Campaign Manager (EDN)

The Role:

Shape History is looking for candidates with over 3+ years of experience across marketing and communications,  some of which have been at an agency, charity, or social impact organisation, to become our new Campaign Manager (Edinburgh).

Are you the type of person who thrives on making things happen, driving meaningful projects forward while building strong relationships? Do you have an inquisitive mind and don’t shy away from asking tough questions to understand partners’ needs (we call our clients ‘partners’) and turning them into successful campaigns? Are you curious, strategic, and passionate about all things communications? If that sounds like you, you might be just who we’re looking for.

Hello! We’re Shape History,  the social impact communications agency based in London.We work with our partners –  charities, businesses, UN bodies, academic institutions, philanthropic organisations –  on some of the biggest issues facing humanity today, from Climate Change to Gender Equality, Digital Health to Human Rights. 

We’re a full service agency and team up with our partners – think charities, businesses, UN groups, academic brains, and big-hearted folks aiming to make the world better. As a Campaign Manager, you’re not just managing projects, you’re creating impact. You’ll be the go-to for our partners, making sure their ideas turn into reality, on time and within the budget. The successful candidate will be a natural problem solver who can not only manage projects, but be an integral part in forming and developing our partnerships.  You will join our Edinburgh team, reporting to our Scotland Director, Matt. 

How you’ll be shaping history everyday:

  • Communications Lead: You’ll be the lead point of contact for all matters specific to your partnerships, getting to know our partners inside out. You’ll understand their needs, vision, and audiences. You’ll be their go-to, leading all communications on all things project related such as briefs, approval process, feedback, sign off and more.
  • Project Lead: You’ve got the reins on projects of different sizes. You’ll create and manage meeting agenda and timelines, lead on partner and team meetings, keep a close eye on budgets, and make sure deadlines are hit. You’ll troubleshoot problems, present solutions and keep things running smoothly.
  • Shape History Collective (freelancers network): You’ll be responsible for the end-to-end outsourcing process, leading the daily comms with freelancers, from writing briefs to managing their deadlines.
  • Budgets/Finances:  Manage your projects’ production budget and profitability, making sure all external costs and receipts are tracked, flag any changes to the invoice timeline and we’re not going beyond the agreed scope.
  • Creativity & ideation: Alongside our Edinburgh team, you will think differently, brainstorming bold, innovative ideas to propose to partners to drive impact. 
  • Strategic thinking: Stay focused on the big picture when delivering work for our partners. This includes prioritising outcomes over outputs & support in setting strategies with clear actions and measurement.
  • Copywriting: You know what makes a good, engaging story and narrative.  Day to day, you’ll write clear, concise copy for a range of different mediums and voices – from ads, press releases, opinion pieces, thought articles for websites, to creative content such as graphics

You’re good at… (role requirements)

  • Strategic mindset: You understand how to move from outcomes, to strategy, to tactics – always making sure everything services a purpose and is working to create impact. 
  • Project and time management: You are responsive and comprehensive in your project management, feeling comfortable speaking with relevant stakeholders, and ensuring deadlines are met.. A confident, organised individual, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Collaboration: Working collaboratively in a team, as well as independently, and willing to roll up your sleeves during short intensive sprints.
  • Open-minded: Willing to step outside your comfort zone, and work on a variety of new and different outputs to evolve your skill sets. 
  • Stress management and adaptability: You feel comfortable adapting your planned course of action when unexpected issues arise, and are able to effectively manage and surpass stressful situations. This involves managing a complex and reactive workload. 
  • Presenting with clarity and simplification: With your experience as a strategist, you can comfortably present ideas to the internal team or our partners in an engaging way that resonates and creates clarity and alignment. 
  • Problem Solving: You have a calm, practical and adaptable  approach for solving roadblocks and thrive in it.
  • Proactivity: Taking ownership and autonomy over your work, solving problems that others may not have noticed, and going out of your way to continue learning and growing.
  • Details Matter: You have excellent attention to detail to review deliverables, giving them the nod of approval only when they’re meeting the agency’s standards.
  • Tech Savvy: You’re comfortable with the basics like Microsoft and Google Suite. Bonus points if you’ve dabbled in other tools that help teams collaborate better.
  • Passion for Impact: You’re all about making a difference. You get the world-changing mission and you’re ready to dive into projects that matter.
  • Agency experience: Ideally, you have some agency experience which will allow you to understand how the sector works and how to prioritise your different tasks.

Extra bit of awesome:

  • Sector-specific: Knowledge and background in the social impact/charity/political sector, whether that be volunteering or working with charities, campaigns, NGOs, funders, or institutions.
  • Hola. Bonjour. Shalom. Speak another language? Great! Our partners and projects take place across all four corners of the globe.

