JOB VACANCY: We Own It – Campaigns Officer

Job location (usual place of work): Oxford

Pay rate: £23,000 (£13,800 pro rata)

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Campaigns Officer

Applications close on date: Sunday 16th April, interviews on 3rd May 2017

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Temporary to permanent

Job summary: We Own It is a not-for profit organisation which aims to shift the debate on privatisation and public
ownership. We believe people’s lives would be better if the needs of communities came before profit for

We are telling the positive stories about public ownership for a whole range of public services, from railways
to water, from council services and care work to the NHS. Since launching in 2013, we have influenced
politicians and developed a strong media profile, appearing on BBC Radio 4, Sky News and in the Mirror, the
Telegraph and the Guardian.

We Own It is a small organisation (when you join us we’ll be three members of staff) with a big mission. You’ll
get to work at the heart of a exciting new campaigning organisation, help it grow and develop your skills.
We think there’s a lot of potential for We Own It to transform the debate about public ownership. We need
enthusiastic and organised people to help make it happen. Does that sound like you?

Your role

We’re looking for a Campaigns Officer to work in our office in Oxford 3 days a week, developing campaigns
and making the case for public ownership. You’ll be a people person and a great communicator who can help
us build our supporter base, networks and impact. You’ll have the opportunity to lead on campaigns you’re
passionate about and come up with new ideas. You’ll also need to be happy to carry out a variety of basic
tasks and be flexible about your role.

You will:

 Work with the director to develop and deliver campaigns that help to shift the debate
 Build cooperative alliances with organisations and support local campaigners
 Work with politicians, locally and nationally
 Communicate the evidence and the stories that bring our campaigns to life
 Manage and grow our online presence, newsletter list and social media profile
 Build our media profile and write press releases
 Research for campaigns as needed
 Help with administration, events and logistics as needed
 Be part of delivering the growth strategy for the organisation

Person specification


 Passion and enthusiasm for our mission
 Motivation to manage and win campaigns, plenty of initiative
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Excellent organisational skills, a systematic person
 Emotional intelligence, great at working in a team
 Creativity (especially on a tight budget)
 High attention to detail
 Knowledge of the political landscape and interest in public services
 Confidence with IT systems and Office software
 Willingness to learn and get stuck in


It would be great if you have experience – paid or voluntary – of any of the following:

 Track record in campaigning and/or thinking strategically about how to make change happen
 Experience of working in a small and/or campaigning organisation
 Experience of project management under pressure
 Experience of any of the following: social media/press work/fundraising/organising events
 Skills in photo editing/design/video making
 Formal education or qualification in one of our areas of work

Most importantly, we are looking for someone who has the passion and drive to make a difference through
our campaigns; we don’t necessarily expect that you will have worked or volunteered in a campaigning role
in the past, but we are looking for someone with the potential to develop into an outstanding campaigner.

To apply, please contact: Please apply by email to Cat at The application should include:

 A covering letter explaining why you’re interested in the role and how you meet the person
specification, giving examples where possible (and saying where you saw the role advertised)
 Your CV
 A piece of your own writing that you’re proud of
 The names and contact details of two referees

We encourage applications from women; black, asian and minority ethnic people; people who identify as
having a disability; people from the LGBT+ community; and people from working class backgrounds.

Further information can be found at