Established by Compassion in World Farming, the Soil Association and Sustain, and supported by many other organisations the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is campaigning to end the routine use of antibiotics in farmed animals. The overuse of antibiotics in farming increases the rate of emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria that threaten human and animal health and supports the continuation of farming practices that are inhumane and unsustainable.
Antibiotic resistance is increasing at a faster rate than previously realised and, as reported in The Lancet, in 2019, was directly responsible for the deaths of more than one and a quarter million people worldwide and linked with the deaths of nearly five million people. The overuse of antibiotics in humans and farm animals is to blame for this crisis. Worldwide about two thirds of antibiotics are used in livestock.
We are therefore looking for an experienced campaigner with an innovative, strategic approach to drive forward the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics campaign. Working alongside the Alliance’s Scientific Advisor, you will manage and coordinate the campaign to achieve significant reductions in farm antibiotic use, an end to routine preventative medication of farm animals, and to ensure that the UK keeps pace with EU rules in this area.
The campaign will involve building the case for higher animal health and welfare standards, better farming systems and a food policy that reduce the need for preventative antibiotic use, raising the media profile of the issue, developing and mobilising support amongst relevant stakeholders; from consumers to food companies to politicians, and lobbying politicians, officials and others as required.
The work will be taken forward through team-working with relevant departments within the three founding organisations of the Alliance and coordinating work with partner organisations.
This exciting post requires proven campaigning and lobbying ability, management skills and the capacity to travel internationally, sometimes at short notice.Key responsibilities for the Campaign Manager role include:
- Implement the Alliance’s three-year strategy (2021-2024) on behalf of the three founding members of the Alliance, some of which have different organisational goals, in an effective and collaborative manner.
- Project manage the Alliance’s workstreams and control the budget (excluding salaries)
- Deliver effective campaigns to raise public awareness of this issue and, working alongside the Scientific Advisor, make the campaign’s arguments with policy makers to help drive down irresponsible farm antibiotic use.
- Develop effective working relationships with members of Campaigns Team, Fundraising Team, Food Business Team and, where applicable, European offices of the founding partner organisations in order to be able to plan, implement and manage this successful campaign.
- Represent the Alliance in the media as appropriate, as well as at external meetings and conferences, in order to promote the Alliance’s views and policies.
- Build and maintain good working relationships with other stakeholders.
- Liaise with Trustees / Directors and third parties as required.
Our ideal candidate will have sound knowledge gained in a similar position, the ability to interpret scientific data, and a proven track record of leading and implementing successful campaigns along with a good understanding of UK political institutions. It is also desirable that you have a knowledge of farm animal welfare issues. Strong organisational skills and good attention to detail are also key requirements for this position.
Compassion in World Farming will employ the successful candidate, on behalf of the Alliance. Compassion in World Farming International is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and lived experience, and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, whether these be of ethnicity, gender, identity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or other.To apply:
Closing: 5pm, 14th July 2022. We would like applications as soon as possible as these will be reviewed regularly and interviews may take place on a rolling programme.
Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification detailed in the Job Description.
No agencies please.About Compassion in World Farming:
Compassion in World Farming International is a leading global farm animal welfare organisation campaigning to bring an end to factory farming and to implement the highest animal welfare standards in Europe and beyond. We lead a growing worldwide movement of people concerned about how industrial agriculture mistreats animals, wastes precious resources and utterly fails to meet the needs of the planet’s inhabitants. With headquarters in the UK and offices throughout Europe, in the USA and China, we are an influential organisation whose supporters and partners throughout the world help us deliver on our initiatives.About The Soil Association:
The Soil Association is a leading UK charity that works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare, because these issues cannot be tackled in isolation. We campaign for policy change, support farming innovation, serve healthy food in communities, help protect forests and support and grow the organic market. Our aim is to make a difference in the world where it’s needed the mostAbout Sustain:
Sustain is a powerful alliance of organisations and communities working together for a better system of food and farming - better for people, animals and the planet. The Sustain alliance brings together around 100 organisations nationally – and hundreds more at local and regional level – cultivating the movement for change. Working together, we run highly effective and creative campaigns, advocacy, networks and demonstration projects, aiming to catalyse permanent changes in policy and practice, and to help equip more people and communities with skills as change-makers.Location:
Godalming - Remote working (can be office-based, or hybrid, if preferred)Contract type:
0.8 FTE (30 hours per week)Salary:
£34,000 to £36,000 Pro-rata (Depending on Experience)Closing date for applications:
14th July 2022
You may also have experience in the following: Campaign Manager, Animal Welfare, Farming, Charity, Charities, Campaign Management, Lobbying, Lobbyist, Third Sector, EU, Project Manager, Public Affairs, Animal Rights, Legislation, Project Management etc.
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