The Shooting Campaign Manager is a full-time position offering a combination of work arrangements with a minimum of three days a week based at the Alliance’s Head Office in Central London. Reporting to the Director of Shooting, and working closely with the Political, Policy, and Media teams, this exciting role will suit someone with drive and initiative who is comfortable working unsupervised. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help develop and deliver an agreed strategy for the Campaign for Shooting with stakeholders, colleagues and volunteers across a range of disciplines and activities.
  • Build and develop relationships, and collaborate with colleagues, supporters and volunteers, as well as developing industry and shooting contacts, to ensure the continuing evolvement and influence of the Campaign for Shooting within the shooting sector. 
  • Keep abreast of developing national and international issues that affect rural Britain.
  • Keep abreast of parliamentary business and government departments both in Westminster and the devolved administrations, and respond to relevant consultations.
  • Monitor the activities of animal rights activists, and other rural campaigning groups with an agenda against shooting, ensuring the Policy, Political and Communications teams are aware shooting related issues.
  • Represent the Countryside Alliance at meetings, workshops and conferences as required. Attend meetings with MPs, Peers, and civil servants as necessary, to discuss, and brief on, shooting related issues on behalf of the Alliance. Speak at various events on behalf of the Campaign for Shooting.
  • Monitor and brief on technical issues relating to shooting, representing the Alliance at meetings of the British Shooting Sports Council, and the advisory board of British Game Assurance.
  • Monitor and brief on all matters relating to lead ammunition that arise both in the UK and from the European Commission, representing the Alliance at meetings of the FACE lead ammunition group as required.
  • Act as first port of call for all enquiries and communications from members of the Alliance relating to the Campaign for Shooting, and help develop communications plans, from e-lobbies to placement of articles in the national press.
  • Responsible for the Alliance’s promotion of game meat.
  • Working with the Communications Team, providing content for the Campaign for Shooting’s presence on social media.
  • Writing for country sports media, regional and national press on shooting related issues as required.  Developing the best route of communication to shooting and non-shooting communities, depending on the issue at hand.
  • Compiling a periodic Shooting Newsletter.

Essential Attributes:

  • A supporter of country sports and the rural way of life, with an understanding and knowledge of shooting, and its economic, environmental, and social benefits.
  • A team player, with the ability to work to tight deadlines, and out of normal working hours, if required.
  • An excellent communicator, both orally and written.

Salary and Package:

The appointment comes with a comprehensive range of benefits. Salary is negotiable.

How to apply:

Please send a covering letter with CV to Adrian Blackmore, with Shooting Campaign Manager as the reference: adrian-blackmore@countryside-alliance.org

 

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th October 2021
 

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