One year full-time contract
Would you like to be the lead campaigner on one of the most exciting global justice issues of 2014? We need a campaigner to help us defeat a trade deal which spells disaster for our public services, our environment and our democracy.
We are currently working on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – or TTIP. TTIP will give unprecedented power to big business over our society. We want to stop it. We are looking for a strategic campaigner who can work with activists, trade unions, faith groups, decision-makers, and the media to highlight the threat posed by this agreement. You will be involved in all aspects of the campaign – organising events and outreach, writing compelling articles and speaking around the country, producing materials, commissioning films, and much more…
About the position
The campaigns officer will be responsible for promoting WDM’s campaign on trade, in particular the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), as widely and effectively as possible, with the aim of building popular support, influencing key decision makers and preventing the adoption of the agreement. The campaigns officer will be expected to work in close cooperation with other team members and tailor his/her work according to the different phases of the trade campaign – sometimes focusing more on research and lobbying, sometimes more on outreach and activism.
World Development Movement (WDM) is an activist-led organisation campaigning against global poverty, inequality and injustice. We are currently working to ensure people can have control over their food systems, that we increase access to energy in a world which is running out of natural resources and that we defeat an unjust trade agreement being negotiated here in Europe.
WDM is not a charity, though we have a charitable wing. This allows us to take uncompromising stands on the issues which underlie world poverty. We do not give aid, but our campaigns change the policies of governments and companies in order to undermine poverty. We stand in solidarity with activists from across the world who are fighting for a better, more equal society.
WDM has an active network of local groups and supporters who receive regular updates and action materials, which enable them to take effective action. We are based in Oval, south London. We work by undertaking research, lobbying decision-makers, producing campaign and educational materials and supporting individual campaigners and local groups. We also have an office in Edinburgh.
Campaigns and policy team
Within WDM, the campaigns and policy team is responsible for proposing, planning, developing and executing all aspects of WDM’s campaigns in order to build public pressure for fundamental change to the structures that create poverty, inequality and injustice around the world. Part of this involves changing the policies of governments, international agencies and corporations. The team are also responsible for WDM’s research and development, and identifying and reacting to developments in the UK that have an impact on developing countries.
For the full job description and person specification, and an application form, visit our website at http://www.wdm.org.uk/about-world-development-movement/jobs-and-volunteering
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic group but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented at this level, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.
Deadline for applications: 10am Tuesday 8 September.
Interviews will be held at our offices in Kennington, London, on Thursday 11 September. If you are interested in the role, please ensure that you are available on this day.
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