Local Outreach Co-ordinator





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Four Day Weeks




CAAT has a pay parity policy with a salary for full time staff of £38,741 a year, pro rata for part-time staff. This is a part-time, 4 day a week post, with an annual salary of £30,993 plus 8% into a pension that doesn't invest in the arms trade. The holiday entitlement for this role is 20 days per year (25 days pro rata) plus bank holidays pro rata and an additional two weeks holiday around Christmas and New Year when the office is closed. Interest-free season ticket loans are also available for those who require support with travel costs.

Job Description

Campaign Against Arms Trade recognises that a large part of its strength lies in grass roots campaigning and local activism. This post will support local groups and networks to take action within the UK. CAAT is also currently recruiting a Scotland coordinator, who will work in conjunction with the Local Outreach Coordinator and be employed on an initial fixed term contract for 2020 – 2021.

Working four days a week the Local Outreach Co-ordinator will:

• Work to encourage the growth of anti-arms trade campaigning around the UK, inspiring and supporting people to campaign effectively on the arms trade in their local area;
• Be a recognisable and friendly point of contact for local groups working on arms trade issues;

The post holder will:

• Engage supporters and help local groups grow their movements, including through the use of social media, digital tools and online communications;
• Develop campaign and information materials to inspire and sustain local action, and help groups to produce their own materials;
• Maintain regular contact with groups and individuals interested in taking part in CAAT’s campaigning, supporting them with resources, advice and training to help them to take part in national campaigns; develop tailored local campaigns where appropriate;
• Manage systems to support local anti-arms trade campaigning around the UK, keeping on top of administrative tasks and record keeping associated with local campaigns;
• Offer face-to-face visits and training to support groups to plan campaigns, gain knowledge and skills, and grow their movement;
• With the Training & Events Co-ordinator, manage the Speakers Network and train people in how to facilitate interactive workshops; respond to speaker and workshop requests;
• Lead on delivering regional events and trainings, and support the Campaigns and Events team in delivery of national events, including the biennial Stop the Arms Fair protests;
• Work with the new CAAT Scotland Coordinator, sharing strategy, resources and tools to support Scottish campaign work where appropriate;
• Work with the Universities Coordinator to network local and student groups where appropriate, and to ensure a joined-up approach to anti arms trade campaigning across different age groups;

With other staff, the post holder will also:

• Share responsibility for campaign planning and organisational strategy;
• Be responsible for supervising volunteers undertaking relevant areas of work;
• Contribute to CAAT News (our quarterly magazine), the CAAT website and other external communications where necessary;
• Share the day-to-day running and administration of the CAAT office, and review and support other staff as part of the collective management of CAAT;
• Cover for other staff members during holidays and other absences.

Person Specification

Essential criteria:

• Can demonstrate support for CAAT's aims and objectives (see our ‘About CAAT’ webpage).
• Has two years’ experience of active campaigning on a political or social issue with a local or national organisation or group.
• Has a strategic approach to thinking about how Local Outreach work can help meet CAAT's aims, and experience of project planning.
• Is an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, who can work well with diverse groups to generate enthusiasm, identify objectives and facilitate action.
• Has a demonstrable ability to use digital tools to create mass mailings to engage with local supporters and produce effective written communications in a campaigning context.
• Is able to develop and deliver skills-based and issue-based training for local campaigners to help them to organise successful campaigns and actions.
• Has strong IT skills, and is competent using word processing tools and spreadsheets. Has experience using social media as a campaigning tool, and experience in or ability to learn to use databases and web editing software.
• Has a commitment to and understanding of the skills and values needed for the collective running of CAAT and collaborative campaigning.
• Is self motivated and can work effectively without supervision, and is also able to liaise with others effectively on shared projects.
• Is prepared to travel to meetings and groups around the UK, involving some out-of hours and weekend work (for which time off in lieu is given).
• Can demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities (see our Equal Opportunities policy).

Desirable criteria:

• Has experience using a wide range of campaigning tactics – including lobbying, direct action, awareness raising and creative action.
• Has experience of working in a local group and liaising with a national campaign.
• Demonstrable knowledge of issues around the arms trade.
• Has experience of managing budgets for a project or campaign.
• Has experience of public speaking.

CAAT structure

CAAT is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee and strives to be non-hierarchical. Decisions are made by broad consensus. Each member of staff is responsible for their own area of work. A Steering Committee of 24 individuals (including permanent staff) is the ultimate decision-making body of CAAT.

Working hours

This is an office position. CAAT’s basic office hours are 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch, which is provided for free for everyone who works from the CAAT office. Employees can work flexitime in agreement with other staff members, with core hours being 11am-4pm. Training sessions, CAAT events and necessary meetings are counted as working hours. When these take place during evenings and weekends time off in lieu can be taken.

To apply, please go to https://www.caat.org.uk/get-involved/vacancies/local-outreach-2020 to complete an application form. Please note that we can not accept CVs.

Interviews will be held on either Wednesday 11th or Friday 13th March. We request that you also complete an equal opportunities form but this is not obligatory.