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Tel: 01227 639768

Senior Campaigner (Strategy)

Location: Head Office (2nd Floor), Old St. London

Salary expectation: £35,777

Application deadline: Sun 16th June

This is a full-time role

Do you have experience of leading campaigns and managing diverse and integrated project teams? Then join Shelter as a Senior Campaigner where you’ll play an important role at the heart of our campaigns team.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. Shelter is the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charity campaigning and advocating, with individuals, in communities, across society. We need talented, collaborative people who are passionate about our cause to join us and campaign for an end to the UK’s housing crisis. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

About the role

Thanks in part to our campaigning over the years, housing is now high on the public and political agenda. We now need to turn this into change that genuinely transforms people’s lives. We have ambitious goals to increase the levels of housing activism right across the country, and part of the role of the Campaigns team is to support and help to build that movement for change. This particular role will see scoping and developing campaign strategies, and delivering exciting and effective campaigns and campaign moments. You’ll also be responsible for line-managing members of the team and managing project teams to ensure delivery on a range of objectives and building a variety of relationships both inside and outside of Shelter.

About you

A strategic thinker, you’ll enjoy seizing opportunities to be part of timely, strategic and inspiring campaigns. A background in campaigning, organising or activism is essential, as is openness to innovative development in how we use all the campaigning tools in the toolbox to bring about change. Confident in your ability to build the relationships needed to bring about change, you manage and facilitate teams in a way that ensures everyone is heard and feels ownership of the change they’re a part of too. Above all though, you’re passionate about making a difference to one of the biggest social justice issues of our day.


We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.


How to apply

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement, showing how you meet the Knowledge Skills & Experience and Behaviour points (just the ones selected for the application stage, indicated with an A in the right hand column on the job specification). You will be able to upload all the necessary documents within the upload section of the application. Your application will not be considered if you don’t upload both a CV and supporting statement.

Please “Apply Now” to download the attached guidance notes for information on how to complete your supporting statement.

Deadline: Sun 16th June