills required to meet deadlines; strong initiative, self motivation and drive for innovation and excellence; ability to work as part of a team and to engage and enthuse others; an active interest in international development, and a willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends and undertake overseas travel are essential.

Experience of interviewing beneficiaries, collecting case study material and writing up the stories; being interviewed by the media; liaising with politicians or other key influencers/decision makers; published articles, and a knowledge of Spanish are highly desirable.

It is essential that you complete an application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for interview. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be considered.

For further information and an application form visit:

Closing Date: 4 February 2010                        Interviews: Mid February 2010

Please return the completed application form to:

Progressio promotes diversity and equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from people regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age and religion or belief.

Progressio is committed to making every reasonable adjustment to the workplace in order to accommodate people with disabilities. Due to UK law, Progressio is only able to employ people with employment rights in the UK/EEA.
Charity reg. no. 294329.

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