We are looking for a Movement Builder (fixed-term) to support our community of healthcare professionals working for social justice

Medact’s mission is to organise healthcare workers and health professionals from all disciplines to work together towards a world in which everyone can truly achieve and exercise their human right to health. We mobilise our member to act on evidence-based campaigns for solutions to the social, political and economic structures that damage health, deepen health inequalities and threaten peace and security.

This role will be responsible for delivering on our existing movement-building strategy to significantly increase the size and diversity of our membership, and build their capacity to take strategic action which has real-world impact. It will focus on the organisation achieving meaningful change towards the following campaign areas:

  • The Prevent duty in the health service and the effects on patients and health workers;
  • The impacts of NHS 2015 and 2017 charging regulations for overseas visitors and migrants;
  • The impacts of conflict, environmental issues and socio-political inequity on health in the UK and through Global South solidarity work;
  • Divestment of Medical Royal colleges and other medical institutions;
  • The corporate and political forces that are preventing action on air pollution;
  • Emerging campaigns on arms, nuclear weapons, and issues of economic justice

The Movement Builder will hold the key organising and training expertise, and lead on a significant proportion of our member organising and engagement work. You will support members who predominantly work in the health system, to manage and develop their own local groups to move our campaigning agenda forwards. As well as guide colleagues in movement building practices, you will be responsible for ensuring that our events, communications and organising practices commit us to being inclusive and accessible to all members of the health community.

About you

You are a dynamic and resourceful organiser, who can work on multiple issues at the same time. You consider intersectionality a key approach to how we design campaigns and develop an inclusive community – and you commit to this practice as you work with others. You have the energy to hold multiple relationships at the same time, and the enthusiasm to support people through their own journey as a campaigner. This is particularly important when we design events, communications, trainings and campaign strategies. You have experience and a strong understanding of solidarity work, in the UK and with the Global South, and actively build this into your analysis, strategy and narrative.

JD + Person Spec

How to apply

To apply, please send:

  • a CV (removing your age/education and including two references)
  • a one page description on why you’re keen to join us, and how you feel you fit the role

to jobs@medact.org by 11.59pm, Sunday 2nd June, 2019.

Please also complete a copy of our monitoring form.

Medact aims to be an inclusive and supportive employer, so we recognise that recruitment processes don’t work for everyone. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the NGO sector, particularly in senior roles and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class or have a working class background. If you have any questions or uncertainties about this position, and whether you are right for it, please do get in touch.

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