Regional Campaigns Officer – East Midlands

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Closing date: Tuesday 19 September 2023
Location: Home-based covering the East Midlands
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £34,570 per annum
Contract: Fixed-term maternity cover
Interview date: Late Sep tbc

Regional Campaigns Officer – East Midlands

Job description

This exciting opportunity sits within our Policy and Campaigns team and will support our work to change society, ensuring sight loss is not a barrier to living life to the full. This role is a an opportunity to join the team on a Secondment or FTC for a Maternity Cover. You will play a key role within our friendly Regional Campaigns team, who lead on the local delivery of RNIB’s campaign priorities, support blind and partially sighted people to tackle issues in their local areas as well as building our network of campaign supporters and volunteers.

You’ll be responsible for the recruitment, training and on-going management of campaign volunteers, empowering them to engage with their local community and to develop and lead local campaign work.  You’ll grow campaigning capacity across the East Midlands and build wider support for RNIB’s work.

You’ll be a highly effective team player and influencer, able to work alongside local politicians and other key stakeholders such as local authorities, health and social care bodies and voluntary sector partners.

You’ll work with colleagues in the central Policy and Campaigns team to feed regional insight into RNIB campaign activity and seek new opportunities to develop campaign activity across the East Midlands.

You’ll have experience of campaigning to secure change in policy and practice and be able to work with and support individuals and groups of campaigners.  You’ll have an appreciation of the issues affecting blind and partially sighted people, and you’ll be a team player, able to work collaboratively and build rapport with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

In return

We offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

  • 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays – pro rata), which increase with service
  • Excellent pension schemes
  • RNIB Rewards – Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers
  • In-house training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements – Each new member of staff will be given a laptop to make working flexibly easy

If you are having trouble applying online or would like more information, please contact us on, or call us on 0207 391 2111.

We actively encourage applicants with lived experience of sight loss to apply for this role.

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

RNIB is leading the creation of a world where there are no barriers for people with sight loss. One of our key priorities is to ask people to see sight loss differently, reversing inaccurate perceptions and changing public behaviours so everyone expects equal participation from people with sight loss and the creation of a fully accessible society.

One of our core values is to be led by blind and partially sighted people and we involve our customers in recruitment. Please be advised that your anonymised application may be shared internally with those involved in the recruitment process.

RNIB is committed to equality of opportunity and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of its staff and volunteers. We welcome everyone’s contribution and are proud of our status as a Disability Confident Leader. We welcome applications from people with sight loss and talented people from all sections of the community who share our values.

We do reserve the right to close this role early in the event of a high number of applications.

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