Planning Lead

The Role:

Shape History is looking for candidates with 4+ years of experience in behavioural insights, advocacy and communications, and international development, to join a fast growing agency working in social impact. 

We’re on the hunt for an organised individual with a strategic mindset who loves working on long-term impactful projects. Sounds like you? This full-time role will be perfect for you. Experience of managing and delivering communications projects, account management, and working with multiple partners is essential to this role. It will involve you managing and coordinating different stakeholders both nationally and globally.

How you’ll be shaping history everyday

  • Be the lead point of contact for all matters specific to your partnerships, ensuring the timely and successful delivery of high quality assets and expertise according to our partners’ needs and objectives.
  • You will engage with partners to understand their objectives and outcomes to design communication-based interventions
  • Develop communications action plans, coordinate their approval with multiple partners,  and ensure effective implementation and measurement. 
  • Schedule and lead on regular meetings/check-ins with partners, plan the agendas, confirm attendees, and present work when required. 
  • Proactively offer advice, guidance, and suggestions to partners that you believe will advance and improve the project outcomes, either  strategically and/or creatively. 
  • Build, maintain, and evolve  strong, long-lasting partnerships, and where necessary, facilitate consultation workshops. 
  • Embrace full autonomy over your work, understanding every aspect of the projects you run, including timelines, deliverables, and budgets, and ensure project management documents and software (Monday.com) are kept up to date. 
  • Anticipate workloads in advance and preemptively flag any potential disruptions to ensure your projects run according to plan. 
  • Manage your projects’ production budget and input receipts/invoices  on the accountancy platform Xero  as required. 
  • Ensure every piece of work undergoes appropriate quality checks and proofing before being sent externally to partners or published.
  • You will work closely to strategize with our partners -tasks may include:creating key messaging for audiences, 
  • conducting SWOT analysis, 
  • developing  communications strategies 
  • participating in consultation workshops. 
  • Undertaking research tasks to gather and analyse quantitative data, conduct stakeholders interviews and turn insights into  written-up research reports. 
  • Work closely with our internal team to identify additional skill sets and expertise that may need to be introduced to the partnership, including Strategy, Creative, Digital or others. 
  • Contribute to writing op-eds and/or blogs for partners on key issues within their sector, or for the Shape History Hub
  • Lead on meetings with our partners, run the agendas, and present work when required.

You’re good at

  • A confident, organised individual, with at least 4 years’ experience of account management and communications planning with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven experience of working in the International development sector, working either with or in partnership with NGOs, funders, or institutions. 
  • A strong understanding of the workings of international development funding.
  • Familiar with the basics of behavioural insights 
  • Willing and able to apply behavioural insight to diagnose, design, and test interventions,  aimed at enabling and facilitating behavioural change
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing communications action plans. 
  • A respectful and competent leader but also a fantastic collaborator with the utmost confidence to push our partners beyond their comfort zones, in a respectful way.
  • Proven excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Proactive, fast thinking and easily adaptable to any quick changes. 
  • Very good organisational skills and understands how to balance multiple projects at once. 
  • Comfortable working under tight timelines and in a high-pressure environment. 
  • Proven, quality written communication skills, understanding how to communicate to various audiences in a way that they’d understand.
  • You are a total team player and enjoy collaborating with our team members.
  • Exceptional presentation skills, with confidence speaking to a room of partners and stakeholders.
  • Excellent initiative and a proactive problem-solving approach to your work.
  • A campaigner mindset – someone who can demonstrate and communicate passion for specific causes. 
  • Experience of working with all GSuite packages (Drive, Gmail, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Willing to roll up sleeves during short intensive sprints to ensure success of campaigns.

Remuneration:

Base salary between £28,000-32,000 per year, depending on experience.

Closing date:

Monday 2nd November, 2020 at 5pm GMT

Application process:

  • Send us your CV and cover letter.
  • All applications should be sent to: recruitment@shapehistory.com only if you’re having trouble uploading applications directly to the website.
  • Following on from this, we will be inviting a select few for an interview.

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Senior Brand & UI/UX Designer

The Role:

Social impact communications agency, Shape History is looking for a candidate with 4+ years of brand and UI/UX experience looking to work on some fantastic projects in social impact. Some of our partnerships include work with the United Nations, Shelter, Age International and the Fund for Global Human Rights. Sound good? We think so too.

If you’re a organised individual who loves working on a range of exciting, impactful projects, this full-time role is perfect for you. Having a good understanding of working on multiple projects is essential to this role. Most importantly, it’s about bringing creative, innovative, cutting edge design into all our projects and partnerships.

How you’ll be shaping history everyday

  • Supporting brainstorms with the full team to inspire new ideas to fuel social impact using digital and print media.
  • Use strategic and behavioural analysis to inform brand design.
  • Develop multi-platform design workflows for new or existing brands. 
  • Working closely with our web developers to deliver branded  UX / UI behavioural design.
  • Ideate, design and develop wireframes and page designs for websites with varying degrees of complexity. 
  • Manage digital design workflows and implement briefs to a schedule.
  • Lead on development of designs that are innovative and intuitive, ensuring brand consistency and quality throughout.
  • Managing and organising your own tasks, updating our Planners on when they will receive certain assets.
  • Ensuring all partner feedback is implemented to the highest quality and running through this with them during meetings.
  • Confidently making creative suggestions to improve pieces of work to our partners.
  • Overseeing and providing feedback to the full creative team to improve their quality of work.

You’re good at

  • A confident, organised individual with the ability to multitask and communicate with multiple stakeholders.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a mid / senior design role.
  • To be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of behavioural design.
  • Have a clear process and an excellent understanding of brand implementation.
  • Responsive, comprehensive and detailed project management, with the ability to be autonomous in your work.
  • Full and in-depth understanding of the Adobe CC and related programs.
  • Must be able to effectively independently project manage workflows and oversee other team members when required.