Race Equity:

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. We recognise that there is a long way to go in implementing race equity in the sector and we have a robust strategy in place for delivering this at Shape History. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups, including those with lived experience of social issues we are working to address. As part of this strategy, we use blind recruitment in our first round of applications. When applying for this role, you will be taken to a Typeform link where you’ll be asked a series of questions.

Remuneration: 

Salary range: Base salary of £27,000 – £34,000 plus company and personal bonus (between 3-5% base salary)

Recruitment process:

  • Applications open on Monday 5th February
  • Applications close on Monday 26th February
  • A short task may be shared in advance of interviews, which will be held on Thursday 29th February

Communications Lead

The Role:

Shape History is searching  for candidates with at least 4-5 years of experience in communications,  some of which have been at an agency or purpose-led company, to become our new Communications Lead. We’re looking for someone with a knack for storytelling, a passion for social impact, and a drive to make a difference.  If you’re ready for a new challenge in London, let’s talk. 

Hello! We’re Shape History, the social impact communications agency. We work with our partners –  charities, businesses, UN bodies, academic institutions, philanthropic organisations –  on some of the biggest issues facing humanity today, from Climate Change to Gender Equality, Health and Wellbeing to Human Rights. Our vision is a fairer world, and we use communications to get there faster. 

We’re a full service agency, doing everything from strategically advising major institutions, to placing stories in the news, or creating beautiful content and strategically targeting  audiences. The successful candidate will join our Strategy Team, reporting to an Associate Strategy Director, working to  build strong relationships with our partners, shape and execute dynamic campaigns that amplify brand and issue awareness and captivate audiences.

How you’ll be shaping history everyday…

  • Communications Lead: You’ll be the lead point of contact for all matters specific to your partnerships, getting to know our partners inside out. You’ll understand their needs, vision, and audiences. You’ll be their go-to, leading the relationship  and steering all things project related such as briefs, approval process, conflict management, sign off and more.
  • Captain Collaboration: You’re the bridge between our partners and our internal team. You’ll collaborate with creative minds, strategists, project managers and designers to come up with ideas that generate impact bringing the partner into the conversation. 
  • Creative and strategic brilliance: Stay focused on the big picture every day when delivering work, prioritising outcomes over outputs. You will ideate innovative communications strategies that push boundaries, infuse creativity into every aspect of planning and execution, and continuously seek fresh angles and innovative approaches for securing coverage. 
  • Crisis Management: Prepare crisis communications scenarios, plans, and responses. This includes ensuring all risks are clearly identified with mitigation actions put in place. At times, you will also be required to provide guidance to our partners’ leadership teams during crises. 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Conduct rigorous evidence-based evaluation across your projects to adapt plans and measure impact. This includes monitoring media coverage and online conversations, analysing campaign effectiveness – and making insight-driven improvements – and preparing regular reports for senior management. 
  • Active Reading and Horizon Scanning: Upskilling and improving knowledge on key issues related to the projects and partnerships you  lead on. For example,  keeping up to date with the developments at COP, investor activism, and climate finance if you are leading on a climate campaign.  This will allow you to spot unplanned opportunities to leverage.
  • Storytelling and Copywriting: Day -to-day, you’ll write clear and concise copy for a range of different mediums, press releases, opinion pieces, and thought articles for websites – that inform, engage, and resonate with target audiences. 
  • Research and analysis: Gather valuable, actionable insights for communications strategies and activations by conducting extensive qualitative and quantitative research on audiences and issues, including commissioning external research. 
  • Consulting & facilitating workshops:  Facilitating workshops to uncover insights and co-create strategy and positioning – both virtually and in person. You will also provide training to our partners across different communications disciplines, including media & pr. 

You’re good at…

  • Account management: A confident, organised individual, with at least 4-5 years’ experience of account management and communications planning with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strategic mindset: You understand how to move from outcomes to strategy, to tactics, all while ensuring that everything serves a meaningful purpose, ultimately driving impact. 
  • Consultancy: Comfortable collaborating and challenging our partners towards communications outputs that drive and grow the project to meet impact goals. 
  • Storytelling: You know what makes a good, engaging story, and can turn complex information (sometimes data) into stories that are understandable, engaging, and relevant to audiences. 
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to present to audiences,  engage them to listen to you, and convince them to take action. In particular, experience and knowledge of philanthropic communications.
  • Digital marketing: You take an audience first approach to communications strategies and have experience planning, recommending and implementing plans across digital channels.
  • Creativity: Creativity runs through your veins, and you recognise how essential it is for crafting compelling stories, unique angles, and attention-grabbing campaigns.
  • Collaboration: Working collaboratively in a team, as well as independently, and willing to roll up your sleeves during short intensive sprints.
  • Open-minded: Willing to step outside your comfort zone,; learning and  working in new and different areas. 
  • Stress Management and Adaptability: Adapting when unexpected issues arise, being able to manage and surpass stressful situations. This involves managing a complex and reactive workload. 
  • Clarity and simplification: With your experience in communications , you can comfortably present ideas to the internal team or our partners in an engaging way that resonates and creates clarity and alignment. 
  • Proactivity: Taking ownership and autonomy over your work, solving problems that others may not have noticed, and going out of your way to continue learning and growing. 
  • Eye for detail: You are able to give clear and critical feedback that helps improve the overall quality of work . You are confident in signing off on pieces of work before they go live.

