Freelance PR and media consultant

The Role:

We’re Shape History, the social impact communications agency. We work with our partners on some of the biggest issues facing humanity today, from Climate Change to Gender Equality, Digital Health, to Inequality. We harness the power of communication to inspire inventive thinking  and propel social impact leaders and change makers to create a fairer world faster. 

We’re growing! As we take on more partners globally, we’re on the lookout for PR and media consultants to add to our network. 

You will be required to collaborate with our London based team, and take a lead on media and PR projects that fall within your region. You will need to demonstrate expertise in PR, copywriting and knowledge of your media landscape, with a minimum of 5 years experience. Using your experience and connections, you will build up relationships with key journalists and outlets, leading on PR and content planning, as well as selling in stories,  within your geography.  As a multi-communications agency, any additional campaigning experience is a bonus of course!

Does this sound like you?

We’d love to connect. Send us your details and let’s have a call! Reach out on recruitment@shapehistory.com

Q&A:

Where do you need to be based? Current regional requirements: 

  • India
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • US
  • Brussels/Europe 

But this is not exclusive. 

How much and how often will you be paid? Depending on the nature of our work together, we will agree to a fee and pay you at the end of each calendar month. 

Race Equity:

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. 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. 

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Planning Director (Account Director)

The Role:

Shape History is looking for candidates who have at least 5 years of account and/or project management experience, some of which has been at an agency, to be our new Planning Director. 

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and use your expertise to evolve a team who are passionate about social impact causes? Are you a natural leader who loves working with people to nurture their personal evolution?  Are you proactive, love problem solving and are incredibly organised? If so, this full-time London based role will be perfect for you. 

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, Digital Health, to Human Rights. We harness the power of communication to inspire inventive thinking and propel social impact leaders and changemakers to create a fairer world faster.  

We’re a full service agency, doing everything from running social media campaigns, placing stories in the news, creating beautiful, emotive content, and developing large scale strategies for how organisations can talk to and influence their target audiences. An understanding of our services as an agency, how to work collaboratively, identify issues and implement new processes are all part of this role. The successful candidate will join our Planning team and act as a mentor to 4 talented individuals.  By having a good understanding of capacity amongst the Planning team, you will also join our operations team, which involves weekly updates and forward planning across each team. 

How you’ll be shaping history everyday:

  • Account management: To get to understand our workings of the agency, you will be the lead point of contact for 1-2 significant projects, ensuring the timely and successful delivery of high quality assets and expertise according to our partners’ (we call clients, partners) needs and objectives. This will involve building, maintaining and evolving strong, long-lasting partnerships, and where necessary, facilitate consultation workshops. 
  • Managing budgets: Using our financial software platform Xero, you will be responsible for submitting all bills relating to your projects and you may be responsible for checking over bills entered by the Planning team. To do this, you will gain an understanding of our chart of accounts, and the differences between each account. If budgets need negotiating with our contractors or partners, it will be your responsibility to either guide the Planning team to take these conversations on, or you will lead them yourselves. Lastly, you will be responsible for ensuring that all budget sheets across the team are updated by Planners on a regular basis. 
  • Project management: As our Planning Director, although you may not know the full nuances of each project, you will have a good understanding of what stages each project is in, and sometimes ask the difficult questions as to why deadlines have been missed or why projects have been delayed. This means you will likely join kick off meetings to gain a sense of who the partner we’re working with is, understanding their wants and needs of each project. You will have oversight over our CRM, Monday.com, and ensure this is kept up to date (there will be an opportunity to train you up in this if you are new to it). 
  • Looking ahead: You will think ahead on all projects that you’re overseeing, ensuring that the full Planning team is doing the same and pre-empt anything that may not go according to plan, proactively coming up with solutions. 
  • Operations: Sitting in the Ops team, you will understand the ins and outs of our Planning team, identify gaps and work with the full team to evolve these processes. It will be your responsibility to roll these out to the full Shape History team. In doing so, you will form a good relationship with the Strategy and Creative teams to understand their internal department processes. You will work with each Planner to update their time sheets on a weekly basis, and flag when there may be a gap in capacity.
  • Mentoring: You will have weekly mentoring sessions with each of the Planning team, gaining a sense of how they’re doing at work, guiding them to be the best version of themselves. This will involve developing SMART goals twice per year, as well as offering guidance and suggestions for anything they may need support with.  You will be involved with the recruitment for the Planning team as well as inducting new team members. 
  • Processes: By understanding the ins and outs of our Planning team, you will identify gaps and work with the full team to evolve these processes. It will be your responsibility to roll these out to the full Shape History team. In doing so, you will form a good relationship with the Strategy and Creative teams to understand their internal department processes.

