Salary: £38-40k pro rata, subject to experience

Contract: 8-month maternity cover to begin 30th August at the latest

Hours: 4-5 days per week, depending on preference of the successful candidate

Medact is looking for a strategic, experienced campaigner and manager to lead our organisation while our Executive Director is on maternity leave.

For decades we have supported health professionals from all disciplines to work together towards a world in which everyone can truly exercise their human right to health. We harness the power and social mandate of the health community to influence decision-makers on some of the most pressing national and global threats to health, climate change; human rights abuses; conflict and militarism; and rising inequality.

In the next few years, movement-building will be central to our approach to creating long-term systemic change.

This is an exciting time to join us and take the lead in ensuring we deliver to the best of our ability, while keeping us on a sound management and financial footing.

About you

You’ll have a head for strategy, with a demonstrable understanding of how to win campaigns, and the communication skills to work with a wide range of partners to deliver change. You’ll bring the management and financial acumen to continue to build a strong and sustainable organisation; and you’ll be able to get up to speed quickly in a complex and challenging role. Ideally, you’ll have some experience of working with health professionals, but that’s not essential – you just need to care about our campaigns as much as we do.

Download: Interim Director (Maternity Cover) – 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

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

Key Dates

Applications close: Friday 8th June at 5pm

Interviews: Likely in week commencing Monday 18th June

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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