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Public Attitudes Campaign Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,100 – £43,000
  • Edinburgh, Scotland / Homebased
  • Closing 7th June 2023

  • Advertised from 17th May 2023
  • Fixed term contract for 2 years


Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and proactive individual with project management experience to join us as our Public Attitudes Campaigns Manager where you will work with the Scotland team to deliver an exciting new funded project to understand public attitudes to child poverty in Scotland.

Please note:This is a 2 year Fixed Term Contract and the successful candidate will need to be based in Scotland.

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In Scotland and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

About the role

This role is funded by The Robertson Trust to deliver an ambitious two year project to inspire and build support around policy solutions to meet Scotland's 2030 Child Poverty Targets. As Public Attitudes Campaigns Manager, you will lead on all aspects of the project:

  • overseeing research into public attitudes and developing a narrative framework
  • working with lived a lived experience panel an advisory board
  • engaging an active network of champions to use the findings from this work
  • actively engaging and training stakeholders in using the findings
  • building relationships and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders.

This is an exciting role that involves a variety of skills and the chance to have a real impact on children's lives.

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee the commissioning of partners and working with them to deliver public attitudes research and developing and testing frames and narratives.
  • Actively engage a network of champions from within the anti-poverty sector.
  • Manage the project, which includes creating, delivering, driving and monitoring progress of the project plan and communicating progress to key stakeholder groups.
  • Champion and manage stakeholder engagement and communication, including an Advisory Group
  • Draft compelling and accessible reports and materials summarising key messages and findings
  • Build and maintain knowledge on the political and policy landscape on child poverty in Scotland and public affairs developments and engagement opportunities to maximise the impact of this work.

About you

To be successful, it is important that you have:

  • Understanding or experience of working on projects or campaigns to change public attitudes e.g. researching public attitudes, developing narratives etc.
  • Experience of project management and working with multiple partners to deliver on complex projects with multiple stages and timelines.
  • Significant experience of leading the development of strong stakeholder relations and delivering impactful engagement and influencing activities, ideally with experience of developing a community of practice.
  • Demonstratable experience of building established networks and relationships with senior stakeholders in the anti-poverty movement (or demonstratable skills in relevant field) in Scotland. Knowledge of working with civil society to deliver change and ability to effectively manage and work within networks and coalitions.
  • Experience of commissioning research/consultants to deliver public attitudes/policy research
  • Excellent communication skills, and experience building rapport and communicating effectively with a wide range of people at all levels and situations (on the phone, face to face and in writing)
  • Ability to deliver projects to high standards with minimum support and adapt easily to change.
  • Commitment to Save the Children's vision, mission and values.

What we offer you:

Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.

  • We focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
  • We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day. You can read more about our benefits here.

Application notes

Closing date: 7th June

Please note:

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.

Apply via our website.

Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly working from home, we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter). Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building.

On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.

Flexible Working - We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be "Free to Be Me". We are not looking for just one type of person - we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.

We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences - of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability - help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here.