You’re good at:

  • Agency experience: You have at least 5+ years of account management experience,  ideally having worked at an agency and can manage working on multiple projects at once.
  • Reactive and proactive media mindset: Experience in the agility and shifting requirements of working on multiple projects.
  • Collaboration: Working collaboratively in a team, as well as independently, and willing to roll up your sleeves during short intensive sprints. You have experience or mentoring or managing people.
  • Open-minded: Willing to step outside your comfort zone, and work on a variety of new and different outputs to evolve your skill sets. Thinking outside of the box is one of our values and pushing internal team members beyond their comfort zones is important. 
  • Commercial mindset: You have worked in the sector and you are interested in how businesses operate, therefore recognise the importance of certain processes that need to be put in place and also need to evolve over time. 
  • 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: You present and organise information in a clear, engaging way that resonates and  creates clarity and alignment. 
  • Enthusiasm for project management: You bring a certain level of enthusiasm to the team, building morale and acting as a team leader when needed.
  • 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.
  • Time management: Effectively planning and organising how to divide your time between specific projects and activities, balancing the art of flexibility with realism.
  • Organisation: You know how to handle budgets and timelines and are more than familiar with organising both projects and people.

Extra bit of awesome:

  • Knowledge and background in the social impact/charity/political sector, whether that be volunteering or working with charities, campaigns, NGOs, funders, or institutions.

Remuneration:

  • Base salary of £40,000-£50,000 per year plus discretionary personal & company bonus

Closing date:

  • Applications will close on Sunday 3rd July at 6pm BST
  • A short task will be given to candidates to be completed between Monday 4th-Thursday 7th July
  • A select few candidates will be invited to join interviews on Wednesday 13th July

Application process:

As part of our process, we use blind recruitment in our first round of applications. This is part of a wider race equity strategy at Shape History. When applying for this role, you will be taken to a Typeform link where you’ll be asked a series of questions. The next round of the process will include interviewing a select few candidates.

Race Equity:

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. 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. 

Some Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration: Working in social impact shouldn’t mean sacrificing financial remuneration, so our combination of competitive industry salaries & end of year bonuses ensures you feel valued in every way.
  • Culture: 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.
  • History Shaper Programme: 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.
  • Holiday and Enhanced Parental Leave:  Each team member is entitled to 24 days of holiday plus a Christmas shutdown period and bank holidays. We also have an enhanced parental leave policy.
  • Flexi-time working: 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! All we ask is that you’re in the office 2 times a week. 
  • Fruit and Prosecco : 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 (or beer!)Thursdays!
  • Team days: 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 laser tag.
  • Cycle to Work: Because bikes are good for your body and for our planet!
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Social Media Lead

The Role:

Are you curious, creative,  and passionate about all things social media? Are you committed to making the world fairer and more sustainable? Do you enjoy rising above challenges and have ambition to evolve in your career, fast?  If so, then you could be just who we’re looking for. 

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, Digital Health, to Human Rights. We harness the power of communication to inspire inventive thinking and propel social impact leaders and change makers to create a fairer world faster.  

We’re looking for someone who truly loves collaboration and well…  being… SOCIAL.  We don’t expect you to be glued to your phone endlessly scrolling through your feeds all day (that’s not good for anyone’s mental health!),  but you should be someone who keeps up to date with new features and social trends.  You should also be a self starter and entrepreneurial. We have a lot of ambition, and if all goes to plan (being a strategic agency we’re confident it will…), we want to build a team of social media gurus around you. 

How you’ll be shaping history everyday:

Working with our team and partners, you will work to launch campaigns, build awareness and engagement, and  foster and grow social communities through a wide variety of platforms – from LinkedIn, to Instagram, to Twitter, to TikTok. 

50% of this role will be devoted to one of our largest partnerships, focussed on brand awareness and thought leadership, with the rest of your time spent working across other projects and supporting with marketing to support agency growth.

Below we’ve provided an outline of what this role looks like day-to-day. 

