Farms Not Factories

Jobs and volunteering

Current Vacancies

We are looking for bright and energetic individuals to join our small team. We currently have the following opportunities available:

Campaigns Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive campaigner with strong communication skills and a keen interest in food, farming and the environment to join a small but dedicated team at Farms Not Factories. This is the perfect position for a recent graduate looking to gain experience working for a non-profit organisation campaigning for a better food system.

Location: London
Hours: Part-time 3 days per week (Tue, Wed, Thu). Office hours 10am-6pm.
Salary: £11,000 – £13,000 pa depending on experience
Duration: Minimum 12 month fixed term contract
Closing date: Sep 1st 2019


Role Description

Job purpose:

As Campaigns Officer, you will help develop and coordinate campaigns aimed at changing consumer attitudes away from food produced in factory farms, while promoting high-welfare alternatives. Primarily using short film as an outreach tool, you will help to devise and implement campaigns aimed at having maximum impact with the general public.

Responsibilities and key tasks:

  • Social Media & Communications
    • Help to maintain and develop our social media strategies with fresh insights and recommendations for improvements.
    • Support the wider food movement by closely monitoring and acting upon relevant news stories and the work of other organisations.
    • Create and post engaging content aimed at educating and informing people about our work and/or the relevant work of other organisations.
  • Campaigning & Film Making
    • Have a creative mindset and help brainstorm new campaign and short film ideas.
    • Help develop our existing campaign goals and key messages.
    • Be prepared to be hands-on, such as attending events and participating in film production, if and when required.
    • Research, investigate and document any information that we need in order to be able to campaign effectively.
    • Develop engagement strategies such as petitions, letter-writing and consumer actions that will help achieve our campaign goals.
    • Help to identify new opportunities, events and partnerships that may be avenues for outreach.
    • Plan meetings with our external advisors and facilitate discussion with meeting agendas.
    • Maintain press lists and look to increase the number of potentially interested parties.
    • Help with the writing of press releases, key campaign messages and outreach newsletters.
  • Other
    • Assist with any ad-hoc administrative/office tasks.
    • Organise and manage office resources on Google Drive.
    • Help to recruit volunteers/interns and manage their workloads.

Person specification

  • Skills & Qualifications:
    • A relevant degree, or similar knowledge gained from campaigning/working in this field
    • Excellent English speaking and writing skills.
    • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and/or projects with minimal supervision.
    • A good general understanding of the issues surrounding intensive farming (environmental degradation, public health risks, impacts on rural livelihoods, animal welfare etc.)
    • A commitment to Farms Not Factories’ vision and mission to end factory farming, while revitalising local, small-scale, mixed farming methods.
    • Experience working in a small, flexible team.

Organisation Overview

Farms Not Factories believes pork produced in factory farms, although seemingly cheap on the supermarket shelf, has enormous hidden costs:

  • The globalisation of our livestock system that undermines small-scale high welfare farmers.
  • Animal abuse through confinement & overcrowding.
  • Threats to public health through antibiotic overuse.
  • Pollution of the environment.
  • Destruction of Rainforest and Cerrado habitats to grow GM soya for animal feed.

We believe factory farming of any species is wrong. Our focus on pigs is designed to bring light onto an issue about which there is insufficient public awareness, using our specific expertise developed from years of film-making, research and campaigning.

NB. Applicants MUST be able to bring a laptop into the office daily.


To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter (2 pages maximum) to info@farmsnotfactories.org, explaining how you meet the person specification.

Digital Communications Volunteer

This is the perfect position for a recent graduate or student with excellent social media communications skills looking for experience in a not for profit NGO working to improve animal welfare, human health and sustainability in the food and farming sector.

Location: London
Hours: Minimum 2 days per week. Office hours 10am-6pm.
Salary: Travel expenses and lunch will be provided
Duration: Fixed term for 1 to 3 months


Role Description

Job purpose:

  • To support the communications team in all areas
  • Promote Farms Not Factories’ work through public facing campaigns using social media and other digital communications

Responsibilities and key tasks:

  • Manage our social media content calendar
  • Write and update content for our social media platforms
  • Identify and share relevant online materials
  • Community management on all social media platforms
  • Contribute to campaign strategy and management
  • Contribute to day-to-day organisational tasks and general administration

Person specification

Essential:

  • Excellent written English and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Youtube/Vimeo)
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workloads
  • A commitment and enthusiasm to work towards Farms Not Factories’ vision and mission to bring an end to factory pig farming, while revitalising small-scale family farms.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of digital communications
  • Knowledge of the sustainable food and farming movement, or enthusiasm to learn
  • Willingness to represent Farms Not Factories at events
  • Knowledge and interest in films as a campaigning tool

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter (2 pages maximum) to info@farmsnotfactories.org, explaining how you meet the person specification.