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Campaigns and Stakeholder Manager

Campaigns and Stakeholder Manager

Harris Hill is excited to be partnering with the National Literacy Trust in its search for a new Campaigns and Stakeholder Manager to lead on its two new campaigns in partnership with the Department for Education Hungry Little Minds and Small Talk.

On an initial 6-month contract but with the possibility to be made permanent, depending on funding for the campaigns, this role is responsible for leading campaigns and communications activity to support the home learning environment as part of the NLT's work with the Department for Education. This includes planning and overseeing the delivery of behaviour change campaigns in Hungry Little Minds Communities, developing a communications plan for Small Talk and ensuring appropriate links between the two.

To give some context, Hungry Little Minds is a national behaviour change campaign to improve the home learning environment of children; and Small Talk is a programme of community events in seven targeted areas of disadvantage across England, with the aim to increase the amount parents chat, play and read with their children.

By nature of these two campaigns, the Campaigns and Stakeholder Manager will have hands-on and varied responsibilities across multiple areas; however, core responsibilities will span strategic communications, working in coalition with local government bodies and local/national businesses, planning and coordinating public and member engagement events and broader project management and delivery.

This position favours an excellent project manager with a campaigning background, who understands how to harness effective communications to deliver successful behaviour change campaigns, particularly with a community engagement angle. Excellent stakeholder engagement skills are also essential.

This is a 6-month FTC with the possibility to be made permanent, depending on funding, paying 40,000 p.a. with an application process of a CV and cover letter. A shortlist of applicants will be submitted on Monday 9th September and interviews will not be conducted before this date. It must be noted that the National Literacy Trust is looking for someone to start as soon as possible after the interview date, so extended notice periods will not be considered. If you are interested in this position, please send your most recent CV to harry.marven@harrishill.co.uk to get the ball rolling.

About the National Literacy Trust

One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills will struggle to succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child's literacy skills will be below average.

We are an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK by giving disadvantaged children the literacy skills they need to succeed. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians, businesses and parents, and support schools.

We are a rapidly growing organisation, with ambitious plans and amazing staff. We have 25 years' experience of delivering programmes and campaigns to improve the skills and confidence levels of those most in need of support. Partnerships are an essential part of our work with the education sector, with businesses and with community partners. We work closely with both national and local government. Our funders and partners include high street brands such as McDonald's, WHSmith and Clarks Shoes, and large multinationals such as Lanc me, KPMG and PwC. We have our main office in Vauxhall, London, as well as people working to support our community activity around the country.