  • Running social media accounts: Working across corporate, senior leadership, and campaign profiles, you will develop and administer social media content that is designed to engage audiences. This involves drafting post copy, ideating content suggestions, creating content calendars, scheduling content, posting to platforms, and analysing results at the end of specific time periods. You will also be required to post reactive content such as recent news articles or supporting live tweeting panels at events. 
  • Strategic thinking: You will always keep your eye on the big picture when delivering work for our partners. This means putting effective outcomes before outputs, always thinking about the road to getting there within both available means and changing environment, and recognising that the tools and tactics you will use  are adaptable and evolving.
  • Keeping up to date: You will also keep on top of the conversations related to your partner accounts, ensuring you can identify hooks and opportunities for partners accounts  to engage in conversations.
  • Copywriting: Lead on writing clear and concise copy for a range of different mediums – ads, organic copy, graphics, videos – that inform, engage, and resonate with  target audiences. 
  • Leading and supporting social strategy: You will either lead on, or work in collaboration with Strategy Leads to support developing and evolving the social media strategy for our partners. 
  • Consulting:  Across the specific areas that you are responsible for, you will feel comfortable presenting and proposing ideas, and if needed, pushing back to partners to convince them of the best course of action.
  • Reporting and Refining: You’ll be accountable for the results on channels, which means you’ll need to be constantly reporting, evaluating and refining your approach to reach desired outcomes. 
  • Training: You’ll run training workshops, talking about the top do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media. 
  • Collaboration: Working closely with the entire Shape History team (such as creatives and planners) and our partners to support idea generation, implementation, coordinating graphics and feedback. You will also be willing to roll up your sleeves during intensive sprints to support the team with tight deadlines and delivery. 
  • Upskilling: Social media evolves on a daily basis. To ensure you’re set up for success, you’ll have the time to be able to keep up to date with all the latest trends, features, and platforms,  putting this new knowledge into practice in your day to day work. 
  • Shape History Marketing: As an agency we have ambition plans for growth. To enable that, you’ll support the growth of the agency by supporting our marketing efforts. 
  • Paid marketing: You’ll develop strategies for paid marketing, implementing them across channels such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

You’re good at:

  • Strategic mindset: Being able to see the end outcome and impact is a must. You won’t get  lost in tactical or reactive work and will have  a good understanding of how to segment target audiences and create tailored content. 
  • Responsive-working: You excel in fast-paced environments,  going from ideation to implementation, at the click of a finger, and are great at using your strategic and creative skills to grow reach, engagement, and followers.
  • Written skills:  Whether it is more strategic or if you need to inject some creativity and LIFE into the copy, you’ll be confident and efficient at writing for different audiences and platforms. 
  • Open-minded: Willing to step outside your comfort zone, and work on a variety of new and different outputs to evolve your skill sets. Thinking outside of the box is one of our values and pushing internal team members and our partners beyond their comfort zones, in a respectful way, is important. 
  • 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: From presenting ideas to the internal team or our partners, to delivering strategy documents, you present and organise information in a clear, 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.
  • Time management: Effectively planning and organising how to divide your time between specific projects and activities, balancing the art of flexibility with realism.
  • Platform experience: You’ll be confident at using social media management tools and platforms such as SproutSocial, HeyOrca, (TalkWalker would be a bonus) and at analysing data from the channels you are working on.

Extra bit of awesome:

  • Knowledge and background in the social impact/charity/political sector, whether that be volunteering or working with charities, campaigns, NGOs, funders, or institutions.
  • Light design and editing skills, with the ability to use tools such as Canva and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Remuneration:

Base salary of £29,000 -£35,000 per annum + discretionary personal and company bonus.

Closing date:

Applications will close on Thursday 14 July 2022 at 12pm. Following this the recruitment panel will create a long list of candidates, providing them with a short task to complete by Monday 18th July end of play. Candidates will then be shortlisted for an interview which will be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July.

Application process:

As part of our process, we use blind recruitment in our first round of applications. This is part of a wider race equity strategy at Shape History. When applying for this role, you will be taken to a Typeform link where you’ll be asked a series of questions. The next round of the process will include interviewing a select few candidates.

Race Equity

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. 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. 

Why work at Shape History

  • Culture: 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 even have a Culture Team to help us deliver on this commitment!
  • History Shaper Programme: 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.
  • Department L&D budgets: every year, each department is given a budget allocation to spend on their team members’ individual or collectives learning and development. This could be anything from skill-specific external accreditation through to inviting inspiring speakers you’ve always wanted to hear from.
  • Holiday and Enhanced Parental Leave:  Each team member is entitled to 24 days of holiday plus a Christmas shutdown period and bank holidays. We also have an enhanced parental leave policy.
  • Flexi-time working: 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! All we ask is that you’re in the office 2 times a week. 
  • Fruit and Prosecco : 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 (or beer!)Thursdays!
  • Team days: 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 laser tag. 
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Strategic Communications Consultant

The Role:

We’re on the lookout for a strategic consultant based in the US who can collaborate with our London based team and also take a lead on strategic partnerships in that part of the world. You will lead communications strategies – from ideation to implementation – for our partners in the US (other agencies like to call them clients) to achieve the outcomes they are looking for.You will need to demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas:  PR (extra marks for experience in this field), digital campaigning, political campaigning and copywriting.