Extra bit of awesome: 

  • Hola. Bonjour. Shalom. Speak another language? Great!

Race Equity:

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. We recognise that there is a long way to go in implementing race equity in the sector and we have a robust strategy in place for delivering this at Shape History. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups, including those with lived experience of social issues we are working to address. As part of this strategy, we use blind recruitment in our first round of applications. When applying for this role, you will be taken to a Typeform link where you’ll be asked a series of questions.

Remuneration: 

Base salary of £40,000 – £48,000 plus company and personal bonus (between 3-5% base salary)

Recruitment process:

  • Applications open on Monday 5th February
  • Applications close on Monday 26th February
  • A short task may be shared in advance of interviews, which will be held on w/c 4th March.

PR & Marketing Manager

The Role:

Shape History is looking for candidates with at least 4-5+ years of experience across PR & marketing at either an agency or purpose-led brand. We’re looking for someone with commercial acumen & a track record of delivering high value marketing and media  marketing and media  coverage, a passion for building relationships, and an innate understanding of the social impact/sustainability space.  If you’re ready for a new challenge in London, let’s talk.

Hello! We’re Shape History, the social impact communications agency. We work with our partners (not clients!) –  businesses, charities, multilaterals, and philanthropic organisations – on the biggest issues facing humanity today, from Climate Change to Gender Equality, Public Health to Human Rights. We maximise the power of communications to shape the history of tomorrow, today . 

We’re a full service agency, so our expertise ranges from strategically advising major institutions, to placing stories in the news, creating global campaigns, and crafting pioneering brand identities. The successful candidate will join our Growth team, reporting to our Co-MDs and will be responsible for:

  • Scaling our impact through storytelling: Strategise and execute PR/marketing activities that places our expertise, thought leadership, and quality work in front of new audiences, and amplifies our pioneering internal culture. 
  • Driving new partnership acquisition: implement strategies to raise awareness of the agency with key target audiences that leads to the acquisition of new partner organisations across different markets –  the UK, North America, Europe and Africa.
  • Building brand trust and credibility: Grow the Shape History brand within key target audiences demonstrating evidence of our impact – philanthropy, multilateral institutions, purpose-driven companies, and civil society. 

How you’ll be shaping history everyday:

Shape History is a storyteller’s dream. You will have the space and autonomy to decide how you deliver on the above goals with efficiency and results, although we’ve mapped out key priorities below  – if you have a different take  with these, we’d love to hear your thoughts and be challenged:

PRIORITY 1 | PRESS & COVERAGE – delivered autonomously, with support from the Growth team as and when required.

Raise the agency’s profile within trade and sector press

  • Build relationships with journalists within the creative industries and our key areas of sustainability and social impact including climate, human rights, public health.
  • Identify and secure written press opportunities including press releases, features and OpEds in trade, national and sector press for our team and our work. 

Maximise events & conferences

  • Plan out a calendar of external events & conferences for the team to attend and secure speaking/panel opportunities across sustainability, social impact focus areas, and creative industries. 
  • Attend events acting as a key spokesperson for Shape History, aiming to secure new partnerships. 
  • Work with team members attending events to coordinate valuable on-the-day and follow-up content

Drive impact-focused storytelling

  • Work: Lead the rapid creation of case studies (for the website, proposal decks and award entries)  with project teams, guiding them to create concise summaries of projects that showcase both the expertise of the team and the impact of the work.
  • Culture: Lead on external storytelling/promotion of all internal initiatives including the Environmental, Race Equity and Neurodiversity Steering Groups, as well as the History Shaper Programme to position Shape History as a cultural leader.

PRIORITY 2  | THOUGHT LEADERSHIP – delivered with focused support from Growth team

  • Identify awards & manage submissions: Identify strategic selection of awards, create and oversee application submissions across both creative industries and social issue specific competitions
  • Cultivate existing partner network: Identify, organise and deliver activations (eg. virtual/physical roundtable events) that strengthen partnerships relations, and create new opportunities for referrals/introductions with prospective partners. 
  • Curate thought leadership & content: Work with our team to plan, create, proof and place/post pieces of thought-leadership that spark engagement, as well as produce your own original content that champions the agency’s expertise. 

