Campaign Manager (EDN)

Last updated: February 2024

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