Salary: £30,000 – £32,000, dependent on skills and experience

Contract: One-year fixed term, with possible extension subject to funding

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours/week

Closing date: Tuesday 28th August @ 9am

Medact is looking for an experienced campaigner to help us ensure everyone in the UK can access the healthcare they need. Right now, we’re collaborating with Migrants Organise, Docs not Cops and others to support health professionals to speak out against ID checks and charging in our NHS, and to call on Government to scrap charging policies. We’re making good headway, but there is much more to be done.

We’ve a long history of campaigning for access to healthcare, and this role will lead that work. You’ll be responsible for our campaign to challenge ‘overseas visitor’ charging in the NHS, supporting health professionals to speak out, co-ordinating our work with coalition partners and receiving extra mentoring and support from colleagues at Migrants Organise.

You’ll be a strategic thinker with a clear understanding of the politics of the ‘hostile environment’ and its impacts on healthcare access, and experience of campaigning in your professional life or outside it. A great communicator, you’ll be able to build trusting relationships with Medact members, partner organisations, and community groups alike – and you’ll have an eye for a good media story and know how to get it out into the world.

Medact believes health professionals have enormous potential to drive progressive social change – come work with us to help make that a reality.

Download: Access to Healthcare Campaigner – JD & Person Spec [PDF]

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter of no more than two pages setting out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification to jobs@medact.org.

Please do not state where or when you were educated on your CV.

Key Dates

Applications close: Tuesday 28th August @ 9am

Interviews: Wednesday 5th September

Our recruitment principles

Medact is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and lived experience, and acknowledge the under-representation of people from certain backgrounds both within the health community and wider campaigning movements. We are determined to correct this and particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with disabilities (including mental illness); people from the LGBT+ community; and people who identify as working class (or have done so in the past).

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