Campaigns Officer Northern Ireland

Closing date: 
21 Sep 2017
The Campaigns Officer (NI) is responsible for mobilising existing and attracting new supporters across the north of Ireland, motivating and inspiring them to take action on Trócaire’s key public campaigns.

Trócaire works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where: people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; those in power act for the common good.


The Campaigns Officer (NI) is responsible for mobilising existing and attracting new supporters across the north of Ireland, motivating and inspiring them to take action on Trócaire’s key public campaigns. Key focuses for the role include ensuring Trócaire’s campaigns are relevant to Northern Ireland context, delivering high quality outreach with supporters, supporting the recruitment, management and retention of volunteers to strengthen campaigning and outreach capacity across the north, and to provide robust policy analysis to strengthen Trócaire’s advocacy work with both the Northern Ireland Assembly and the UK parliament. They will work closely with dynamic teams across the organisation to deliver on their objectives and targets including the Northern Ireland Regional Office, the Campaigns team in Trócaire’s Head Office, and the volunteer working group.



For the candidate with the required experience and passion for the role, Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Reporting to the Regional Development Officer, North West (Outreach Lead), this is a contract of indefinite duration and is based in the Belfast office[1]. The incumbent will have a dotted reporting line to the Campaigns Lead based in Trócaire’s Head Office.

Safeguarding Programme Participants

Trócaire is committed to Safeguarding people within our programmes from Exploitation and Abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • ·       Develop and deliver public campaigns in Northern Ireland that will motivate and inspire the public to take action on Trócaire’s key campaigns.
  • ·       Develop and implement strategies to strengthen Trócaire’s digital campaigning, including through online, email, video and social media.
  • ·       Design and develop outreach plans to support and strengthen public campaigns. Ensure quality in the delivery of outreach to key supporter groups including youth groups, third-level institutions, parishes, schools and volunteers.
  • ·       Plan, organise and deliver a number of quality events throughout the year to support and promote public campaigns. Actively identify new opportunities to reach new audiences through events. Maintain and develop key relationships with third-parties such as festival organisers.
  • ·       Manage a number of visits into NI by partners, staff and others, developing quality and engaging itineraries with relevant stakeholders, dealing effectively with all associated logistics.
  • ·       Adapt organisational campaigns materials to ensure relevance for the NI jurisdiction, and where appropriate lead on the production of NI-specific campaigns resources.
  • ·       Participate fully in the planning and delivery of cross-organisational Advocacy Campaigns, ensuring any NI-specific perspectives are represented and accounted for.
  • ·       Have a specific focus on working with young people, including with third-level Trócaire societies and groups, to mobilise and inspire young people around Trócaire’s key campaigns.
  • ·       In conjunction with the NI Regional Manager and the Policy team, develop and implement a policy and advocacy strategy to support Trócaire’s policy priorities that is relevant to the NI and UK contexts.
  • ·       Participate in cross-organisational working group on festivals and events, working with colleagues to deliver engaging outreach at events such as the Balmoral Show, and identifying other similar opportunities to reach new and existing supporters.
  • ·       Work collaboratively with the Fundraising & Outreach Officer, the North-West Regional Development Officer, and the Volunteer Coordinator, in the coordination of the NI volunteers programme, including the recruitment, ongoing management, training and support of, and retention of volunteers, with a focus on campaigning volunteers.
  • ·       Actively develop campaigning and lobbying opportunities for NI volunteers to develop their activism skills.
  • ·       Participate in a number of key campaigning networks, including the CADA Advocacy and Public Engagement groups, CIDSE, Stop Climate Chaos NI, and others as relevant.
  • ·       Develop and implement plans to increase awareness with key political targets in NI of Trócaire’s campaigns and key policy objectives. 
  • ·       Such other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    • Fully utilise Trócaire’s CRM system, Salesforce, to include capturing of all outreach, relationships with supporters and others, working with reports to support decision making, and taking part in training as necessary.

    • Operate within agreed budgets, ensuring value for money and good stewardship of resources.

    • Participate and actively contribute to the following team meetings: Campaigns team, Outreach team, Northern Ireland region team, volunteer working group and others as required.

    • Represent Trócaire at relevant meetings, conferences and seminars.

Person Specification – Essential Requirements

(E) Qualification

  • ·       Bachelors degree in a relevant field, with a minmium of 2 years’ experience in public campaigning and/or outreach and public engagement


a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant field

(E) Experience

  • ·       Experience in the design and delivery of high quality outreach to inspire audiences to campaign and take action.
  • ·       Volunteer management experience
  • ·       Proven experience in relationship management with multiple and complex stakeholders.
  • ·       Proven experience in working to engage young people.
  • ·       Experience in working with CRM systems.
  • ·       Experience in planning and delivery of events.
  • ·       Understanding of the political context in Northern Ireland., and experience of working to bring about policy change.

(E) Skills

  • ·       Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • ·       Excellent presentation skills.
  • ·       Strong collaboration skills.
  • ·       Excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills
  • ·       Excellent digital literacy, with proven track record of using digital tools to deliver campaigns.
  • ·       Proven creativity and innovation.
  • ·       Ability to work well across teams.

(E) Qualities

  • ·       A commitment to Trócaire’s values.
  • ·       Enthusiasm.
  • ·       Energy and drive.
  • ·       Commitment.
  • ·       Flexibility.
  • ·       Willing to work evenings and weekends as required.

(E) Other

  • ·       A clean UK driving license with access to a car, and flexibility to travel when necessary.

Person Specification – Desirable

(D) Qualification


(D) Experience

  • ·       Experience working with church audiences.
  • ·       Experience utilising social media platforms to engage stakeholders
  • ·       Experience of the NI and UK International Development context

(D) Skills


(D) Qualities

  • ·       A proven interest in international development and global justice issues.


[1] As this post is based on the Island of Ireland, non EU / EEA nationals will require current and valid permission to work and reside in the Island of Ireland as work permits are only issued in exceptional circumstances.


Added by
Jacqui Dwan
Closing date:
21 Sep 2017 17:00
Job Information
Full time
37 hours per week
Contact Information
Claire Finn