How you’ll be shaping history everyday:

  • Leadership and Consultancy: You will lead the strategy for the partnerships you are working on. This involves providing leadership and strategic counsel to our partners, helping to guide them through the process and not being afraid to challenge their points of view in a respectful way. 
  • Strategic thinking: You will always keep your eye on the big picture – achieving the outcomes our partners are looking for. This means putting outcomes before outputs, always thinking about the road to getting there within both available means and the changing environment, and recognising that the tools and tactics are adaptable and evolving.
  • Strategic ideation. You will brainstorm ideas and build them out into strategies across a wide range of communications disciplines. This will involve crafting brand strategies for organisations, building campaigns for advocacy and behavioural change goals, developing communications strategies for organisations, and developing digital and media strategies to effectively reach priority audiences on the channels they use. 
  • Strategic PR and Media: Using your experience working in PR, you will use your knowledge to build up relationships with press in the States. You will be required to lead on PR and content planning within the region and execute outreach on behalf of a variety of partners, both proactively and reactively. 
  • Copywriting: Writing clear and concise copy for a range of different mediums – ads, publications, websites, press releases – that inform, engage, and resonate with  target audiences. You will understand the message that our partners are trying to seek to express and translate this into powerful and convincing written content. 
  • Research: Carrying out research (e.g conducting stakeholder interviews, desk based research, competitors/peers analysis) to unearth powerful and actionable insights to inform strategies and activations. 
  • Facilitating workshops: Leading on physical and virtual workshops to unearth insight, scope out opportunities, and co-develop strategies. This will include planning, running, and writing up key notes and outcomes. 
  • New Partnerships: You might help fine-tune and support with responding to briefs and writing proposals for new and existing partners in the US, as well as taking part in pitches and presenting proposals.

Must haves:

  • Strategic Experience: Proven track record and experience of developing and implementing effective strategies and influencing stakeholders. The individual should have at least 10 years of strategic experience.
  • Problem solving: Using logic, as well as imagination, to make sense of a situation and come up with realistic and workable solutions. 
  • Leadership: Experience of leading meetings with partners and taking a lead on the creation of various strategies. 
  • Agency experience: We’d ideally like to bring someone on board who has agency and sector experience. 
  • Collaboration: Working collaboratively in a team, as well as independently, and willing to roll up your sleeves during short intensive sprints.  
  • Clarity and simplification:  From presenting ideas to the internal team or our partners, to delivering strategy documents, you present and organise information in a clear, 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.
  • Time management: Effectively planning and organising how to divide your time between specific projects and activities, balancing the art of flexibility with realism.

Q&A:

Who are we? We’re Shape History, the social impact communications agency. We work with our partners on some of the biggest issues facing humanity today, from Climate Change to Gender Equality, Digital Health to Inequality. We harness the power of communication to inspire inventive thinking  and propel social impact leaders and change makers to create a fairer world faster. 

Where do you need to be based? We have partners all across the US but we’d primarily be looking for someone based on the East Coast. 

How often will you be needed? We can be flexible but ideally part-time, approximately 2-3 days per week.

How much and how often will you be paid? We’ll agree on a day rate with you and pay you for the hours you complete at the end of each month. 

How do you apply? Send us your details and let’s have a call! Reach out on recruitment@shapehistory.com

When will we be making a decision on who to bring on board? We’ll be looking through applications on a rolling basis and we’d like to bring someone on board anytime from March onwards.

Race Equity:

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. 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. 

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Strategy Lead

The Role:

Shape History is looking for candidates who have at least 3 years of public relations and media experience to be our next Strategy Lead. 

Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to get creative and use your expertise to amplify important social impact causes? Are you a natural problem solver with a strategic mindset? Are you proactive,  loving working both individually and collaboratively? If so, this full-time London role will be perfect for you. 

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, Digital Health, to Human Rights. We harness the power of communication to inspire inventive thinking and propel social impact leaders and change makers to create a fairer world faster.  

