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Want to Shape History?

 

We’re currently looking for new people to join Shape History, but before you check out the active roles, please take a read of the below.

 

We are absolutely committed to both proactively promoting and taking concrete actions to increase equity, diversity, representation, and inclusion in our agency, and our sector. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work at Shape History so we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), and LGBTI candidates. Disabled and BAME people are currently under-represented across the agency sector, including here at Shape History, and we want to work to address this.

A few reasons to work for Shape History:

  • Monday Fruit Huddles & Prosecco Thursdays (when we get back in the office!).
  • Our History Shaper Programme allows you to build passion projects using the Shape name, resources, and funding.
  • Flexible working programme (pretty handy at the moment).
  • Holiday allowance of 24 days per year (plus a shutdown period over Christmas + Bank holidays).
  • Training budget which caters for individual team members’ personal evolution (in-person and digital).
  • Lunchtime speakers which gives you access to fantastic people in the social impact space.
  • Team days and ongoing socials throughout the year.
  • The chance to work with an extraordinary passionate and intelligent team of campaigners, with the goal to create impactful and high quality work.
  • Enhanced parental leave.
Our Partners

Strategy Lead

Required skills for this role:

  • A strategic mindset is a must, being able to see the end outcome and impact and not being lost in tactical or reactive work. 
  • Proactive, fast thinking, and easily adaptable with an attention to detail
  • Willing to roll up sleeves during short intensive sprints to ensure success of campaigns. 
  • Strong knowledge and an interest in communications, advocacy, and public relations in relation to campaigning. 
  • The utmost confidence to push internal team members and our partners beyond their comfort zones, in a respectful way.
  • A total team player who enjoys collaborating with our team members.
  • Fantastic presentation skills, with confidence speaking to a room.
  • Exceptional organisational skills, understanding how to balance multiple projects at once.
  • Comfortable working under tight timelines and in a high pressure environment. 
  • Proven, excellent written skills, particularly around communications strategies. 
  • Understand how best to utilise and take advantage of different social media channels 
  • Understand how to segment target audiences and create tailored content.  
  • Excellent initiative and solutions-focused, independent attitude.

The Role

Social impact communications agency, Shape History, are looking for Strategy Lead candidates who have a background in public relations and advocacy, with 3+ years’ industry experience. We’re on the hunt for someone looking to join a fast-growing, fast-paced agency working in and dedicated to social impact.

Are you a natural problem solver with a strategic mindset who loves working on a range of exciting, impactful projects? If that sounds like you then this full-time role will be perfect for your next career step. A good understanding of formulating and implementing communication, media, and advocacy strategies will be essential to this role. It will involve you deep-diving, researching, writing, and consulting with a range of inspiring partners both nationally and globally.

Roles and responsibilities: 

  • Take a lead on planning full strategies and campaigns, including implementation, tracking, and measurement of objectives. 
  • Utilise your written skills to create key messaging for a variety of audiences, write op-eds/blogs for partners on key issues within their sector, as well as creating communications strategies.
  • Monitor issues within the project field you are working on to look for potential opportunities for communications activities. 
  • Develop creative social media post copy and manage partner channels on occasion. 
  • Consult with partners and have the opportunity to lead on strategic workshops both internally and externally. 
  • Undertake research into areas of policy, branding, advocacy, and campaigns, using this to present and advise internal members of the team and our partners. 
  • Conduct stakeholder/audience interviews and present insights to inform branding, campaign ideation, and messaging development. 
  • Collate media coverage and responses to our campaigns to analyse the impact of our work.
  • Work closely with Planners (account managers) to communicate where you are in the process on a regular basis.
  • Pro-actively participate in meetings with Planners and partners to present your work and answer any questions. 

Remuneration:

Overall package worth between £30,000-34,000 per year + discretionary bonus, depending on experience. 

Closing date: 

12pm, Wednesday 1st July

Application process:

  • Send us your CV and cover letter, which should include examples of your ability to carry out the responsibilities outlined in this job description.
  • All applications should be sent to: recruitment@shapehistory.com
  • Following on from this, we will be inviting a select few for an interview.

CALL FOR FREELANCE STRATEGISTS

Social impact communications agency Shape History is looking for a freelance strategist to be a part of our team. Every freelancer we work with becomes a part of our community, giving them the opportunity to be a part of more than the work we do, but also the agency we’re building.

  • About you

  • Strategist Experience

    Please select all that apply.
  • Please let us know how long you can work for and dates available to start.
  • How will you Shape History?

    Our extraordinary team is made up of passionate and intelligent creatives, strategists, and planners, with the goal to create impactful and high quality work.
  • Use this space to let us know anything we may have forgotten to ask you.

Campaign Planner

Required skills for this role:

  • A confident, very organised individual, with account management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A campaigner mindset – someone who can demonstrate and communicate passion for specific causes.
  • Proven excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A respectful and competent leader but also a fantastic collaborator.
  • Very good organisational skills and understands how to balance multiple projects at once.
  • Comfortable working under both time and volume pressures.
  • Proven, good written skills, understanding how to communicate to various audiences in a way that they’d understand.
  • Research and analytical skills.
  • A keen interest in learning about new project management styles and techniques.

The Role

Social impact communications agency Shape History is looking for candidates who have an interest in account management and campaign organising, with 3+ years’ industry experience, who are looking to join a fast growing, impactful agency working in social impact.

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 managing multiple projects and stakeholders is essential to this role. It will involve you communicating with our internal team and our inspiring partners both nationally and globally.

Roles and responsibilities: 

  • Operating as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to your accounts, ensure the timely and successful high quality delivery of our assets according to our partners’ needs and objectives.
  • Having autonomy over your work, by understanding every aspect of the projects you run, including timings, deliverables, and budgets, and ensuring they are up to date.
  • Work with our Finance Manager to ensure all receipts and bills are shared within an appropriate time frame. 
  • At the start of each project, you will create a work plan, assess the risks to the project and create a timeline and monitor this throughout the project, adjusting timings as and when necessary. 
  • Potential to line manage at least one Campaign Planner, answering any queries they may have on their projects.
  • Your role is to monitor and act as a conductor for your projects. On occasion, you may be required to conduct research (digital and offline) for partners and presenting this as required.
  • Work closely with our strategic specialists, bringing them on board as and when we need them on your accounts. 
  • Work closely with our designers, web developers and videographers, ensuring that all creative feedback is implemented in our work, and guiding them where necessary.
  • Have confidence in advising partners in directions that you believe are suitable to them.
  • Proof read all content that is sent to our partners, including creative assets, social media content calendars etc.
  • Building and maintaining strong, long-lasting partner relationships by developing commonalities with our partners, and understand their wants and needs.
  • Pre-empting and thinking ahead week by week to ensure your projects are running according to plan. 
  • Develop our existing agile management process and adapt this to our wants and needs. 
  • Create agendas for all internal and partner meetings and time-keep to ensure these are kept to. 

Remuneration:

Overall package worth between £27,000-36,000 per year, depending on experience. 

Closing date: 

Ongoing

Application process:

  • Send us your CV and cover letter.
  • All applications should be sent to: recruitment@shapehistory.com
  • Following on from this, we will be inviting a select few for an interview.

Help us in the next adventure at Shape History.

Interviews will either be held at our office – 3.0G1 The Leather Market, 11-13 Weston Street, London, SE1 3ER – or online, due to the current uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.