Work with us, Welfare Benefits Unit

Work with us

Campaigns Coordinator

£29,269 (pro-rata)
22.5 hours per week
York City Centre/Hybrid
Fixed term for 2 years (with an additional year subject to funding)

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting for a new role of Campaigns Coordinator for a two-year project funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation, looking at understanding the impact of local welfare support on claimants and influencing the current and future design and take up of discretionary welfare provision.

The role will involve working with a collaboration of project partners (Age UK, Citizens Advice York, Peasholme Charity, University of York, York Foodbank and City of York Council) to pull together the data to provide city-wide evidence, convene meetings of the bi-monthly forum, keep the website up to date, help with marketing and lead the drafting/dissemination of project outputs.

We are looking for an experienced project officer with current knowledge and understanding of the key issues facing the VCSE sector in this difficult financial climate, a keen interest in welfare rights benefits or the advice sector and awareness of anti-poverty policy and discourse.

Experienced in marketing and raising the profile of a project, you will have a working knowledge of managing professional social media accounts and understanding of a variety of content and communication tools.

You will be an excellent communicator, able to build professional relationships with all of our key partners to ensure collaboration across the project and the ability to monitor and evaluate demonstrable outcomes.

If this sounds like you, we would love to have an informal chat with you about the role and tell you more. Please contact to arrange a telephone call.

Welfare Benefits Unit is committed to improving the diversity of our workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds, particularly from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and Refugee, LGBTQ+ communities and/or disabled people who are currently under-represented within our organisation.

All candidates who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the role will be offered an interview.

How to apply – Download the application pack and further details about the role.

If you need any additional support in order to apply, please let us know and we will do our best to support you.

Completed application forms should be returned to no later than 21 May 2024.

Interviews will take place week commencing 3 June 2024.

Application Pack

1 Letter

2 Vision, Purpose, Key Priorities, Values

3 CC Job Description and Person Specification

4 Terms and Conditions Campaigns Coordinator

5 Application form CC

6 Equality and diversity monitoring form May 24

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