Extra bit of awesome

  • Knowledge of film, animation and other multi-media workflows relating to design.
  • Knowledge of persona mapping and audience data strategy as it pertains to design.
  • Previous agency experience.

Remuneration:

A salary between £28,000-34,000 per year, depending on experience.

Closing date:

Monday 2nd November, 2020 at 5pm GMT

Application process:

  • Send us your CV and cover letter.
  • All applications should be sent to: recruitment@shapehistory.com only if you’re having issues uploading directly to our website.
  • Following on from this, we will be inviting a select few for an interview.

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Strategy Lead (Brand)

The Role:

Are you an experienced brand strategist? Do you enjoy working in creative, fast-paced, and challenging environments? Are you wanting to join a passionate, talented, driven team who live and breathe social impact?  If so, you could be just what we’re looking for.

We’re Shape History, the social impact communications agency. We’re here to nurture a fairer world, faster, through creative storytelling, powerful brands, and strategic communications. 

We’re on the lookout for candidates to fill the position of Strategy Lead who have a background and passion in brand strategy, and have 5+ years of industry experience. As part of the Strategy team, the successful candidate will carry out research, unearth powerful and actionable insights, and develop powerful brands and strategies that result in impact. You will need to have a strategic mindset with a creative flair, and be willing to consult, challenge, and inspire a wide range of partners both in the UK and around the world.

How you’ll be shaping history everyday

  • Through research, you will immerse yourself into who our partners are, the work that they do, and who their audiences are. This will involve spending time reading through documentation, understanding the ins and outs of their brand and their competitors.
  • You’ll constantly be on the lookout for the latest trends in brand, highlighting opportunities and preparing briefings for new and existing partners, as well as our own team to evolve their identities.
  • You will plan and conduct stakeholder interviews, both with our partners directly and with any of their beneficiaries or primary stakeholders, writing up detailed notes for analysis. 
  • Segmenting out audiences, and in doing so, creating personas in collaboration with our partners. This might involve leading on persona mapping workshops, to better understand who the audiences we are targeting are. 
  • Write up research insight reports, providing recommendations on how to improve the brands of our partners, This will include conducting SWOT analysis, competitor analysis and audience segmentation. 
  • Join and lead workshops with our partners to ideate potential directions they could take their new brand. 
  • Primarily lead on the first part of our branding process, which focuses on brand positioning and architecture. This will involve leading workshops and developing a messaging house to identify and craft their values, mission, strapline, tone of voice, boilerplate and more. You should be an exceptional storyteller. 
  • You will get creative, brainstorming potential directions that our partners could take their identity. This involves research and writing skills to generate powerful insights, strategic thinking to ideate new approaches, and creative writing to develop emotive messaging to engage the target audiences.
  • You will quality check and work closely with the creative team on the visual identity of new brands that are being created , ensuring they’re in line with their overarching verbal identity. 
  • You might help fine-tune and support with writing proposals for partners, as well as taking part in pitches for branding projects and present strategic ideas.

You’re good at

  • Working collaboratively in a team, as well as independently.
  • Writing to emote and engage. You have a proven ability to copywrite, taking your research insights and turning them into powerful messages that will appeal to target audiences.
  • Understand how to segment target audiences and create tailored messaging and content.  
  • Working in a fast-paced environment and can adapt easily when things come up unexpectedly.
  • You have 5+ years of experience of getting stuck into the full branding process. 
  • You will have the utmost confidence to push our partners beyond their comfort zones, in a respectful way.
  • Good presentation skills, with confidence speaking to a room.
  • You’ll be comfortable with different research approaches such as stakeholder workshops, surveys, focus groups and interviews
  • A good understanding of the creative process for branding.
  • Very good organisational skills, understanding how to balance multiple projects at once.

Extra bit of awesome

  • Experience in writing communications strategies for partners.
  • Knowledge and background in the social impact sector, whether that be working with charities, NGOs, funders, or institutions. 
  • Understand how best to utilise and take advantage of different social media channels. 
  • Experience with creating campaigns, from start to finish.
  • Agency-specific experience.

Remuneration:

Base salary between £34,000-41,000 per year, depending on experience.

Closing date:

Monday 2nd November, 2020 at 5pm GMT

Application process:

  • Send us your CV and cover letter.
  • All applications should be sent to: recruitment@shapehistory.com only if you’re having trouble uploading your details on the website.
  • Following on from this, we will be inviting a select few for an interview.

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JOIN THE TEAM

Our team are full of campaigners who genuinely want to create an impact in society. We see the agency as a place for individual and collective evolution. We therefore put an emphasis on training for the team and ensure that everyone can be their full self when coming into the office.
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WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

We put the individuals in the Shape History team at the heart of every decision that is made. Here are some of the reasons we think you should join the team.

We offer grants to team members to build passion projects with no restrictions. We also run our own internal campaigns with ideas coming from the team.

Besides from core hours, the team can start and end when you like. We also work from home on Fridays.

4x per year, the full team comes together to take part in workshops, activities and socials. Previous team days have included axe throwing (not at each other), graffiti spraying and team challenges around London.

Each team member is entitled to 24 days of holiday plus a Christmas shutdown period and bank holidays. We also have an enhanced parent leave policy.

We think that the team has a vitamin C deficiency because the amount of fruit they devour during Monday huddles is ridiculous. Enjoy that, as well as prosecco Thursdays!

Our main priority is our team and the culture that runs throughout the agency. We put emphasis on working with team members to unfold their individual and unique potential.