PRIORITY 3 | DAY-TO-DAY – delivered in collaboration with Growth team

  • Manage & evolve website: Primarily focused on production, upload and promotion of all case studies including visual and verbal content, as well as Hub pieces. Also contributing ideas to evolve new/existing sections of the website. 
  • Manage social channels & newsletter: Support management of content and community across our social channels, primarily Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Mailchimp to grow social following, deepen engagement and build reputation in new sectors.
  • Proposal identification & creation: Support with identifying new proposal/partnership opportunities through routes not already specified, and create high quality proposals, with support from the Growth Team.

ALONGSIDE THESE PRIORITIES, THERE’S A FEW EXTRA FUNCTIONS THAT ARE PRETTY CRUCIAL:

  • Proactive organisation: Manage and organise your own tasks, taking ownership of your responsibilities, ensuring you update relevant stakeholders  on your deadlines. 
  • Champion quality: Ensure work you produce and deliver is of the highest quality prior, with minimal changes needed prior to be signed off. 
  • Manage budgets: Manage and plan out the yearly budget for all marketing activities, making sure resources are being spent in the most efficient way and activities throughout the year stay within budget. 
  • Engage internal team: Engage and excite the wider Shape History team with weekly updates and presentations of marketing priorities.

You’re good at… (role requirements)

  • Agency-specific experience:  Have more than 4 years experience working within an agency or an in-house role in a similar services business. 
  • Strategic mindset: You understand how to move from outcomes, to strategy, to tactics – always making sure everything services a purpose and is working to create impact. 
  • Empathy and compassion: You are confident at having difficult conversations, and supporting our internal team to overcome challenges they are facing. 
  • Communication & Public speaking:  You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. You are a strong presenter, are adept at speaking to different audiences, with the confidence to convince them to take action. 
  • Design skills: Confident in using online tools such as Canva to create content. Even better, full design experience using software such as Adobe Creative Cloud or InDesign. 
  • Project and time management: You are responsive and comprehensive in your project management approach, feeling comfortable speaking with our partners. 
  • Collaboration: Working collaboratively in a team, as well as independently, and willing to roll up your sleeves during short intensive sprints.
  • Open-minded: Willing to step outside your comfort zone, and work on a variety of new and different outputs to evolve your skill sets. 
  • Stress Management and Adaptability: You feel comfortable adapting your planned course of action when unexpected issues arise, and are able to effectively manage and surpass stressful situations. This involves managing a complex and reactive workload. 
  • Clarity and simplification: With your experience as a strategist, you can comfortably present ideas to the internal team or our partners in an engaging way that resonates and creates clarity and alignment. 
  • Proactivity: Taking ownership and autonomy over your work, solving problems that others may not have noticed, and going out of your way to continue learning and growing.
  • Eye for detail: You can be trusted to look over pieces of work and give clear and critical feedback that helps improve the overall quality of outputs. You are confident in signing off on pieces of work before they go live.
  • Leadership skills: You have managed individuals or a team and understand how to inspire and get the most out of them.

Race Equity:

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. We recognise that there is a long way to go in implementing race equity in the sector and we have a robust strategy in place for delivering this at Shape History. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups, including those with lived experience of social issues we are working to address. As part of this strategy, we use blind recruitment in our first round of applications. When applying for this role, you will be taken to a Typeform link where you’ll be asked a series of questions.

Remuneration: 

Base salary of £40,000 – £49,000 plus company and personal bonus (between 3-5% base salary)

Recruitment process:

We may review applications on a rolling basis but to give you a general sense of timings:

  • The deadline for applying for this role has extended to January 15th 2024.

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 just *some* of the reasons we think you should join the team.

We run our own internal campaigns to build passion projects with no restrictions. We also have the History Shaper Fund, a public fund that offers grants to young people.

We commit time and financial resources into the two strands of the programme - History Shaper Campaigns and the History Shaper Fund.

We understand that people work best at different times in the day, and either at home or in the office so we're super flexible!

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. We also celebrate our values by hosting a Culture afternoon once per quarter.

Each team member is entitled to 24 days of holiday plus a Christmas shutdown period and bank holidays. During Summer months, you finish early on Fridays.

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.

We value our mental health and think it’s healthy to talk about it at work. That’s why we've partnered with Sanctus, so you can book a 50-minute coaching session each month.

We don’t shy away from talking about money at SH - we actively encourage it! We ask each team member to conduct a self reflective assessment involving writing a salary proposal for the year ahead. We also offer both company and personal bonuses!

For those who menstruate, it’s shitty enough to have to deal with the pain, not to mention the cost. That’s why we offer paid sick days to curl up in bed. We also offer sustainable, zero chemical period products whilst you’re in the office.

We have signed up to the UK government’s cycle to work scheme. We've also partnered with loveelectric - a B Corp with a focus on solely electric cars.