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Sightsavers – Global Campaign Officer

  • Salary: c£33,000 per annum
  • Location: UK or Ireland (remote working) – with occasional travel to Haywards Heath, when required
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: Full-time

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic campaigner to support the delivery of our policy campaign and contribute to national and global policy change on disability rights. Given the global nature of our work, you will be contributing to the development and communication of the campaign via digital campaigning platforms to our supporters all over the world.

What you’ll be doing in this role: 

Providing support in delivering Sightsavers campaign strategy and campaigning related activity.

  • Support the development of strategic campaigning tools, approaches, supporter journeys and materials.
  • Support the day-to-day operation of digital campaigning platforms, website and emails.
  • Monitor the external policy and campaigning landscape.
  • Identify opportunities for activism for our global supporters and the wider public.
  • Identify opportunities to engage Sightsavers staff and programme participants in the work of the campaign and campaign actions.
  • Proactively, working with members of policy, advocacy, campaign, communications and the events teams to ensure the delivery of campaign events.
  • With support identify digital campaigning opportunities in collaboration with other organisations.

Supporting campaigning technical capacity within Sightsavers. 

  • Recruit, manage and mobilise Sightsavers supporters, equipping them to engage constructively in campaign actions.
  • Design, populate and manage email journeys including setting objectives, drafting copy, building emails, analysis and feedback.
  • Write and deliver engaging digital campaign communication plans.

About you 

We are seeking an organised and action orientated person, who is able to adapt to change and make decisions confidently. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate and influence a large range of audiences. Your work must be driven by a desire to see an end to disability discrimination.

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Sound knowledge and experience of campaigning for policy change.
  • A proven track record of working within a team to deliver campaign strategies that achieve high level policy change.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of working with a wide range of campaigning techniques, including online and offline public mobilisation and recruitment
  • Experience of using digital campaigning tools and platforms, such as Engaging Networks
  • Experience building, sending and analysing emails through an email marketing or digital campaigning platform.
  • Experience of building, updating and analysing web content using a content management system. (Experience of using WordPress an advantage)
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Ability to project manage effectively and deliver against agreed deadlines
  • Strong presentational and public speaking skills
  • Relationship building skills with internal and external audiences
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure

This is a varied role, please read the full Job Description for further details. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.


Sightsavers offers some fantastic benefits. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts. If you choose to work in or are visiting our collaborative, modern office space, you will find it an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London.

Next steps

To apply for this exciting new opportunity, go to the Sightsavers Job Portal, follow the ‘Apply here’ button and provide a CV and supporting statement that expands on your interest in the role, what experience and skills you have that are relevant to the role and describe what you see as some of the key issues facing people with disabilities globally.

Important – Please ensure that your cover letter also includes your notice period, salary expectation, current location, and phone number and e-mail address.

We anticipate that remote interviews will take place on the week commencing 5 December 2022 and the 2 stage evaluation process will include a presentation task and an oral interview.

Closing date: 27 November 2022