We’re a full service agency, doing everything from running social media campaigns, placing stories in the news, creating beautiful, emotive content, and developing large scale strategies for how organisations can talk to and influence their target audiences. A good understanding of formulating and implementing communication, media, and advocacy strategies will be essential to this role, with a natural instinct for identifying, developing, and pitching stories. It will involve you deep-diving, researching, writing, and consulting with a range of inspiring partners both nationally and globally. The successful candidate will join our Strategy team, currently made up of 8 talented individuals and your PR experience will be an asset to growing the PR offering of the agency and upskilling the expertise within this team

How you’ll be shaping history everyday:

  • Research: Carrying out research (e.g conducting stakeholder interviews, desk based research, competitors/peers analysis) to unearth insights to inform strategies and activations. Topic areas include policy, branding, advocacy, and campaigns.
  • Strategic thinking: You will always keep your eye on the big picture when delivering work for our partners. This means putting effective outcomes before outputs, always thinking about the road to getting there within both available means and changing environment, and recognising that the tools and tactics you will use  are adaptable and evolving. 
  • Strategic ideation. You will brainstorm ideas and build them out into strategies across a wide range of communications disciplines. This will involve crafting brand strategies for organisations, building campaigns for advocacy and behavioural change goals, developing communications strategies for organisations, and developing digital and media strategies to effectively reach priority audiences on the channels they use.  In addition, you will collate media coverage and responses to our campaigns to analyse the impact of our work. 
  • PR campaigns: Owning and driving PR campaigns for Shape History and our partners (both retainer and big launch moments). Establishing and maintaining relationships with key media contacts within key areas that Shape History and our partners work on.  A deep and demonstrable understanding of the current media landscape – both domestically and internationally – including print, digital, and broadcast.  
  • Active Reading and Horizon Scanning: Upskilling and improving knowledge on key issues related to the projects and partnerships you are leading on. For example, keeping up to date with the developments at COP26, investor activism, and climate finance.  This will allow you to spot unplanned opportunities to leverage to further the aims and objectives of your partnerships. 
  • Collaboration: Working closely with the entire Shape History team (such as creatives and planners) and our partners to support idea generation, implementation, and feedback. You will also be willing to roll up your sleeves during intensive sprints to support the team with tight deadlines and delivery. 
  • Copywriting: Writing clear and concise copy for a range of different mediums – ads,press releases, opinion pieces, thought articles for websites – that inform, engage, and resonate with  target audiences. 
  • Consulting & running workshops:  Across the specific areas that you are responsible for, you will feel comfortable presenting, and if needed, pushing back to partners to convince them of the best course of action. You will work with other team members to conduct strategic workshops with our partners particularly at the start of projects. 
  • Strategy buddying: You will work with other members of the Strategy or Digital team (Strategy Leads, Strategists, Digital Directors) who will be able to provide additional resources on your partnerships to support in ideation, planning, or/and implementation. This will involve delegating tasks and ensuring they are completed to a high standard. 

You’re good at:

  • Strategic mindset: Being able to see the end outcome and impact is a must. This involves not being lost in tactical or reactive work and having a good understanding of how to segment target audiences and create tailored content. 
  • PR experience: Strong knowledge and interest in communications and public relations. You will have at least 3 years of experience in this field. 
  • Reactive and proactive media mindset: Experience in the agility and shifting requirements of media work. 
  • Written skills:  You have experience in writing for different mediums and your attention to detail is excellent.
  • 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. Thinking outside of the box is one of our values and pushing internal team members and our partners beyond their comfort zones, in a respectful way is important. 
  • 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: From presenting ideas to the internal team or our partners, to delivering strategy documents, you present and organise information in a clear, 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.
  • Time management: Effectively planning and organising how to divide your time between specific projects and activities, balancing the art of flexibility with realism.

Extra bit of awesome:

  • Knowledge and background in the social impact/charity/political/sustainability sector, whether that be volunteering or working with charities, campaigns, NGOs, funders, or institutions.
  • Agency experience with the knowledge of working on multiple projects at once.

Remuneration:

Base salary of £32,000 -£42,000 per annum + discretionary personal and company bonus.

Closing date:

Thank you to all those who have applied for this role so far. We will be reviewing all applications in June 2022 and reach out to those we’d like to proceed with.

Application process:

As part of our process, we use blind recruitment in our first round of applications. This is part of a wider race equity strategy at Shape History. When applying for this role, you will be taken to a Typeform link where you’ll be asked a series of questions. The next round of the process will include interviewing a select few candidates.

Race Equity:

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. 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. 

Some Benefits

  • History Shaper Programme: 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.
  • Holiday and Enhanced Parental Leave:  Each team member is entitled to 24 days of holiday plus a Christmas shutdown period and bank holidays. We also have an enhanced parental leave policy.
  • Flexi-time working: 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! All we ask is that you’re in the office 2 times a week. 
  • Fruit and Prosecco : 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 (or beer!)Thursdays!
  • Team days: 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 laser tag. 
  • Culture: 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.
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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.

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.

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