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Regional Campaigns Officer (East Midlands)

Posted: 30 Apr 2021 Closes: 23 May 2021
Home £32,115 per annum pro rata,
Permanent & Full-time RNB_REQ0000941

Regional Campaigns Officer (East Midlands)

Job description
Location: East Midlands - Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, or Leicestershire.

This exciting opportunity sits within our Policy and Campaigns team and will support our work to change society, ensuring sight loss is not a barrier to living life to the full. You will play a key role within our Regional Campaigns team, who lead on the local delivery of RNIB's campaign priorities, support blind and partially sighted people to tackle issues in their local areas as well as building our network of campaign supporters and volunteers.

You'll be responsible for the recruitment, training and on-going management of campaign volunteers, empowering them to engage with their local community and to develop and lead local campaign work. You'll grow campaigning capacity across the East Midlands and build wider support for RNIB's work.

You'll be a highly effective team player and influencer, able to work alongside local politicians and other key stakeholders such as local authorities, health and social care bodies and voluntary sector partners.

You'll work with colleagues in the central Policy and Campaigns team to feed regional insight into RNIB campaign activity and seek new opportunities to develop campaign activity across the East Midlands region.

You'll have experience of campaigning to secure change in policy and practice and be able to work with and support individuals and groups of campaigners. You'll have an appreciation of the issues affecting blind and partially sighted people, and you'll be a team player, able to work collaboratively and build rapport with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

How to Apply

To be considered you MUST attach a cover letter!

If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity please review the documents linked, then click "Apply Online" at the bottom of this page and attach your CV and Cover Letter telling us how you meet the Specialist Skills, Knowledge and Experience criteria (Section 1 of the person specification). Guidance for completion can be found on each page of the application form.

We're the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Scotland and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK's biggest charities, supporting almost 200,000 people living with sight loss in Scotland, and together with UK colleagues ensuring meaningful change across the four countries of the UK.

RNIB is committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff.

Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV's, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.

RNIB is committed Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.
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