Campaigns Manager - Making London a Living Wage City (x2)

Job Type: 
£34,479 including London Weighting
10% employer contribution
25 days + Christmas Break
London Office
Remote Available

The Living Wage Foundation was launched in 2011 by Citizens UK to tackle in-work poverty and ensure that workers earn enough to live on and participate in family and community life. Citizens UK is the home of community organising with diverse civil society alliances set up to develop leaders to work on the issues that matter to them, such as the Living Wage. Other projects include PACT (Parents and the Community Together) and Sponsor Refugees to add depth to the impact of Citizens UK’s work.

The Living Wage is a movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The real Living Wage is an independently-calculated hourly rate based on the cost of living and announced each November during Living Wage Week, our annual celebration of a growing network of over 7,500 Living Wage Employers.

The Living Wage Foundation celebrates employers that voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage through an accreditation scheme that recognises a long-term commitment to fair pay and has secured pay rises for 250,000 low paid workers.

Trust for London have committed to invest £4.8m to make London a Living Wage City over the next four years, in order to lift 50,000 people out of in-work poverty and secure £635m of additional wages for Londoners. This will boost our capacity to organise workers and communities, engage and accredit employers, and further build the profile and support for our biggest campaign. It will add capacity to our community organising, accreditation and comms teams, and will enable us to set up exciting cross-team collaboration seeking to:

  • Develop leaders - 800 workers and leaders from communities in deprived areas building their power to make change, and 20,000 people engaged in the Living Wage movement.
  • Strengthen institutions - 135 civil society institutions engaged and 1,600 employers joining the Living Wage movement.
  • Make change - win £635m of increased pay, lifting 48,000 people onto the real Living Wage and 10,000 people benefitting from Living Hours.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced campaigner to join Citizens UK to bring together various campaign strategies that target London employers in specific sectors to become Living Wage accredited. The focus of the targeted sectors (such as Health, Social Care and Local Authorities) will evolve over the 4 year project, based on the needs of low paid workers and opportunities to secure pay rises for Londoners, but the Campaign Manager will coordinate a coalition of civil society, public sector and business leaders to use their power and influence to pay the Living Wage throughout their networks.

The Campaigns Manager will work closely with community organisers and the Living Wage Foundation accreditation team to signpost opportunities and bring together local campaigns alongside strategic partnerships and influential advocates, whilst engaging and involving workers in both the strategy and delivery of campaigns.


Main Responsibilities

Strategic Campaigns

  • Develop creative, participative campaign opportunities that promote the Living Wage and our key messages, influence public opinion, champion Living Wage Employers and encourage accreditation.
  • Support community organisers to develop and lead winnable campaigns to improve pay conditions in their communities and feed into Living Wage Places projects.
  • Create opportunities to engage community leaders and workers in our work to raise awareness and make the case for the Living Wage and help steer our future direction.
  • Capture and share learning from successful Living Wage campaigns in order to motivate and enable more campaign energy and effective partnerships
  • Work with the communications team, designers and content managers to develop campaign resources which enable our networks of workers, leaders, employers and campaigners to take action to secure the Living Wage.
  • Produce detailed analysis and evaluation of campaign results, understand and respond to performance data, run tests and put results and lessons into practice.

Strategic Partnerships

  • Initiate and coordinate an Action Group to secure pay rises in targeted sectors, with representation from civil society, public sector and business leaders than can use their influence to secure Living Wage accreditations.
  • Identify, manage and develop relationships, partnerships and alliances to further our sector campaigns and build power in order to meet our project objectives for Making London a Living Wage City. 
  • Identify, manage and develop strategic relationships with key senior stakeholders, policy makers, Living Wage Employers, campaign partners and business networks to promote use their power an influence to encourage payment of the Living Wage.

Project Management

  • Support the Living Wage Foundation’s role in Making London a Living Wage City, ensuring that we meet project objectives on accreditations and pay-rises secured in targeted sectors.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation systems are in place to measure our progress and impact against agreed milestones, including data collection systems and producing reports for various stakeholders.
  • Support the delivery of LWF’s business plan, working across teams to organise work effectively. 


  • Support the development of workers to tell stories and testimony to make the case for the Living Wage and feed into our communications plans.
  • Oversee research and consultation projects to make the case and gather supporting evidence for paying the Living Wage and lifting workers out of in-work poverty
  • Keep up to date on the latest low pay and poverty policy issues and support communications to our network to ensure that the LWF is responsive to the needs of employees and employers.
  • Represent the organisation effectively to external audiences in meetings, at events and in the media to promote and grow the work of LWF.

There isa voluntary and anonymous Diversity Monitoring Form which helps the Living Wage Foundation to monitor against the aims and commitments of our Equal Opportunities Policy. We appreciate your help and cooperation by filling in this form.

Fill out application form which you can download at Please save file as ‘Name – Campaigns Manager Application’.
Please note: 
The subject heading of the email must contain the applicants name and the words ‘Campaigns Manager Application’
Submission email:
Deadline to apply: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 23:00
Interview dates: 
W/C Monday 4th October

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