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Local Mobilisation and Campaigns Manager

Employer
Chichester District Foodbank
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Jul 2022

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Chichester District Foodbank is a vibrant and ever-evolving community project which provides emergency food to over 5000 local people every year. We are looking to employ a Local Mobilisation and Campaigns Manager for 24 hours per week(3 year fixed contract) to join our team and make a difference to the lives of people living on low incomes in Chichester District by tackling the issues of poverty.

As a Local Mobilisation and Campaigns Manager you would be responsible for building and leading a volunteer team to develop and deliver local influencing strategies in our Foodbank and to organisations in our community to campaign for change. You would be the link between our Foodbank and the Local Mobilisation (OLM) team at the Trussell Trust as we jointly build a movement to end the need for people to use foodbanks. Working closely with the Foodbank CEO, the role will undertake stakeholder engagement, organise campaigns and host events to deliver the Charity's vision. The role will liaise with the Trussell Trust Organising and Local Mobilisation team, and other food banks in their network, using evidence-based research to prepare and deliver reports to Trustees, funders, and other stakeholders. You will also be responsible for managing and working closely with the Lived Experience Co-ordinator.

Responsibilities

To develop and manage a team of volunteers, building and distributing leadership across the team, within the Foodbank teams, to work on local influencing to reduce poverty and peoples' need for food banks.
To explore and understand the lived experiences that are bringing people to need our Foodbank's support, working with Foodbank staff and volunteers, through listening activities, focus groups, surveys and/or research to capture peoples' opinions.
To map out and build relationships with the Foodbank's partners and stakeholders, referral agencies and local anti-poverty organisations, and to engage them in identifying the local drivers of poverty and develop a pragmatic response to the issues.
To identify a local issue driving poverty, build a campaign team and develop a strategy to raise awareness, build power and win change, working with Foodbank staff and volunteers.
To develop and deliver the local influencing campaign working with Foodbank staff, volunteers, and stakeholders to establish influential networks and events for change.
To work with the OLM team and engage with the training and support on offer, including work with other local organisers in the Trussell Trust network.
To represent the Foodbank's agenda for change, with local communities and to engage in Trussell Trust's central priority campaign activities.
To develop mechanisms to measure the impact of campaigns - Establish evidence and research-based platforms to influence debate and change and provide regular project reports to trustees, funders, and relevant stakeholders to evaluate, and promote the OLM impact on changing minds.

We are looking for someone who is:

Passionate about issues that affect people living on low incomes.
A strong influencer with an ability to work with a wide range of people & organisations
A good project manager, able to come up with solutions and deliver successful projects.
A good communicator.
Experience of managing people.

As a Trust with a Christian foundation, the appointee will be required to work in a way that is actively sympathetic, respectful of and supportive towards the Christian values and work of the Charity.

Please complete a covering letter attached to your CV explaining why you are applying and demonstrating your competences in relation to the role.
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