Head of Partnerships and Campaigns | Living Wage Foundation

Peridot Partners
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
The Living Wage Foundation was launched in 2011 by Citizens UK to tackle in-work poverty and ensure that workers earn enough to live on and participate in family and community life. Citizens UK is the home of community organising with diverse civil society alliances set up to develop leaders to work on the issues that matter to them, such as the Living Wage. Other projects include PACT (Parents and the Community Together) and Sponsor Refugees to add depth to the impact of Citizens UK's work.

The Living Wage is a movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe that a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. The real Living Wage is an independently-calculated hourly rate based on the cost of living and announced each November during Living Wage Week, our annual celebration of a growing network of over 10,000 Living Wage Employers.

The Living Wage Foundation celebrates employers that voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage through an accreditation scheme that recognises a long-term commitment to fair pay and has secured pay rises for 350,000 low paid workers.

We are growing our team to support this work and now seek a Head of Partnerships and Campaigns to oversee our national sectoral strategy to grow the number of Living Wage Employers by activating our network, securing influential partnerships and developing broad campaigns encompassing workers, community leaders, employers, media and digital communications to apply pressure and make the case for the Living Wage.

The Partnerships and Campaigns team is new and expanding and we need a leader to shape its growth and focus. The role will be responsible for supporting and directing a team of Campaigns and Project Managers responsible for delivering our strategy to empower others to advocate for fair pay. The successful candidate will lead on the development of our strategy to engage workers and those with lived experience meaningfully in our work, and create cross-organisational collaboration opportunities with Citizens UK community organisers.

Central to our strategy will be our efforts to Make London a Living Wage City, a £4.8m 4-year project to develop 800 leaders and secure over 50,000 pay rises, putting over £635m into the pockets of low-paid Londoners. With a Steering Group co-chaired by the Mayor of London, the Bishop of London and KPMG's Senior London Partner, the project aims to bring workers, community leaders and employers together to take a sectoral approach to tackling low pay, with an initial focus on Health and Social Care, Hospitality, Cleaning, Creative and Cultural industries.

Our ambition is to use this opportunity to model cross-organisational collaboration and the role will focus on organisational development to forge internal partnerships and create the conditions for success, whilst working with community organisers, campaign partners and influential stakeholders in London and beyond to forge strategic campaigns to win pay-rises for low paid workers and bring significant employers into the Living Wage network.

This role is vital to the continuing success of the Living Wage campaign, and will enable us to deliver more pay rises and secure hours for workers than ever before.

Closing date for applications: By 9am, Thursday 7th July 2022

Location: London, flexible homework arrangements available

Please click 'Apply via website' to be directed to the Peridot Partners website and to contact the advising consultants to discuss this role in more detail.

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