Look Closer Campaign Manager – Prevention Programme

The Children’s Society
28th July 2022
24th August 2022
Job Type
Salary (£)
CLM - £41,189.64 (with London weighting) £38,390.76 (outside London) per annum


The Children’s Society are excited to be recruiting for the brand new role of Look Closer Campaign Manager to develop and lead the Prevention Programme’s award winning #LookCloser exploitation awareness campaign.

This is a permanent position until 31st March 2023 with a possible contract extension to 31/03/2025, subject to funding. The Children’s Society will be completing a competitive process with the aim to deliver the Prevention Programme longer term.

The role is an ideal opportunity for an experienced campaign manager with an interest in leading a nationally recognised campaign to improve the lives of exploited and abuse children across England and Wales.

The Prevention Programme

The Prevention Programme is now in its fourth year as a key part of The Children’s Society’s national programme team. Funded by the Home Office, we also form part of their Child Sexual Abuse strategy and work in close partnership with organisations across the public, private and charity sectors to achieve our goal of preventing Child Exploitation and Abuse, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking across England and Wales.

The Prevention Programme is an exciting, fast-paced programme which drives forward radical change in the prevention of Child Exploitation at a local, regional and national level.

Last year the programme won the Children and Young People Now Partnership award for its #LookCloser campaign, an award that is the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families, and provides recognition of the achievement of services across the third sector.

We’re looking for an experienced and skilled individual to lead our #LookCloser exploitation awareness campaign and join our dynamic Prevention Programme Management Team. With substantial experience of delivering effective campaigns that have achieved tangible change and a passion for improving the lives of children and young people at a national level, you will play a key role in leading and developing our #LookCloser campaign to help prevent and improve responses to child exploitation and abuse across England and Wales.

Through ensuring the campaign is strategically focused and that it draws upon and coordinates input from across The Children’s Society and relevant partner agencies you will act as a key member of the Prevention Programme working towards a society where every child exploitation victim is identified and receives appropriate support.

Police officers are asking different questions, victims are getting extra support and being identified at different points. They said that was directly as a result of the work with The Children’s Society.’ Local Authority Stakeholder, East Midlands

We view diversity and inclusion as fundamental to achieving social change. To tackle the complex issues facing young people, we need access to diverse talent, perspectives, experiences and working practices. The Prevention Programme is committed to anti racism and currently engaged in work to address issues of systemic exclusion, disproportionality and discrimination.

Applications from diverse backgrounds and communities are encouraged and we have policies to support flexible, inclusive and accessible employment.

In this role you will:

  • Join the award winning Prevention Programme to influence and encourage new and innovative approaches to prevent child exploitation and abuse, working to ensure all child victims of exploitation are recognised and receive the right support.
  • Have the opportunity to influence and develop national changes in police, social care, health and private sector practice including at the frontline and strategic leaders.
  • Lead, develop and deepen the #LookCloser campaign to both expand the audiences it engages across the statutory, third and private sectors and ensure it makes a meaningful contribution to improving the lives of children and young people.
  • Lead and manage internal and external working groups to collaboratively develop and deliver the #LookCloser campaign to position it at the forefront of behaviour change campaigns around child exploitation and abuse.
  • Represent and promote the Prevention Programme and The Children’s Society more widely and communicate effectively with key audiences and stakeholders both internally and externally, winning support and gathering new ideas to inspire the campaign and wider activity of the Prevention Programme and The Children’s Society as a whole.

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

Do you want to be part of our Team?

To find out more or have a chat about the role and explore if it’s the right fit for you please contact James at James.Simmonds-Read@childrenssociety.org.uk or call 07775812347.

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on the 24th of August 2022. 

We intend to hold interviews during the week of the 12th of September 2022.

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

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